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We are a couple (Anna & Árni) in our early 30s that have a small farm in the north of Iceland.
We have two girls, born in January 2018 and April 2020.
The family is quite big, and most of Anna's siblings have children of their own, and most of them visit quite frequently.
We live on the farm and her parents are here quite often as well. Especially during the summer they spend most of their time here.
The farm has 160 sheep, 19 horses , 8 chickens, dog and a cat.
During the summer and into the autumn we run a horse riding business from our farm. Horses are also essential in the sheep roundup in september. Since we have the riding business we have horses that everyone can ride. Horses are on vacation during the winter.
Árni is an avid mountain biker and the region around Akureyri is one of the best places in Iceland for mountain biking. He has a dream building mountain bike trails around the farm and any help with that would be greatly appreciated.
There is also a nice road bike (size small) that could be used to explore the surrounding area.
Anna grew up on the farm, went to farmer school and is a graduated farmer and also studied horse riding for two semesters. She's been studying hairdressing and is still working part time at a hair saloon as a part of her internship.
We often play a lot of board games during the evening, and during the summer we frequently visit the swimming pool.
Just as a note we mostly cook and eat meat products, many of which we make ourselves (lamb/sheep meat).
We don't have any problems with vegetarians and you're welcome to cook your own food if you want to but dinner will usually be meat products. We are interested to try nice vegetarian dishes if you'd like to cook for us occasionally.
We are not sure the farm will be right for vegans since we run a business producing meat.
Pratique d’une langue
S’occuper des animaux
Aide dans une ferme
Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
Cuisine/repas pour la famille
Aide à la maison
Icelandic, culture, horseback riding, mountain biking, trying exotic Icelandic food
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Helping around the house, household cleaning, babysitting, general maintenance and such, possibly cooking.
To have someone that’s confident with children and can look after our daughters if we have to do some things around the farm, or have to work later than the kindergarten is open.
Horseriding experience can also be a plus, to help with having our horses in shape.
Longer stays are preferable by us, but it's not a dealbreaker if it's not an option.
I try to answer all request but often they are so many I have hard time looking at all of them.
Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
Many Workawayers have learned quite some Icelandic by talking to our children and listening to conversations in the house. We can help you study Icelandic if interested.
A private bedroom in the house with the family.
Nearby is one of the greatest waterfalls in Iceland Goðafoss and Aldeyjarfoss is also really beautiful waterfall in the neighborhood.
Drive to nearest town, the biggest town outside of the capital, Akureyri is 35 minutes. The surrounding is really beautiful also and not far away is lake Mývatn a extremely beautiful lake with wonderful wildlife and beautiful lava-fields, hot springs and more interesting things.
Whale watching is available both in Húsavík and Akureyri, both towns are a 45 minute drive.
Busses pass by the main road not long from the farm.
There is a swimming pool we frequently visit about a 15min drive from the farm.
We have had quite a few workaway-ers with good experience, the worst thing is usually just the goodbyes, we would gladly show people the beauty of the country and the culture. We've gotten to know people from all over the world and tried some very interesting food and get to know different cultures.
There usually is quite a lot of free time around the farm and people have had a good chance to do what they want, photographing, making music, writing books and just enjoying the country.
Our workawayers have usually been involved with what the family is doing, and usually gotten to join us at parties, horse and bike tournaments, concerts, trips and other activities.
We have a few horses around that most workawayers have been able to ride if interested. The mountains around the farm are nice for hiking, backcountry skiing and biking.
If there are any questions don't hesitate to ask.
We usually get a lot of messages and sometimes it takes a while to reply. Giving out some basic information about yourself usually helps you stand out.
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
We have a 1gbps fibre connection to the farm, so our internet connection is way above average. It would be no problem to be working a job while staying here.
1-5 hours, 5 days a week
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