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Tourists Can Experience Farm Life in East Iceland

The farmers of Borg in Njardvík near Borgarfjördur eystri in east Iceland, Margrét B. Hjardar and Jakob Sigurdsson, have launched a tourism initiative where people can come stay at their farm and participate in traditional farm work.

From Borgarfjördur eystri. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The farm has approximately 400 sheep, two dogs and five heimalningar (lambs that lost their mothers or were rejected by them and are therefore bottle-fed).

Visitors are invited to help out during lambing in the spring, haymaking in summer, round-up and slaughtering in the fall and mating season around Christmas, the initiative’s Facebook site reads.

Other activities tourists might enjoy around the farm include hikes, jeep tours and berry picking, and they are also invited to experience traditional Icelandic Christmas and New Year’s celebrations, the thorrablót mid-winter feast and Easter.

Visitors stay in an apartment which accommodates six persons and can opt for a stay with or without meals. Travelers have the option to be picked up in Akureyri or Egilsstadir. For further information, email [email protected].

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