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ELDHESTAR

Riding tours

Multi-day

3 – 5 day tours

Eldhestar specialises in adventurous multi-day riding tours. The shorter multi-day tours are perfect for those who are looking for an authentic riding experience.

Tour 7 – Volcano Contrasts

3 days, 2 nights / 2 riding days / 38 km / Winter program available

This is a two-day tour in the diverse area around our farm. We discover the striking contrasts of Icelandic nature on horseback. The tour gives a taste of the magnificent landscape and good riding terrain.

Tour 8A/B – Nature’s Treasures and Rider’s Pleasures

4 or 5 days, 3 or 4 nights / 3 or 4 riding days / 55 – 75 km / Winter program available

We ride on scenic routes in varied terrain surrounding our farm and discover the amazing contrasts of Icelandic nature – from the fast-flowing, glacial waters of Ölfusá-river over broad meadows and mountains to the hot, geothermal streams of Reykjadalur.

Tour 8C – The Best of Eldhestar

5 days, 4 nights / 4 riding days / 100 km

On this tour, our guests can experience the best day-stages from Eldhestar’s different shorter and longer tours in the South of Iceland, including the national park Thingvellir, one of two places in Iceland on UNESCO´s World Heritage List.

Tour 8F – Eldhestar Exclusive

5 days, 4 nights / 4 riding days / 85 km

We have selected some of the most scenic riding trails in Iceland’s South and Southwest for this tour. Experienced riders enjoy spectacular days on horseback in small groups and the comfort of our hotel in the evening.

Tour 9 – Around the Volcano

4 days, 3 nights / 3 riding days / 70 km

This tour is ideal if you would like to stay at our farm and spend three days on horseback exploring the fascinating volcanic mountains nearby and into a unique area of exceptional beauty with volcanic formations, green valleys and hot springs.

Tour 10 – Thórsmörk

5 days, 4 nights / 4 riding days / 90 km

This tour provides the opportunity to experience the variety and beauty of Icelandic nature. We start in the lush district of Fljótshlíd, the setting of one of the Icelandic Sagas.

Tour 11 – Krýsuvík and the Blue Lagoon

5 days, 4 nights / 4 riding days / 100 km

This tour offers magnificent views, first over South Iceland and glaciers, then over Reykjanes, Reykjavík, and all the way to Snæfellsnes.

6 – 8 day tours

Eldhestar offers multi-day tours, up to 8 days long. In these tours, accommodations and meals are included.

Tour 12 – Thingvellir and around Lake Thingvallavatn

6 days, 5 nights / 5 riding days / 125 km

On the way to the ancient site of Iceland’s parliament, Thingvellir, we ride through one of the Volcano Hengill’s most beautiful valleys with its unusual volcanic formations.

Tour 13 – The Golden Highlights of the South

8 days, 7 nights / 7 riding days / 215 km

This tour features a variety of landscape and takes us not only to the most famous natural sights in the south of Iceland but also to the remote part in the highlands.

Tour 14 – Snæfellsnes peninsula

7 days, 6 nights / 6 riding days / 190 km

Magic and Mystery, Black Lava and White Sand.  The Snæfellsnes peninsula in West Iceland is often referred to as “Iceland in a nutshell“ because of the diversity in landscape and the wide range of colours.

Tour 15 – The Volcano Hekla

6 days, 5 nights / 5 riding days / 160 km distance

Mystique and fantastic riding paths. This tour takes us to the colourful landscape between the famous volcano Hekla and Tindafjallajökull glacier. This area is known for amazing nature shaped by the forces of volcanoes and glaciers.

Tour 16 – The Valleys of Borgarfjörður

7 days, 6 nights / 6 riding days / 185 km

Between Western Valleys and Thermal Pools.  The fertile district Borgarfjörður in southwestern Iceland is known for some of Iceland´s most beautiful natural sights, an abundance of hot water from geothermal sources and as the setting of many Icelandic sagas.

Tour 17 – Landmannalaugar

7 days, 6 nights / 6 riding days / 210 km

The tour takes us to Landmannalaugar, a valley in the Icelandic highlands that is best known for its colourful rhyolite mountains, extensive lava fields and the natural hot spring that gave the valley its name.

Tour 18 – Between the Deserts

7 days, 6 nights / 6 riding days / 220 km

Cold Glaciers and Hot Springs.
This tour takes us in the area between the two highland deserts Kjölur and Sprengisandur, exploring in detail the landscape south of Hofsjökull, the third largest glacier in Iceland.

Tour 19 – Sprengisandur

7 days, 6 nights / 6 riding days / 260 km

We ride along the ancient Sprengisandur route that crosses Iceland,  exploring some of the most fascinating and extreme contrasts of the Icelandic landscape.

Tour 20- Kjölur

7 days, 6 nights / 6 riding days / 240 km distance

Varied Wilderness Up Close.  The Kjölur route is an ancient riding trail crossing Iceland´s uninhabited highlands, intimately associated with many dramatic events in Icelandic history.

Tour 21 – Sheep Roundup

6 days, 5 nights / 5 riding days / 90 km

This tour provides the unique experience of participating in an Icelandic roundup of sheep. This is a hardworking adventure that allows the participant to experience Icelandic nature and the Icelandic soul – both guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.

Winter Season

Horse riding during the winter months really has its charm. Eldhestar offers a variety of multi-day tours during winter where you might get a glimpse of the northern lights.

Tour 7 – Volcano Contrasts Winter Program

3 days, 2 nights / 2 riding days / 30 km / Summer program available

This is a two-day tour in the diverse area around our farm. We discover the striking contrasts of Icelandic nature on horseback. The tour gives a taste of the magnificent landscape and good riding terrain.

Tour 8A/B – Nature’s Treasures and Rider’s Pleasures – Winter

4 or 5 days, 3 or 4 nights / 3 or 4 days of riding and activities / 34 – 40 km / Summer program available

We ride on scenic routes in varied terrain surrounding our farm and discover the amazing contrasts of Icelandic nature – from the fast-flowing, glacial waters of Ölfusá-river over broad meadows and mountains to the hot, geothermal streams of Reykjadalur.

Tour 8D – Northern Lights tour

4 days, 3 nights / 3 days of riding and activities / 34 km

This tour includes half day tours and a day tour on horseback, relaxing in thermal pools and sightseeing to the most famous natural sights in South Iceland.

Tour 8E – Northern Lights Grand Tour

6 days, 5 nights / 5 days of riding and activities / 50 km distance

On this tour, we combine riding with visiting some of the most popular highlights in South Iceland and activities such as hiking, bathing and whale watching.

Tour 30 – Winter Riding Course

4 or 6 days, 3 or 5 nights / 3 or 5 days program

Our Winter Riding Course offers a combination of riding education, both theoretical and practical in our modern riding hall, along with half day riding tours in scenic surroundings, optional visits of horse events and/or sightseeing.

Tour 31 – Breeding and Riding

4 days and 4 nights / Spring and fall / for groups

Combine a riding vacation in Iceland with interesting visits to breeding farms! Many well-known breeding farms are located in Southwest Iceland, close to Eldhestar. Visitors are welcome to have a look at the horses, listen to lectures about breeding programs, get the chance to watch horses in training and perhaps even find their future horse.

Tour 32 – Culture and Riding

4 days / 3 nights / individual program for groups

Why not combine a riding vacation in Iceland with the country’s cultural life? This program is can be tailor-made for your group, depending on the events going on during your time of travelling.

Tour 33 – Family Vacation

 4 or 6 days, 3 or 5 nights / 3 or 5 days program / mix between riding and sightseeing

Eldhestar´s family vacation provides an ideal opportunity for families to spend some time in Iceland with us and our horses during school holidays.

Good to know

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At your own risk

Every rider is responsible for evaluating the own riding ability and physical condition. If you are not sure, please contact Eldhestar for booking.

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Pick-up

Many of our tours include hotel pick-ups. Please make sure to check your pick-up time for your hotel and be ready on time.

The tours are suitable for all levels.

Except for tour 3B. We select horses according to riding skills and would like to give everyone the chance to try the special gait of the Icelandic horse, “tölt”

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Introduction

All tours start with a short, practical riding introduction.

Minimum age

The minimum age for most half day tours is 7 years. The minimum age for the tour 3B is 12 years.

Safety equippment is included

Eldhestar provides helmets and rainwear, during the winter also warm overalls. Please dress according to the weather. You find more information about what to bring here.

Meals

Meals and services as described in the itineraries are included.

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Languages

All tours have an English speaking guide. On request, we can also provide Scandinavian or German speaking guides.

Weather conditions

The riding tours are subject to weather conditions and may be changed.