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Polar Hestar

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Address: Grytubakki II, Akureyri 601, Iceland
Phone Number:
+354 463 3179

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Horses and staff were wonderful! We were beginner riders and found that the one hour was great to see some of the surroundings but not end up with too sore legs

Reviewed 1 week ago
Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Horses and staff were wonderful! We were beginner riders and found that the one hour was great to see some of the surroundings but not end up with too sore legs

Thank jessiez38
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow how amazing! Deborah our guide was fantastic. After seeing our riding ability, she soon adjusted the 2hr ride to include river crossings, deep snow, up and down snowy mountains, lots and lots of cantering. Thank you so much!!!

Thank FamilyTravellers555
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Polar hestar was amazing. It was my 28th birthday and we sended mail to them in the las minute. They answered in a few minutes and said that we can come a few hours later. The ride was amazing, the landscaped also. All the eqipment was proffesional and for the end they even brought us cakes and tea and coffee.... More 

Thank Leehisabag
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did an one hour ride during a snowy day in mid-March - the ride was lovely, such a great opportunity to get up close with the beautiful horses. Although the weather didn't allow us to have a good view, but it made it a different type of experience. They do provide warm overalls for you to wear in cold/winter... More 

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Abingdon, Virginia
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

While traveling thru the region I noticed the signs for Polar Hestar. Wanting to surprise my wife with a ride the next morning I emailed them late the night before not thinking we could book at such late notice. Juliane emailed back almost immediately and set up a ride for 10am. We greatly enjoyed our two hour ride the next... More 

Thank wildimage21photo
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

Stefan's farm was breathtakingly beautiful, calm, majestic, stretching far and wide, with snow covered mountains and the fjord in the background. We've never ridden horses before, but the Icelandic horses were lovely and very well mannered so it's easy to control. The ride was a blast. Nothing even compares to the feeling of galloping through an open field bathed in... More 

Thank Tina T
The Netherlands
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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Icelandic horses are wonderful. They're my favourite. Riding them in Iceland was the best! Our guide Julia was great. We walked, trotted, tølted and cantered in the lovely natural area around Polar Hestar. Recommended for any riding fanatics (not weighing more than 80kg).

Thank wwwanchi
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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We were there and was it famous. Really friendly girl and perfect horses. Nature around is absolutly great. I recomend it!

Thank Tomas M
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Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

This was by far one of our favourite experiences of Iceland. Juliane and Stefan were so lovely and made the entire morning so comfortable and relaxing. The horses were just gorgeous, so well behaved and good natured which put you at ease if you weren't an experienced rider. Stefan was hilarious and had us giggling the whole ride. The route... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

I was just in Iceland a few weeks ago and decided to fit in one more horseback riding experience just 2 days before heading back home. My husband and I, and another couple were staying in Akureyri and it was a no brainer to book with Polar Hestar after seeing the great reviews online, and realizing how close we would... More 

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