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?
Hekluhestar offers a wide range of horse riding experiences and established its business in 1981. You will find them in the destination provided on the map in the little town of Hella.
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