Wilderness Expedition - Iceland

Experience Level

Wilderness Expedition

5 star rating   10 August 2017

This is one of the most challenging but rewarding trips I have done and I have come back with a new appreciation of these amazing animals in their natural environment.
The Hestasport team managed the logistics with effortless efficiency as ever and our lovely group of riders and staff felt more like a family by the end.
One thing I would emphasise is that although safe, a few of the ascents and descents on this trip are very steep, so you do need to be properly fit and preferably not a vertigo sufferer. Also, although not essential, I found it was very helpful to have had prior experience of riding Icelandic horses.
Altogether I can't recommend this highly enough- it was wonderful.


The Riding

How well were you matched with the right horse for your ability?
5 star rating
How would you rate the variety of riding, pace or terrain?
5 star rating
How would you rate the overall standard of the horses, tack and stables?
5 star rating

The Accommodation

How would you rate your room(s) for comfort and facilities?
4 star rating
How would you rate the standard of the food?
5 star rating

Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

The accommodation is exactly as described and very basic on some nights. This is more than compensated for by the chance to spend time in this unique and spectacular landscape and enjoy the peace. I am completely in awe of Inga's ability to produce amazing dinners for 12 people from tiny kitchens!


Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

Plan and prepare for your holiday?
5 star rating
Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
4 star rating

How could we improve the quality of pre-holiday information that we send?

There were a couple of discrepancies between ITS and Hestasport with regard to transfer arrangements which had changed since last year but these were quickly resolved.