About Hólabak Farm
In the midst of the beautiful countryside of North West Iceland you find Hólabak farm. The name of the farm means the 'place behind the hillocks'. It is drawn from its proximity to Vatnsdalur Hillocks (IS: Vatnsdalshólar ), which is an unusual geographical phenomenon and a well-known landmark in North Iceland. The farm is around 600 hectares stretching towards Hope lake in the north, Gljúfurá river to the west, Vatnsdalshólar to the east and Uppsalir farm to the south.
Hólabak is a conventional dairy and equine farm, but the owners also run a textiles and gift production company, as well as a gift shop. The dairy operation consists of around 80 cows and cattle and the 70 horses are kept for, breeding, leisure and competition.
Björn Magnússon og Aðalheiður Ingvarsdóttir bought Hólabak farm in 1972 and have lived there ever since. They are currently in charge of the equine operation. Their son Ingvar Björnsson, together with his wife Elín Aradóttir run the rest of the operations, along with their children, Aðalheiður, Ari and Ella.
Many interesting places and tourist attractions can be found near Hólabak, such as the historical place Þingeyrar and Þingeyrar Church, the extraordinary rock formation Hvítserkur and the inviting towns of Blönduós and Hvammstangi. One of Iceland‘s most spectacular riding paths furthermore lies in Þingeyrasandur, only a few kilometres north of the farm.