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The colours of winter

The colours of winter

No other season in Iceland is so intense and powerful as the winter. The wind is stronger, waterfalls freeze and mountains turn white. We are in the middle of winter and it has been kind to us so far. We have cold temperatures but barely storms. We enjoy the crispy...

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

It is time to thank all of you who visited us this year. We hope that all our guests that took part in Eldhestar's tours or stayed at our hotel had a fantastic time. No matter if you spent one hour or an entire week on one of our tours, we hope you collected...

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Updates from our farm

Updates from our farm

Now we are getting closer to the end of the year and preparations for 2024 have been going on for several months. In this newsletter, we would like to inform you that Hotel Eldhestar is getting larger and the building process has been underway. Furthermore, the hotel...

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Iceland in its true form

Iceland in its true form

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...

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Lýsingur in Memoriam

Lýsingur in Memoriam

In the 35 years that Eldhestar has operated, hundreds of horses have been used in the company’s varied tours. Many visitors and employees have found their favorite horses during these years.  Some horses make a lasting impression, others don’t. “Lýsingur in Memoriam”...

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Summer is approaching…..

Summer is approaching…..

Summer 2023 is coming closer. Last summer was one of our best so far. Thanks to you, it was better than expected. Almost all our tours last summer were fully booked. We are grateful to all of you for choosing Eldhestar.   Next summer looks good as well. Our...

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

It is now close to the end of 2022. We are all happy about how well this year turned out. Before looking ahead, we want to thank all of you who visited us this year. Many of you came here to Eldhestar and we thoroughly enjoyed serving you, and we hope you had a...

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Fall brings expectations

Fall brings expectations

The fall is always an exciting time to join our horses in the meadows. Many of our horses have now been on vacation for 2-3 months. It’s a part of our job to watch over them to make sure that they are doing well. The nutritional level of the grass starts decreasing,...

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Don´t book too late!

Don´t book too late!

Almost all our longer and wilderness tours this summer are now fully booked. We still have places available on some of our shorter tours, such as: Tour 9 - Around the Volcano,  Tour 11 - Krýsuvík and the Blue Lagoon, and Tour 12 - Thingvellir and around Lake...

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

It is now close to the end of 2021. For all of us, this year has been one of the strangest, most difficult, and challenging years for all of us. Despite difficulties, we kept our tours going last summer and into the fall and winter. Before we look ahead, we want to...

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These little things are huge…

These little things are huge…

This fall, our farm offers you many experiences and activities that add more depth and fullness to life. Imagine beautiful autumn colours – yellow and yellow-brown covering moss, grass, bushes, and trees. Here you find harmony between the colours in the landscape and...

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Look Forward to 2022 with Eldhestar

Look Forward to 2022 with Eldhestar

Now, our summer is over, and it turned out even better than we expected. It started slowly, but bookings really got going in early July.  Thanks to all who decided to visit us this summer and. We hope that everyone enjoyed their trip. Eldhestar’s preparations for next...

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Our first real days are off to a good start

Our first real days are off to a good start

Eldhestar’ s business is picking up momentum. Our guests are enjoying the half-day and day trips. They have been going smoothly for a few weeks now. The pace reminds us of our first years in 1987-1989. The number participating in these trips has been growing with each...

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The summer starts in the past and present…..

The summer starts in the past and present…..

The First Day of Summer is an annual public holiday in Iceland. It is celebrated on the first Thursday after the 18th of April (19–25 April). It celebrates the start of the first summer month (Harpa) of the old Icelandic calendar. The old calendar had six months...

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History partially repeats itself

History partially repeats itself

More than a hundred years ago, a virus epidemic broke out in Iceland, as well as elsewhere in Europe. It was named “The Spanish Flu.” The same year, 1918, a volcanic eruption began in Iceland. One of the largest volcanoes in Iceland, Katla, began erupting in November....

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Positive Attitude is our Strength

Positive Attitude is our Strength

Newsletter January/February 2021 We hope the new year has started well for all of you. The winter has been very kind to us here at Eldhestar and in South Iceland in general. Elsewhere in the country, people have been experiencing heavy snowfall and cold weather. We...

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Newsletter December 2020 – Merry Christmas

Newsletter December 2020 – Merry Christmas

Dear Guests, It is now close to the end of 2020. It has been one of the strangest, most difficult, and challenging years for all of us. We have had to live with limitations and different guidelines due to Covid-19. The company has had to adapt and restructure in order...

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Early Winter’s Day

Early Winter’s Day

The first snow has covered the mountains around the farm and temperatures have dropped below zero. Winter has officially began in Iceland and it is the best time to enjoy snowy landscapes, late sunrises, early sunsets and Northern lights.Now when we have very few...

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Look Forward to 2021 with Eldhestar

Look Forward to 2021 with Eldhestar

As strange as times feel now, looking ahead realistically is bracing. One thing is sure. This pandemic will loosen its grip slowly but surely. Brighter times lie ahead. Just when is difficult to predict but expecting it sooner rather than later will help us now....

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The Eldhestar Brochure for 2021 is here!

The Eldhestar Brochure for 2021 is here!

Download the brochure in English here Download the brochure in German here Download the brochure in Swedish here Download the brochure in Danish here Eldhestars new brochure for 2021 can now be downloaded from our Web site. You can choose between four different...

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The Fall, The Winter – A New Reality!

The Fall, The Winter – A New Reality!

A lot happened this August. Most of our tours through mid-August were well booked. We are very thankful to all our guests for coming in these uncertain times. Further down, you will find photos taken on the last Kjölur tour of the summer, which started 15 August. We...

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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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