Hotel Eldhestar is a cozy countryside hotel with a luxurious atmosphere. It features 37 spacious rooms with private facilities, a restaurant and hot tubs. In 2015, we expanded the hotel and it now offers a larger, brighter dining- and conference room. In 2016, we also added ten comfortable new rooms. The hotel is dedicated to the Icelandic horse and its interior is inspired by colors and materials in Icelandic nature, genuine craftsmanship and old tradition. Hotel Eldhestar was built with ecological technology and was the first lodging in Iceland to receive the Nordic Swan Eco-label.
Visit our Hotel Eldhestar page for more detailed information.
Guesthouse Eldhestar was built in 2010 and is located next to Hotel Eldhestar and the stable.
The guesthouse has 7 simple yet comfortable rooms with shared facilities. In total, it offers 19 beds in 4 twin rooms, 1 triple room and 2 quad rooms. All rooms are equipped with a sink. The facilities include a bright, comfortable lounge area, two bathrooms with showers and WC as well as one extra WC.
Accommodation at Guesthouse Eldhestar is for guests participating in our multi-day riding tours during the summer season and for our shorter winter tours, but can be booked all year round. We serve all meals in the bright, spacious restaurant at Hotel Eldhestar. Of course all our guests are welcome to use the hotel’s facilities such as the hot tubs, the lobby area with fire place, the changing room and free WiFi.
You are welcome to book accommodation at Guesthouse Eldhestar – please contact us!
Tours with accommodation at Guesthouse Eldhestar (2- to 4-bed rooms with shared facilities):
- One night on Long Tours and Wilderness Tours 14-20 as well as on Tour 10 Thórsmörk.
- Two nights on Tour 13 Golden Highlights of the South and Tour 11 Krýsuvík, three nights on Tour 12 Thingvellir.
- Tour 7G Volcano Contrasts, Tour 8aG & 8bG Natures Treasures & Riders Pleasures (Winter Program), Tour 9G Around the Volcano, Tour 30G Winter Riding Course.
- All these tours are also available with hotel accommodation.
- Tour 8e Northern Lights Grand Tour.
- Tour 21 Sheep Round Up.
Eldhestar offers comfortable accommodation in a charming environment.
We are ideally situated for sightseeing and activities in South Iceland!
Our farm Vellir is situated in the heart of Iceland‘s south-western countryside close to the town Hveragerði, one of Iceland’s most picturesque village nestled in a green valley between volcanic mountains with steaming hot springs. Hveragerði derives its name from the Icelandic word for hot spring, “hver” and gardens “gerði”. The warm river “Varmá” runs through the village which is well known for its beautiful scenery, many hot springs, flower festivals and a geothermal park. You can find further information about Hveragerði here.
The volcanic hills and valleys and the volcano Hengill north of Vellir are an outdoor paradise for hikers and riders with marked trails in fascinating landscape and the possibility to bathe in a warm river.
South of Vellir are large meadows with grazing horses, wetlands rich in bird life and the broad delta of the mighty glacial river Ölfusá. The grasslands surrounding the river delta and the black beach of the nearby North Atlantic are ideal for exploring on horseback.
East of the farm, excellent riding trails take us through farmland with many well known horse farms, all the way to the town Selfoss.
This unique location enables us to operate riding tours in all directions, with constantly changing scenery.
Eldhestar is ideally situated for sightseeing and activities in South Iceland. While riders spend their day on horseback, non-riders can choose amongst several tours to some of the most popular natural attractions or book an activity of their choice.
It takes about 40 minutes to drive from Reykjavik City Center to Eldhestar (ca. 45 km).
Take the main road Miklabraut out of the city until you see the sign “Vík/Hveragerði”. Turn right on road number 1, direction South. Continue on road Nr. 1 for about 35 minutes. You cross the mountain pass Hellisheiði and drive down to the village Hveragerði.
Eldhestar is located just outside Hveragerði next to road no. 1, about 1.4 km after you have passed the roundabout. You see the sign and the riding hall on the right side of the road.
Please also have a look a the map.
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