5 star rating: Highly Recommended 58 Reviews

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  • Location:Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration:9 hours (approx.)

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

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.


  • 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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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 November 2015

The horses are great and the farm is really nice. They give you a warm outfit to wear in the cold. The rest of the tour was nice too.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Grateful that we opted for this tour and not the most popular Golden circle tour. Spent half a day horse back riding and enjoying lunch with the Laxnes family.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was a wonderful tour both on the horse at Laxnes Stable and the Geysir /Gulfoss tour. All of our guides were experienced and really fun. The horse ride was amazing and the horses were gentle and very easy to handle. I would absolutely take this tour again.

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.

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