Helena likes to receive guests. We will go into the area of goats inside if there is a bad weather and I’ll tell you about the history of Icelandic goats how they were transported to Iceland and how they were used. Also, I will allow you to touch them give food and help with the work . If people also want to take selfie with the babygoat if they goat are ready .Goat inspection can take from 30 min to 60 min .
The Icelandic goat is an endangered species and Helena and Stefan is one of the farmers working towards protecting and maintaining the goat stock in Iceland. Visitors receive a warm welcome from the goats, which are very
The Icelandic goat, also known as the ‘settlement goat’, is an ancient breed of domestic goat believed to be of Norwegian origin and dating back to the settlement of Iceland over 1100 years ago. This breed of goat was on the verge of extinction during the late 19th century, but recovered prior to World War II, only to precipitously decline again. As of 2003, there were 348 goats in 48 flocks distributed throughout most parts of Iceland At the end of 2012, the herd had increased to 849. Since this breed has been isolated for centuries, the Icelandic populations are highly inbred. The Icelandic goat is very rare outside its native land. Under its coarse, long guard hair, the Icelandic goat has a coat of high quality cashmere fiber. Icelandic goats are kept mainly as pets and their economic potential for meat, milk, cashmere and skin production remains to be explored. The Icelandic goat is currently of little economic value.
The Icelandic goat is the only farm animal sponsored by the Icelandic government for the purpose of ensuring its survival.