Jon Benediktsson and Nicole Chéné first travelled into the Highlands of Iceland in 1980. Ever since they have run their own expeditions to let others enjoy the wilderness and a trek with the quiet and friendly Icelandic horses. You can now visit their farm in the South of Iceland where they offer horse rides from 1-hour to extended overnight expeditions.
Where can I experience riding an Icelandic horse or take part in a longer trek?
The majority of the horses are hand-reared by Hekluhestar and trained at Austvadsholt. They have a super close bond with their horses and they love it when animal-loving guests hold this affinity and form a quick connection. The Icelandic horse is a unique breed, being perfectly suited to the varied and dramatic volcanic terrain.
- The Hekluhestar family has been offering horse riding opportunities since 1981
- Treks include a 1-hour ride to a multiple-day riding expedition in the Highlands of Iceland