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This trip was wonderful. The pick up was on time (as were all the pick ups) The people at the horse farm were wonderful, really attentive and friendly. The horses were great as well. We went in one group which can be a bit frustrating for a more experienced rider as you get held up by the slower people. However, half way through the group split up so that those who wanted to could go faster. We had a lot of fun. The blue lagoon was wonderful after a few hours in the saddle. Remember you need an extra ticket to use the lagoon as the trip only provides transport to it.
It was so much fun! Such a wonderful experience. The horseback riding really gives you a different view of the Icelandic landscape and the blue lagoon is a must. The drivers were very friendly and helped us with our bags so we could go to the airport after.
Really awesome experience. Most fun I've had all trip. Horses were calm and gentle. Blue Lagoon was just as amazing as I remembered it from 12 years ago.
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.
Highly recommended what an awesome experience a must do when in Iceland. These horses are truly amazing the guides and the beautiful sceneries all worth it.
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!
Amazing experience - the horseback riding was well organized and so much fun. The lagoon is an absolute must-see!
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.
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.
We thoroughly enjoyed our day riding and then relaxing, but apparently we were picked up by a driver from another tour company and taken to a farm that we hadn't signed up for. They were kind enough to honor our tickets, and there setup was super; therefore I can't comment on how the riding would have been otherwise. We are experienced riders and had a tour that gave us suitable mounts and trail ride- I think we lucked out with the mix up! Later, they returned us to where we were supposed to be, and off we went to the blue lagoon. Entrance fee is not included, and that is expensive, but we relaxed for several hours and it was amazing! It truly is a unique experience. It was a wonderful day with plenty of time at both activities.
Great expereince. Had a really enjoyable time. The family run stables was extemely well run and equiped. The horses were lovely natured and well looked after.
The staff we very welcoming and myself and girlfriend were well looked after, as we were not too experiened on the horses.
Trip was advertised as 1 hour, however it was more like 2.5 hours, nice gentle start, then the pace picked up towards the end,
GREAT FUN! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED....!
Amazing hour or 2 long ride with cute viking horses and a friendly staff. Just be ready for a body ache the next day if you are not a constant rider.
A fantastic day out. With no horse riding experience I wasn't sure how this trip would go but it turned out to be the best day I had in Iceland. Collected at hotel and taken to the farm which is family-run and very friendly. Kitted out in overalls, gloves and hat and intruduced to a lovely, gentle Icelandic horse. Rudiments of riding explained but these horses really work on autopilot. A lovely ride through gorgeous scenery followed by coffee and a ride back into Reykjavik.
After the great morning on horseback it's great to carry on to the Blue Lagoon where you can hire towel, robe and then relax in the warm springs before choosing what time you wish to get the bus back to Reykjavik.
If you only do one tour in Iceland on a tight schedule, this is the one!!
Excellent horse riding and the Icelandic horses are exceptionally smooth and sure. A safe and well managed operation for both beginners and experienced riders.
The Blue Lagoon is a strange experience to be lazing in constant hot water outside on a cold day in moonlike surrounding scenery. I've never been under a hot waterfall before!
It should be said that ALL the transport arrangements throughout our stay in Iceland were spot on - all the time and every time.
This was perhaps the best day I've ever had!!!
We traveled by a short bus ride out into the country- The folks on this horse farm were so friendly and the horses had wonderful temperments! They were so sweet! Note: if you are an inexperienced rider, they do NOT give you any tips or instructions. Even though the horses do not run (unless you wanted them to!) they can trot very fast and there were a few people in our group that were a little freaked out! I ENJOYED THE RIDE! A few times our guide allowed me to gallop and it was really fun!
We then headed for The Blue Lagoon. This place is AMAZING !! What better way to spend the afternoon after a 2 hour ride, then with a soak in this place!! Wow! The employees were very helpful, locker rooms clean, and the pool itself was spectacular!!!
If you only have one day in Iceland, do this outing! Fantastic day and I highly reccomend!!