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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.

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. 
Rúnalist Stórhól - Art craft and animals
Local hand craft for sale.  Natural Icelandic materials from Skagafjörður, leather, fish leather, hides and wool.
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.
Kaffi Kú
We offer entertainment, good coffee, food directly from the farm and many different kinds of waffles. What makes our cafe different from others is the entertainment, location and the interior view. You can watch 300 cows and calves in a relaxed environment where the cows lie on mattresses, go to massage and get milk when they want. Come and experience one of the most beautiful countryside areas in the country. Unique experience for everyone! Kaffi Kú is located only 10 to 12 minutes’ drive from Akureyri.  Click here to see a live feed from the cows
Icelandic Horse Farm Lýtingsstaðir
Our holiday and horse-breeding farm Lýtingsstaðir, is situated in the North of Iceland in Skagafjörður. Just 20km away from road#1 you will find our peaceful farm where we share our home with the Icelandic horse.Whether you want to spend a whole day riding or just 2 hours, we have flexible options to suit you.We offer shorter and longer riding tours and treks, riding holidays on the farm and horse rental for a short visit, suiting beginners and experienced riders.Find our options and detailed information about tours and treks on our website.We have three wooden cottages for self-catering to rent.In each of our cozy cottages you will find a well-equipped kitchen, en-suite, TV with DVD player, deck furniture and a coal BBQ. Each cottage is ideal for a family and can fit up to 5/6 people.You´ll be at the heart of Iceland´s nature; take a ride or walk, watch horses, sheep and other animals. Relax to the sound of the horses hoof and explore the valleys and breathtaking mountains.Lýtingsstaðir is a fully licensed riding holiday company, operating since the year 2000, welcoming you with a warn hospitality and a personal atmosphere. The Old Stable Inspired 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.Opening timeThe stable is open daily from May to September, other times of year on request. Entrance fee for adults, free entry for children under 12.Horses&HeritageStep inside the OLD STABLE and make even more of our popular presentation of Horses & Heritage! The program runs every Tuesday evening in the summer, on request all year round for groups and as a guided day tour from Akureyri, see www.ttv.is Please contact for prices and booking information.
Daladýrð
Gjóska is an Icelandic design company run by the teacher and textile designer Birna Kristín Friðriksdóttir and her husband the farmer Guðbergur Egill Eyjólfsson. They live on the Farm Brúnagerði in North Iceland, where Gjóska‘s workshop is located but they also run a shop on Skólavörðustígur 20, downtown Reykjavík. On the farm they run a petting zoo where guests can enjoy Icelandic farm animals like horses, sheeps, puppies, kittens, goats, geese, ducks, and chickens and more. Also small cafe with emphasis on products from the farm.
Brunastadir
Please contact for prices and booking information. Visti us on Facebook here.
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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