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The Icelandic horse is world famous for its five gaits, endurance and fine temperament. The Icelandic horse is a hard worker and has been both a true friend of Icelanders and their trustiest helper over the past centuries. They have often made all the difference in all our tasks and have been of the greatest importance for survival in the countryside and in the towns here in Iceland. The Icelandic horse was the main form of transport in Iceland for centuries, as Icelanders had no other option for travelling than the horse or their own two feet.

Recreation in connection with the Icelandic horse is extremely popular, and you will not find as diverse equine-related activities as in Rangárþing ytra. Guests can chose between long and short horse rides, horse exhibitions and visits to stables. These options are available throughout the year. There are few experiences that come close to enjoying magnificent Icelandic nature from horseback!

Icelandic HorseWorld
We welcome you to the horse breeding farm Skeiðvellir. If you want to get to know the Icelandic horse while traveling in Iceland you have come to the right place. Skeiðvellir is a family run horse breeding and training farm which is home to around 100 horses. We offer a unique chance to get to know our remarkable horses and explore the beautiful landscape on horseback. For those who don´t want to ride but do want to interact with and get to know more about the Icelandic Horse, we offer a guided tour of the stable with where you'll get a chance to be up close with the horses, pet them to your heart's content and learn of their long history and what makes them a truly unique breed of horses. Furthermore, for a small fee, we offer a little horse rental for children, where they can try sitting on a horse and riding it as a guide leads them around in the riding hall. Open daily 09:00 – 17:00.
Hekluhestar Riding Tours
Hekluhestar - Riding tours since 1981 Austvaðsholtfarm, the heart of Hekluhestar, is located 12 km from Hella, in a vast open area 100 km. east of Reykjavik in the vicinity of the volcano Mt. Hekla, bordered by the river Rangá and has the character of a family farm.Horses are the focal point of activity at Hekluhestar, brought up and trained with the requirements of our guests in mind. Perfectly adapted to their ground, from the grassy meadows and river randges to the rugged desertic highlands and volcanic fields. The Icelandic horse has a fourth and fifth gait, tölt and pace, which enable one to cover long distances comfortably and swiftly. For over thirty years the Hekluhestar family has guided many groups of people coming from all over the world through the rugged area of Hekla. Anita is continuing the family tradition that her parents, Jón and Nicole started, and is leading the riding tours, which she has been involved every year since she was a little child. The Highland tours – 6 and 8 day ridesIn July and August we offer riding tours through lavafields and volcanic ash desert and other impressive scenery close to the famous volcano Hekla.The tours continues to Landmannalaugar a geothermal area with a colourful and breathtaking landscape of mountains, hot springs and lavafields. Daily treks of 4-7 hours. Accomodation is provided at the farm and in well kept mountain huts. Summer night ride – Ride into the bright Icelandic summer night in June.Experience a unique admosphere and the energy of the nature by riding into the bright night on an Icelandic horse. Ride in the meadows where the birds with their chicks are running around and the dew decorates the vegetation. Going alongthe beautiful and quiet river Ranga with a great view of the volcano Hekla, glaciers and mountains. We start the ride around 23 o‘clock and ride for about three to four hours. When we arrive back to the farm, hot chocolate and traditional „bakkelsi“ will be served. Day toursCome and visit our farm and go for a one hour ride up to a day tour along the river Rangá. Beautiful view of the mountains. The GuesthouseBuilt 1990 in old traditional Icelandic style. Turf on the roof makes the house fit perfectly into the natural surrounding. Sleeping-bag accommodation in a private house with selfcatering, for individuals and small groups up to 18 persons. Whatever your interest: overnight stay, a riding vacation, a sightseeing excursion or longer stay at the farm. You are always welcome. Available all times of the year. Icelandic, French and English spoken Find us on Facebook here.Find us here on instagram

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