Our farm Vellir is situated in the heart of Iceland‘s south-western countryside close to the town Hveragerði, one of Iceland’s most picturesque village nestled in a green valley between volcanic mountains with steaming hot springs. Hveragerði derives its name from the Icelandic word for hot spring, “hver” and gardens “gerði”. The warm river “Varmá” runs through the village which is well known for its beautiful scenery, many hot springs, flower festivals and a geothermal park. You can find further information about Hveragerði here.
The volcanic hills and valleys and the volcano Hengill north of Vellir are an outdoor paradise for hikers and riders with marked trails in fascinating landscape and the possibility to bathe in a warm river.
South of Vellir are large meadows with grazing horses, wetlands rich in bird life and the broad delta of the mighty glacial river Ölfusá. The grasslands surrounding the river delta and the black beach of the nearby North Atlantic are ideal for exploring on horseback.
East of the farm, excellent riding trails take us through farmland with many well known horse farms, all the way to the town Selfoss.
This unique location enables us to operate riding tours in all directions, with constantly changing scenery.
Eldhestar is ideally situated for sightseeing and activities in South Iceland. While riders spend their day on horseback, non-riders can choose amongst several tours to some of the most popular natural attractions or book an activity of their choice.
It takes about 40 minutes to drive from Reykjavik City Center to Eldhestar (ca. 45 km).
Take the main road Miklabraut out of the city until you see the sign “Vík/Hveragerði”. Turn right on road number 1, direction South. Continue on road Nr. 1 for about 35 minutes. You cross the mountain pass Hellisheiði and drive down to the village Hveragerði.
Eldhestar is located just outside Hveragerði next to road no. 1, about 1.4 km after you have passed the roundabout. You see the sign and the riding hall on the right side of the road.
Please also have a look a the map.
Vellir, 816 Ölfus
Tel: +354 480-4800