Where Horses meet the Elves
The surroundings of our farm, located between the stony slopes of impressive mountains and the clear water of the North Atlantic, are, according to legend, the home to many elves. This fairyland with its lonely fjords, lush valleys, rushing rivers and imposing mountains is a paradise for horses and riders, too. Whether you already have some riding experience or not, this magical landscape promises unforgettable experiences on the back of one of our Icelandic horses.
Pólar Hestar has been offering riding tours in Northern Iceland since 1985. In 2020 our family business celebrates its 35th anniversary! It all began with a small herd of just about 15 horses. By now our herd comprises around 150 horses and we offer multiple different riding tours.
Are you interested in one of our riding tours in the elfland? Then do not hesitate to stop by. We are looking forward to your visit! Stefán, Juliane and Símon
PÓLAR HESTAR, our family business in Northern Iceland, has been existing for 35 years now. Our company was established by Stefán Kristjánsson in 1985. He dreamt of sharing the experience of riding through the breath-taking and unique nature of his home country with people from all over the world. His dream became true and until today riding tours into the enchanting surroundings of our farm delight our guests.
Our farm Grýtubakki is the heart of our company. We own about 150 well trained, sure footed, robust and cuddly horses. Furthermore, the farm is home to about 270 sheep, the dogs Lóa and Smári, several cats, rabbits and a few cackling chickens.