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Kalfholt Riding Day Tours

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Roadnumber 288, Selfoss, Iceland
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Best Horse Riding in Iceland!

We searched for an experienced riding tour for a long time, and ended up picking Kalfholt. And we... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
Marte E
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Oslo, Norway
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Horse training instruction and riding tour

We booked specifically for high quality horses and instruction as well as riding out and Kalfholt... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
Asathor12
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Inverurie, United Kingdom
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Welcome to Kálfholt! Kálfholt is a family run horse breeding farm located on the eastern banks of the Þórsá river between the towns of Selfoss and Hella in South Iceland. The farm has been in the family since 1965 and in 1985 began to focus exclusively on breeding top quality Icelandic horses. Today the farm boasts about 100 horses, several of which have gone on to become national champions in many competitions around the country, such as Landsmót 1998.Besides the breeding and training aspects of the farm, Kálfholt also offers year-round riding tours, ranging from child friendly 1 hour tours to week-long tours for experienced riders. See our riding tour page for details.The breeding and training is carried out by the whole family and plays a large role in the daily activities of Kálfholt. Guests will have a tour of the stables and get to meet some of the horses.
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We searched for an experienced riding tour for a long time, and ended up picking Kalfholt. And we had the most amazing experience ever! Even though it rained -rain coats were provided. Great home made food. Coffee and hot chocolate when we got back. The...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

We booked specifically for high quality horses and instruction as well as riding out and Kalfholt came highly recommended, we were certainly not disappointed. Aside from a lovely home good home cooking and the hotpot to look forward to after a day of training and...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2017

It was the first horse-ride ever for my whole family - we signed up for the Beginner's Ride. There was apprehension of various degrees among us. Our host, Eyrún, has a trained eye. After a warm welcome and quick intro, she professionally but subtly sized...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2017

One thing on our daughter's wish list was to have an encounter and ride an icelandic horse. I was nervous about this particular activity as we had small children. We contacted Kalfholt based on reviews/recommendations. From the initial email, I knew this was a caring...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2017

My husband and I booked a 1.5-2 hour tour with Kalfholt during our 10-day visit to Iceland. My husband has little to no riding experience, while I've spent a lot of time on horseback, and we both had a fantastic time. This is a great...More

Thank Therese G
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Spent a week riding and learning about the Icelandic horse. The hosts are fantastic and make you feel so welcome and at home. I learned loads about riding the Icelandic way and how they train their horses. Would recommend this to horsey people of all...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Weather can be unpredictable in Iceland and when our original plans got cancelled due to weather we were hoping to fit in one last Icelandic activity to end our trip!Kalfholt came through!! They were super flexible and accommodating. The horses were so friendly and easy...More

Thank Kaitlyn O
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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Went horse back riding with my husband and kids (kids' age 10 and 12). None of us had any experience at all so we were all kind of excited about it. Nothing to be nervous about at all. I forgot the name of the guy...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We chose this barn because of its proximity to our rental and smaller size. We were not disappointed! The setting is beautiful and family lovely. Myself (a beginner) and my 10yr old daughter (an experienced rider) took a 1hr ride. We both had a great...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

The hospitality of this family owned stable makes it highly recommendable! We are not very experienced horse riders, and even so they definitely made the 2 hour tour a good experience. The stable is placed in a beautiful area. They also offer accommodation in nice...More

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