Hella Horse Rental was founded in 2014, owned by the couple Ingi Hlynur and Sigurborg. Riding has always been a big part of Ingi’s family’s life. Ingi does most of the hard work when it comes to horses, he tames them, shoes them etc. Ingi is an experienced guide, he has worked as a mountain tour guide and he is also a sports teacher. Brought up on a farm where horses played a big role Sigurborg has been riding since she was four. She recently made a career change and moved back to the south coast to focus on the horses and enjoy the country side life. Hella Horse Rental is located next to the main road in Hella, on the east side of the Stracta Hotel.
The tour starts from the Horse Rental in Hella. We start slowly and ride tölt down to the waterfall Ægisíðufoss. We make a stop to let the riders enjoy the view and take pictures. We continue the ride and make a round tour; we ride along the river Ytri-Rangá in the black sand and lupine, cross a small stream and ride through a little forest and grown land, before we end the tour again at the horse rental. While riding on this tour you will have a great scenery of the volcanoes Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull.
We emphasize on the safety of the rider and we go over the main safety issues in the beginning of the tour.
Please send us an e-mail and make your booking today. If you have any special requests we are always ready to listen.
Duration: 1,5 hours. Departure time: 10:00, 15:00 and 18:00. Riding skills: Beginners/ Experienced riders
3 Hour Tour
The tour starts from the Horse Rental in Hella. We ride along a fishermen road towards the waterfall Árbæjarfoss, with a stunning view of the volcano Hekla, right in front of us. As we approach the waterfall the road becomes more soft and the nature changes. We make a decent stop at the waterfall and let the horses rest while we walk to it and enjoy the scenery. We continue riding and make a round tour; we ride towards Gunnarsholt and through a small forest before we head back home. Please send us an e-mail and make your booking today. If you have any special requests we are always ready to listen.
Duration: 3 hours. Departure time: 10:00, 15:00 or as agreed. Riding skills: Experienced riders.
5 day tour August 2017
There will be a 5 day tour on 10th – 15th August 2017. Contact us for more information.
Accommodation : Laufskálar Guesthouse
This three bedroom apartment in the center of Hella is available for rent from February 2017 to September 2017. Please observe we have limited availability.
Spacious kitchen with dining table and equipment for 8 people. Spacious and bright living room with tv and dvd player and sofa bed. One bedroom with double bed and two with two single beds which can be converted to double beds with a top mattress. Terrace in front of the house.
Included: WiFi, washing machine, dryer, bed linen and towels.
Surroundings: Swimming pool: 30 meters. Supermarket: 500 meters. Restaurant and Bar: 600 meters
The top attractions in South Iceland are all within 1 hour driving distance: The volcanoes Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull, the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss and Gullfoss and the geysers at Geysir.
Price per night: 30.000 ISK . Contact us to make your booking. Please see more information here