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

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Activity provider: Gray Line Iceland

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

Activity provider: Gray Line Iceland

From US$ 176.22 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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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
The complimentary pick-up service starts 30 minutes before the selected departure. Due to traffic limitations in the city center, you might have to make your way to the closest pick-up location. Your hotel reception will help you find it or, if staying in a private accommodation, please get in touch with the local supplier after the booking. If you are not staying at a hotel or near any other pick-up points, please come to the Bus Terminal at Klettagardar in Klettagardar 4, Reykjavík, at least 15 minutes prior to departure. Please indicate that you will come to the terminal during the booking process.


  • 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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Important information

What to bring

  • 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

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 29 reviews

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Hello, first a note. The beautiful Icelandic name means Golden Circle. That's why I accidentally booked twice. Nevertheless, there were some new impressions. The horses were super nice and well trained and, despite the occasional speed, also manageable for "non-riders". It was an impressive experience to ride through a wonderful landscape in the middle of a group. The ride was an absolute highlight of my trip

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July 31, 2022

We thoroughly enjoyed the horse riding, the staff were so welcoming and we were well looked after. Despite never having ridden before the ride was very comfortable and with a range of different terrain including river crossings i couldn't have had more fun! Couldn't recommend it more and will be returning one day to see the ponies again.

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April 20, 2022

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

Product ID: 2003