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Address: Sorlaskeid 26, 220 Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
Tel: 00354 555 7000
Fax: 00354 555 7001
Email: gitta@ishestar.is
Website: www.ishestar.is
Weight limit: 120 kilos (18.9 stones)
Abilities catered for: All standards from beginner to experienced.
Children welcome: Depends on riding ability, usually not younger then 8 years of age and travelling with a parent.
Day-rides available
Pricing information: From GBP 800 to GBP 1.200 per week, excluding flights.
Company profile: ?shestar Riding Tours has been a leading, fully licensed tour operator for more than 25 years. The main attraction of our tours is riding the Icelandic horse in its home country. Herding along free running horses through the highlands, across lava fields, rivers and through bushy vegetation, is the traditional way of riding, since horses are changed at least once a day. Our international departures consist of riders from many different countries.
Accreditation: ?shestar was rewarded with the Environmental Award by the Icelandic Touris Board in 2001 and is a Green Globe Affiliate.
Destination Profile: Ishestar Riding Tours offers day tours from our Riding Centre close to Reykjav?k and multi-day rides in all parts of Iceland. Volcanic activities have shaped the landscape you visit on our Northern Exposure Tour in the North. Colourful mountains are one of the highlights of our Landmannalaugar Tour in the South. Sandy beaches on Snaefellsnes in the West and untouched nature on our Egilsstadir Tour in the East - each region has its specifics and charm. One of our best selling rides follows the historic trail Kj?lur right through the center of Iceland. Other tours lead through fertile farmland and include sights like the Geysir hot spring area.
About the horses: The history of the Icelandic horse can be traced all the way back to the settlement of the country in the late 9th century and no horse has been impor
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