Eldhestar Team

Hróðmar Bjarnason

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Hróðmar, one of the founders and owners of Eldhestar, takes care of the entire Eldhestar organisation. He is an economist, has worked with horses in Iceland and abroad and also enjoys guiding wilderness tours.

Sigurjón Bjarnason

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Sigurjón, one of the founders and owners of Eldhestar, breeds Icelandic horses at the farm Fellsmúli and works as a school principal. In summer he guides wilderness tours.

Þorsteinn Hjartarson

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Thorsteinn is one of the founders and owners of Eldhestar. He is director of education in the municipality of Árborg and also guides longer and wilderness tours in summer.

Hulda Svandís Hjaltadóttir

Hulda Svandís, from Iceland, started working at Eldhestar in 2014. She works at the office, taking care of book keeping and accounting.

Svetlana Simanova

Svetlana, from Russia, joined Eldhestar in 2009. She is responsible for the restaurant and housekeeping.

Nicolas Gadanyi

Nico, from Germany, has worked at Eldhestar since 2009. He started as a guide and is now the Chef at Hótel Eldhestar.

Ida Thorborg

Ida, from Denmark, has worked at Eldhestar since 2008 with a 3 year-long break for her studies at Hólar University of Horse Sciences. She works as trainer and instructor at Eldhestar and is responsible for the horses.

Marieke Huurenkamp

Marieke, from the Netherlands, started working at Eldhestar in 2014. She is responsible of the stable and is guiding tours.

Hlöðver Ólason

Hlöðver, from Iceland, started working as a guide at Eldhestar in 1990. After a 10 years break, he joined our team again in 2013, now working as a driver and taking care of all kind of tasks around the farm.

Vésteinn Sigurjónsson

Vésteinn, from Iceland, has spent many summers working for Eldhestar. He now works as farrier, driver and guide during his breaks from University.

Stefán Erlendsson

Stefán, from Iceland, is a childhood friend of the founders of Eldhestar. He works as a teacher and guides multi-day tours at Eldhestar in summer.

Corinna Frahm

Corinna, from Germany, has spent several summers working at Eldhestar, she is guiding multi-day tours.

Ulrike Schubert

Ulrike, from Germany, has worked for Eldhestar since 2001, first all year round and now guiding multi-day tours during the summer time.

Daniel van der Blij

Daniel, from Sweden, started working for Eldhestar in 2001. He is a professional farrier who teaches horseshoeing in Sweden and regularly returns for shoeing and guiding at Eldhestar.

Johanna Weissensteiner

Johanna, from Austria, works at the restaurant and the reception. She has been working at Eldhestar with breaks since 2013.

Pavla Žeravíková

Pavla, from the Czech Republic, works at the restaurant and the reception. Like Johanna, she keeps on returning to Eldhestar since her first visit 2014.

Toni Stansfield

Toni, from England, first came to Eldhestar in 2011 and regularly returns for a few months, mainly guiding multi-day tours for Eldhestar.

Sarah F. Wulf

Sarah, from Germany, regularly returns to Eldhestar to work as a guide.