Horse Farm on Snæfellsnes Peninsula, IcelandBook Cottages Now
Söðulsholt is a working horse breeding, training and conditioning farm, with land of about 1118 ha and owned by Einar Ólafsson. Söðulsholt was a regular farm until 1936, at which time it was changed into a parsonage until 1994. Einar acquired the farm in 1998 and turned Söðulsholt into a horse breeding and forestation farm.
The horse training and conditioning is managed by Iðunn and Dóri and Einar‘s grandchildren enjoy spending and working their summers at the farm and are avid horse riders.
Foal season runs from May through September, when we welcome additional foals into the Söðulsholt family.
June features our sleppitur event, when the horses that were stabled near Reykjavík are let out for the sumer.
In July, we participate in the annual Farmer Ride and guests may have the ability to join in on the festivities, including a fantastic lamb dinner and dancing at the end of the day (additional fee). We also have a Ladies‘ Ride in July/August of every year which our lady guests may be able to join.
We offer our guests the possibility to reserve short riding tours around the area (additional fee). Söðulsholt also includes a river where you can test your skills at catching fresh Icelandic salmon or trout (additonal fee, summer only).
Our location is ideal for observing the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) as they can be seen from October through March.
Sodulsholt is located approximately 13 km (8 miles) from the Eldborg Volcanic Crater, 50 km (31 miles) from the town of Borgarnes, 45 km (28 miles) from the historic town of Stykkisholmur, 69 km (43 miles) from Arnarstappi/Hellnar and the Snaefellsjokull glacier.
Einar has travelled the world and lived in Luxembourg for 18 years prior to moving to the United States for another 16 years. Today he calls Söðulsholt and Snæfellsnes home, operates the farm, which also includes forestation and growing barley, and enjoys the spectacular view of the mountains, the ocean, free grazing horses.