We would like to THANK YOU all who sent us messages worrying about our safety. Eldhestar is perfectly safe, far enough from the area affected by the seismic unrest. It is important to mention that Iceland is not a newbie when it comes to volcanic activity and is very well prepared for such situations. Furthermore, at the moment, international flights are not expected to be affected in case of an eruption.


The seismic unrest on the Reykjanes peninsula may lead to a volcanic eruption, just like in March 2021, August 2022, and in July 2023, but the current location of a possible eruption is threatening the town of Grindavík due to the magma intrusion partly laying under the town. The priority is, of course, to keep everyone safe! Therefore, all inhabitants have been evacuated from the area. Magma movement beneath the town led to formation of sinkholes and many houses have been irreparably damaged. All we can do is wait and see how the situation develops and hope that the eruption will not happen this time. We cannot describe in words how terribly sorry we feel for all the people of Grindavík who had to leave everything behind and fear the worst. More information can be found on Visit Iceland.

We have to stay positive and keep on going despite the tense situation on the Reykjanes peninsula. Slowly, we have started to put up decoration at the hotel and look forward to the biggest holiday in Iceland – Christmas! 

And regarding the best hobby of ours, horseback riding, it is amazing to see how many of you keep on booking the tours for this winter. Some of the summer tours start to be fully booked! If you need more information about the tours or the hotel, please email us. We are always here to help.

The Eldhestar Team