Mr Iceland - horse and man legs

About us

Where horse and you become one

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Mr Iceland horse ride tour memories
We only offer top quality horses equipment and food

About Mr. Iceland

Our farm Efri-Úlfsstaðir is a place that Icelanders and people from all over the world come to enjoy and celebrate the Icelandic horse. The farm's surroundings offer amazing opportunities for beautiful riding tours that are secluded from the rest of the world.

Our goal with each retreat is for our guests to establish a unique bond with their horse that will last a lifetime.
To help you establish that bond we practice yoga and mindfulness to open our hearts and minds for these most earth connected creatures Iceland has to offer.

We only offer top quality horses equipment and food

About Mr. Iceland

Our farm Efri-Úlfsstaðir is a place that Icelanders and people from all over the world come to enjoy and celebrate the Icelandic horse. The farm's surroundings offer amazing opportunities for beautiful riding tours that are secluded from the rest of the world.

Our goal with each retreat is for our guests to establish a unique bond with their horse that will last a lifetime.
To help you establish that bond we practice yoga and mindfulness to open our hearts and minds for these most earth connected creatures Iceland has to offer.

The Icelandic horse whisperer

Hörður Bender

Through my lifelong relationship with horses, training and exploring possibilities and growth with horses, I’ve learned, when human & horse hearts entwine, magic happens…

I am a witness to the human heart opening and receiving through the generous and loving spirit of horse. I call it magic. There is no being more kind, generous, giving and loving as horse. We humans can feel this truth deep down when we start to truly trust and listen to this great teacher – the horse.

Our awe and fascination can quickly become a lifelong love affair with a love being we call horse…

Hörður Bender mission is to “create meaningful and joyful connection between horses and humans”. Hörður´s passion for bringing horses unconditional love and empowerment to others, blossomed through his lifelong sharing of profound relationships with his own horses. Hörður credits his horses for guiding his life path of learning and teaching Compassionate Horsemanship to those who are drawn to connecting with horses in a profound and meaningful way. Hörður sees himself as their co-facilitator and assistant the horses are the masters, he their student.

Hörður Bender - the Icelandic horse whisperer
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Hörður Bender

Why Mr. Iceland?

When you come for a visit to my farm I guarantee that you will only get top quality horses and the best locally produced food.

I will make sure you will have the right horse and I before we go riding you will get a riding lesson to make sure you feel comfortable with your horse. After the riding we all gather around my kitchen table for a wonderful meal and lively conversations.

Look forward having you as my guests - welcome! Do not miss this opportunity when you are in Iceland to get to know real Icelandic horses on a real Icelandic horse breeding farm.

Our Experiences

Mr. Iceland combines nature, culture, and animal life to create the best experience for you. The Icelandic farm living is different from others, and we want you to know all about it.

We firmly believe in nature and everything it has for us. We create an adventure around nature with our beautiful friends, the Icelandic horses.

You will fall in love for them as soon as you meet them! Enjoy some yoga and meditation time if you like to, and we will end our day by sharing an extraordinary meal as a family. We love to know everyone and their life stories!

Here are some of our tours.

Horse riding tours for very special moments

Private retreats and Honeymoons

We have a long experience in welcoming VIP´s and Honeymooners where we do something very special.
Spending few days at the farm while riding, yoga, sightseeing and bathing in our amazing natural hot springs is something we love to do.

Get in touch with us and allow us to surprise you!

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Hi my friend!

We can't wait to have you at the farm and show you all the magic Iceland has to offer. The horse represents the most masterful form of earth energy in Iceland. It provides us with momentum so reliable, so supportive that you can ride your horse toward any goal, no matter how difficult the terrain. A horse personality is fully awakened, fully alive and cannot be defeated.

The Horse's freedom becomes available to us to only through opening your heart to our amazing Icelandic nature.

Love to you my friend,
Hörður

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What they say about us

Words from our dear guests

We are proud of the fact that our guests have voted us for being the best experience of all experiences in Iceland. Feel free to look at our reviews.

Once in a lifetime

This was by far the best part of my experience in Iceland. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. You must come to the farm and see this for yourself. You will never forget it.

Ride like a Icelander

Ride like a Icelander and eat like a Viking! This experience blew our minds - a must if you’re in Iceland. The horses were so calm and affectionate, felt extremely safe the whole time and the ride was very scenic. Hordur is a great guy and a fantastic cook. Loved it!

Mr.Iceland loves horses

Hordur's love for what he does shows. He took his time explaining and introducing us to his beautiful horses, and taught us how to understand and ride them. By far this was the highlight of my 8 days in Iceland, and I'll always remember meeting the wonderful people in this experience.

This one tops them all

I have done a lot of traveling and a lot of excursions and adventures but this one truly tops them all. Hordur is the most gracious host I’ve ever encountered and he truly made this experience something special to me. The horses and his expertise along with his generosity are unmatched in any other experience I’ve ever had.

Fantastic experience

From the moment we got there we felt welcome and at ease. He explained everything in detail and made sure we were comfortable with the horses before riding out. We got to see beautiful scenery, we sang and shared stories. After, we enjoyed an incredible meal in his beautiful home and it was just extremely wonderful.

Once in a lifetime

This was by far the best part of my experience in Iceland. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. You must come to the farm and see this for yourself. You will never forget it.

Ride like a Icelander

Ride like a Icelander and eat like a Viking! This experience blew our minds - a must if you’re in Iceland. The horses were so calm and affectionate, felt extremely safe the whole time and the ride was very scenic. Hordur is a great guy and a fantastic cook. Loved it!

Mr.Iceland loves horses

Hordur's love for what he does shows. He took his time explaining and introducing us to his beautiful horses, and taught us how to understand and ride them. By far this was the highlight of my 8 days in Iceland, and I'll always remember meeting the wonderful people in this experience.

This one tops them all

I have done a lot of traveling and a lot of excursions and adventures but this one truly tops them all. Hordur is the most gracious host I’ve ever encountered and he truly made this experience something special to me. The horses and his expertise along with his generosity are unmatched in any other experience I’ve ever had.

Fantastic experience

From the moment we got there we felt welcome and at ease. He explained everything in detail and made sure we were comfortable with the horses before riding out. We got to see beautiful scenery, we sang and shared stories. After, we enjoyed an incredible meal in his beautiful home and it was just extremely wonderful.

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