Learn about the local culture by visiting a traditional Icelandic farmstead in the beautiful Northwest part of the country. Meet local Icelanders that know the area well, and get to know a functioning farm with all its quintessential animals.
This ideally placed farm is a working stables with over 70 horses, located between the towns of Siglufjörður and Hofsós on the Troll Peninsula (Tröllaskagi). It is in an idyllic and remote area, a family run farm that has been in the same family for generations, boasting views both out to sea and towards the towering mountains nearby. Here you will get in touch with the real roots of Iceland.
The exact activities you partake in will depend on what is happening on the farm at that particular time of the year. You'll have the chance to visit the farm animals in close contact, accompanied by one of the farmers. The animals you might encounter can be horses, foals, sheep, lambs, sheepdogs or puppies, all of which are Iceland's native breeds.
As a visiting guest, you'll get to know all sorts of things about being a farmer in Iceland. Then, simply, have a good time together with these friendly locals. If you want to know more about the farm animal breeds, the climate of Iceland, history, culture, geology, birds, Iceland‘s animal life or flora, then simply ask away.
Guests can enjoy local and authentic snacks and refreshments at the farmhouse kitchen (smaller groups of 4-7 people) or in the farm's lobby (groups of more than 7 people). The snacks are mostly baked goods such as pastries and bread, all homemade with authentic Icelandic products.
The farm visits are always a private tour, that can accommodate a minimum of four people and a maximum of 50 people.
If you are travelling with your family members or in a large group and want to add a short ‘Meet the locals’ experience to your itinerary, then this is the perfect opportunity. It can also be a welcome change to make a light lunch/snack break during your busy travels.
This two-hour cultural visit is a wonderful option for groups that would like to get to know more about Iceland's history and culture, and try some traditional homemade treats. Check availability by choosing a date.