This is us
About Daladýrð & the team behind it
Who we are…
The petting zoo Daladýrð is a family business run by “Beggi” Guðbergur Egill Eyjólfsson and his family. They literally built Daladýrð with their own hands.
In 2016, the petting zoo opened its doors for the first time. Since then, each year Daladýrð is changing a bit.
Anna Kidda is still in school and helps out in her free time. He speciality is making the dough for our waffels 🙂
Ingvar had been taking care of the animals for quite a few years. He has found a new job opportunity and therefore is only occasionally helping out on the weekends.
Bjartur is probably the most reliable of all. For 7 years now he meets every morning highly motivated to get the day started.
The love for animals…
Guðbergur Egill Eyjólfsson called “Beggi” is farmer out of conviction. He has been passionate about animals since he was a little boy. Horses were his first love. In his 30s he even competed at the national championship on this favorite mare Pota. You will meet many of Pota´s offsprings at the zoo 🙂
…not just horses
But it is not all about horses – Beggi worked several years as a cow farmer and owned his own farm.
Beggi´s dream as always been to spend his life around animals – and what better way than to share this passion with others…:) Now everyone can visit the result of a lifelong dream which got the name:
ONce upon a time…
Daladýrð was a mink farm. In 2015 Beggi bought the property and started transforming it info a place for farm animals with the help of friends and family.
The original plan was to build half of the farm into boxes for horses. That did not quite happen – on the left side of the building you will now find a few boxes and a lot of space for smaller animals.
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