5 star rating: Highly Recommended 62 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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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

Nicholas F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great Trip. Much longer then we thought


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.

Daniela P

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.

Charles S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

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

Lindsay C

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.

Juliana A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

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

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