Our farm Vellir has changed a bit within the last years, and certainly a lot since the beginning of Eldhestar in 1986! Since 2008, we have added a new stable, the guesthouse, the riding hall, the new part of the restaurant and 10 new rooms.
In the first week of September, the constructors arrived again, but this time for the horses. The stable will be expanded, so more horses can be accommodated for training and courses during the winter season. The new stable with 12 new boxes and a spacious area for the farriers will be ready to use just in time for the beginning of the training season in December.
The summer season has ended with the last tour „Around the Volcano“ last week, and guests on the first winter tour „Northern Lights Grand Tour“ will arrive tomorrow. We enjoyed stunning Northern Lights and golden autumn days with sunshine and crisp air last week end, and expect this beautiful weather to continue for the whole week.
Most of our horses left for their well deserved vacation. It is such a joy to see their happiness when they step out of the trailer and realize that they are finally out on the endless fields again. Their colleaguses back home have a nice time on the „cozy field“, the large area around the hotel used for haymaking, and a sort of wellness area for our horses in September
This time of the year is exciting as we always take in our young horses. Ida teaches them the basics, and after their first steps with the rider the get to spend another year in freedom with the herd. Pictures will come soon!
Meanwhile, we are busy preparing next season with some tours getting quickly fully booked. Please contact us if you would like to reserve a spot, the availability list is regularly updated.
The brochure 2017 is ready and will be online by the end of the week!