Meet Icelandic Horses, Goats and Sheep

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The Icelandic Farm Animals program include  three farms located in Skagafjörður, North Iceland, with different animals on focus. Being good friends and living close to each other, we decided to get together to give people coming to Iceland a taste of the Icelandic Farm Life and give those who are visiting Iceland with children a great choice.

Evelyn Ýr and one of her many horses.

Evelyn Ýr runs Lýtingsstaðir, which is a horse and holiday farm with 100-horse herd, sheep and of course Icelandic sheepdogs live together. You know, the ones that love running after the cars?! Evelyn offers riding tours in beautiful scenery, and offers accommodation in wooden cottages. The last addition to the farm is The Old Turf Stable, built last year according to the traditional style where visitors can learn more about the Icelandic horse.

Eydís makes sure that this ram is nice to the guests.
Eydís makes sure that this ram is nice to the guests.

Eydís has a traditional sheep farm in Sölvanes where you can meet not less than 300 sheeps (that all have names of course!) and other farm animals. She also provides cozy accommodation at the Old Farm House, and loves to provide home-cooked meals. Hiking paths are just behind the house, and these have very secret waterfalls!

The Icelandic Sheep is a Natural Treasure.
The Icelandic Sheep is a Natural Treasure.

Sigrún, our third member – yes, it is a Ladies project! – is an artist, running a Goat Farm in Stórhóll along with sheep, ducks, hens and horses. Now is the lambing season so the family is growing even more! Her art gallery Rúnalist is home to all kind of handcrafts made of natural materials, where only her imagination is the limit!

Friendship.
Friendship.

At Icelandic Farm Animals, we want to show you another side of Iceland, less traditional than the typical touristic attractions, as we believe this is a strong part of our identity.

Sigrún to buck: No more chasing the tourists!
Sigrún to buck: No more chasing the tourists!

You can visit each of our farms, taking part to all activities, and even join our treasure hunt that will take you through the most iconic places of the area!

A what a fine looking fellow.
A what a fine looking fellow.

Join us on our journey!

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Meet Icelandic Horses, Goats and Sheep

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