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Viking Horse Riding & The Blue Lagoon

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Key Highlights

  • Indulge in all manner of relaxation at a magical geothermal spa
  • Pre-book your bathing package: availability at the Blue Lagoon is limited!
  • Upgrade to include your entrance and bathing fee package to save €5 compared to booking it locally.
  • Ride through the arresting Icelandic countryside on a beautiful Icelandic horse
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    Flexible

    Start time

    9:30am and 1:00pm. Pick-up from hotel/ guesthouse is 30 minutes before start time.

    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.)

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


    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 offered at 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm and 9pm

  • Overview & Itinerary

    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.

    The basic version of this tour does not include entrance to the Blue Lagoon. Availability at the Blue Lagoon can be limited therefore we recommend you upgrade to include one of our bathing packages. The Blue Lagoon Standard Bathing Package includes entrance to The Blue Lagoon spa. You can also opt for the Blue Lagoon Comfort Bathing Package, which also offers use of a towel, a drink of your choice, skin care trial pack and an algae mask.

    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 spa located in a lava field in west Iceland. A combination of silica, geothermally-heated sea water and algae gives the lagoon a lovely milky-blue color. The warm water comes from the nearby geothermal power plant of Svartsengi and averages a pleasant 40°C (104°F). It is rich in minerals and bathing in the Blue Lagoon is said to alleviate skin conditions such as psoriasis.

    You have three Blue Lagoon options to choose from - Viking Horse Riding & The Blue Lagoon without entrance , or combine it with the Standard Admission Bathing Package or Comfort Admission Bathing Package.

    Apart from our basic tour you can opt for the Standard Admission Bathing Package, which includes the visitor pass as well as the entrance fee to the Blue Lagoon spa. You can bathe in the lagoon, enjoy sauna and use the changing facilities.

    You also have the option to choose the Comfort Admission Bathing Package which includes all the elements of the standard package and additional benefits, which are as follows:

    •Get a large and comfortable towel. You must return the towel after bathing.
    •Enjoy a drink of your choice at the Blue Café or the Lagoon Bar.
    •Get a skincare trial pack that consists of a 30ml tube and one complimentary sample of Blue Lagoon signature products. The pack also has a sample of the Blue Lagoon algae mask.

    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.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Airport drop-off
    • 1-hour horse ride
    • English-speaking guide
    • Blue Lagoon Visitor Pass (with Standard and Comfort Admission ticket)
    • Blue Lagoon bathing fee (with Standard and Comfort Admission ticket)
    • Bath towel (with Comfort Admission Ticket)
    • Skin care trial pack (with Comfort Admission Ticket)
    • A drink of your choice at the Blue Café or the Lagoon Bar (with Comfort Admission Ticket)

    Exclusions

    • Lunch
  • Please note & Additional info

    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 offered at 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm and 9pm. Driving time from the Blue Lagoon to Reykjavik is around 50 minutes. Please inform the bus driver while on way to the Blue Lagoon what time you plan to take the return transfer.

    Due to the popularity of Blue Lagoon, we cannot guarantee that passengers will be able to buy the entrance tickets for their preferred time slot directly at the attraction for the same day.

    Please ensure that you have the pre-purchased admission tickets for the Blue Lagoon, before checking in at the Bus Terminal in Reykjavik.

    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.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.
  • Reviews
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      Lin Gu
    • Great

      The horse riding experience is good and safe. We have a lot fun on it....

      KWONG HON KIT
    • Horse riding through the snow, Perfect

      My mother in law and I both really enjoyed the horse riding. Staff were very helpful and friendly, only downside was cold toes whilst riding. Blue Lagoon was lovely, recommend...

      miss k sweeting
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