JF hestar is a small family run business, based in Hofsós in Skagafjördur in the north of Iceland. For three generations we have been breeding and training horses. Today it’s Jóhann Fridgeirsson and Fridgeir Ingi Jóhannsson who runs the business – both known to be extremely knowledgeable and experienced horsemen. Fridgeir’s girlfriend and partner Kajsa is now in her third and final year at Holar, and also does a lot of work around the horses and with the tours in between all the hard work at University. Jóhann’s wife Elsa is known for her wonderful home cooking. Fridgeir’s sisters Silja and Sonja are also happy to come home and help out every now and then.
In the summer we offer exclusive riding tours in small and friendly groups, which will give you a personal and special experience. The landscape is breathtaking, and will make you want to return again and again. In September you have a unique possibility to join the traditional horse round up in Unadalur, and in February you can combine riding in a winter wonderland with visits to different breeding farms, when the horses are home from the valleys.
For the last 20 years Jóhann have spent spring and autumn in Sweden, where he is a very popular riding instructor, with fully booked courses all over the southern parts of the country.
Over the years we have bred and raised many horses that have been sold on to happy owners in Iceland and in Sweden. Until 2004 under the farm name Hof, and after that Berglandi 1.
Photo: Gunilla Norrman