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“Beautiful ride through gorgeous scenery”

Riding Tours South Iceland
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Fludir
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Owner description: Riding Tours South Iceland take special pleasure in showing visitors the Icelandic unique wilderness together with the horse. We offer horseback riding experience from an hours tour to longer trekking tours. Our horse trips can be suited for all riders, beginners to experienced ones who would like to go riding in iceland. Sydra-Langholt is situated in Hrunamannahreppur, 50 km from Selfoss.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Great stables - fantastic horses. The ride itself covers some beautiful scenery - more picturesque than many of the other tours I did in Iceland. I am an experienced rider while my husband was not. It was just the two of us on the trip, and the guide matched our horses and pace so we both had fun. Would recommend to anyone.

Thank clarity0906
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Our horse ride through the beautiful Icelandic countryside was wonderful and relaxing. Our guide Aude (?) was very congenial and accommodating. We really appreciated the rain suits for warms and protection! We toured along the river, through the pastures, up a mountain, etc. Thanks for a wonderful, relaxing ride!

Thank JoHancock
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

An incredible tour! We are three siblings with limited horse riding experience, and we had a wonderful time. Even though there was a mixup with regards to the time of our tour, all the staff were flexible and helped to fix the situation as soon as they could. Our guide was helpful and chatty, and told us all about Icelandic horses and her experiences in Iceland. The weather was perfect for our tour, which made it all the more exciting. We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in riding and learning more about Iceland's beautiful animals and landscape :)

Thank Bethany M
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

I would love to give full stars to RTSI but unfortunately that's not possible. My partner and I were in communication with them via several emails 5 months prior to arriving for a mid-March visit to Iceland explaining our level of experience and what our goals and wishes were, including riding in tolt and making sure that the beginner rider in my group of two would receive some extra attention so we could ride along together nicely. Due to unpredictable weather conditions in mid-March, we were told to wait and see about planning the type of ride we would take and that seemed understandable. We were also told just to provide a phone number to 'hold' the date, though I offered a credit card number, wanting to secure our date. A few weeks before, we emailed and received no reply. After emailing again several days prior, again we received no reply. Starting to worry about losing our chance to book a ride, I made an expensive phone call and spoke to someone who said she was on holiday and "sort of away from email". I was told to just book online for a one hour volcano tour, and I wondered why we weren't told to do that in the first place, 5 months ago. Fast forward to ride day, and we mounted our horses without much instruction at all. I was experienced, but my partner was not, so we did need some instruction, which we were told we would receive. My partner's horse was misbehaving, tossing his head and making it hard for him to keep his balance, all the while not receiving effective information on how to control and give proper prompts to the horse. I wanted to tolt, but my horse didn't comply, and fell into trot.. perhaps because of improper prompts but, as an experienced rider who used to own a horse and did extensive riding in the English style, with some extra instruction, this should have been possible. We ended up walking the entire time, and we rode on the public road, with no 'tour' of interesting landscapes as advertised, no information about the physical area or about the Icelandic horse even. That is what a tour is after all. Our guide was an absolutely lovely person and very friendly and the ride was not a complete disaster, but she seemed to lack experience and we just did not receive the type of tour we were expecting. Everyone, especially an experienced rider, wants to experience the exhilaration of the smooth tolt on the Icelandic horses across interesting landscapes. Unfortunately we walked nearly the entire time and on a public road. I could have done that in Canada at any stable on an independent ride with no guide for considerably less money. Nice people, but just not organized or diligent enough -atleast in our case this time- to ensure we received a nice tour, especially when we inquired so far in advance.

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

The facility is easy to find, the staff is wonderful, and the horses were sweet, full of personality and very well kept. There was an adorable cat on the premise and everything was picturesque for an icelandic holiday. Simmi is the boss in every sense of the word. He runs the place, and is a skilled horseman. He shared lots of info about iceland and stories about his days as a fisherman. They were fascinating. He also recommended places to visit, and I cant say enough nice things about our experience with the ride itself and his amazing staff.

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