We are a father and mother, and two sons.
Lukka (Arnþrúður Heimisdóttir) and Láki (Þorlákur Sigurbjörnsson) have graduated from the Holar horse academy as horse trainers and horse farmers, and worked professionally as horse trainers for years. But since we bought the farm from Láki’s parents in 2007 we have more foals born each year, and have mostly focused on training our own horses.
Our son Heimir Sindri Þorláksson (born 1999) is a good rider that loves horse trekking for long distances, working on tractors on the farm, and generally helping us like an adult with all sorts of things on the farm. He has also competed through the years in horse competitions with good success. He is now studying in college with art as a speciality.
Our son Orri Sigurbjörn Þorláksson (born 2005) also helps out on the farm, being pretty mature for his age. He romps around on horseback with us, loves horse trekking, and is an enthusiastic and emphatic animal lover.
We also usually have 2-4 people working on the farm, usually young people from other countries exploring the world, using their experience to help out on the farm, and coming here to learn more.
Why book horse tours with us?:
We have been servicing people from abroad in horse services since 1997. We offer guided riding tours in Icelandic nature with well-trained guides and horses. Our tours are for beginners to experienced riders.
Our goal is to offer our guests exceptional service, excellent horses and a safe ride in the Icelandic nature. We strive to educate our guests about nature, culture, rural life in Iceland, myths and legends, history, farm animals and/or what ever our guests want to know more about, and simply have a good time together.
The welfare of our horses is a primary goal for us. They live a fun life, spend most of their time out on pasture, get at least two days off per week, go on only one tour per day, get good health care and excellent feed, live in a herd with many friends, are kept in regular training so they are well prepared for their job, both mentally and physically, and in short, are happy.
We are very enthusiastic in sustainability, that our farm is run in a sustainable way, and that our tours leave no marks behind in the wild nature and support a sustainable development of nature, society, culture and the economy, and are a farm in an area of farms, where people help each other and enjoy a friendly, hard working but peaceful life together in our remote and beautiful area.