Petting zoo


Meet & Pet our animals

Welcome to Daladýrð

Petting Zoo for the whole family

The petting zoo Daladýrð is located in Brúnagerði which is in the valley called Fnjóskadalur. Only a 15-minute-drive from Akureyri. Open daily 11:00 - 18:00.

Little girl feeding lamb
Two very young actic foxes
Sheep with long horns


Hand-made art & Icelandic clothing

& animal

enjoy out unique coffee place with few over the animals


Hey-bath, bobby cars, sandbox, trampolines...


Meet the Icelandic farm animals

Beggi, Ingvar og refir
Bobby cars and more
Handmade crafts in Daladýrd
Pet our goats at Daladýrð


In Daladýrð we invite you to enjoy quality time with your fiends and family, meet the domestic animals and get to know the special Icelandic animals out in the nature. Pet our goats & Kittens, meet our horses, pigs & sheep, help us feed our bottel-lambs and pigs.

Or simply jump in the hay & enjoy life. Take a look at our craft shop – filled with handmade crafts by local artists as well as the Icelandic pullover. Daladýrð is a place to relax and recharge. Everyone Welcome!

Opening Hours

Daily 11 am to 6 pm


Adults: 13 + years: 1.700 kr
children: 3-12 years: 1.500 kr
free for 1- 2 years


607 Akureyri, Ísland

Which animals live at the petting zoo?

Our animal family consists of: Horses, sheep, goats, rabbits, cats, dogs, pigs, cows and foxes (there are no foxes at the moment!). As well as various chicken breeds (such as Icelandic, German & Bramha) and broilers.

The variety of animals changes due to the different seasons. In spring and summer, the petting zoo is full of baby animals. Each year we add new animals.

May I pet the animals?

Under normal circumstances, those animals who want to be petted, may be petted. Some parts of the petting zoo (such as kittens and goats) can even be entered, and the animals may be held.

In restricted conditions, the animals may unfortunately not be touched.

We kindly ask you...

…to respect our rules to protect the animals. The rules petting zoo Daladýrð are: Guests are in second place. Our animals always come first and must be treated with respect – never with fear or noise.

May I feed the animals?

Please, do NOT feed the animals. For the following reasons: it creates tension between them, they start to fight and can hurt each other. Animals want to have things in order. Those animals that are not out to graze, have mealtimes twice a day.
If they are irregularly or constantly fed, they become restless because they are always waiting for food.

Sorry, not in 2023 :[However, in summertime, bottle lambs are fed around lunchtime, and you are welcome to help.]

Café animal

The unique coffee place

two cats grooming each other
Coffee with a view

café animal

Have you ever had coffee next to a turkey? Here is your chance 🙂 In our unique coffee place you sit eye to eye with your turkeys and chicken.

“Café Animal” is a charming, little coffee place invites locals and tourists to unwind and relax while eating the famous “Café Animal-waffles”. But there are not only animals to meet, “Café animal” is also full of history – old farming equipment is decorated all over the walls, matching the old-style furniture.

Arts of Iceland

From hand-made bracelets to the famous "Lopapeysa"

Truly Icelandic

Icelandic craft art

Daladýrð also has a specially selected variety of Icelandic handicraft that is made from raw materials, agricultural products as well as artefacts that are reminiscent of the countryside.

Most of the artists and designers are from the area around Daladýrð. Nevertheless, a few of them are from other parts of the country.

handmade icelandic art
Icelandic art

Stay Connected

We will keep you posted on when our kittens are born, ask you to help us find names for our foals, or simply keep you informed about new animals at teh petting zoo.


Hope to see you soon

Daladýrð in Fnjóskadalur - Brúnagerði - 607 Akureyri

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