Welcome to Volcano Horses – Eldhestar

Riding Tours and Country Hotel in Iceland

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

Our farm Vellir is situated in the heart of Iceland‘s south-western countryside just outside Reykjavík. The unique location between volcanic mountains, rivers and the ocean enables our guests to experience fascinating nature on our riding tours. The area around the volcano Hengill with its beautiful valleys, hot springs and the chance to bath in natural warm water is the origin of our name.

You are welcome to relax in a beautiful and peaceful environment, get to know fascinating nature with the Icelandic horses during the day and enjoy fine accommodation, food and drink in a cosy atmosphere at Hotel Eldhestar in the evenings.

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


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"Best day of Iceland"

Went on the “Valley of hot springs” day tour with my two tennage daughters. We are all very inexperienced hosre riders, but the horses were very calm and friendly. The tour was in a very beautiful landscape, but sometimes on narrow tracks on the hills side. You had better trust the horses in these cases. But they seamed to know their way…

Lunch at the hot spring with a refreshing hot bath in the small mountain creek. Unbelievable!

Very friendly and helpfull staff as well!

“Amazing tour in the wilderness”

Went on the kjölur tour – one week on horseback in the wilderness. It was amazing! Nice people, good food, fun horses and fantastic unspoiled nature. Will come back every year!! :)

Eldhestar 2013 · Völlum - 810 Hveragerði · Tel: 480 4800 · Fax: 480 4801 · E-mail: info@eldhestar.is / eldhestar@eldhestar.is