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SKÁLAKOT HORSE BREEDING FARM
The horse breeding in Skálakot started in 1984. It was not easy to start with, the breeding started all the way from scratch so in the beginning, it was a lot of try and error to find the rights lines. The mother of Skýr is Vök frá Skálakoti (born 2001). She was bred in Skálakot and you could say that she is the base of the good results that we have achieved in the breeding in Skálakot today.
After Vök we have off course Skýr, and we also have the mares Sonnetta and Sál. The father of Sál if the famous Orri frá Þúfu í Landeyjum who a lot of people might know from the older days. Before that, we had good results with the breeding after our mare Syrpa frá Skálakoti (1988). Who is after Rut frá Holti and Spróti frá Stórulág. Syrpa is, for example, mother of the four-gaited stallion Klængur frá Skálakoti, who a lot of people might know.
Lately, we also have used Þyrí frá Hemlu. After her and Skýr we have the mare Þrúgur frá Skálakoti who was the highest judges mare at the late summer breeding show in Hella in 2018. The next step is to keep developing with Skýr and it will be exciting to see how this development will be. It is clear that there are lots of opportunities ahead and that we have a good base to keep building on!
LONG HORSEBACK RIDING TOURS
During summer Skálakot offers long horseback riding tours to the Highlands of South Iceland. If you like to get to know the Icelandic horse for real then this is something you should try. These tours take you through the greatest parts of the Highlands.
With a diverse landscape, where you can find volcanoes, black sand areas, glaciers, rivers, green mountains, and geothermal springs as well as lava fields. Going through this landscape is a unique experience, and to be able to do in on a horseback is even more unique. To be out and experience the wilderness and the peaceful nature and being a part of it is something people will remember for the rest of their lives.
Skálakot also offers short horseback riding tour from 1 to 3 hours in the beautiful surrounding of our farm, with glaciers, volcanoes and black sand beaches.
SKÁLAKOT MANOR HOTEL
Skálakot Manor Hotel and Restaurant is the perfect place to rest and relax after being out in the beautiful nature of South Iceland. With luxury rooms and restaurant for our customers prepare for their next adventure.
The region offers many of the best sights in South Iceland, with stunning nature like waterfalls, volcanoes, glaciers and black sand beaches. Meaning that you don´t need to spend to much time on the road, you can instead enjoy nature and activities.
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