Local Farms of North Iceland

Local Farms of North Iceland

Day tour from Akureyri to surrounding farms to introduce you to Icelandic farmers and their way of living

Highlights: Icelandic Farms and Farmers • Icelandic Farm Animals • 

Activities: Horse Riding, Sightseeing Tours in Iceland
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 4-6 hrs
  • Region: North Iceland
  • Level of difficulty: Low
Price per person:
16500 ISK

Tour description

Around the town of Akureyri is some of Iceland's best farming land and on this half day tour you get to meet Icelandic farmers and all their animals. You will get an insight to the Icelandic way of living, the culture and the people. 

The first settlers in Iceland brought livestock with them from their homelands: sheep, cattle, goats, pigs, poultry, dogs, cats and horses. Because of no livestock importation for centuries the Icelandic farm animals are the direct descendants of the settlers' animals and the original stock has been preserved that way. Through the centuries, Icelandic farm animals have had to cope with hard winters, famine and volcanic eruptions and are therefore quite hardy.

On your visit to the farms and farmers of the Akureyri area you will get a glimpse of the country-side of Iceland and the life that is largely based on traditional livestock raising. For centuries Icelandic farmers have raised both cattle and sheep in so-called mixed animal husbandry, which is still the most common form of farming. Such farms usually also have some horses. Specialization has, however, increased significantly in recent years. The traditional farming with sheep, cows and horses will be visited as well as farmers that make their way to nurture the old ways of handcraft or breeding the settlement hens, goats or dogs.

What’s included

  • Guided excursion in a van / bus
  • Transport
  • Free hotel pick up in Akureyri 10-20 minutes before 


  • Season: All year 
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Departures: Daily from Akureyri at 13:00 am  
  • Free pick up from hotels / guesthouses in Akureyri, starting 15 min before departure
  • Minimum participants: 2 adults 


Children 0-12: 50%


One hour horseback ride - please let us know at the beginning of the tour


●  On this tour you will be in stables and get in contact with farm animals
●  Weather is always a factor in Iceland, especially in winter so the itinerary can change and the tour could get longer
●  Reservation is required

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