Laxnes Horse Farm

 

Laxnes Horse Farm was founded in 1968 by Þórarinn “Póri” Jónasson and his wife Ragnheiður “Heiða” Gislason. Today, 42 years later, the family has gotten bigger but our goal is still the same. We offer a top quality riding experience every day, all year round for you and your family.

Laxnes isn´t just a company, it´s our home. A true old fashioned family business with our horses being a part of the family and treated as such. We are proud of the Icelandic horse and it will be our pleasure to welcome you to our home and experience what a remarkable breed the Icelandic horse is.

About Icelandic Horses

For more than a thousand years, from the settlement of t

he country in the late 9th century to the early 20th century, the small but amazingly strong Icelandic horse has played a vital role in Icelandic history. Dubbed “The most useful servant”, many Icelanders credit the horse for the survival of the Icelandic people. The settlers brought with them horses from Norway and the British Isles, strong and muscular they served their masters in war and peace.

In recorded Icelandic history, which spans over 900 years, no horses have been imported to Iceland. In the 11th century import was made illegal, so the present day horse is very similar to what they were 900 years ago. This isolation has preserved certain traits lost to other European horses. Among these are the five gaits the horse is famous for.

In Iceland these gaits are used depending on terrain and preference of the rider. While most horses have three gaits: walk, trot and gallop, the Icelandic horse has two extra gates. Icelanders call them tolt and skeid (pace), with the tolt gate being better known throughout the world. The tolt is a gait in a quartered beat with equal intervals and is a gait that, with unaltered footfall can escalate its swiftness from a mere step to great speed. You can hear the tolt distinctly as a constant four-beat staccato and if you watch a horse in tolt you can see that the horse carries the rider smoothly in an even four-beated rythim, perfectly still in his saddle, without the tossing movement of the trot.

 

 

 

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Your Perfect Day

Your Perfect Day is a brand of Iceland Travel, Iceland’s leading travel agency, tour operator and destination management company (DMC) in Iceland. Your Perfect Day booking centers and Icelandic design stores are located at the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura, Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina, and the Hilton Reykjavik Nordica.

At the Your Perfect Day online store you can purchase the very best in Icelandic gifts and design products before your arrival in Iceland, during your stay, and after your return home.

Our staff are experts in Iceland and would love to share with you their favorite places to visit, tours and activities – as well as the very best in Icelandic gifts – all to help you plan Your Perfect Day in Iceland!

 

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East Iceland

Visit East Iceland is the official travel guide to East Iceland. It is managed by Austurbru ses. and its purpose is to intergrate marketing and promotion in East Iceland in cooperation with tourist and travel operators and the municipalities, as well as clusters and organisations within the area.

 

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Eskimos

Eskimos is a privately owned travel agency based in Reykjavik, Iceland. We specialize in planning, organizing, and operating experiences for individuals, groups, travel agencies, and private companies. Our mission is to share a part of the world with you that few have ever experienced.

We take pride in offering you a premium travel service. Everyone from our office staff to guides is committed to providing our customers with an Icelandic adventure tailored to your timeframe, interests, and budget–all for a smooth and unforgettable experience.

We offer you our expertise through a creative and dedicated department and network of committed suppliers. We also pride ourselves in our flexibility, just in case of bad weather, or any other problem you might experience.

Eskimos is your one-stop travel provider from arrival to departure. We know the ins and outs of luxury travel. From the moment you land on our shores, we take care of your needs, so you can savor all the moments in Iceland and create memories to last a lifetime.

 

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Helo

We at HELO adore the Icelandic nature and consider it to be a privilege to have the opportunity to share our vision and experience of it with our guests.
We truly believe that exploring the fragile Icelandic nature by helicopter is one of the gentlest ways of travelling, leaving the least remarks behind.

 

 

 

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FAB Travel

FAB Travel was founded in 2004 under the name Sport Bus. In the spring of  2010 we changed the name to FAB Travel – Free as A Bird! since that seemed to capture the spirit of the guests on our tours. We continually strive to provide the best service available to all our guests. We offer short and long tours all over Iceland as well as daytours from Reykjavík and Akureyri.

FAB Travel was started by a cohesive family that has worked together assisting our guests in experiencing Iceland as a destination of their choice.

We are a fully licenced tour agency and tour operator. In our operations we serve our guests with scheduled day tours and as tour planners, providing full tour service for private tours and groups of all sizes.

Our day to day operations aim at providing our guests with opportunities to experience Iceland, its nature, geology, people and history. Also to enjoy their stay, and enable them with quality service, to create and bring back warm memories after the visit to our beloved country.

The team at FAB Travel  is known for providing personal service and we aim to have all our guests experiencing our hospitality.  

 

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Sterna Travel

Sterna Travel was established in 2002. The company name is taken from the Latin word “sterna paradiesea” – the arctic tern, a travelling bird. We are a fully registered travel agency and have been a proud recipient of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for three consecutive years.

Sterna Travel offers guided day tours and Northern lights tours from Harpa Concert Hall downtown Reykjavík for groups and individuals with guidance in English. Sterna Travel invites you to come and explore Iceland’s beautiful nature on our guided tours.

At our souvenir shop we offer a great selection of Icelandic quality products, such as traditional souvenirs, warm cloting, scarves and gloves that you can buy before or after your tour.

 

Experience the beautiful Icelandic wonders with Sterna Travel.

 

 

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City Walk

History and Culture Walk

The famous two hour walking tour focuses on the history of Iceland, the evolution of Reykjavík as a town and Icelandic culture in general, laid out in an informative and comic way by either Marteinn (Martin), Eiríkur (Eric), Sara (Sarah), Jóhannes (Joe), Tómas (Tom) or Þórdís (Disa) english speaking Icelanders and history majors. This tour has no fixed price, instead it runs on the great Free Walking Tour model found allover the world where each participant sets the price of the tour afterwards instead of in advance. As a result, the guide relies solely on your contribution and works hard for his share in the donations. The „Free“ classic tour departs multiple times a day all year around. Occasionally on holidays we take a day off.

 

 

 

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Iceland Rovers

A Legacy of Innovation, Passion & Professionalism
Over the last 20 years we have used our expert knowledge, passion for nature and pioneering spirit to create innovative activities in Iceland for travelers.

The 6th of January in 1996, the last day of Christmas in Iceland, was a fateful day for what will later become Iceland Rovers. At Sveinatunga Farm a chat between Villa, Bassi, Einar Torfi and Ingibjörg sparked the idea for the company. Later that month, Iceland Rovers was born and the idea was to focus on providing Incentive tours in comfy, modified Land Rover Defenders (also called Super Jeeps in Iceland). We were the first company in the travel industry to use modified Defenders. Because the concept was so new, we had to bring in an expert mechanic, Snorri, and an electrician, Ingimundur, to make proper adjustments to the cars.

January proved to be a month of growth for the company because Laufey, Árni, Sigrún and Niels joined the team, along with Snorri and Ingimundur. Defenders are quite costly to buy in Iceland, so the team approached B&L car dealership with a clever idea. For a discount on Defenders, they offered to help promote the concept of using a modified Defender as a vehicle for taking travelers on tours in Iceland. With 6 new Defenders and extra parts, the team got to work on making the modifications. As summer inched closer, Iceland Rovers gained sponsorship from companies like B&L, Bræðurnir Ormsson, Aukaraf and others in exchange for advertising. In June of 1996, the first modified Land Rover Defender was ready. Iceland Rovers became a registered travel agency that fall and Ingibjörg was the first official employee. The headquarters shared a space with Icelandic Mountain Guides, Bátafólkið and Langjökull. Iceland Rovers ran promotional trips throughout the fall in the new Defenders.

Adventurous, fun and safe tours were our aim, and we were successful in incorporating playful team exercises and challenges inside and outside of the Defenders.

Throughout the years, our most common tours were incentive trips to Landmannalaugar, Þórsmörk, and the mountains around Reykjavík.

We opened up new avendures for travelers, like lava cave tours, hunting for the Northern Lights & lobster tours, sleeping in snow houses, abseiling, snow gliding with style, become a viking for a day and team building games.

After more than a decade of collaborating with Icelandic Mountain Guides on different projects and operating in similar areas, the companies merged in 2007. During the last 10 years, Iceland Rovers has evolved from a Land Rover Defender (Super Jeep) company to an expert in comfort travel, no matter the vehicle. Super Jeeps are still a part of our legacy and we offer those types of tours, but our wider selection allows for us to meet the needs of travelers who seek to venture beyond the beaten path. Our goal is to MAKE EVERY MOMENT AN EXPERIENCE that will lasts a lifetime.

Iceland Rovers is also the sister-company of Icelandic Mountain Guides, an Iceland tour company that specializes in hiking tours, glacier tours, backpacking and trekking tours, ice climbing & mountain climbing.

The Iceland Rovers team is a highly select group of specialists. We pride ourselves for not only providing a fun, adventurous and diverse Iceland tour experience but also a safe one. You are in good hands with Iceland Rovers.

Our services
Iceland Rovers is an adventure tour operator that offers a selection of tours and travel options to Iceland. We offer active adventures that allow you to discover all of Iceland’s natural highlights, its history and culture for a unique experience.

The INGREDIENTS
To create a complete experience every ingredient of your adventure has to be carefully selected to fit each tour. Here are our reflections on the essential elements of your adventure.

 

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Safari

WHERE THE CITY ENDS, ADVENTURE BEGINS!

Safari Quads was established in 2003 making us the oldest ATV Quad tour company in Iceland.

Our operation had quite a humble beginning; we set our first roots on a farm in the countryside of West Iceland. Our tours were rugged back then – we like to think of them as ‘vintage’, but this was the birthplace of our passion and that is one thing that has not changed. We aim to provide our guests with an authentic experience with intimate exposure to the fascinating spectacle that is Iceland´s natural landscape.

We left the farmland behind in 2008 and returned to civilization in Reykjavík to set up our latest and greatest basecamp. We are now located under 15 minutes away from the heart of the city making our tours easily accessible to adventurous travellers. Reykjavík´s backyard has proven to be an alluring natural playground for our ATVs and buggies with pristine mountains and stunning lakes.

Safety & Comfort

In the very likely event that you´ve never rode an ATV or buggy before, we always have you covered. Our guides are highly professional, somewhat good-looking, well trained and occasionally funny. Our ATVs and buggies on the other hand are certainly good-looking, relatively new, well maintained, double seaters, fully automatic making them easy to handle. All of our guests receive extensive operational and safety instruction before each tour. Safety and quality are our top priorities!

Disclaimer

Lastly, we´d like to point out that our tours are ‘adventure’ tours and want to make sure that each guest understands the risk of a motorized activity. Everyone is required to sign a release form before departure stating that the driver or passenger is responsible for damages or personal injury he or she may cause during the tour and cannot hold Safari Quads responsible. We will provide you with the tools to have an amazing and safe experience with us. It is up to you to act in a responsible manner. ?

Our partners include Elding Whale Watching, Arctic Shots, Adrenaline Hunters and many more.

 

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