General Information

PÓLAR HESTAR, our small fully licensed family business was established in 1985. Stefán Kristjánsson, the owner of the company, had a dream: He wanted to show people from all over the world the breathtaking and unique nature of his home country from the back of a horse. This dream became reality and still today our guests are amazed by the perfect combination of horse and rider in a landscape which is beyond description.

The heart of the company is our farmhouse Grýtubakki. We have over 180 horses, all of which are well trained, sure-footed, strong and love to be caressed. Also the farm is home to some 280 sheep, the two dogs Lóa and Smári, several cats, some rabbits and a dozen cackling chickens.

The capital of Northern Iceland, Akureyri, is a thirty minute drive, and the historic and beautiful waterfall Goðafoss is not much further. The famous turfhouses of Laufás are close to us.

We look forward to welcoming you!
Stefán, Juliane and Símon