Viking Horse Riding and Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Laxnes Horse Farm, Laxnes, Mosfellsbaer 270 Iceland

Known for their small yet robust statures, gentle temperments and unique fifth gait (tölt), the Icelandic horse as a breed has remained virtually the same since it was first brought to Iceland at the peak of the Viking Age in the 9th century. You’ll ride out into the picturesque Icelandic landscape of Laxnes just outside of the...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Laxnes Horse Farm, Laxnes, Mosfellsbaer 270 Iceland

Known for their small yet robust statures, gentle temperments and unique fifth gait (tölt), the Icelandic horse as a breed has remained virtually the same since it was first brought to Iceland at the peak of the Viking Age in the 9th century. You’ll ride out into the picturesque Icelandic landscape of Laxnes just outside of the city of Reykjavik and experience the land in the manner similar to that of the early settlers. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced rider, this tour is wonderful way to enjoy roaming the Icelandic countryside

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Golden Circle Route, Iceland

Iceland's most popular sightseeing route. The first stop on this tour is Thingvellir National Park, a designated UNESCO world heritage site. This is where Icelandic democracy began more than 1,000 years ago on the fields of parliament (Thingvellir) and it’s also where two tectonic plates are gradually separating creating a gorgeous landscape of steep cliffs and broad fields featuring Thingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland. Next up, you will see one of the most popular and powerful waterfalls in Iceland is Gullfoss (golden falls). The roar of the Hvita River falling over two tiers into the gorge below is exhilarating and on sunny days creates rainbow upon rainbow. With your camera and a good raincoat, you’ll be able to capture the beauty of the waterfall and its rainbows from several angels by way of the paths available around the waterfall, including one that leads to its bottom. From Gullfoss you’ll continue on to Geysir geothermal area with its boiling mud pits, steam vents, Geysir, the namesake of all geysers, and Strokkur a geyser that erupts on a regular basis to the delight, and sometimes surprise, of onlookers.


Duration: 6 hours

Stop At: Thingvellir National Park, Thingvellir Iceland

Visit Thingvellir National Park, a designated UNESCO world heritage site. This is where Icelandic democracy began more than 1,000 years ago on the fields of parliament (Thingvellir) and it’s also where two tectonic plates are gradually separating creating a gorgeous landscape of steep cliffs and broad fields featuring Thingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Gullfoss, White River, Blaskogabyggd 801 Iceland

Next up, you will see one of the most popular and powerful waterfalls in Iceland is Gullfoss (golden falls). The roar of the Hvita River falling over two tiers into the gorge below is exhilarating and on sunny days creates rainbow upon rainbow. With your camera and a good raincoat, you’ll be able to capture the beauty of the waterfall and its rainbows from several angels by way of the paths available around the waterfall, including one that leads to its bottom.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Geysir, Haukadalur Iceland

Visit Geysir geothermal area with its boiling mud pits, steam vents, Geysir, the namesake of all geysers, and Strokkur a geyser that erupts on a frequent basis to the delight, and sometimes surprise, of onlookers.

Duration: 45 minutes

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Important Details

Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Guided horse riding tour
  • Entry/Admission - Laxnes Horse Farm
  • National Park fees
  • Pickup and drop-off from cruise ports, hotels and designated meeting points in the Reykjavik area
  • WiFi on board
  • Necessary gear for riding
  • Entry/Admission - Golden Circle Route
  • Entry/Admission - Thingvellir National Park
  • Professional English speaking guide
Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure Point
1: Gray Line Iceland HQ, Klettagarðar, Reykjavík, Iceland
2: Bus stop #5 Harpa, Sculpture & Shore Walk 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
3: Bus Stop #13 Rauðarárstígur, Laugavegur 120, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
4: Bus Stop #3 Lækjargata, Lækjargata 4, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
5: Skarfabakki Harbour, Reykjavík, Iceland

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick-up is offered from most hotels, guesthouses and cruise ports in the capital area upon request (if option is selected). Due to traffic restrictions in the city center, pickup may not be directly in front of hotel but rather at a nearby designated pickup point.
The "No pickup" does not include hotel pick-up, but complimentary pickup from the following locations is offered upon request for no extra charge:
*Bus stop 5 - Harpan
*Bus stop 13 - Rauðarárstígur
*Gray Line Bus Terminal
You must contact the local operator after booking to confirm your pick-up location or meeting point.

Ports

  • Miðbakki Cruise Port
  • Skarfabakki Cruise Port


9:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age for horse riding is 8 years
  • No previous horse-riding experience is required
  • Necessary gear will be provided for the horse riding
  • Meals are not included, but stops will be made at local restaurants or shops where meals and snacks can be purchased.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Customer Reviews

4.7
/5
Based on 96 reviews

Reviewed: March 9, 2020

Lauren D

Wow!
What a fabulous experience!
I have used Viator before for a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon and it was wonderful! This time, my friend and I booked a horseback riding and Golden Circle tour in Iceland… Horseback riding was terrific, the park was beautiful, the waterfalls were stunning and the geyser totally cool!
All three gift shops were also amazing!
In addition, our tour guy, Simon, made the bus rides fly by...
Thanks you guys!


Reviewed: October 7, 2019

Hus

highly recommended tour,I had a lot of fun, all thanks to Mr. Darren an excellent tour guide with a touch of humor and Ms. Derifa who drive us back safely in reykjavik


Reviewed: September 27, 2019

njhnwh

The horse riding was amazing. The scenery was beautiful especially the waterfall. The horses were fun to ride at all gaits. The lunch was delicious and staff at the farm very friendly and helpful
The Golden Circle tour was also great. Darren the tour guide made the day very interesting and he provided many helpful tips for our Iceland visit. The first stop should have been slightly longer. We felt rushed and felt we didn't get to enjoy the beautiful landscape fully
I would highly recommend this tour


Reviewed: August 27, 2019

Trisha M

We rode the Icelandic Horses on my 8 year old daughter's birthday. It was a wonderful and lovely time. While we aren't expert riders, the little bit of experience riding allowed us to participate in the "fast group" returning back to the stable which was quite a thrill. The guides were pleasant and knowledgable. The gait of these special horses was so smooth and enjoyable. I highly recommend!


Reviewed: July 3, 2019

Elba R

Riding the Icelandic Ponies was more fun than we expected. The people were well organized and very friendly. Terrific experience!!