WELCOME TO ELDHESTAR!
Situated along Road No. 1, only 30 minutes ‘drive from Reykjavík, lies the farm Vellir. From this unique location between volcanoes, rivers and the ocean, the riding tours takes you through scenic landscapes in the heart of Iceland ‘s south-western countryside.
The area around the volcano Hengill with its beautiful valleys, hot springs and the chance to bathe in natural warm water is ideal for horseback riding. This is also what inspired our name: Volcano Horses – Eldhestar in Icelandic.
You’ll experience an Iceland you might not have seen before – the Iceland of 100 or 1000 years ago. Endless meadows, rushing glacial streams, hidden valleys, dormant volcanoes and high mountains are waiting to be discovered. Our riding tours range from one or two hours to several days to suit riders of all ages and abilities.
Relax in a beautiful and peaceful environment. Experience fascinating nature on the wonderful Icelandic horses. Enjoy fine accommodation, food and drink in a cosy atmosphere at Hotel Eldhestar.
Since the beginning of activities in 1986, Eldhestar have been striving to combine pleasure, comfort and adventure.
Daily at 10:00, 14:00 and 17:00
Our bestselling day-tour is the ideal way to experience the Icelandic horse on excellent riding paths while being surrounded by nature. Riding time is 1 1/2 -2 hours. The tour is ideal for both beginners as well as more experienced riders.
From 93,28 EUR per pers.
Daily at 13:00
This 1 hours riding tour is ideal for beginners who want to enjoy unspoiled nature while riding the amazing Icelandic horse.
From 72,01 EUR per pers.
Daily at 10:00
For experienced riders, it is hard to find a better way to experience the Icelandic horse in its natural surroundings. Cross Kaldá river, explore Heiðmörk nature park or Mt. Helgafell while trying the unique tölt riding style all within one day. Riding time is 4 1/2 – 5 hours.
From 159,56 EUR per pers.
Daily at 10:00 and 14:00
Enjoy the friendly horses at our stables. Ideal for those who want to experience the magic of the Icelandic horse but do not fancy a riding tour. You learn some facts about the horse, pet the horse, see the gaits and take some pictures
From 28,64 EUR per pers.
Daily at 13:00
A shorter version of our popular Viking tour the Express day-tour offers experienced riders a unique opportunity to see the versatility of the Icelandic horse in breathtaking nature. Join our trained guides for an exciting ride across Kaldá river and around Mt. Helgafell or Heiðmörk nature park. Riding time is 2 1/2 hours.
From 119,47 EUR per pers.
Daily at 13:00
The perfect experience for the whole family! See and experience the Icelandic horse with specially selected horses, under trained guidance – ensuring a safe and enjoyable riding experience for even the youngest family members. Riding time is 30 minutes.
From 54,01 EUR per pers.