5 star rating: Highly Recommended 75 Reviews

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  • Location:Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration:Minimum 5 hours

Viking Horse-Riding Tour and Blue Lagoon from Reykjavik

Embark on a great northern adventure with a ride on an Icelandic horse, the same breed imported by Vikings in the 9th century. Channel your inner Norse explorer as you cross the beautiful plains outside Reykjavik on your sturdy steed, and then travel to the Blue Lagoon for an Iceland-style spa experience. Soak in the mineral-rich geothermal waters, treat your skin to a natural silica mud mask and soothe your riding muscles with a waterfall massage. 


  • Reykjavik day trip to Blue Lagoon, plus horseback riding
  • Get an authentic Iceland Viking experience
  • One-hour horseback riding tour on a Viking horse
  • Head to Blue Lagoon to relax in the waters or have a geothermal steam bath
  • Hotel pickup; return to Reykjavik hotels

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What You Can Expect

Viking Horse-Riding Tour and Blue Lagoon from Reykjavik

Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Introduced by Vikings in the 9th century, the Icelandic horse is the only breed in the country and is still closely related to those used by the Norse warriors, thanks to Iceland’s strict equine import laws. Your Viking adventure begins with your choice of morning or afternoon pickup at your Reykjavik hotel and a short drive to the stables near the city outskirts. Mount one of the stable, good-tempered horses and set off through the rugged countryside. Feel like a true explorer as you cross the remote landscape, taking in views of icy peaks in the distance.

After a 1-hour ride, return to the stables and board your coach for the drive to the Blue Lagoon  — Iceland’s famous geothermal spa. Spend several hours of leisure time here, soaking in the steamy, baby-blue water surrounded by volcanic rock formations. Treat your skin to a natural mask of silica mud, let waterfalls work out any muscle tension and clear out pores in the steam room or sauna. 

Upgrade to include a spa comfort pack featuring a towel, skin care samples, algae mask and a beverage. Visit several on-site cafés for more refreshments (own expense), and purchase an in-water massage or body scrub for a truly rejuvenating experience. Once you’re completely relaxed, travel by coach back to your Reykjavik hotel or guest house at one of three different departure times.

Please note: The Blue Lagoon will be closed for renovations January 5 to 21, 2016.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Can't recommend this trip highly enough


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

My best friend of 50 years and I had a wonderful time on the Viking Horse Riding Tour in the morning followed by a relaxing time at the Blue Lagoon. Would recommend it to anyone. The guides were great and we met so many lovely people. Would love to do it again sometime.

Daniel S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent time with horse-back riding, even if it was raining. The horses didn't seem to mind at all. The hot springs may be considered 'touristy', but it was defiant a must-see if in Iceland. Would definitely stop by again even for a day next time heading to Europe.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Had a great time at both the horse farm and the blue lagoon. One thing that wasn't clear was that you start at the bus terminal and go to the horse farm then you go back to the bus terminal and then leave from there for the blue lagoon around 1pm. This caused some stress as I had made massage appointments for 2pm and the bus was late departing the terminal so we missed about 20 minutes of our hour long massages. So in short if you are booking any reservations at the blue lagoon do so after 3pm.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Horse riding scenery was great. It looked like a postcard. Well trained horses even though you never ride a horse you will enjoy it. They explained the basics. Pants are provided so you do not get dirty. Time at the lagoon is sufficient to eat and enjoy from 3-4 hours at the Blue Lagoon if you leave in the last bus.

Marie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

An amazing adventure wrap up warm and enjoy !!!!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

I am NOT a horseback rider - been on a horse maybe twice before in my life. But this was wonderful. My horse Bones was well-behaved and patient for the most part and the guides were incredibly experienced and helpful. There was a guide in the front, the back, and several in the middle to make sure no one ran into any trouble and to help out if they did. They had waterproof gear, boots, and helmets for everyone, and the countryside that we rode through was picturesque.
And the Blue Lagoon - enchanting enough that though I didn't have much time to spend there, I returned on the last day of my trip and spent hours there, just luxuriating in the warm waters, sipping a smoothie and enjoying one of the facial masks they offer. If you need a few relaxing and rejuvenating hours, this is the place to go.

Georgina F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

I had never done horse riding before so I was a bit nervous but within a few minutes of riding I picked it up really quickly. The Viking horses are similar to our Shetland ponies and are very well behaved, gentle and adorable. The ride lasted for 90 minutes approximately and you get the opportunity at half way to go into a slow or fast group. I felt very comfortable riding for the first time and the saddles and stirrups made it easy to stay balanced on the horse - I ended up going with the small group of fast riders as I enjoyed it when the horses started to gallop rather than just trot! Great tour for beginner riders!

Danielle N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Absolutely amazing!!! Everything was well organised and just an absolute treat to have taken part. I would recommend this trip to anyone


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Outstanding! The people at the farm were wonderful. Made sure we were all bundled up and warm to ride. The horses were very gentle. Great ride with gorgeous scenery.

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