Please NOTE! Due to the Covid-19 pandemic this tour will not be available summer 2021 as lunch will not be available at the farm. If you want to spend a day at Laxnes farm you can by booking two Laxnes special tours but you´ll have to bring lunch.
Nothing is more relaxing than visiting a farm in the country outside the city. Laxnes Horse Farm is now offering you the chance to enjoy a day at the farm. You will be picked up at your hotel or guesthouse in the morning and taken to our farm in historical Mosfellsdalur valley. In the morning we will ride for two hours in the beautiful mountain area around the farm.
Afterwards, back at the farm, we will have time to relax and enjoy a light lunch and a cup of coffee or tea before going out for another adventurous ride. At the end of the day we drive you back to your accommodation in Reykjavík.
This trip is both for beginners and good riders.
Details on Day At The Farm:
Operated: Daily Season: All year
Departures: Pickup in Reykjavik starts at 9:00
Duration: Riding is 3,5 – 4 hours depending on season.
Total duration with pickup is ca. 7,5 – 8 hours
Day At The Farm
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.
We typically have homemade vegetable or bean/pea soup and bread, followed by coffee/tea and usually cakes or sweet bread.
Under normal circumstances: No. We have several routes to choose from but primarily use three main routes depending on season and weather. In the winter season heavy snow might drive us to use the same circle route, though in opposite directions.
Yes, the Icelandic horse is technically a pony (we’ll never admit it though) and the maximum weight is 120kg (240lbs).
The age limit on our Laxnes special tour is 7 years, although exceptions can be made if the child has riding experience. Please email us before making a reservation if this is the case.
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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org , 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.