Skagafjörður is your destination to enjoy farm animals
Skagafjörður offers a wide variety of activities set in beautiful surroundings and the region’s farms are at the centre of it all. Whether you wish to go horse riding, hike well-maintained trails, fish the pristine waters, or enjoy a quiet, relaxing farmstay, Skagafjörður is the destination for you. There are a number of farms in area that offer fun activities, snug accommodation and fresh, local food. The Sölvanes, Lýtingsstaðir and Stórholl farms welcome guests to enjoy their Icelandic farm animals. Make sure you visit them during your next trip up north.
Sölvanes offers a farmstay on a beautiful stretch of land. The welcoming and friendly owners run a traditional Icelandic sheep and horse farm and love to share their passion and knowledge about sheep and farming with their guests. The farmstay provides a perfect opportunity to get up close and personal with the animals. The hosts provide cosy accommodation in a separate guesthouse with single, double and family rooms. Meals where guests can dine with their hosts can be booked in advance. The food is locally sourced and the farm offers cooking facilities. There are several good hiking routes around Sölvanes, both within the farmland and up to Mælifellshnjúkur, one of Skagafjörður’s iconic mountains.
Lovely Lýtingsstaðir Horse Farm
Lýtingsstaðir is an Icelandic-German family farmstay where the owners love to share their passion for Iceland and its wonderful horses with their guests. Lýtingsstaðir is a horse farm that is operated with love, soul and ambition. Travellers can go on long or short horse riding tours in scenic Skagafjörður and learn about the unique Icelandic horse breed during the Horses & Heritage presentation. The “Old Stable—Made from Turf” contains an exhibition that displays how horses were kept at farms in the old days. Accommodation is provided all year round in three cosy wooden cottages, which are perfect for families, couples or friends travelling together. Nearby are hiking trails, swimming pools, river rafting and bird watching across the amazing landscape.
Lýtingsstaðir Horse Farm
Splendid Stórhóll (Gallery Rúnalist)
On Stórhóll, Sigrún and her family run a farm where they are breeding the pretty but rare Icelandic settlement goats, keeping them, along with other farm animals, including ducks, hens, sheep and horses. Being part of the “Beint frá býli” programme, the family sells meat and eggs straight from the farm, and Sigrún is happy to introduce guests to wool and sewing workshops. Right next to the farm, Sigrún runs “Rúnalist”, an art gallery that is home to beautiful handmade crafts created from natural materials, where she sells unique handbags, wallets, purses and everything her imagination allows her to create. Stop by the farm and pick up one of Sigrún’s creations!
Stórhóll (Gallery Rúnalist)