A unique tour that we operate from Reykjavík, Akureyri & Lake Mývatn. We have local expert guides in each location that will give you an exclusive guidance through the Icelandic rural community, tell stories of farmers and give you insight into Icelandic farm life. 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 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.
- Guided excursion
- Transport in a comfrtable vehicle
- Free hotel pick up 15-20 minutes before
- Season: All year
- Duration: 5-6 hours
- Departures: 13:00 am or upon request
- Free pick up from hotels / guesthouses 15-20 min before departure
- Comfort vehicle is a Mercedes Benz V-Class, Toyota Land Cruiser or similar for 1-4 Passengers
● 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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