My friend and I had a terrific time on this tour. We had arrived from the US early that morning and were quite jet lagged. After checking in to our hotel we took a quick cat nap and then were off to ride. Great way to get over jet lag! The riding facility was in a nice location, not too far from Reykjavik but still in the country. They were organized and very professional. I loved the fact that the guides spit up the group so that the beginners did not slow down the intermediate and advanced riders. Even better, we met half way through the ride so that those beginners that felt comfortable moving up to the advanced group. I have been fortunate to ride all over the world, these Icelandic horses are amazing! Super sweet character, they move at a sweet pace and smooth tolt gate!
Following the ride, we had to wait a bit for our transportation to the Blue Lagoon, but it was nice time to get a sandwich and buy a 66 degree sweater. Note, the Blue Lagoon part is transportation only, make sure you purchase your entrance fee prior on the blue lagoon site. We spent almost 3 hours there soaking and scrubbing and took a break for a salad. The tour offered several options for transportation back to your hotel in Reykjavik. Great way to get over jet lag!
Transport only to the blue lagoon so best to book online direct with the lagoon for entrance to save some of the queue (depends how many other savvy travellers are with you!) we were lucky and marginally cheaper. We had pretty bad weather but enjoyed seeing the sites although geyser almost in the dark! is a long day getting back about 7pm and later once dropped off at hotel but well organised and good guide.
We had a nice 45 minute bus journey to the Blue Lagoon, the view on the approach was very nice. So we would avoid the rush, we decided to visit the cafe for some lunch before changing into our swimwear. Lovely sushi boxes, made even better when you see the view from your table. Despite the number of people you see arriving, the hot pools are so large it feels quite quiet. The pool bar is brilliant, what better than relaxing in a steaming pool with an ice cold beer. I would say this is a must do when visiting Reykjavik, amazing and beautiful place to relax and unwind.
The blue lagoon was really great!
such an amazing place..
however the afternoon trip was a bit less organized..
The day is too short in Iceland during the winter...and we got to the Geysir late. it was dark and cannot see much of it.
Although I hadn't rode horseback for 20+ years, this was an enjoyable ride for over 2 hours on a scenic path and over streams and rivers. The afternoon visit to the Blue Lagoon was perfect after the morning ride.
The Blue Lagoon was a lovely relaxing bathing session on a dark, windy and grey day. It was surreal. The water is electric blue and warms your bones. Well worth a visit, if a little pricey (around £30 for standard entry). You can hire a towel and robes (extra cost) or take your own. We hired towels. Take your own shampoo and conditioner as the water really does dry out hair. Cafe serves sandwiches and drinks at reasonable prices for Iceland or you can take your own.
The most amazing experience of horse riding. Friendly, professional tour. Definitiely 5 star. However, I would ask Viator to make it clearer that the Blue Lagoon is ONLY TRANSFER and not the entry. We were not the only people who had not picked this up in the small print. In the exclusions listed the entry to blue lagoon is NOT mentioned. Blue lagoon experience was great - touristy but a must do !
I wouldn't recommend this tour. We drove around the town of Hafnarfjordur which looked interesting but the guide made hardly any mention of what we were seeing or any myths or information about the 'hidden folk'. We then stopped at a concrete deserted harbour where again very little information was given and then drove round an empty warehouse where the fishmarket was held.
At Laugardalur we were supposed to have a tour of the sports and recreation area and see some sculptures. This consisted of us driving past while our guide announced the sculptures were on the other side of the wall and if we looked closely we would be able to make out the lights to the football ground. It was laughable how rubbish it was.
The guide was carrying out the tour in both english and french which I think was half the problem as she had no time but to give us the bare facts before having to re translate in french. I found this trip a complete waste of time and money.
The only value was being drive to the Blue Lagoon and being picked up again but I'm sure this would be available for a cheaper price.
Doing what: Reykjavik Sightseeing and Blue Lagoon Tour
The Blue Lagoon was wonderful but I was not that impressed with the City tour (it was a bilingual tour and the guide was just OK in English).
Doing what: Reykjavik Sightseeing and Blue Lagoon Tour
Excellent Transport arrangements. Mini coach waiting for us when we disembarked to take us to main coach station where we transferred to larger coach for our journey to Blue Lagoon.Excellent drive. (Weather could have been kinder as it was quite misty with heavy rain!) BLue Lagoon was inspiring; we had booked for the Lagoon directly,means no queueing! Highlight of our cruise being in the waters of the Blue Lagoon. Coach retuned us directly to the ship. All very efficent! Well done!
This is a nice tour. Very laid-back. Gives a nice view of the Icelanic landscape. We stopped at a couple of small towns and a ship dock. They really could have skipped the ship dock as nothing was going on and all we did was walk around a bit. We got to the Blue Lagoon about 1130am. You have a couple of pick-up times to choose from. There will be buses waiting outside. They will return you right back to your hotel. Overall, a good tour.
I hadn't realised we'd need to wait at the airport until the next bus made a run to the Blue Lagoon ... luckily I'd booked our massages with plenty of time to get there and still relax. Our luggage did arrive with the bus that picked us up, and the transfer to the hotel was perfectly smooth. It doesn't take long to get to the Blue Lagoon from the airport and then into Reykjavik - definitely worth doing. This experience set us up for the rest of the trip. Tip for the Blue Lagoon: enter the water inside the building, then wade out into the lagoon through the side door. That way you don't freeze walking outside before enjoying the warm water.
Doing what: Blue Lagoon Spa Transfer from Keflavik Airport
We did two other tours with this company, and they were terrific, and professionally run. Howver this tour was completely different. The driver's commentary was inadequate, and not up to the company's standard. When we reached Blue Lagoon, there was no organisation in place to advise customers regarding return trips to Reykjavik, to the extent that the drivers were totally disinterested and we even witnessed one driver who was repeatedly rude to guests.
We had a great time! The horses were amazing! They are energetic yet they took care of two dozen beginners and they gave a few experienced riders a GREAT time! The farm was pristine and the tour guides were knowledgeable. My friends had never ridden before and they loved it. Plus, they are very tall and the ponies were accommodating - even of my husband who weighs over 200 lbs. The Blue Lagoon was relaxing and amazing. It was great having the bus take us all around. We rented a car but we never had to use it because the tours were so easy and efficient.
What an INCREDIBLE experience- definitely a must-do while visiting Reykjavik. The Viking horse farm is family-run and is situated on Videy Island, in Reykjavik harbor. The staff is warm and friendly and is overly generous with their time. Our horseback riding tour was supposed to be two hours long, but our guide so how much we were enjoying it and gave us an extra hour of trotting and cantering (the second half of the tour splits into beginners and more experienced riders). The views of the island are idyllic and truly breathtaking. I could have stayed for another few hours! The Blue Lagoon was another surreal experience- a hot spring in the midst of lava fields, where people from all over the world gather to relax and enjoy the wonder that is Iceland.
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