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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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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Eld hestar

If you would like to book a Half Day Tour, Combo Tour or Day Tour you can book online or contact us.

If you are interested in a multi-day riding tour with Eldhestar (including 3 to 7 days on horseback), please inform yourself about tour dates and tours available.

If you would like to book a multi-day riding tour, please carefully read the Important Information and contact usfor booking.

We suggest that you have a look at the  list about what to bring for your tour. You will also get this information by e-mail after you have booked your tour, together with your confirmation.

You find the prices for all our tours on the price list, both for the summer season May-September and for our tours in the winter season October-April.

 

 

 

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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 Secret Tours

Iceland Secret Tours

Iceland Secret Tours is a family run company specializing in day tours for small groups.

The company offers certified guides with excellent knowledge of Icelandic nature and history.

Our specialty are our fly fishing tours where we strive to give you the unique experience of real fly fishing in some of Iceland´s most beautiful lakes and rivers.

Please contact us and together we will tailor tours that fit your needs and expectations.

 

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Into The Wild

Into The Wild offers first class, tailor made Super-Jeep adventure tours. Would you like to take a walk through an underground river or stand face to face to a magnificent glacier whilst strolling up a mystical canyon? This adventure and even more are possible during an Into The Wild trip.

Into The Wild is a family operated company, fully authorized by the Icelandic Tourist Board. Boasting of more than 35 years of experience of the surrounding area of Eyjafjallajökull. Our vehicles are specially made for off road tours and excursions. Our goal is to provide outstanding, personal service whilst respecting the highest safety standards.

 

 

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Icelandic Taxi Tours

Icelandic Taxi Tours is a small family run company specializing in flexible private tours around some of the best areas Iceland has to offer. Whether you need a airport transfer, an express tour of the Golden Circle or transport to your country side accommodation – we’ll take you and your loved ones there!

 

 

 

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