We at Hey Iceland are celebrating our 25th anniversary which we celebrated today with founding members, employees, and friends. With this milestone, Hey Iceland become one of Iceland’s oldest travel agencies.
Today we are leading experts in guiding travelers through the Icelandic countryside and offer a range of self-drive packages, guided tours and day tours all year round, as well as a vast network of comfortable accommodation in scenic locations.
Icelandic Farm Holidays is called Ferðaþjónusta bænda hf. in Icelandic
From an idea to foundation
Our history can be traced back to an Agricultural Convention in 1971 when farmers discussed the option of providing services for foreign travelers. The idea was to offer farm stays and activities in the rural area of Iceland such as accommodation, horse riding, angling and many more unique experiences only found in the Icelandic countryside.
In 1980, the Hey Iceland Association was established as more farmers had begun providing services to foreign travelers. The association’s main purpose was to define service values and quality standards with the aim of developing a sustainable tourism industry in rural areas of Iceland.
In 1991 a travel agency, Hey Iceland was formally founded to oversee the growing number of bookings and to promote its members services. Since its foundation, Icelandic Farm Holidays core business has been to offer accommodation and activities in Iceland’s countryside; an idea originated from the convention in 1971.
Hey Iceland, travel agency, is still majority owned by farmers or the Hey Iceland Association, which keeps profits local and in rural communities.
Over the years, we have won several awards, including the Icelandic Tourist Board’s Environmental Award in 2004, the President of Iceland’s Export Award in 2011 and The Strongest in Iceland acknowledgement for 2010 - 2015.
Our customers’ experiences are however our best recommendation, and we thank you for choosing Icelandic Farm Holidays to assist you with your trip to Iceland.
We wish you continued happy travels!