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Now our summer starts

Now our summer starts

The 17th of June, our National Day, is remarkable in the history of Eldhestar. After a three-month battle with Covid-19, we're finally on our first long riding tour. The first trip this summer is tour No. 16, The Treasures of Borgarfjörður. A group from Denmark (Anna...

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News – June 2020

News – June 2020

Before we turn to our main news in June, here is a feature that was originally for our March Newsletter. Unfortunately, information about Covid-19 bumped the feature. Fortunately, lots of recent news stories have been encouraging, giving us a very good reason to bring...

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To All Our Guests!

To All Our Guests!

Events happen fast in these uncertain times! As we have mentioned several times, Iceland's early and continuing handling of COVID-19 has been successful. As of mid-May, we have had only 4 new cases this month. (www.covid.is). The first slackening of the ban on...

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To All Our Customers!

To All Our Customers!

We at Eldhestar hope that you and your family and friends are staying healthy and safe. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge effect on all of us, our communities, and our world. Iceland's early and continuing handling of COVID-19 has been successful. The...

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Do you long to travel?

Do you long to travel?

Good news from Eldhestar Iceland’s handling of Covid-19 started early and has been effective.In early April, our experts here said Covid-19 was approaching its peak. They initially expected this peak between 10 and 15 April, but it actually came on 8 April. This...

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Covid-19 – Options

Covid-19 – Options

Dear Guests, The Covid19 outbreak has created circumstances affecting you, our customers. To meet your wishes halfway, we are changing our conditions on cancellations and changing dates. Everyone who has already booked a trip with Eldhestar this spring or summer can...

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Promotion of the Icelandic horse!

Promotion of the Icelandic horse!

​“I wasn’t feeling much like a wild women as cold raindrops beaded off my helmet brim and soaked into my gloves. But there was something about riding across this land of fire and ice that had called to me. The next six days spent riding around the base of Hekla...

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How to read your horse – join us

How to read your horse – join us

Eldhestar has been breeding horses since 2009.  Between 5 - 8 foals are born every year at Eldhestar. It brings me much pleasure to be the person who is responsible for breaking them in and training them during the autumn and winter. To this point, the breeding...

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Eldhestar in november 2019

Eldhestar in november 2019

News november 2019 For over 30 years, Eldhestar has offered unique horse riding tours which have always been operated by Eldhestar. Why choose Eldhestar? A reliable company with a solid history – since 1986. Have their own herd 350 horses to choose from – well suited...

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Eldhestar in October

Eldhestar in October

Much has happened at Eldhestar in October. These exciting things come from developments in the trips we offer. For example, in October we announced Trip 33, Riding and Photography Course. The trip sold out. It provided participants opportunities to improve their general knowledge of photography

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Hotel Eldhestar – Christmas buffet

Hotel Eldhestar – Christmas buffet

Join us for our annual Christmas buffet at Hotel Eldhestar on the last two weekends in November and the first weekend in December. Enjoy a range of delicious Christmas foods in the Icelandic country side. Happy Hour from 17 - 19. All cocktails on 50% discount....

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The Eldhestar Brochure for 2020 is here!

The Eldhestar Brochure for 2020 is here!

Download the brochure in English hereDownload the brochure in German hereDownload the brochure in Swedish hereDownload the brochure in Danish hereEldhestars new brochure for 2020 can now be downloaded from our Web site. You can choose between four different languages,...

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News – September 2019

News – September 2019

The start of September marks the end of Eldhestar’s summer schedule for all longer and shorter tours around Iceland. The only tours we still offer are those near our farm Vellir, such as Around the Volcano, as well as our diverse day tours for our guests at Hótel...

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Recharge in the Barnyard

Recharge in the Barnyard

Environmental affairs have always been close to the heart of Eldhestar’s spokespersons. In 2002, for example, Hótel Eldhestar was the first hotel and guesthouse in Iceland to fulfil the requirements for the Nordic Swan voluntary eco-licensing system. Clearly,...

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Eldhestar News – May 2019

Eldhestar News – May 2019

May has kept us very busy at Eldhestar.  Here you’ll find the major doings. Our annual riding horse competition, Eldhestar Local, was on 10 May. This meet is only for the company’s employees and those associated with the company. Employees compete on horses that are...

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Newsletter 2 – April 2019

Newsletter 2 – April 2019

Our last Northern Lights Tour was in mid-April. This concluded our winter season 2018-2019. The popularity of these tours has clearly increased year-on-year. More guests came on our trips this winter than since the trips began 6 years ago. The...

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Newsletter – April 2019

Newsletter – April 2019

Even though no news has appeared on Eldhestar’s homepage since the end of January, a lot has happened here the past two months. Many guests have visited us. Overnight stays in the hotel reached new peaks in February and March. Turning to highlights,...

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Winter in Iceland

Winter in Iceland

How do you survive the winter in Iceland?Well, we have to say that this is a question we often get asked and it needs some more sentences to explain.First to say is that even our country is called ICE-land it is not as ice-cold as it sounds. Indeed, our...

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Enjoy Iceland with “Glacial Experience”

Enjoy Iceland with “Glacial Experience”

Most people visit us for their interests of the Icelandic horse. People come for 1 hour’s horseback riding, a 1-day riding tour or even several days on the highlands, away from the crowd, riding the unbeaten path where the only thing you hear comes from...

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Sum Up 2018

Sum Up 2018

Dear fellow Eldhestar-Riders, Around Christmas and New Year‘s Eve, we wanted to look back onto 2018 and thank all of you for riding with us! We had a fantastic year with you and our horses on all of our tours! A successful year comes to an end, with around...

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Travelling with your family to Eldhestar

Travelling with your family to Eldhestar

Come and make some family memories at Eldhestar!Experience a fascinating nature on our wonderful Icelandic horses with your family. Our riding tours range from one or two hours to several days and are suited for riders age 7+ and all experience levels....

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Youngster Training

Youngster Training

We are happy to have our young horses inside again now, they brighten up everybody's day with their fluffy winter coats, big eyes and curious minds.The older ones (4 and 5-year-olds), we started training again after their summer break and are happy that...

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Tour 19 – Sprengisandur

Tour 19 – Sprengisandur

Both our famous Sprengisandur Wilderness Tours have been great! All our guests overcame the challenge of 6 long days of riding. Thanks to our guides and chef our guests returned happy to our farm!

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Welcome Little Foals!

Welcome Little Foals!

We have had a lot of sunny, windless days, the grass has turned green and the temperatures are rising steadily, the perfect conditions for new life to emerge! Almost all of our foals have seen the light of day and we are proud of our this year‘s...

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Tour 16 – Last Minute Sale until 4th June!

Tour 16 – Last Minute Sale until 4th June!

Last Minute Sale until 4th June! We have a few seats left on our Tour 16 - The Valleys of Borgarfjördur. The tour the Valleys of Borgarfjördur  will be guided by one of the owners of Eldhestar and leads through the beautiful landscapes of the...

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Eldhestar Local Staff Competition 2018

Eldhestar Local Staff Competition 2018

On Friday, 11th May, we held our fifth Eldhestar Local staff competition. 20 riders and horses participated in the competition this year. The task was to ride a full loop in slow tölt, then change direction and show a loop with speed changes...

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The Hot River is Currently Closed

The Environment Agency closed a walk in Reykjadalur in Ölfus on March 31st, to protect the area from damage. Following a state check in the area, the closure was extended by 4 weeks, until 12 May 2018, in consultation with the municipality concerned,...

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