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Tour Dates 2018-2019

The dates for the Shorter Tours from September 2018 until April 2019 are now online! The following tours are now open for booking, you find detailed information and dates on the tour pages: Winter Riding Course – 3 or 5 days Northern Lights Grand Tour – 5 days Northern Lights Tour – 3 days You […]

NEW TOUR 2018 – The Valleys of Borgarfjörður

  The Valleys of Borgarfjörður in West Iceland – June 16 In summer 2018, we will offer a new tour in one of the most beautiful area of Iceland, on scenic trails which have not before part been part of our longer tours. We will ride 6 days with a herd of free running horses in […]

New Brochure 2018

Eldhestars new brochure  for 2018 can now be downloaded, for the English brochure please click here. We would like to point out that we offer a wide variety of Shorter Tours in autumn, winter, and spring. As in the past years, our popular tours Tour 8e Northern Lights Grand Tour and Tour 30 Winter Riding Course will be […]

Sónata and Vallarsól frá Völlum scored high at breeding show

In July, our young mares Sónata frá Völlum and Vallarsól frá Völlum were presented to the judges at a breeding show in Hella, and we are incredibly proud of the high scores they received! Sónata received First Prize with a total score of 8.11, an impressive result as she is 4-gaited and only 5 years old. […]

Horses moved into the new stable!

  Our newly built, spacious stable is finally ready for the horses – just in time for the winter training season. We now have space for 60 horses in boxes for two, and a separate area for farriers.

New Stable

  Winter has been rather tranquil and mild so far, so good progress is being made in the building of our new stable. The new, spacious part for 20 horses will soon be ready!

New look of the lobby area

The lobby area at Hotel Eldhestar, which was expanded last spring, got newly furnished with Icelandic design just in time for Christmas. We are very pleased to be able to offer our guests such a spacious, cozy sitting area!

Youngsters completed basic training

Our youngsters born in 2013 recently completed their basic training, a group of promising mares and geldings who are eager to learn. They spent about 8 weeks at the farm and have now returned to our herd, happy to meet with their friends for another year of playing in the freedom of large meadows.  This allows our […]

Hvanneyri Agricultural School – 60th Anniversary

In the last century, the Agricultural School of Hvanneyri was the largest and most well-renowned agricultural school in Iceland. It attracted students from all over the country. For many students, the highlight of the year was the competition in breaking in and training young horses which took place in spring. This competition is called “Skeifukeppni”. […]