Farm visit with an Icelandic horse:
This tour is very popular for tour operators that want to give their groups a unique experience. It is a great choice for 10-40 people. 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 us the farmers here and our staff. 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 these 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?
Included is also a variety of Icelandic very old style Icelandic delicacies, local pastries and snacks, coffee and tea, in our lounge. A part of the farm visit is that we also offer you Icelandic snacks (for example local pastries, usually some homemade pastries), coffee and tea, in our lounge.
Instead of the snacks we can also offer a lamb stew, salad with sheep cheese, and mashed potatoes, if a real (but simpler) lunch is preferred. The stew is a great choice for feeding your group at the same time as they have fun.
This is fun all year round, because in the wintertime most of the animals are stabled and close encounters are easier than ever, and in the summer time it is fun to see the horses outdoors for a great petting and photographing time. Travel agencies love the farm visits for their bigger groups. Our stable and lounge is easily accessible so this also fits well for f.ex. elderly people and even people on wheel chairs. This is also a popular option if you have a group where some people want to do a riding tour and others want to have a fun experience without riding.
Your people can also ride for a few circles in our riding arena, it’s a fun moment to get in touch with a horse and get a picture of yourself on horseback 🙂
Travel agencies love the farm visits for their bigger groups (up to 40 people). Our stable and lounge is easily accessible so this also fits well for f.ex. elderly people. This is also a popular option if you have a group where some people want to do a riding tour and others want to have a fun experience without riding. Duration of the Farm visit can be 2 hours.
No outdoors riding included
If there are special dietary requirements (f.ex. allergies, religious reasons, vegetarians, vegans or similar) please inform us.
Because of the costs of making the snacks, the farm visit is offered for groups that are a minimum of 10 people and maximum of 40 people (the farm visits are though always a private tour, but if you have a big group feel free to contact us). A group of 17-40 people would be split up for the snacks and the “meet the horses” experience, as there can be a maximum of 16 people sitting easily in the lounge at the same time.
Duration of the Farm visit can be 2 hours.
Duration and price:
Can be 2 hours, is 5000 ISK per person (no Icelandic horse tour included, but the snacks/lunch are).
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
Add-on option: The geothermal mineral bath:
On top of this it is super popular by groups of 10 people or less, to add on going to our indoor geothermal mineral bath (where you also can take a shower) for relaxation and fun, for maybe an hour. You get that as a very cheap add-on option for 1900 ISK per person. More info here.