Hekluhestar – Day Tours

Austvadsholt farm, the heart of Hekluhestar, is located in a vast open area only 7 km from the hotel in the vicinity of the volcano Mount Hekla.  At this working farm with sheeps its main activity is the breeding and training of Icelandic horses.

Most of the horses used by Hekluhestar in the riding tours are born, bred and trained at Austvadsholt. Guests are encouraged to share in this close relationship with all the horses, which is one of the key ingredients in making the Hekluhestar riding tour so special.

The Icelandic horse itself is uniquely well adapted to the varied and dramatic volcanic terrain. The horse has two additional gaits, the “tölt” and “pace”, compared to other horse breeds. These extra gaits allow the horses to make comfortable, fast yet sure-footed progress over long distances riding tours, in both the fertile valleys and the rugged hilltops.

Come and visit our farm and go for a one hour ride up to a day tour along the river Rangá with a beautiful view of the mountains, including the active volcanos Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull. After your ride you can enjoy the farm life and meet the other animals at the farm.


Dates: Open all year around.



  • 1 hour ride:  9.500 Isk
  • 2 hour ride: 17.000 Isk
  • 3 hour ride: 25.000 Isk
  • 4-5 hour ride: 35.000 Isk

Golf Club Hella

Golf Club Hella – Strandarvöllur

Golf club Hella which is only 20 minutes away from our hotel, has a fantastic 18 hole links course that can challenge any golfer.   The course is very easy to walk and even though its not close to the ocean its links characteristics shine through every hole.  Even though there are not many bunkers, they are characterized with black sand.  At the clubhouse you can rent clubs, trolly or buggy upon availability.  For better view of the course please visit their website at www.ghr.is and there you can access a flyover view for each hole.

While you play golf you have the most amazing view of the surrounding mountains, the glacier Eyjafjallajökull  and of course the volcano Hekla.  You will play golf in absolutely stunning environment and relax afterwards at our hotel after a perfect game of golf.

For “Stay & Play” packages please contact us at booking@landhotel.is

Icelandic Horse World

Icelandic Horse World

They welcome you to the horse breeding farm Skeiðvellir

If you want to get to know the Icelandic horse while travelling in Iceland you have come to the right place. Skeiðvellir is a family run horse breeding and training farm which is home to around 100 horses. They offer a unique chance to get to know their remarkable icelandic horses and explore the beautiful landscape on horseback.

Why ride with Icelandic HorseWorld ?

  • You will ride in  small group rides in the beautiful landscape of southern Iceland.  We specialize in rides for small groups which are seldom bigger than 6 riders.
  • You receive instructions on how to ride and you  have a chance to get to know your horse before we leave for our ride. All this takes place in our modern and large riding hall.
  • You are invited for a coffee, tea or hot chocolate in our cozy stable café after the ride.  It is also possible for non-riders to wait in the stable café while you ride.
  • You will be riding a well educated horse with a good tölt who is fun to ride. We have horses for more experienced riders as well as some very trustworthy horses for beginners and even those who have never ridden before.
  • They are only 5 minutes away from the hotel

To make reservations you can either contact us or call them direct at +354 899 5619 or visit their website Iceworld



Laugaland is only 15 km away from the hotel.
Wonderful country swimming pool with everything that a family needs after an amazing day.
Hot tubs, water slide and a pool.

Winter openings from 1. October

  • Mondays to Wednesdays from 19:00 – 21:30
  • Thursdays  16:00 – 20:00
  • Saturdays  14:00 – 17:00
  • Closed Fridays and Sundays.

Summer openings  from 1. June

  • Mondays to Fridays 14:00 – 21:00.
  • Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 – 19:00

63° 54.943’N, 20° 24.998’W
+354 487-6545