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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”. […]

New Brochure 2017

Eldhestars new brochure  for 2017 can now be downloaded, please click here! For summer 2017, we have added our new Combo Tour, “Bike & Ride” (tour 4a).  This tour will be operated in cooperation with our partner “Reykjavik Bike Tours” located at the old harbor in Reykjavik, who welcomes our guests in the morning for a Classic Reykjavik […]

New stable and autumn life

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 […]

Tour dates summer 2017

The dates for all our multi-day tours in summer 2017 are now online! You find the dates on the tour pages for  Shorter Tours (3-5 days), Longer Tours (5-7 days) and Wilderness Tours (6 days). For further information and booking please send us an e-mail.      

Some 6-7 day-tours open for booking again!

Are you spontaneous and still looking for an adventure this summer? We got a few spots released on our most popular tours, so the following departures are now available again: Tour 19 Wilderness tour Sprengisandur, 6 days riding starting on July 6 (2 spots), see detailed description here. Longer Tour 14 Golden Highlights of the […]