The family time

Description:

A visit with the horses designed for families with small children, that want to meet and get to know on a personal level the Icelandic horse, and also ride some.  You see price ideas here below, we can also make a price offer depending on your family size.

For families with a child (or children) younger than 8 years old (tour A):

  • The children help us brush the horse, and to put the saddle on the horse, and be with us putting the bridle on the horse.
  • We talk with you all, and show you, fun facts about horses in general, like the hooves, the names for different parts of the horse, how their body parts are.  This is of course all based on the age of the children, and what is fun for the children and parents to learn about.
  • We also share our wonderful horses with the parents, their history, the special features of this oldest purebred breed in the world.  The breed that was the horse of the vikings, and then got isolated here for 1100 years, evolving in their own special way, depending on the climate here and on our peaceful society and culture, so the horses got friendly, strong and good survivors.  So it’s also a fun chance for the adults to learn new things, we are of course chatting with them too.
  • The children get to ride, if they are younger than 10 years old we usually lead the horses, but teach them how to control them, so slowly they start steering the horses and enjoy the thrill of riding, all in a safe and controlled way.  Often we ask the parents for a bit of help then, to hold on to the child even if it’s riding, so all is as safe as possible.
  • As we teach the child how to ride the horse the parents hear and see and learn along with the child how to steer the horse.  Then the parent also gets to ride a horse (one parent at a time) and have fun steering their horse, for maybe 10 minutes each, which is of course so fun.
  • After the riding the children can help us unsaddling their horse and taking it out where we release the horse and can go out to play.
  • If there is one younger and one older child (as an example a 5 year old child and a 12 year old child) they of course do all of this together with their own personal horse.
  • After the tour there is included to enjoy breakfast tea and instant coffee for the parents and popsicles and a “Svali” fruit drink for the children… or instant hot chocolate for everybody.
  • This experience happens indoors or in a paddock, not out on the trail.
  • This whole experience takes ca. 1 hour, and for f.ex. two parents and one child the price is 25 000 isk, for two parents and two children the price is 28 000 isk.  For other combinations ask us for an offer.
  • After the tour experience the family can enjoy our geothermal mineral bath and the showers for no extra price.  On top of the tour experience it is super popular by the families to go to our indoor geothermal mineral bath (where you also can take a shower) for relaxation and fun, as long as you like.
  • Often families also decide to enjoy our Icelandic waffle light lunch (as many as you like) with home made blueberry jam and more options, for 1900 isk per person.

For families with a child (or children) that is 6-10 years old or older – extended Family time (tour B):

  • We do the whole program described in Tour A, and then add on  going out on a little ride on the trail, a maybe 20-30 minute tour, where one of our guides will lead the horse that the child rides, so all is safe, and another guide also rides along with the rest of the family to help them if needed.
  • The tour is all done so that the horse moves in walk, that is, a slow speed.
  • This whole experience takes ca. 1 1/2 hour, and for f.ex. two parents and one child under 11 years old the price is 33 000 isk.  For two parents and two children the price is 38 000 isk.  For other combinations ask us for an offer.
  • This tour is always a private tour so we can go at your speed and do not have to press the children to go faster than they feel good about doing.

For families with a child (or children) that is 8 years old or older – a very extended Family time (tour C):

  • We do the whole program described in Tour A and Tour B, but instead of going on the little ride go on a one hour tour out in nature where one of our guides will lead the horse that the child rides, so all is safe, and another guide also rides along with the rest of the family to help them if needed.
  • The tour is all done so that the horse moves in walk, that is, a slow speed.
  • This whole experience takes ca. 2 hours , and for f.ex. two parents and one child the price is 40 000 isk.  For two parents and two children the price is 45 000 isk.  For other combinations ask us for an offer.
  • This tour is always a private tour so we can go at your speed and do not have to press the children to go faster than they feel good about doing.

Add-on option:  Icelandic traditional waffle lunch with a variety of drinks:

On top of this it is super popular to add on getting Icelandic tradional heart-shaped waffles with a choice of toppings, as many per person as you like.  Toppings are either homemade blueberry jam, or the traditional Icelandic way (with homemade rhubarb jam), also whipped cream (if you like), or simply Nutella chocolate spread or maple sirup. Also with good real coffee, a choice of teas, or excellent quality dark hot chocolate (with cream if you like), and carbonated fizzy water if you like.  You get that as a very cheap add-on lunch option to the other options for 1900 ISK per person.

Meeting point:

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

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