Farm visit with an Icelandic horse:
What we do is a bit depending on the time of the year. You visit the farm animals, in close contact (if you feel like it), with one of us the farmers here. Yes, you get into a personal relationship with a wonderful, calm and friendly Icelandic horse, we’ll tell you the story of the horse you’re petting, and you get the best chance of a selfie with an Icelandic horse. Our purebred Icelandic sheepdogs (our native breed) also love to be petted, it’s the best thing they can ask for. If our Icelandic sheep are stabled you can also see them, our hardy and funny breed, fast with the look of a goat, colorful and cute.
You get to know all sorts of things about being a farmer in Iceland, and how the life and farming is here, for the farm animals and the people on a family farm in Iceland. What powers molded out hardy breeds? How does the farming work out here, with harsh winters and a lot of open areas in the summer time, where the farm animals can enjoy a very free and natural life? What about Iceland’s history, culture, geology? And you can ask about whatever you want to know, here you really get to meet the locals.
Are you dreaming about close contact with an Icelandic horse, it’s intelligent and kind gaze, the endless colors in the breed, the soft summer hair or shaggy winter hair, the small size, and the history of the 1100 years old purebred breed?
We also have a good time where you are our guest and enjoy some local and authentic old-style Icelandic refreshments and snacks in the farm house kitchen, usually with homebaked pastries and breads made from a century old recipes from our grandmothers.
If there are special dietary requirements (f.ex. allergies, religious reasons, vegetarians, vegans or similar) please inform us.
In the period of 1. October – 1. May each winter a farm visit is done for a minimum of two people.
In the period of 1. May-1. October each summer this is for groups only, done for a minimum of six people and no maximum number of people (the farm visits are though always a private tour, but if you have a big group feel free to contact us).
Duration 2 hours.
Duration and price:
2 hours, is 5000 ISK (ca. 35 EUR/40$) per person (no Icelandic horse tour included, but the refreshments are included).
The Langhus farm, where the roads 76 and 787 cross. Gps dots are N66°03.653 and W019°07.280 or 66,060942 and 19,121477