From Reykjavik: Full-Day Horse Riding & Golden Circle Tour

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From Reykjavik: Full-Day Horse Riding & Golden Circle Tour

From $188.69 per person

Spend a day in the Icelandic countryside on this combined tour. You’ll start out with a horse riding tour in the morning and explore the Golden Circle in the afternoon. See Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall, and the Geysir hot spring area.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick-up for this option is only offered from fixed locations: bus stop 3 - Lækjargata, bus stop 6 Safnahúsið Culture House, or bus stop 13 - Rauðarárstígur


  • Enjoy the countryside outside Reykjavik as you ride an Icelandic horse
  • Visit Þingvellir National Park, noted for its geological features and as home to Iceland’s Parliament
  • See the glacial Gullfoss Waterfall and the Geysir hot spring area
Full description
This tour is a combination of the Viking Horse Riding Tour and Golden Circle Express Tour, and is perfect for visitors to Iceland who don’t have a lot of time to spare but want to make the most of a day. In the morning you’ll enjoy a ride on an Icelandic horse through the idyllic landscape of Laxnes, located just out of Reykjavik city. The Icelandic horse is a breed that has remained virtually unchanged since the Vikings brought it to Iceland in the 9th century. The riding tour is suitable for all ages and experience levels, from beginner to expert. After your morning ride and a short break you’ll head out on the afternoon portion of the tour, to Þingvellir National Park. Admire its remarkable geological features and see Alþingi, the Icelandic Parliament. Iceland’s Parliament is the oldest still-functioning parliament in the world, and was founded on this site in 930 A.D. Visit the impressive Gullfoss glacial waterfall, the geothermal area around Geysir, and Strokkur with its spouting geysers. You’ll pass through fertile agricultural areas before heading back to Reykjavik over Hellisheiði mountain heath.
  • Bus transport
  • English-speaking guide
  • Horse riding tour
  • Wi-Fi on board the Golden Circle bus
  • Food and refreshments
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    • Comfortable shoes
    • Weather-appropriate clothing

    Know before you go

    • The discount for children and youths is a family discount and applies to maximum of 2 children or youths for each full paying adult
    • Please provide your hotel or cruise ship information at the time of booking if option with pickup has been selected. Pickup starts 30 minutes prior to tour departure time.
    • Please wait at your hotel's designated pickup point or at the cruise port meeting point and the tour supplier's shuttle will come to collect you
    • If option without pickup is selected, you must make your own way to one of the designated meeting points
    Customer reviews

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    4.8 /5

    based on 23 reviews

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    the Entire experience was wonderful, collection was exactly on time from Our bus stop and the trips was organised extremely well. The horse riding was fantastic and the horses extremely well trained. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly so would definitely recommend. Our tour guide and driver for the golden circle tour were fantastic and very informative. We enjoy every part of this excursion.

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    March 9, 2020

    Horse riding was nice! It was raining and was very windy but we got rainwear and everything. There were also gloves and hats you could use under the helmet available to borrow for free. We only stopped once during our ride, wished to stop a few more places for pictures etc. Very nice staff at Laxnes horse farm! After the horse riding we had to wait 1,5 hours at the horse farm to be picked up to go on with the golden circle tour. During those hours we got soup and bread for lunch. Still think 1,5 hours was a bit long to wait. The golden circle tour was also nice! Good bus with comfortable seats, possibility to charge your phone but with a WiFi that did not work (at least for us it wouldn’t work..). We got picked up at 09:00 am sharp for the horse ride, and we were back in the city by 19 pm.

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    September 15, 2019

    Thank you for your hospitality, you were kind hosts. Delicious lamb soup and zingy coffee. I loved my horse. I enjoyed the ride very much, and I liked being around the horses and talking about them afterward. I think you could add a 10 minute talk on the Icelandic horse before the ride as visitors might not know about them.

    August 4, 2019

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