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Viking Horse Riding & The Blue Lagoon

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"loved the horses" julia h bridge
Viking Horse Riding & The Blue Lagoon
Viking Horse Riding & The Blue Lagoon
Viking Horse Riding & The Blue Lagoon
Viking Horse Riding & The Blue Lagoon
Viking Horse Riding & The Blue Lagoon

Highlights

  • Ride through the arresting Icelandic countryside on a beautiful Icelandic horse
  • Indulge in all manner of relaxation at a magical geothermal spa

Overview

Glide across the lush and lovely landscape of Iceland on the back of an Icelandic horse.

These swift and graceful creatures skim the earth when they gallop, and the countryside hurries by in a rush of green and brown.

Spend the afternoon relaxing at the Blue Lagoon, a world-famous geothermal spa, where you can sink into the reviving waters and enjoy a moment of cathartic calm. A great restaurant, world-class spa treatments, and a shop full of unique body-care products keep you in the lap of luxury.

See the list of Reykjavik hotels from which hotel pick up is offered

Note: The Blue Lagoon will be closed for construction from 5 to 21 Jan 2016. Restaurants & shops will also be closed during this period.

Itinerary

You will be picked up by bus from your Reykjavik hotel to kick off this Viking Horse Ride and Blue Lagoon tour. You will be accompanied for the day by an English-speaking tour guide.

Drive to the outskirts of the capital and mount a beautiful Icelandic horse. Horse riding takes place at Laxnes horsefarm (at Íshestar if Laxnes is fully booked).

The Icelandic horse is a breed that has remained virtually unchanged since the Vikings brought it to the country in the 9th century. These strong, supple, and sure-footed horses move with the speed and effortlessness of the wind.

Re-board your bus and continue onward to the Blue Lagoon, where you spend your afternoon awash in serenity.

The Blue Lagoon is a unique geothermal spa situated in the youngest lava field in west Iceland. Once there you are treated to a few hours of perfect peace-walk through the enchanted lava fields that surround the lagoon, bathe in the steamy blue-green waters, relax in a geothermal steam bath or release the stress from your shoulders under a soothing waterfall.

Your time at the Blue Lagoon is at leisure. We do not include the bathing fee in the tour price as many people choose to simply wander and take in the beauty of the area or have a meal at the restaurant. If you wish to bathe you may pay the fee locally.

You will be dropped back at your hotel in Reykjavik at tour’s end. Driving time from the Blue Lagoon to Reykjavik is around 50 minutes.

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Reviews

  • loved the horses

    Really enjoyed the horse ride. The day was very cold and windy but we were loaned clothes to keep warm. Great people working with us, very patient....

    Julia H Bridge
  • Riding + Relaxing = Awesome

    Pickup from the hotel and travel to the Farm went splendidly. riding gear that was provided was warm and comfy. Instructions on how to mount and ride were good, the horses...

    Marius Kannicht
  • Weather was miserable, but the experience was still great!

    We absolutely loved Laxnes Farms - the family who runs it is so wonderful and personable. They made sure to provide plenty of protective raingear for the weather, and clearly...

    Amanda J Noonan
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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

Flexible

Start time

9:30am and 1:00pm

Meeting point

Your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik.
(Please mention your hotel / guesthouse details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
Alternate meeting point: You can meet the tour directly at Holtagarðar 10, 104 Reykjavík. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure.

Ending point

The tour ends at your hotel/guesthouse in the Reykjavik area. Return to Reykjavík is available at 1500h (3:00pm), 1715h (5:15pm) and 1900h (7:00pm).

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Airport drop-off
  • 1-hour horse ride
  • English-speaking guide

Exclusions

  • Blue Lagoon bathing fee
  • Lunch

Please note

Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.

Pick-up from hotels and guesthouses is 45 minutes before start time.

Pick-up is available from major hotels and guesthouses in the greater Reykjavik area. Pick-up services not provided from private addresses.

Return to Reykjavík is available at 3:00pm), 5:15pm and 7:00pm. Driving time from the Blue Lagoon to Reykjavik is around 50 minutes.

Many people who visit the Blue Lagoon choose not to bathe and to simply enjoy the spectacular surroundings. For this reason, to offer the best value to all our customers, we do not include the entrance fee in the tour price.

The fee to bathe at the Blue Lagoon is not included in the price. If you wish to bathe you will need to pay the following fees: Adults 16 years and over approx €40, Youth 14-15 years approx €20. Children under 13 may bathe for free if accompanied by a full paying adult. A charge also applies if you wish to hire towels approx €5, bathing suits approx €5, bathrobe €10 and slippers €8.

The Blue Lagoon will be closed for construction from 5 to 21 Jan 2016. Restaurants & shops will also be closed during this period.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • The itinerary can be altered or changed according to weather and road conditions.
  • Your time at the Blue Lagoon is at leisure. We do not include the bathing fee in the tour price as many people choose to simply wander and take in the beauty of the area or have a meal at the restaurant. If you wish to bathe you may pay the fee locally.
  • For your comfort, safety and convenience while in Iceland we work with a supplier who:
  • Has one of the youngest coach fleet in Iceland. Comfortable coaches with air condition, seatbelts and free WiFi.
  • Offers pick up and drop off service at all licensed hotels and guesthouses in the capital area that have at least 10 rooms.
  • Has a 24 hour telephone service which can be used by all customers while in Iceland
  • Is part of Gray Line – a world leader in sightseeing for more than 100 years.
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