Laxnes Horse Farm

 

Laxnes Horse Farm was founded in 1968 by Þórarinn “Póri” Jónasson and his wife Ragnheiður “Heiða” Gislason. Today, 42 years later, the family has gotten bigger but our goal is still the same. We offer a top quality riding experience every day, all year round for you and your family.

Laxnes isn´t just a company, it´s our home. A true old fashioned family business with our horses being a part of the family and treated as such. We are proud of the Icelandic horse and it will be our pleasure to welcome you to our home and experience what a remarkable breed the Icelandic horse is.

About Icelandic Horses

For more than a thousand years, from the settlement of t

he country in the late 9th century to the early 20th century, the small but amazingly strong Icelandic horse has played a vital role in Icelandic history. Dubbed “The most useful servant”, many Icelanders credit the horse for the survival of the Icelandic people. The settlers brought with them horses from Norway and the British Isles, strong and muscular they served their masters in war and peace.

In recorded Icelandic history, which spans over 900 years, no horses have been imported to Iceland. In the 11th century import was made illegal, so the present day horse is very similar to what they were 900 years ago. This isolation has preserved certain traits lost to other European horses. Among these are the five gaits the horse is famous for.

In Iceland these gaits are used depending on terrain and preference of the rider. While most horses have three gaits: walk, trot and gallop, the Icelandic horse has two extra gates. Icelanders call them tolt and skeid (pace), with the tolt gate being better known throughout the world. The tolt is a gait in a quartered beat with equal intervals and is a gait that, with unaltered footfall can escalate its swiftness from a mere step to great speed. You can hear the tolt distinctly as a constant four-beat staccato and if you watch a horse in tolt you can see that the horse carries the rider smoothly in an even four-beated rythim, perfectly still in his saddle, without the tossing movement of the trot.

 

 

 

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Your Perfect Day

Your Perfect Day is a brand of Iceland Travel, Iceland’s leading travel agency, tour operator and destination management company (DMC) in Iceland. Your Perfect Day booking centers and Icelandic design stores are located at the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura, Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina, and the Hilton Reykjavik Nordica.

At the Your Perfect Day online store you can purchase the very best in Icelandic gifts and design products before your arrival in Iceland, during your stay, and after your return home.

Our staff are experts in Iceland and would love to share with you their favorite places to visit, tours and activities – as well as the very best in Icelandic gifts – all to help you plan Your Perfect Day in Iceland!

 

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East Iceland

Visit East Iceland is the official travel guide to East Iceland. It is managed by Austurbru ses. and its purpose is to intergrate marketing and promotion in East Iceland in cooperation with tourist and travel operators and the municipalities, as well as clusters and organisations within the area.

 

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Eskimos

Eskimos is a privately owned travel agency based in Reykjavik, Iceland. We specialize in planning, organizing, and operating experiences for individuals, groups, travel agencies, and private companies. Our mission is to share a part of the world with you that few have ever experienced.

We take pride in offering you a premium travel service. Everyone from our office staff to guides is committed to providing our customers with an Icelandic adventure tailored to your timeframe, interests, and budget–all for a smooth and unforgettable experience.

We offer you our expertise through a creative and dedicated department and network of committed suppliers. We also pride ourselves in our flexibility, just in case of bad weather, or any other problem you might experience.

Eskimos is your one-stop travel provider from arrival to departure. We know the ins and outs of luxury travel. From the moment you land on our shores, we take care of your needs, so you can savor all the moments in Iceland and create memories to last a lifetime.

 

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East West

We firmly believe that in order to experience and enjoy all Iceland has to offer, one must let go of time and give into nature. Therefore our aim is to travel in adequate speed, make frequent stops for best photo opportunities possible and enjoy our journey together. Our trips are operated in Super Jeeps and Sprinter but for more information, tailor made trips and other vehicle requests, please contact us.

Slow drive
Iceland is a beautiful country with various scenes of nature. It is very photogenic and each scenery takes time to inhale and grasp. Therefore it is our mission to cover our journey in a manner that is relaxing, enjoyable and memorable.

Locations usually bear a lot of stories, whether they are of Vikings, Elves, Trolls or modern Icelandic people. These stories are both full of knowledge and good humor. Lets take in all the landscape, stories and atmosphere in good time.

 

Great rides
In order to ensure both safety and comfort we operate in vehicles designed for Icelandic conditions. We offer both minibuses and enhanced Super Jeeps to be able to meet rapid weather conditions. There is an Icelandic saying: „If you don´t like the weather, then just wait 5 minutes.“

It is quite an experience to ride in a Super Jeep. Huge tires (42″) can take you over big rivers and up to glaciers to a fantastic view and the unique cold that comes from the massive ice. Our Sprinter is a very comfortable ride and suits perfectly for observing all the miscellaneous scenes of nature on the route.

Secret spots
Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Jökulsárlón, the Blue Lagoon. These are all fantastic phenomenons. But there are countless other precious gems spread around the country. Why limit your visit to what everybody else is doing?

Come see waterfalls, geysers, caves, beaches and lava fields covered with moss just as astonishing and hear stories in the meantime.

 

 

After all, we are on holiday.

 

 

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Helo

We at HELO adore the Icelandic nature and consider it to be a privilege to have the opportunity to share our vision and experience of it with our guests.
We truly believe that exploring the fragile Icelandic nature by helicopter is one of the gentlest ways of travelling, leaving the least remarks behind.

 

 

 

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Volcano

The origins of the community of Grindavik can be traced back to Einar G. Einarsson, which set up shop there in 1897. During that time the town population was only around 360. Fishing has for centuries been a crucial element in the survival of Grindavik’s population. But fishing trips were often extremely dangerous. Men were frequently lost at sea and the catch wasn’t always stable. Today the tour operator “Volcano tours” has their office in Einar’s oldest shop house named “Flagghús” – “The flaghouse”

 

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FAB Travel

FAB Travel was founded in 2004 under the name Sport Bus. In the spring of  2010 we changed the name to FAB Travel – Free as A Bird! since that seemed to capture the spirit of the guests on our tours. We continually strive to provide the best service available to all our guests. We offer short and long tours all over Iceland as well as daytours from Reykjavík and Akureyri.

FAB Travel was started by a cohesive family that has worked together assisting our guests in experiencing Iceland as a destination of their choice.

We are a fully licenced tour agency and tour operator. In our operations we serve our guests with scheduled day tours and as tour planners, providing full tour service for private tours and groups of all sizes.

Our day to day operations aim at providing our guests with opportunities to experience Iceland, its nature, geology, people and history. Also to enjoy their stay, and enable them with quality service, to create and bring back warm memories after the visit to our beloved country.

The team at FAB Travel  is known for providing personal service and we aim to have all our guests experiencing our hospitality.  

 

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Sterna Travel

Sterna Travel was established in 2002. The company name is taken from the Latin word “sterna paradiesea” – the arctic tern, a travelling bird. We are a fully registered travel agency and have been a proud recipient of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for three consecutive years.

Sterna Travel offers guided day tours and Northern lights tours from Harpa Concert Hall downtown Reykjavík for groups and individuals with guidance in English. Sterna Travel invites you to come and explore Iceland’s beautiful nature on our guided tours.

At our souvenir shop we offer a great selection of Icelandic quality products, such as traditional souvenirs, warm cloting, scarves and gloves that you can buy before or after your tour.

 

Experience the beautiful Icelandic wonders with Sterna Travel.

 

 

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City Walk

History and Culture Walk

The famous two hour walking tour focuses on the history of Iceland, the evolution of Reykjavík as a town and Icelandic culture in general, laid out in an informative and comic way by either Marteinn (Martin), Eiríkur (Eric), Sara (Sarah), Jóhannes (Joe), Tómas (Tom) or Þórdís (Disa) english speaking Icelanders and history majors. This tour has no fixed price, instead it runs on the great Free Walking Tour model found allover the world where each participant sets the price of the tour afterwards instead of in advance. As a result, the guide relies solely on your contribution and works hard for his share in the donations. The „Free“ classic tour departs multiple times a day all year around. Occasionally on holidays we take a day off.

 

 

 

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