Explore Winter - Sweden

Explore Winter and Ice Hotel

5 star rating   21 March 2020

Chris who has been on 11 In The Saddle rides. An Exciting Arctic Winter Adventure | We have fallen in love with the lovely sturdy Icelandic horses - so comfortable to ride and so willing in extreme conditions.

We had excellent tuition in tolting from Kerstin, Jenna and Gry. We rode several different horses each with their own personalty.

We also enjoyed looking after them - they were very patient with our rather inexpert attempts at grooming, tacking up etc.
[Becky from In The Saddle replied: It's great to hear how much you loved the Icelandic horses - they are great fun to ride!]

The Riding

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

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How would you rate the standard of the food?
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Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

The accommodation was fairly basic but warm and comfortable enough for a week's stay. We were lucky that there were only 4 of us staying in our house and none in the other house so mealtimes were more cosy.

We enjoyed the meals in the house and during the various activities.

Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

Plan and prepare for your holiday?
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Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
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Do you have any other feedback for us?

We preferred it when ITS also dealt with flight bookings and included this in the package. This could have been very useful when our return flights were cancelled a couple of times because of the corona virus situation but we appreciated Becky's concern with our plight.
[Becky from In The Saddle replied: I'm pleased I was able to keep in contact and assist you whilst you were on holiday. Unfortunately I couldn’t do much on your behalf as the airlines prefer to deal directly with the custemor. It was also great to catch up on your return and I'm so pleased you enjoyed the trip]