5 star rating: Highly Recommended 55 Reviews

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  • Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration:  9 hours (approx.)
For a full-day experience with a difference, ride a Viking horse in the morning then spend the afternoon touring Gulfoss, Geysir and other Icelandic natural phenomena. It's a nature-lover's dream, and the best way to make the most of your visit to Reykjavik.

Highlights

  • Combined Viking horse ride and afternoon Gulfoss and Geysir Express tour
  • One-hour horse-riding tour of the outskirts of Reykjavik
  • Opportunity to ride an Icelandic horse, a breed that's unchanged since the 9th century and known for its docile good nature
  • Pingvellir, the oldest functioning parliament in the world
  • Geysir and Strokkur hot springs
  • Charming village of Hveragerdi
  • Kerid volcanic crater
  • Gulfoss waterfall
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off from Reykjavik area hotels and guesthouses

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What You Can Expect

Best Viking Horse-Riding and Gulfoss and Geysir Express Tour from Reykjavik

Gulfoss, 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.

In the afternoon, your day's activities continue with the Gulfoss and Geysir Express half-day tour, to see Iceland's best known historical sites and natural phenomena. The tour begins with a visit to Thingvellir, a geologically unique place where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. The Icelandic parliament Alpingi was established here in 930, and in 2004 Thingvellir was added to UNESCO's World Heritage List.

You will also see the majestic and beautiful waterfall Gullfoss, the incredible spouting hot springs of Geysir and Strokkur. After a visit to the village of Hveragerdi, with its large greenhouses cultivating all manner of fruit, vegetables and flowers, the tour returns to the capital.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Be more explicit in the info about the 2nd part of the tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I love horse back riding but haven't done it in years. This is an easy tour with great guides and the horses are tame and loveable. Would highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent! Horses are well taken care of. Great farm, staff was very helpful and friendly!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great trip loved riding the ponies. The guide was thorough the bus was very nice. Plenty of time to see everything.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Sure, you can ride a horse anywhere, but there is something special about the Icelandic horse. I am so glad that I picked this tour! The family that runs the farm is outstanding and the location is stunning. I picked a fast horse and he galloped through the trails. It was one of the most thrilling things that I have done in a while. I will say, wear clothes that you really don't mind getting dirty. I was covered in mud after I got back. I stayed in a hostel in Reykjavik and had a hard time finding a place to do laundry. It was well worth it, though!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Really good! We even had special suit to protect ourselves against wind, rain and snow. The family who runs the horse riding centre is lovely and the landscape was really nice. We even galloped a little bit!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The horseback riding was a dream come true! The Viking horses are so friendly and lovable! The leads were so helpful. The countryside beautiful. The trip included lunch at the ranch. The food: soup, bread, and dessert are all homemade and delicious. We were promptly picked up by a coach bus and proceeded to the second half of the day to Gulfoss and Geyser. The tour guide gave us the history, culture and geological perspectives of the areas we visited. The entire 10 hour day was excellent from start to finish.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This tour was great, we especially enjoyed the hourse-riding! The golden circle tour was beautiful and our guide Willy was gret!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Fabulous experience, the owners of the horse farm are so welcoming and helpful. We had a lovely experience and we would definitely do it all again.
The Gulfoss and Geysir was wonderful, and we were given more than enough time to view them both. The driver was very knowledgeable about the area and the sights. This was one of our favourite tours of the holiday!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Great trip through grayline tours. Saw the geysir and gullfoss after visiting laxnes farms for the riding tour with about 2 hrs on the horse. We had a lovely time. Lunch of soup and friesh bread is available for purchase at laxnes. There is some down time. Wish it included fridheimar greenhouse

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