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Mini zoo and open farms in North Iceland

For family travelers, mini-zoos or petting zoos are a enjoyable options. Another option is a vist to an open farm where visitors are allowed to watch the farm animals and pet them and assist in the feeding them. These visits are very popular with the youngest generation.

Rúnalist Stórhól - Art craft and animals
Local hand craft for sale.  Natural Icelandic materials from Skagafjörður, leather, fish leather, hides and wool.
Snow Dogs
Snow Dogs offers dog sledding tours, cart rides and Kennel visit at our Kennel Vallholt between Lake Mývatn and Akureyri, North Iceland. Visit the pack at our kennel and get to know how joyful, intelligent and gentle they are. Get to know their love to pull and work and of course to cuddle and play. We have created a unique sled dog environment where we emphasize respect for the dogs and focus on their well being. We keep them unchained so they can socialize in fences at our kennel. In our kennel are about 25-30 dogs so we can give each dog a lot of attention. Snow Dogs welcomes families with children all ages. And people with special challenges. Usually we start our dog tours from our farm Vallholt. Sometimes when conditions are difficult we move the tours to other locations near by. 
Brunastadir
Please contact for prices and booking information. Visti us on Facebook here.
Sölvanes
We offer cosy accommodation at a fair price on a traditional sheep farm.  The accommodation is available in a renovated older guest house. Fully made-up beds or sleeping bag accommodation. Shared cooking facilities and two bathrooms. Free WiFi  Charging station for electric cars Breakfast as well as dinner with the family featuring local produce can be booked in advance. Farm animals and stable visits - sheep, horses, a cat, dog, rabbit, hens and ducks. Walking tracks and beauty spots in the farmland, along the river Svartá or to the hills above the farm. For a real hike try the summit of Maelifell, Hamraheidi, Molduxi, Tindastoll or travel a bit further to the rural and peaceful valley Austurdalur. Emphasis on a relaxing, family-friendly atmosphere. Close to a horse rental/Old Stable , white water rafting, hand craft sale and a nature bath. Please contact us for more information and bookings.
Hestaleigan Stóra Ásgeirsá
On the farm Stóra-Ásgeirsá in Húnaþing vestra (4 km from road no.1) you can visit the animals, pet them and spend time with them. You can go horseback riding in the beautiful nature around Stóra-Ásgeirsá and have a nice time in the countryside of Iceland. Stóra-Ásgerisá offers cosy accommodation up to eleven people in 4 made-up bedrooms, breakfast and free wifi. Regional attractions: Hvítserkur, Kolugljúfur og Borgarvirki. Please contact us for more information and bookings.
Icelandic Horse Farm Lýtingsstaðir
Horseback ridingOur peaceful farm Lýtingsstaðir is situated in the North of Iceland in Skagafjörður, only 20 km away from road#1.We offer horseback riding tours (beginner and experienced level) on beautiful trails, in small groups, and away from traffic. Personal service, experienced guides, excellent riding horses, and maintained equipment ensure a high-quality experience. Available from April-October. AccommodationWe offer accommodation in three wooden cottages for self-catering. Enjoy midsummer nights out on the deck or let dancing Northern Lights take your breath away. Take a ride or a walk, watch horses and sheep, explore the surroundings, and enjoy the many activities Skagafjörður has to offer. Available all year round.Lýtingsstaðir is a fully licensed riding holiday company, operating since the year 2000, welcoming you with warm hospitality and a personal atmosphere. The Old StableInspired by the long history of the farm, a horse stable, and a storage room were built in 2015. The two gabled houses combine turf, stones, and wood, and they are masterpieces of traditional, even if nowadays very rare, Icelandic craftsmanship. We want to tell visitors how horses were kept on farms in the old days, and we have a display featuring old tools, tack, and other items connected with horses and farming. Audioguide is available in different languages.Open daily from May to September, other times of year on request. Entrance fee with audio guide included.
Vogafjos Farm Resort
Welcome to Vogafjós Farm Resort The resort is located on the east coast of lake Mývatn. It consists of a cosy family-owned guesthouse, a restaurant next to a cowshed and a small boutique with unique local products. The guesthouse is located in a beautiful area, surrounded by lava rocks and birch trees. It is the perfect location for northern lights scouting. In good conditions the lights can be seen easily from outside the rooms. All our rooms have a private bathroom and a wireless internet connection. The reception is located on the other side of the road, inside Vogafjós Restaurant.   Restaurant Vogafjós Restaurant is located beside our cowshed. We offer homemade local food such as smoked trout, lamb shanks, beef burgers, mozzarella and salad cheese made from our own milk and our homemade Geysir rye bread which is baked in our underground bakery. The restaurant is fully licensed and specializes in high quality and healthy products. While enjoying your meal you can experience the great view of lake Mývatn or watch through a glass window when the cows are milked, at 7:30 am and 6:00 pm. Guests are also allowed to go inside the cowshed to pet the calves and even try the fresh milk.    Vogafjós Farm Resort is open all year round.   Vogafjós Resort Tel: (00354) 464 3800 vogafjos@vogafjos.is www.vogafjos.is facebook.com/vogafjosfarmresort www.instagram.com/vogafjosmyvatn

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