Help us in the house and with horses and become part of the family in Akureyri, Iceland



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  • Description


    We are a family of three living 20 minutes away from Akureyri

    We work full time 8-16 Monday through Monday. We are quite busy as we have about 80 horses to take care of and 100 sheep.

    At the farm there are good opportunity to go hiking and enjoy amazing nature. If you go to Akureyri there are many different things to do in the area every day. There are excellent swimming pools with hot tubs and saunas, a theater, cinema, coffee shops, bars, galleries and on the weekends the nightlife is good

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learning about a new environment which and flexibility
    Improved social and sometimes English skills
    Make new friendships and relationships
    I´m always up for teaching my travellers how to knit an Icelandic sweater

  • Help


    We prefer to host workawayers that are photographers or have good experience riding Icelandic horses. Another important task is to keep the main house clean also the stable and during the winter months to feed the horses and sheep.
    If you want to apply as a workawayer at our farm we prefer that you are familiar with groundwork exercises when training horses and to be able to proceed with the following exercises for example:
    Lead a horse from the partner position
    Head down exercises
    Nose to flank exercises (have to horse kiss the stirrups)
    Yielding to driving aids exercises

    We normally do not host people in under 20 years

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Icelandic, English, German, Scandinavian

  • Accommodation


    You would usually have a private bedroom but everything else is shared. You are always welcome to the fridge and at our table as we want you to feel at home.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is contiguous open area around Akureyri where the biosphere and landscape are extremely diverse, and vegetation in many places is especially lush. In the urban area there are also interesting natural features, and on the hills of Akureyri there are many intriguing plants.

    Within the Akureyri town limits there are many interesting recreation areas and hiking paths. The Akureyri Botanical Garden is known far and wide for its beautiful walking paths and luxuriant flora. One of Akureyri's gems, it was founded in 1912, and it contains nearly every plant found in Iceland ca. 450 and nearly 7,000 foreign plants. The town has many museums, galleries and exhibitions who offers insight in the diversity of the culture and the nation as a whole.

    Selection of activities and tours are offered with everything from tours to local villages and national parks, northern light tours, visit to the small island in the fjord and to tours with emphasis on local food.

    Akureyri and the surrounding area offers a number of annual events as well as many occasional concerts, exhibitions, theater and et cetera.

    We are easy going people with lots of friend in a happy environment. We hope you can easily get to be a part of the family as long as you are going to stay with us :-)

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours per day 5 days a week

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