Tour 19 – Sprengisandur

Welcome Little Foals!

Tour 16 – Last Minute Sale until 4th June!

In Fast Pace towards the Summer

Spring is here!



We finally got over the unpredictable winter and almost all of the snow on the farm has melted. Here in Iceland we celebrate the first day of summer on the first Thursday after April 18, which is the ‘official’ first day of summer and a public holiday. Every single day the daylight hours are increasing from around 15 hours in April to 18 hours in May. The people‘s mood is brightening up after the long and dark winter while the weather is acting in our favour and gives us mild and sunny days. In this magical time of the year nature starts awakening and bringing back Iceland‘s blaze of colour: Spring flowers like crocuses and Easter lilies bloom at the roadside and the birds chirp. Even the puffins and golden plovers return to breed along our coasts. The most beautiful thing spring brings to our farm are our foals! We are watching the mares and are impatiently waiting for their first foal to see the light of day. Moreover we are in the middle of the long tour preparation: The horses, who love those tours as much as we do, get trained for long distances. In Iceland we call it „rekstur“ to let the whole herd run freely a few kilometers on the trails along our meadows. This lap around the fields is definitely one of the favorite tasks for those who ride behind the herd of more then 100 horses!  If you want to experience the amazing atmosphere of an Icelandic spring and see those spectacles, you‘re welcome to book a Short Tour with us!

Winter weather

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 find the overview of all our tour dates here.

As before, our most popular tours Natures Treasures and Riders Pleasures (3 or 4 days) and Volcano Contrasts (2 days) can be booked on the day you prefer from mid September to mid May, please contact us for availability.

We look forward to welcoming you at Eldhestar!

NEUE TOUR 2018 – Die Täler von Borgarfjörður


Die Täler von Borgarfjörður in in West Island – 16. Juni

Im Sommer 2018 bieten wir eine neue Tour in einer der schönsten Gebiete Islands an, wo wir auf landschaftlich sehr reizvollen Wegen reiten. West Island ist bei Eldhestar neu im Programm und wir freuen uns, diese einzigartige Landschaft mit unseren Gästen auf dem Pferdrücken zu entdecken. .

Wir reiten 6 Tage mit einer Herde freilaufender im Distrikt Borgarfjörður, der für einige der spektakulärsten Naturschönheiten Islands und auch für viele Thermalbäder bekannt ist. Der Ritt führt uns durch grüne Täler und entlang mächtiger Flüsse, und abends können wir in Thermalwasser entspannen.

Nur ein Termin am 16. Juni!

Detaillierte Informationen finden Sie auf der Tourenseite.

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 operated in the period from October to April. We have also updated our program which is designed for families with varying interest, Tour 33 Family Vacation.

You find the detailed tour descriptions and dates on the tour pages and the prices here.

Our summer program now includes 17 different shorter, longer and wilderness tours including 2 to 7 days on horseback. We are very excited to announce that in summer 2018 we will offer a new Longer Tour in West Iceland called Tour 18 Valleys of Borgarfjördur.

Of course non-riders are very welcome at Hotel Eldhestar, which is an ideal choice for guests who would like to stay close to the most beautiful natural sights of South Iceland.  There is plenty to do and see in the area, several tours and activities can be booked with pickup directly from the hotel and we offer transportation to Reykjavik free of charge for our guests. We have recently launched a new website,

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions. We are happy to assist you and look forward to welcoming you in 2018!

For the German brochure please click here.
For the Swedish brochure please click here.
For the Danish brochure please click here.