SHEEP SHED AT MYRKHOLT
THE SHEEP SHED
THE SHEEP SHED
It’s truly unique to experience an authentic Icelandic farm/countryside surrounded by domestic animals and exquisite nature.
The sheep shed and a stable are both connected to our new assembly hall in Myrkholt. There you can find our wool market, a possibility of having coffee and baked goods and a neat toilet facility. Admission is 500kr and coffee is included.
The Icelandic sheep breed is considered to be calm and controllable but quite the character as it is also very lively and independent. It can be difficult to approach as it is timid and the Icelandic sheep are fast sprinters. Our sheep shed contains a little over 30 sheep and you are welcome to interact with these intelligent and loyal creatures. The sheep are kept in the sheep shed from October until June but our two dogs, Lappi and Píla, are usually around the house.
Here at Myrkholt, we have a horse rental and facilities for horses, both a paddock and a stable. We provide tours for beginners as well as tours for more experienced riders. We are able to find suitable horses for everyone as we have over 70 horses and guide you on longer or shorter tours, all to your likings. We hope to create memories and for you to make friends with the horses, even if you only want to pet it.
This horse breed was brought by settlers to Iceland and is therefore one of a kind as it has been kept intact since. The Icelandic horse is smart, tough and versatile while being known for its kindness. The Icelandic horse is our passion.
Did you know that horses are able to sleep standing up?
Gljásteinn offers accommodation in a wonderful mountain cabins and huts, from Gullfoss waterfall to Geysir geothermal area and in the highland area Kjölur. The cabins are fantastic lodgings for smaller or larger groups in these popular areas.
Kjölur is a natural treasure that offers various hiking trails, beautiful horse paths and the tragic folktale about the brothers of Reynistaðir who travelled Kjölur. You can experience the modern comfort of sleeping in our cabins while getting acquainted to stories of elves, ghosts and heroes of the Icelandic sagas.
In our wool market you can browse through our products that are made from the wool of our own sheep, hand knitted by our very own Vilborg. You can also have a cup of coffee with Vilborg, take a look at shapes and patterns, and have her knit for you a specific wool product you desire. You can browse through the online store to see Vilborg’s products as well as other merchandise connected to Icelandic culture.
Did you know that the Icelandic wool sweater is considered to be the same age as the Icelandic republic?
Café Árbúðir opens the same time as the mountain road Kjölur is opened in springtime. It’s usually around the 10th – 15th of June and stays open until early September.
It’s a cafeteria and we offer soup and bread, sandwiches, cakes, the famous kleinur and other traditional Icelandic baked goods. To go with it you can have beverages like soda, juice, tea, wine and beer, or just a nice cup of coffee.
Café Árbúðir also provides you with necessities like toothbrushes or hygiene products, and a variety of wool products. Just whatever you might need before continuing on your travel through the highlands.