Farm Experience



Farm Experience

Be a farmer for a few days - take part in daily farm activities according to your wishes and time of year at farm Vorsabær II in South Iceland. Meet the locals and get to know Icelandic culture, enjoy the company of farm animals, help prepare meals, learn about and ride the unique Icelandic horse. You will also visit South Iceland's top attractions. Winter season. 

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This tour is a great opportunity to learn about farming, local culture and way of life in the charming countryside of South Iceland. The tour, ideal for 1 to 4 people, begins and ends in Reykjavík and takes place in the southern part of Iceland where you will stay for 4 nights and 5 days. You will visit several of South Iceland's top attractions such as Gullfoss Waterfall, the Geysir hot spring area and Skógafoss Waterfall.

The farm's food is sourced from local ingredients and during your stay you will enjoy dining with the members of the family. You can even help prepare the meals, bake the bread and take part other daily farm activities. The farmers are also happy to take you for a walk in the neighbourhood and inform you about local Sagas and culture.

Learn about the Icelandic horse, its nature, breeding and how it is trained. Horse-riding is on offer daily and is not weather dependent as riding is also possible inside the riding hall next to the farm.

Farming activities differ from season to season. In May for example, you can experience the lambing season and view a horse give birth to a foal.

The farm Vorsabaer II is located in South Iceland, 80 km from Reykjavík. The farmers Björn and Stefanía run their farm with an emphasis on breeding the Icelandic horse. The farmers keep horses, sheep, goats and cattle. They also own a cat and a dog. The accommodation is in a newly built cottage next to the farmer's home. The cottage consists of two rooms, shower/WC, kitchen, living room and a veranda. Guests have access to a hot tub by the farmer's house. It is not uncommon to be able to view the northern lights in winter.

Day 1 | Arrival at farm Vorsabær II

Morning pick up in Reykjavík. You will arrive at the farm Vorsabær II just in time for a light lunch, have an introduction of the farmhouse and make yourself at home. Enjoy dinner with the family.
 
Accommodation at Vorsabær II.

Cottage by farm Vorsabær II

Day 2 | Golden Circle, horse riding, farm work

Visit the fantastic waterfall Gullfoss and the hot spring Geysir. In the afternoon you have an opportunity to go horse riding and join the farmers in their daily work.
 
Accommodation at Vorsabær II.

Gullfoss waterfall

Day 3 | Sightseeing in South Iceland

Take a walk up to Úlfsgil, a nearby canyon to see a beautiful waterfall. In the afternoon you will visit the Skógar folk museum and Skógafoss Waterfall. You will also stop by the waterfall Seljalandsfoss, which it is possible to walk behind. You will then visit the Eyjafjallajökull Visitor Centre at Þorvaldseyri and learn everything there is to know about the volcanic eruption in Eyjafjallajökull in 2010.
 
Accommodation at Vorsabær II.

Skógar folk museum

Day 4 | Cowshed visit and horse riding

Visit a cowshed in the neighbourhood and go horse riding. Relax in the hot tub in the afternoon.
 
Accommodation at Vorsabær II.

Horseriding during winter time

Day 5 | Farm work, wool production, museum

Take part in daily life at the farm. After lunch you will drive to the Þingborg wool centre where you will see how the wool is worked and view a collection of the famous Icelandic Lopi sweaters and buy one if you like. You will then head for the small coastal villages of Stokkseyri and Eyrarbakki and visit the Ghost Centre and Icelandic Wonders, a museum dedicated to trolls, elves and northern lights, before returning to Reykjavík.  

Hosts at farm Vorsabær

Price

€1,240 per person when four people travel together
€1,340 per person when three people travel together
€1,538 per person when two person travel together 
€2,134 per person when one person is travelling 

Not included

  • Admission to museums
  • Coffee or afternoon tea on day 2,3 and 5

The farmers speak English and are willing to change the programme if necessary.

 

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