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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....

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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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In Fast Pace towards the Summer

In Fast Pace towards the Summer

For this time of the year, the Icelandic weather lives up to its reputation to change every few minutes and to be kind of rough. Although it presents us a daily mixture of hail, snow, wind and a lot of suns, our guests enjoy the typical Icelandic tours...

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Spring is here!

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...

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Winter weather

Winter weather

Now, this is a much-discussed topic here in Iceland, perfectly suited for small talk with everyone you pass on the street. We have two types of winters here, the mild, wet, gray, unpleasant, but harmless kind that we had last year and the exciting kind...

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Tour Dates 2018-2019

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 daysNorthern Lights Grand Tour - 5...

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NEW TOUR 2018 – The Valleys of Borgarfjörður

NEW TOUR 2018 – The Valleys of Borgarfjörður

The Valleys of Borgarfjörður in West Iceland – June 16In summer 2018, we will offer a new tour in one of the most beautiful areas of Iceland, on scenic trails which have not before part been part of our longer tours. We will ride 6 days with a herd of...

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New Brochure 2018

New Brochure 2018

Eldhestars new brochure for 2018 can now be downloaded, for the English brochure please download it from our home page.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...

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Summer feeling

Summer feeling

This time of the year, the days no longer turn to nights and the twilight between sunset and sunrise is still bright enough to read a newspaper. Summer has come! For us, this means the beginning of the long-tour season. We venture further away from civilization and...

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Eldhestar Local 2017

Eldhestar Local 2017

Eldhestar Local Staff Competition 2017On  Friday, May 12, we held our fourth Eldhestar Local staff competition. 18 riders and horses participated in the competition this year. Most of the horses are owned by Eldhestar, some of which we actually bred...

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First Signs of Summer

First Signs of Summer

Cuteness Overload! While the thermometer climbs to the high teens in the rest of the northern hemisphere and spring is either in full flush or at least right around the corner, here in Iceland, we have a little bit of winter left to go. But...

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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.

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