The farm Nautabú is located in the beautiful valley Hjaltadalur in Skagafjörður, about 6 km from the University College in Hólar. The stable in Nautabú was rebuilt in 2015 and has 14 boxes. The indoor riding-arena was build in 2018. The main practices at Nautabú include horse breeding and training, riding instruction and veterinary practices.

The stable
Höskuldur and Héðinn

Höskuldur Jensson was born and raised on the farm Hellubær in Borgarfjörður. He grew up in a family with long tradition of breeding and training horses. He studied veterinary medicine at Veterinary University of Norway in Oslo and graduated in 1994. Since then he has worked as a private practicing veterinarian in Iceland. His field of interest has always been horses and especially equine reproduction. He has been working with artificial inseminations and embryo transfer since 1999. He has also been a part time teacher at Holar for many years giving lessons in anatomy, physiology and healthcare of horses.




Artemisia Bertus was born and raised in Maastricht, the Netherlands. She is from an artist-family and the third of four siblings. She is the only one who got into horses. In 2000 she came to Iceland for the first time, and settled there in 2002. In 2005 she graduated as a trainer and riding teacher from the University in Hólar. In the years that followed she worked as a riding teacher in Hólar, but also as a trainer on a few of the best breeding farms in Iceland. Today she works as a horse trainer at Nautabú and is a passionate horsebreeder. Artemisia is an active competition rider and also taking part at breeding shows is a big part of her job. Artemisia has once won the very popular indoor-competition “Meistaradeild” in south Iceland (2012) and is still the only women who has ever managed to do so. In 2017 she won V1 at the Icelandic Championships and was an A-finalist at the World Championships the same year. Besides training she is also active as a riding teacher both in Iceland and abroad.