Explore South Iceland on horseback

At Hestheimar we offer riding tours near Hella in the astonishing icelandic nature surrounding our farm. Our horses are well educated and we have horses for both beginners and experienced riders. 


We  specialize in rides for small groups - but also welcome bigger groups. You will have a chance to get to know your horse in our riding hall before we leave for our ride, and riding instructions will be provided if needed. 

Helmets and raincoats are available for free. 

In the winter season we offer our visitors coffee, tea or hot chocolate in our cozy stable after the ride. 

Due to safety concerns tours may change during winter or bad weather conditions.


Day Tour

Duration: 4-5 hours

Available April - September


Discover the south of Iceland on an Icelandic horse! The four to five hours day tour offers a unique riding experience through the southern region of Iceland. The ride leads past two lakes and gives a magnificent outlook over the whole south. Furthermore it provides the perfect opportunity to try all the gaits of the Iceland horse. At the halfway point, we stop for our packed lunch. 


1-20 persons....29.500 ISK pp




Duration: 2 hours

Available all year

Enjoy two hours of riding in the breathtaking nature surrounding Hestheimar. The first hour of the tour will be on a small trail crossing the Steinslækur river, which leads to a secret canyon. The tour also offer the opportunity to ride at different speeds on bridle paths, which are suitable for tölt, trot and gallop. 


1 person.................15.500 ISK

2 or more..........14.500 ISK pp


River & Canyon Ride

Duration: 1 hour

Available all year

Enjoy an one hour ride following a small trail, which crosses the river Steinslækur multiple times. During the ride you will have a magnificent view of the volcano Hekla, as we are heading to our secret canyon. The tour also 

provides the perfect opportunity to try the famous gait tölt.


1 person.................10.500 ISK

2 or more............9.500 ISK pp



Panorama Tour

Duration: 3 hours

Available April - September


Enjoy a 3 hour ride on bridle paths and through icelandic farm land. During the ride a panoramic view of the volcano Hekla, several glaciers and the Westman Islands can be experienced on clear days. The tour provides many opportunities to ride at faster speeds. 


1-20 persons....20.000 ISK pp

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Winter Ride

Duration: 1 hour

Available during winter

Enjoy an hour of riding in the breathtaking winter wonderland surrounding Hestheimar. Riding in the winter in Iceland is magical. Our horses are shoed with special winter shoes with spikes allowing them to be sure-footed on the snow and ice. The tour offers also opportunity to try 'tölt'.

After an unforgettable ride, we offer hot drinks at the stable.


1 person.................10.500 ISK

2 or more..........9.500 ISK pp