5 star rating: Highly Recommended 69 Reviews

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

Viking Horse-Riding Tour and Blue Lagoon from Reykjavik

For an Icelandic experience with a difference, ride a Viking horse in the morning or early afternoon and then spend the rest of the day relaxing at the Blue Lagoon on this exciting day trip from Reykjavik.


  • 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

The Icelandic horse breed has remained virtually unchanged since the Vikings brought them to Iceland in the 9th century. These sure-footed, docile and good-natured animals are ideal for beginners and experienced riders alike. The one-hour riding tour takes you through the outskirts of the capital.

After your riding adventure, you'll be transported to the famous Blue Lagoon for some well-earned relaxation. Once there you have many recreational options to choose from, such as walking in the Blue Lagoon's spectacular surroundings, bathing in the milky blue-green water, relaxing in a geothermal steam bath or releasing the stress from your shoulders under a Blue Lagoon waterfall.

Choose from a standard entrance-only pass to the Blue Lagoon or indulge in a bathing experience with use of towel, drink of your choice, skin care trial pack and algae mask on the comfort package. An afternoon to savour!

Please note the Blue Lagoon will be closed from 5 Jan - 21 Jan, 2016

Customer Reviews

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.

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.

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!

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This was a fantastic day tour and I would love to go again. I went on my birthday with my husband while on a 10-day self drive tour for our honeymoon. We started out with an instructional video and the guides provided helmets and waterproof pants for anyone who wanted them. I've never ridden a horse before but it was surprisingly easy and the guides teach you how to handle them. We broke off into an experienced fast riding group and novice slow trot group. My horse was a little disappointed to be in the slow group because he tried to break off and join the fast group before I could guide him in the right direction. We rode through the lava fields just outside Reykjavik right after the first big snow of the year so the scenery looked even more magical. The tour lasted about an hour, which was just enough time to start feeling sore. Afterwards, a bus took us to the Blue Lagoon about 45 minutes away. (Just a few notes, you can't bring backpacks or large cameras on the tour but you can leave them in the lobby. This tour includes the horse ride and all bus fare but admission to the Blue Lagoon is separate, pay when you get there.) As touristy as everyone says the Blue Lagoon is, I thought it was one of the highlights of our trip. It was perfect after horseback riding to relax and soothe your muscles. The swim-up bar is awesome and the Skyr smoothies are delicious. This was one of the best days of our honeymoon.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

The ponies are really docile and anyone with a bit of riding experience would find this fun - they do trot so don't do if you're expecting a leisurely walk. The blue lagoon is a must on a trip to Iceland - we loved floating around enjoying a glass of fizz :)

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