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Viking Horse Riding & Golden Circle Express Tour

  • When does it run?
    Daily
  • Start time
    09:30am
  • Duration
    9 hours
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • 1-hour horse ride
  • English-speaking guide
  • Necessary gear for horse riding is provided at the horse farm
COVID-19 Safety guidelines

Key Highlights

  • Behold the waterfalls, geysers, and mountains of the Golden Circle
  • Ride through the arresting Icelandic countryside on a beautiful Icelandic horse
  • Visit Þingvellir National Park, Iceland's greatest historical site and the oldest known Parliament in the world
  • No need to print! Smartphone voucher accepted.

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 on a sightseeing tour of Iceland’s very best known historical sites and one-of-a-kind natural phenomena.

See the UNESCO World Heritage Site where the world’s first parliament convened and witness the world-famous Geysir expel a column of water toward the heavens.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    9 hours

  • Start time

    09:30am

  • Meeting Point

    Good news! You can get picked up from your hotel, just give us the details at the time of booking. Don’t worry if you have not booked your hotel yet, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details.

    Alternate meeting point: You may join the tour from Gray Line Bus Terminal at Klettagarðar 4, 104, Reykjavík, Iceland.

    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 minutes early

  • Ending Point

    Your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik.

Itinerary

  • You will be picked up by bus from your Reykjavik hotel to kick off this Viking Horse Ride and Golden Circle 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.

    After an exhilarating one-hour ride, take a lunch break (payable direct) before embarking on the Golden Circle portion of the tour.

    Set off by bus for the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Þingvellir National Park. It was here that the country’s first parliament was founded in 930 AD, making it the oldest known Parliament in the world. It is also a remarkable tectonic and volcanic environment where continental drift has engraved the landscape with cracks, faults, and fissures.

    Drive to the world-renowned geothermal area around Geysir hot spring, where a column of water thrusts upward to a height of 180 feet. Only a few feet away is the Stokkur Geyser, which hurls boiling water toward the sky every 5-10 minutes.

    Continue to Gullfoss waterfall, where the wide Hvita River plunges furiously over a natural staircase of stones. When one first approaches the falls, the crevice is obscured from view, giving the appearance of a raging river that simply vanishes into the earth.

    On your way back to Reykjavik, pass by the village of Hveragerði, where geothermal energy has been harnessed to create unique greenhouse cultivation.

    Travel over a scenic mountain heath back to Reyjavik, where you will be returned to your hotel.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • 1-hour horse ride
  • English-speaking guide
  • Necessary gear for horse riding is provided at the horse farm
  • Meals

Please note

Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other device.

The itinerary can be altered or changed according to weather and road conditions

Pick-up from hotels and guesthouses is 30 minutes before start time.

Children should be able to ride a horse on their own to participate in the tour

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details

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

Pickup and drop-off service is not possible directly from hotels in the city center, instead you need to go to a nearby conveniently located bus stop.

Minimum age for horse riding is 8 years.

No previous experience is required for the horse riding, the tour is suitable for beginners. 

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.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. Pick-up is available from major hotels and guesthouses in the greater Reykjavik area. Pick-up services are not provided from private addresses. Pickup and drop-off service is not possible directly from hotels in the city center, instead you need to go to a nearby conveniently located bus stop. 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.

Customer Reviews

  • Wonderful experience
    Carolyn Gilby, Australia 02/16/2018
  • Great experience
    Susan Heaslip, Ireland 02/09/2018
  • Riding and rainbows.
    Pat Aitchison, 10/09/2016

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