Blue Lagoon Combo discontinued

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Due to changes being made by the Blue Lagoon with regards to tourcompanies bringing clients to their location the Blue Lagoon combo tour sales will be suspended for the time being.  This is due to uncertanty as to how we proceed in the aftermath of the changes.

At the moment we are not sure if the combo will return but it will operate on presold reservations until May 1st.  Reservations after that are being collected and we´ll contact all customers with more info as soon as we have it.

Mountain Bike – Other tours

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Private Bike Tour:  Availability according to arrangement.
A private tour can be arranged, tailor made to your wishes.  Prices, difficulty and tourtimes vary accordingly.

Harpa Concert Hall
Ride along the coastline from Laxnes Farm all the way to the city center ending at Harpa concert hall.  The route is build of bikes and is very scenic.
Includes: Hardtail bike, helmet
Min: 6 passengers
Difficulty: EASY
Price: TBD

Svinaskarð – Mountain Pass
This is a brutal trail through Mt.Esja’s Svínaskarð (The pass of pigs, don´t ask) departing from Laxnes farm and ending at Vindáshlíð on the north side.  Very scenic, very rural and VERY hard.
Includes: Full suspension bike, helmet
Min: 4 passengers
Difficulty: HARDCORE
Price: TBD

Please contact the farm at info@laxnes.is for more information.

Fatbike

Thursday, March 22, 2018

There´s no such thing as off-season on this one.  On a fatbike you´ll get there.. period.  It´s massive tires will float you over pretty much anything and look awesome doing it.

Full Suspension

This bike’s light suspension will give you full control while maintaining a light feel and stability.  Their quick reaction time will serve both beginners and more advanced bike riders well.

Hardtail

The 29″ bike offer variety by default.  Suitable for all kinds of biking, whether it´s cross country or off roading they unbeatable efficiency and power will take you where ever you want to go!

Laxnes & Silfra snorkel

Thursday, January 25, 2018

In the summer season between April 1st and September 30th we offer the Snorkel Silfra & Horseback Riding Combo Tour.  This is a great tour for the whole family as no experience is needed to snorkel or ride horses.

On this tour you will first visit the most popular snorkeling dive site in Iceland: the magical fissure Silfra, located in Þingvellir National Park.  During your snorkel you will explore the four main parts of Silfra. You will float through Big Crack, Silfra’s narrowest section and where the continental plates are so close you can almost touch them.
The fissure then widens into Silfra Hall. Here the full spectrum of Silfra’s colours and clarity become all the more apparent. At this point if you look at just the right angle you can see all the way to Thingvallavatn, over 150m away. Near to the opening to Thingvallavatn we will enter the Silfra Cathedral; as the depth reaches 23m you feel like you are flying over the boulders and glacial silt. Your snorkel is finished in the endless visibility of Silfra Lagoon.

After the snorkeling you’ll head back to Reykjavik where you´ll have time for lunch before getting pickup for our afternoon Laxnes special.  If you prefer though, you can request a dropoff directly at Laxnes farm where lunch is available and you can mingle with the horses, enjoy a drink or surf the net on our free wifi.  Please note though that the gap between tours is roughly 2 hours.

After the ride you´ll then be dropped off in Reykjavik.

NOTE ABOUT PICK UP:
Pick up in Reykjavík begins 1,5 hours earlier than the tour times show below.

This tour is operated in cooperation with Dive.is

FAQ’s

Laxnes & Silfra

No, it’s optional but every now and then we have trouble finding our clients during pickup and a quick text message is often better than e-mailing as you’ll typically see it sooner.  The driver has limited time to wait so it can make a difference.

Please note that we will only call you in rare cases during pickup when the driver is unable to send a text or email and knows you’re in the area.  We do our very best to find our clients and the easiest way to solve booking errors is fast communication.

Arctic Adventures handle the initial pickup and the bus will be clearly marked with their logo.  Their pickup starts at 8:30 and lasts about 30 minutes.  Make sure you’re at the pickup location at the right time as you might be the first pickup of the day.

Make sure you list your email and/or phone number so they can contact you if they have trouble finding you.

Yes, every tour on our site, including the combo tours does!

We strongly recommend bringing long underwear, thick socks, suitable clothes for the weather of the day and contact lenses if you wear glasses.  Silfra is quite cold and having something dry and warm to change into never hurts.

 

Our online booking system, Bokun, is a very reliable system which automatically reserves your seats from a pool of availability for each tour.  Once you’ve completed your reservation you should receive an email from the system with a ticket showing your tour date and information on pickup location and time, or if you choose to travel to the farm yourself, in which case the ticket shows what time to arrive. If you do not receive an email very soon, check your junk mail folder or contact us in case the email address was input incorrectly.

When booking a combo tour, the system automatically books the tour with each operator respectively. Our partners have been operating these tours with us for years, some decades, resulting in smooth transitions between companies.

Icelandic horses are not vaccinated and are therefore susceptible to infectious agents from abroad. Visitors are asked to adopt strict biosecurity measures! Importing the following equipment is strictly prohibited:

  • Used riding equipment, such as saddles, bridles, nosebands, pads, rugs, whips, etc.
  • Used riding gloves

Cleaning and disinfection:

  • Used riding clothes and boots should be washed in a washing machine or dry cleaned prior to entering the country
  • Used riding clothes and boots that cannot be placed in a washing machine or dry cleaned should be washed and disinfected as follows:
    • Rinse thoroughly with detergent
    • Dry
    • Spray with 1% VirkonS® (10g per liter of water)
    • Store for at least 5 days prior to bringing the clothes into contact with horses in Iceland

More information can be found at MAST’s website

New city regulations require us to use bus stops in certain areas.

If your residence isn’t in the menu it’s likely either new or falls under a no-pickup zone. Please either pick To be determined and contact the farm through info@laxnes.is , we’ll then let you know if it needs to be changed or if we can pick you up there, or choose one of the nearest bus stops.

The bus stops are numbered in our dropdown menu and the locations can be found here: Bus stops

Please Note: As of July 15th, 2017 all tour bus traffic will be severely limited in the Reykjavik city center area and pickup inside the area that the above bus stops surround will not be possible.

 

No, our timetable only allows us to pickup in Reykjavik center or nearby hotels.  If you are staying in nearby towns, the capital area has pretty good public transport and we could meet up in Reykjavik.

Please note that this excludes Mosfellsbær, where the farm is located. We can pick you up anywhere in that area.

Culture Night Pickup Zones

Saturday, August 12, 2017

On August 19th the entire city center will be closed to traffic all day due to the culture night event and our pickup route will be affected by these closures and probably delayed.  We kindly ask our passengers for patience and understanding on this festive day and will be contacting all travellers directly to point them to their nearest available pickup location.

If you´re planning on riding on August 19th but haven´t made reservations yet please view the map, choose TBD as pickup and enter your nearest location marked with a bus outside the red zone.  If you have any questions regarding pickup on August 19th don´t hesitate to contact us at info@laxnes.is.

Please click the map below for a larger image.

Gorgeous new website up and running

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

We are proud to say that we have opened a brand new website for Laxnes Horse Farm. Well, we didn’t exactly open it. Our loyal web agency Vefgerðin did all the work.

We are extremely happy with the new look and thankful for all the help from Vefgerðin. We didn’t expect anything less than perfection from that gang.

Now it’s super easy to book tours and activities with us, whether it be short day tours, combo tours or multi day tours. We’ve also collaborated with an awesome blog called Must See in Iceland, so all you need to know about Iceland is just one click away.

Enjoy the new look and feel of Laxnes Horse Farm and we can’t wait to welcome you to our quaint place in Mosfellsdalur.

Culture Night – Menningarnótt

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

PLEASE NOTE!  On August 22nd Reykjavik hosts it´s annual Culture Night or Menningarnótt.  On that day our pickup service will be severely limited due to traffic restrictions in the city centre.  After making an online reservation please e-mail info@laxnes.is  for information on available pickup locations.

First Aid

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Due to everyone at Laxnes farm attending a refresher course in First Aid our afternoon tour on may 19th will not depart.  We apologise for any inconveinience.

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