About us

Elín and Magnús have first been working as teachers in Húsavík, North Iceland. They had long been dreaming of owning a farm when they bought Sölvanes in 1978, and moved there with their two young kids, me, Eydís, and my brother, Óskar. With a lot of work and perseverance, they came up with a successful fully-functioning farm. Although Sölvanes Farm has a variety of farm animals, sheep are the main livestock, with a population of about 300.

In 1985, my parents moved into a newly built house and in 1990, they opened the guesthouse in the Old Farm House, after it was renovated.

I was brought up on the farm and 20 years later, in 2014, I fulfilled my childhood dream and took over the farm Sölvanes with my husband Máni – including the sheep, horses and the guesthouse.

Since then, we have been operating the farm and offering relaxing stays to our guests. We love sharing our passion and knowledge about the Icelandic sheep by guiding visitors through the barn, where everyone is welcome to pet the sheep and other animals. Lambing season is a favorite for the guests!

When we have time off, we love to spend time at our favorite swimming pool in Varmahlíð, or travel around with the kids! We have been to USA, Denmark, Norway, Faroe Islands, Portugal, Greece, but also many places in Iceland, especially in the highlands with our old jeep! Real Life!