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About Eldhestar

Situated along Road No. 1, only 30 minutes´drive from Reykjavík, lies our farm Vellir. From this unique location between volcanoes, rivers and the ocean, our riding tours take us 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 our wonderful Icelandic horses. Enjoy fine accommodation, food and drink in a cozy atmosphere at Hotel Eldhestar.

Since the beginning of our activities in 1986, we have been striving to combine pleasure, comfort and adventure. It is important to us to respect and protect nature in all our endeavors. We emphasize personal service, safety and an environmentally friendly operation. Eldhestar is participant of VAKINN, Iceland tourism’s official quality and safety label.

Quick overview


  • Horse Riding
  • Hiking
  • Ice Hiking
  • Rafting
  • Bird Watching
  • Volcano an Geyser
  • Whale Watching

Professional qualifications:

  • Icelandic Tourist Board - Licenced tour operator
  • VAKINN - Certified travel service

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