Tour code: 2970AH27
For a day out with horses and hot springs, look no further than this full-day tour from Reykjavik. After an hour-long horseback ride on an Icelandic horse, take an express tour of some key Golden Circle sights: Gullfoss waterfall, the Geysir hot spring area, UNESCO-listed Thingvellir and the village of Hveragerdi. The ride is suitable for all levels of experience, and takes in the rugged countryside on the capital’s outskirts.

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
  • 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

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

Gulfoss, Iceland

Leave your Reykjavik hotel, and head to a ranch on the city outskirts to meet your trusty steed. A breed that dates back to Viking days, the Icelandic horse is known for being gentle and steady-footed — a perfect ride for both first-timers and pros alike. Mount your horse and head out for your 1-hour horseback ride around the quiet countryside that skirts Reykjavik.

When your ride ends, return to your coach for the journey to Gullfoss and the Geysir hot water springs. On the way, enjoy a stop at UNESCO-listed Thingvellir, a national park that’s home to the so-called ‘rift valley’ — where the continental tectonic plates meet — and the ancient site of the Icelandic parliament.

After a stroll around Thingvellir, continue to the waterfall of Gullfoss. Set in a canyon on the River Hvítá, the falls are said to be the most impressive in Iceland, with cascading flumes of water flanked by magnificent scenery. Pose for photos, and then resume your tour with a visit to the nearby hot springs of Geysir and Strokkur.

Your day trip then ends with a hotel drop-off back in Reykjavik.

Customer Reviews

Erin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Amazing! The staff was friendly, the horses were friendly, the scenery was BEAUTIFUL! I highly recommend this! One note on the soup and bread for purchase, bread is good but the soup is just a broth (no veggies or meat). Not the best option for food, but the only one they offer so pack a lunch.

Deborah Kay F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We had a group of 7 riders. We all enjoyed this tour tremendously. The family-owned and operated horse farm was gracious in their service, and took us on a spectacular horse ride through the country side. We crossed over small rivers, and the horses were the best!! We enjoyed an amazing soup and bread lunch afterwards. The soup was made from scratch by the owner and was some of the best vegetable soup we have ever had. The whole experience was magical!

sk8er1947

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Great experience. I am not comfortable around horses but I loved it . Each rider got a horse to suit their comfort zone. Good way to see the countryside.
Very friendly people at the stable.

susan r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Fantastic experience for someone who has very little experience. Cannot fault anything. The team were so welcoming and the horses were so placid. The scenery was amazing and I was as warm as toast in the all in one suits provided. This was the highlight of my trip, highly recommended.

clairehaston

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

A really fun day and some beautiful sight seeing!

Nicholas F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great Trip. Much longer then we thought

michaela

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Absolutely Amazing..... loved horse riding and I will return when I visit Iceland again next year. Would recommend for everyone!

Georgina H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This tour was the highlight of our time in Iceland. It is a very long day but everything is amazing. The viking horse riding was our favourite part. The horses are so cute and friendly and fun to ride. I am an experienced rider but my friend is not so it is great for all experience levels. I would highly recommend this tour to everyone!

Kimberly H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Everybody on this tour was so nice! Riding the horses was easily my favorite experience in Iceland. We had a little over an hour after the horses and before the Geysir tour, and the lady at the ranch was so kind making sure we all stayed nice and warm. For a small price, soup and bread was provided while we waited. The Golden circle area was gorgeous as well - a completely different landscape.

Amanda F

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.

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