Booking & info

QUESTIONS?

Please contact Jóhann Fridgeirsson or Fridgeir Ingi Jóhannsson who will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Apart from Icelandic, Jóhann is fluent in Swedish, and Fridgeir speaks very good English.

Jóhann, +46 738 515 880, +354 897 4644 or +354 453 7444.
Fridgeir, +354 899 8975
You can also e-mail: hofshest@simnet.is

THIS IS HOW YOU BOOK AND PAY

You pay a booking fee of 3.800 SEK (approx 400 Euro), which is part of the total price. Your spot is guaranteed when you have paid the booking fee. Please contact us if you need any help or instructions of account etc.

Go to International payments on your banks website.
Information you need to fill in:
IBAN: IS310310385680004111110670
SWIFT: ESJAISRE
Company: JF hestar ehf, Bergland 1, 565 Hofsos, Island

The total amount is due 60 days at the latest before your arrival in Iceland.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

• Please note that all riding is at your own risk.
• Remember to take out travel insurance before your journey.
• Residents of the EU/EEA countries should bring their European Health Insurance Card (E-111 form) in case of illness and need for medical care

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

Riding tours, accommodation and meals (except breakfast) as described in the itineraries and transfer from Reykjavík and back is included for summer tours.

ACCOMMODATION

We take care of your accommodation. You will be sharing a house with 2-7 other participants. If you travel alone, you will not feel alone – we will take care of you, and all our guests are nice horse people, like you!

Dinner is included, and lunch on most riding days. Breakfast you will have to make for yourself, and is not included. There is a local grocery store in Hofsós where you can do your shopping. We return to our accommodations in Hofsós every night, except on the Silver Circle Tour and the Mountain Tour.

THE JOURNEY TO ICELAND

• The flight to and from Iceland is not included. Check for example icelandair.com
• Transport Reykjavik – Hofsós is included for the summer tours. You will be picked up at Keflavik International Airport or at BSI main bus station in Reykjavik.
• For the Horse Round Up and the Winter Tours you will have to make your own travel arrangements for the journey to and from Hofsós.
• If you prefer to rent a car, there are many car rental companies to choose from. In the winter the prices are close to half of what they are in the busy summer season. See for example autoeurope.com or www.hertz.com (who offers car rental one-way to/from Saudarkrokur).
• Remember to take out travel insurance before your journey.
• Residents of the EU/EEA countries should bring their European Health Insurance Card (E-111 form) in case of illness and need for medical care.
Please note that all riding is at your own risk.

WHAT TO BRING

• To be able to enjoy all kinds of weather, please bring warm and water proof clothing.
• Bring your swimming gear, and you will be able to enjoy hot springs or the fantastic swimming pool in Hofsós, which is next to where you will be staying.
• You DO NOT need to bring your own riding helmet, sheets or towels.
Riding wear – Caution: Disinfect! Used boots, riding wear, helmets, saddlebags etc., must be disinfected before arrival in Iceland. Chaps, bridles and other used leather gear must not be brought to Iceland. That is because infectious, contagious diseases can easily be brought into the country, which poses a great threat for the horses as they are not vaccinated.
• Riding wear is normally washed, and shoes are washed and cleaned, with VirkonS, Iodine or some other fluid disinfectant.

PRIVACY POLICY

Our company is called JF Hestar, based in Iceland.
Our website address is: jfhestar.is
Our address is: JF Hestar, Bergland 1, 565 Hofsós, Iceland
We can be reached by phone: 0035 48 974 644 (Jóhann Fridgeirsson)
Email: hofshest@simnet.is

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