Nupshestar
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Nupshestar – Riding Tours offer a horse rental and horse riding tours in South Iceland. In offer are short riding tours and a few days riding tours in Thjorsa Valley. We welcome any kind of experience riders. We also offer custom tours for all kind of groups.
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Breidanes, Selfoss 801 Iceland
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  • 209111
    Averill Park, New York2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nupestar riding tours
    We went the beginning of May 23. While making plans to go we had many changes and they were very understanding and got back to me very quickly each time. We are experienced horse riders and would definitely use there services again.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 August 2023
  • Lisa G
    Reading, United Kingdom7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing trip beautiful horses, scenery & food!
    We did the 5 day Landmannalugar ride. It was a bucket list trip for me and surpassed all expectations. The horses were all lovely and Elvira was so good at matching riding style to horse. The accommodation was good, the food fantastic and the scenery varied and beautiful. We will be back!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 August 2023
  • JF17
    Bournemouth, United Kingdom17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic ride in beautiful Iceland
    Absolutely fantastic ride! We had the best time on a 3 hour ride. The horses were lovely and clearly very well cared for, the guide was fantastic and the countryside beautiful. The company were very helpful in changing our booking at the last minute. We enjoyed tolting and learning more about the horses. Rain-wear was provided, along with clean snoods (invaluable in the wind!) and helmets. Great value for money and a very small group, just the two of us and our guide. Couldn’t recommend enough and we hope to return for one of the long tours! Thanks again Nuphestar :)
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 September 2023
  • Paul J
    Tilburg, The Netherlands2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great company, great experience, nice people
    I enjoyed every moment of our Sheep roundup tour! I think Elwira and Svenni and the team of guides did an excellent job of keeping us informed, happy and satisfied. They all had a keen eye on personal attention and individual needs for our mixed group of enthusiastic riders. I liked the stay in the guesthouse, it really contributed to the family like experience, truly belonging to the group, staff and environment. The food and accommodation was great. The hoses had a great temperament and suited our different experience levels perfectly. The provided tack and materials were maintained very well and I really liked the lunchboxes had to use on our tour; simple but very nice attention to detail. The activities matched our needs and everyone could get their own level of excitement out of the tour without separating the group from each other. It was also very smart of them to have picked this regions réttir because we could combine activities on their local farm with the gathering, moving and sorting of the sheep without being to far from the guesthouse and business. I will certainly go back for another tour with this nice and cozy business as they have shown me that a commercial riding tour can still give you a feeling of truly belonging to the Icelandic way of doing things and atmosphere.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 20 September 2023
  • Resort677399
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful experience!
    What an amazing experience this was!!! They were able to accommodate a last minute booking for us and we were so happy they did despite the drizzly, cold weather. They equipped us with warm, waterproof jacket and pants and we enjoyed every minute of our hour long ride. The owner and our guide both taught us a great deal about Icelandic horses including their 5 gaits, and we even got to experience how smooth their unique tölt gait is during our ride. Our guide Hannah was so fun and helpful, and took photos of us at the beginning of our ride and at scenic points which we really appreciated. At the end of our trip the owner awaited us with coffee and cake to help warm us up. Everyone we interacted with was friendly, informative, and professional, the views were stunning, and we had a truly great experience. I hope to come back someday! Thank you!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 30 September 2023
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Resort677399
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
What an amazing experience this was!!! They were able to accommodate a last minute booking for us and we were so happy they did despite the drizzly, cold weather. They equipped us with warm, waterproof jacket and pants and we enjoyed every minute of our hour long ride. The owner and our guide both taught us a great deal about Icelandic horses including their 5 gaits, and we even got to experience how smooth their unique tölt gait is during our ride. Our guide Hannah was so fun and helpful, and took photos of us at the beginning of our ride and at scenic points which we really appreciated. At the end of our trip the owner awaited us with coffee and cake to help warm us up. Everyone we interacted with was friendly, informative, and professional, the views were stunning, and we had a truly great experience. I hope to come back someday! Thank you!
Written 30 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Paul J
Tilburg, The Netherlands2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
I enjoyed every moment of our Sheep roundup tour! I think Elwira and Svenni and the team of guides did an excellent job of keeping us informed, happy and satisfied. They all had a keen eye on personal attention and individual needs for our mixed group of enthusiastic riders. I liked the stay in the guesthouse, it really contributed to the family like experience, truly belonging to the group, staff and environment. The food and accommodation was great. The hoses had a great temperament and suited our different experience levels perfectly. The provided tack and materials were maintained very well and I really liked the lunchboxes had to use on our tour; simple but very nice attention to detail. The activities matched our needs and everyone could get their own level of excitement out of the tour without separating the group from each other. It was also very smart of them to have picked this regions réttir because we could combine activities on their local farm with the gathering, moving and sorting of the sheep without being to far from the guesthouse and business. I will certainly go back for another tour with this nice and cozy business as they have shown me that a commercial riding tour can still give you a feeling of truly belonging to the Icelandic way of doing things and atmosphere.
Written 20 September 2023
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Renée A
Amsterdam, The Netherlands21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Beyond expectation
The horses all had lovely characters, gentle, perfect shape en absolutely well taken care of
The scenery was amazing
The staff was both professional and felt like a “family”. They did everything to make it a holiday of a lifetime for us
Written 13 September 2023
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JF17
Bournemouth, UK17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Absolutely fantastic ride! We had the best time on a 3 hour ride. The horses were lovely and clearly very well cared for, the guide was fantastic and the countryside beautiful. The company were very helpful in changing our booking at the last minute. We enjoyed tolting and learning more about the horses. Rain-wear was provided, along with clean snoods (invaluable in the wind!) and helmets. Great value for money and a very small group, just the two of us and our guide. Couldn’t recommend enough and we hope to return for one of the long tours! Thanks again Nuphestar :)
Written 4 September 2023
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Lisa G
Reading, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We did the 5 day Landmannalugar ride. It was a bucket list trip for me and surpassed all expectations. The horses were all lovely and Elvira was so good at matching riding style to horse. The accommodation was good, the food fantastic and the scenery varied and beautiful. We will be back!
Written 24 August 2023
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209111
Averill Park, NY2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
We went the beginning of May 23. While making plans to go we had many changes and they were very understanding and got back to me very quickly each time. We are experienced horse riders and would definitely use there services again.
Written 6 August 2023
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Danny
28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Excellent! Was a brilliant 1hr ride. Staff were super friendly super helpful. Wife was afraid but the leader made sure my wife felt safe and comfortable. Was amazed but how welcoming they were and the horses were really really calm and gorgeous! A must experience!
Written 11 May 2023
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Ajay R
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Friends
Amazing experience, good value, two very friendly and approachable guides, beautiful horses and great views. We did the 3 hour ride and it was a highlight of the trip. Would recommend to anyone. They also sold handmade icelandic jumpers knitted by the owners mother in law at a great price!
Written 13 September 2022
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Pascal F
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
Nupshestar is very experienced in multiday tours. It is a family-run horsefarm. The owners join the tour, accompanied by many seasoned guides.
They are absolutely amazing on managing the logistics of these tours. Participants can really enjoy the riding and the delicious meals prepared.
We went with a free herd which makes the experience so unique: the free herd following front-riders and pushed by back-riders. I went to Landmannalaugar: amazing landscapes!
The group slowly formed a big family thanks to the incredible atmosphere created.
A lifetime experience. I’m so thankful to Nupshestar!
Written 27 August 2022
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Ronja S
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
Elwira and Svenni made our dream, to ride on a horseback in Iceland, come true and even more!

The horses are fantastic, calm but really powerfull and absolutely beautiful and lovely, in and outside! You will be asked which kind you prefer, so there is the perfect horse for experienced riders which want speed, as for beginners, which want to start slowly. Elwira also is so kind and considers,if possible, your favorite horse when you fall in love, so you can ride it again :)

We've rode the completely NEW 6 days around Hekla Tour and the landscape was phenomenal and breathtaking, words can truly not describe what we saw. I will remember the diversity like the Highland mountains, lava fields and beautiful strong rivers for a lifetime. We've rode with free running horses and this is pure freedom and magic. Highly recommend this new tour!

The food, oh my god ,the food was always amazing and we really looked forward to it everyday :D You have always a choice of soo many different options, so you will always enjoy the food,which is all delicious. I am Lactose intolerant and Elwira was so amazing and kind to me. She always prepared separate food for me, so that I could really relax and have had a perfect meal too. She've never get tired to offer me my special Lactose free snacks for the Tours,it was so kind and they all taste perfect. So just let her know in advance if you have a special diet and she will really consider and make you happy.

The team in general is so lovely and nice,we had the best time with them and we will always remember our perfect funny party time with singing icelandic songs, all of this made it so special to us. You really want to be a member of the nupshestar team. Our Rider Team was the best and funniest team we've could imagine and trough the fantastic atmosphere we really became friends. Precious!

Long story short : If you' re thinking about goingt there,dont hesitate,do it!
You will not regret I promise you!

We will definitely come back!
It's already on our wishlist :)

Sending love to the nupshestar team

See you hopefully soon!

Greetings Ronja & Selina
Written 3 August 2022
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