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Simbahollin Bike and Horse Rental

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Fjardargata 5, Thingeyri 470, Iceland
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Incredibly beautiful but impossible to cicle in one day.

The suggested circle of the fjord offers amazing sceneries but it really only is doable for very... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2017
Simone T
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We booked a short horse riding tour a day before. Next day we arrived to a beautiful coffeehouse... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
karolina_husta
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We offer small, unique Icelandic horseback riding tours in one of the most beautiful and rugged parts of Iceland. On our tours you will experience the wild nature of Northwest Iceland on horseback, riding between the "Westfjörds Alps" and over the black beaches of Dýrafjördur. We offer 2.5-hour tours twice daily at 10:00 and 13:00 throughout the summer. We can customize tours for groups, or for riders with more experience riding Icelandic horses - contact us for more information on more personalised tours. We also rent mountain bikes for those who would like to explore Dýrafjördur or the Svalvogar road independently.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Fjardargata 5, Thingeyri 470, Iceland
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

The suggested circle of the fjord offers amazing sceneries but it really only is doable for very fit and experienced bikers. The place itself is amazing, the negative rating is only for the difficulty and the fact that the Belgian guy doesn't describe at all...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

We booked a short horse riding tour a day before. Next day we arrived to a beautiful coffeehouse Simbahollin in Thingeyri, where they gave us directions to the horse ranch. We met with our very friendly and always smiling guide, she introduced us our calm...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We had a great ride. Nae, who is from Finland is volunteering her time for the summer in exchange for room and board. She absolutely loves Icelandic horses and it shows. This is a great ride for people who do not have a lot of...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2016

We met up before our ride in the charming Simbahollin café in the town of Thingeryi and then were told the short route to drive to the Stables. The friendly guides took time in selecting the right horses for our experience and size and had...More

Thank Michael J
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

We were a mix of beginners and experienced riders, so the Sanda River valley two hour tour seemed perfect for us in that respect - the guides were nice and of course the horses were gorgeous. But... unlike other riding tours we've done in Iceland,...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed for a week at Þingeyri and the family had a great time, repeatedly visiting Simbahöllinn for activitites and good easy time. The cafe is excellent, probably one of the best in the Westfjords. The house the and the whole atmosphere is so nice....More

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Reviewed 14 August 2015

When I booked a ride with this outfit through Borea some months ago, I was not aware that this stables specialized in beginner riders. Had I known I likely would have made other plans. They really do, and for that, they are excellent. However, I...More

2  Thank Julia H
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Reviewed 29 July 2015

Start at the Simbahöllin cafe, which is beautifully decorated and serves delicious waffles and wonderful rhubarb jam... then head to the stables to start riding, where you will find some very fine Icelandic horses. Their horses are suitable for different levels, from beginners to the...More

Thank Saorise23
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Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

We had a great day on horseback in wonderful surroundings. Wouter customised a nice ride for two inexperienced adults and our daughters 8 and 5 years old. We thought that the trip would be quite short with small children, but Wouter took us out for...More

1  Thank helsebror
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Reviewed 22 June 2015

Before our trip to Iceland we read about Icelandic horses and decided we wanted to go horseback riding in the splendid nature of the country. We read about the coffee house Simbahollin and that they also offer horse rides for beginners. Not having ridden a...More

Thank Dennis021
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