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Brunir Horse
Brunir Horse

Brunir Horse

Eyjafjarðarbraut eystri, Akureyri, 601

The Basics

Watch the farm’s horses demonstrate their five gaits: walk, trot, and gallop, as well as tolt and flying pace, both of which are unique to Icelandic horses. After the show, you’re welcome to pet and interact with the horses and ask questions about them.

Brunir Horse also houses a studio and exhibition area, where you can view paintings by the farmer and other artists. Then, enjoy local cuisine on the premises in the cozy café, which serves soups, salads, light meals, and desserts made with fresh ingredients from the region.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Many of the paintings in the farm’s gallery are for sale.

  • Group bookings can be made for seven or more outside of designated show hours.

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How to Get There

Brunir Horse is around a 15-minute drive from Akureyri, along road 821 (Eyjafjardarbraut Vestri) or 829 (Eyjafjardarbraut Eystri). You’ll need your own vehicle to get there, as public transit doesn’t run to the farm and pickup isn’t offered.

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When to Get There

The farm puts on shows every morning that it’s open to visitors, from the middle of May through the end of December. From September through December, it’s open only on weekends. The farm is closed from January through mid-May.

The Icelandic Horse

Known in Iceland as the nation’s “most faithful servant,” and respected for its sure-footedness and ability to cross rough terrain, the Icelandic horse arrived in the country 1,100 years ago with the first settlers from Norway. The horse’s unique tolt gait is especially comfortable for riders, and enables the horse to travel long distances without tiring.

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