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Eldhestar - Volcano Horses

At Eldhestar we have developed our activities since 1986 to combine pleasure, comfort and adventure in a way respecting nature.

Our farm is located in the heart of Iceland's south-western countryside, only 30 minutes´ drive from Reykjavík. The fascinating area around the volcano Hengill with its beautiful valleys, hot springs and the chance to bathe in natural warm water is the origin of our name: Volcano horses - Eldhestar in Icelandic.

We offer a great variety of riding tours all year round.

You can choose between half day tours, day tours, combo tours including riding and activities and multi-day tours including 2-7 days of riding. For experienced riders, we offer the adventure of 6-7 days on horseback in the Icelandic highlands with a herd of free running horses.

We have up to 350 horses at our farm in the summer and 60-100 in the winter, doing our best to find the ideal horse for everyone.

For groups, we offer a Horse Show, presenting the Icelandic horse´s historic role as well as its unique qualities as a riding horse for everyone - reservation required!

Hotel Eldhestar offers accommodation in a cozy countryside hotel with a luxurious atmosphere, featuring 37 rooms, a spacious restaurant, conference facilities, and hot tubs. Colors and materials in Icelandic nature, genuine craftsmanship and old tradition inspire the interior of Hotel Eldhestar, which was the first lodging in Iceland to receive the Nordic Swan Eco-label.

We also offer accommodation in a guesthouse with shared facilities for up to 19 people.

Our guests can relax in a beautiful and peaceful environment, get to know fascinating nature with the Icelandic horses during the day and enjoy comfortable accommodations, food and drink in a cozy atmosphere in the evenings.

We emphasize personal service, safety and an environmentally friendly operation. Eldhestar is participant in VAKINN, Iceland tourism's official quality and safety label.

Please contact for prices and booking information.

Eldhestar - Volcano Horses

Vellir

GPS Points N63° 59' 6.377" W21° 10' 15.016"
Telephone

+354 480-4800

Fax

480-4801

Accommodation 26 Rooms / 52 Beds
Opening period All year
Vakinn certification VAKINN is the official quality assurance organization for Icelandic tourism. Click to see more
Service Horse riding Conference facilities Smoking not allowed Wheel chair accessible Walking path Hotel / guesthouse Restaurant Fishing permits Internet access Hot pot Credit cards accepted Bar

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