Help us at home 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 on a small hobby farm with horses and few sheep.

    At our place there is good opportunity to go riding, 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 and galleries

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Horse riding
    Learning about new environment
    Improved social and sometimes English skills
    Make new friendships and relationships
    We have some musical instrument: guitar, electrical guitar, ukulele and piano
    I´m always up for teaching my travelers how to knit an Icelandic sweater

  • Help


    Cleaning inside our house
    Light stable tasks during winter months-animal care
    Gardening in the summer
    Fence work
    Some cooking if you like cooking
    Video making (we love to have good memories from riding
    Social media (good advice on social media are appreciated)

    *We have a small Airbnb apartment but travellers do not provide any help with cleaning the apartment.
    *The travellers do not provide any work taking tourist riding.

    If you love horses, they will be thrilled if you want to ride them in your own free-time ;) and we especially welcome people with good knowledge of horses because we are allowing you to ride our horses when you like.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Icelandic: Fluent
    German: Beginner

  • 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 :-)

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • 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

Five minutes to the farm. We are coming back home from herding our horses.
We love to herd our horses with friends and family
Family and friends riding together from the Turf House Baugasel in Hörgárdalur
Our Horses up in our mountain with the singing aurora borealis

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