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Embark on a great northern adventure with a ride on an Icelandic horse, the same breed imported by Vikings in the 9th century. Channel your inner Norse explorer as you cross the beautiful plains outside Reykjavik on your sturdy steed, and then travel to the Blue Lagoon for an Iceland-style spa experience. Soak in the mineral-rich geothermal waters, treat your skin to a natural silica mud mask, and soothe your riding muscles with a waterfall massage.


  • Reykjavik day trip to Blue Lagoon, plus horseback riding
  • Get an authentic Iceland Viking experience
  • One-hour horseback riding tour on a Viking horse
  • Head to Blue Lagoon to relax in the waters or have a geothermal steam bath
  • Hotel pickup; return to Reykjavik hotels

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What You Can Expect

Viking Horse-Riding Tour and Blue Lagoon from Reykjavik

Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Your Viking adventure begins with your choice of morning or afternoon pickup at your Reykjavik hotel and a short drive to the stables near the city outskirts. Introduced by Vikings in the 9th century, the Icelandic horse is the only breed in the country and is still closely related to those used by the Norse warriors, thanks to Iceland’s strict equine import laws. Mount one of the stable, good-tempered horses and set off through the rugged countryside. Feel like a true explorer as you cross the remote landscape, taking in views of icy peaks in the distance.

After a 1-hour ride, return to the stables and board your coach for the drive to the Blue Lagoon — Iceland’s famous geothermal spa. Spend several hours of leisure time here, soaking in the steamy, baby-blue water surrounded by volcanic rock formations. Treat your skin to a natural mask of silica mud, let waterfalls work out any muscle tension, and clear out pores in the steam room or sauna.

Upgrade to include a spa comfort pack featuring a towel, skin care samples, algae mask and a beverage. Visit several on-site cafes for more refreshments (own expense), and purchase an in-water massage or body scrub for a truly rejuvenating experience. Once you’re completely relaxed, travel by coach back to your Reykjavik hotel or guest house at one of three different departure times.

Please note: The Blue Lagoon will be closed for renovations January 5 to 21, 2016.

Customer Reviews

Joel P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Simply amazing, highly recommend.

Andreja M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Highly recommended!

Andreja M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Great experience!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This tour was really good. It gave a totally different experience in Iceland. Relaxing in Blue Lagoon without any time limits was awesome, especially after my muscles ache from the horse riding, which was lovely and picturesque by the way. I was a complete newbie at horse-riding, but I found myself staying on my horses. The guides are also distributed evenly to ensure that everyone is safe. I would recommend this trip to everyone.

Jacqueline P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

It was my first time on a horse and I didn't have to be afraid cause the horse had done it hundreds of times. He resonded to me very well, and made my experience a fun one. He was a good choice for me.
The staff were helpful and gave you tips along the way.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The staff at the horse-riding tour were fantastic. The scenery was breathtaking. The Blue Lagoon was relaxing and beautiful. The bus was on time to take us back to hotel.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We were first timers and had a lot of fun. The staff at the farm were extremely experienced and helpful. The horses were were pretty cool and some were a bit feisty. The trotting was a bit rough on the rear end but despite that, the whole experience was pretty amazing. Loved it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The staff are very friendly and helpful they had everything I needed for a fun ride including gloves, helmet, and boots if you choose. They chose the perfect horse for me not too fast and I think we rode for a couple of hours along the Icelandic country side. I loved the experience and the only feedback I would give is that it would be nice for them to have a platform to help in mounting/dismounting the horse. My legs are strong but I am not experienced enough or agile enough to hop up on the horse. I used the fence to dismount in the end so I didn't embarrass myself. I would also bring a fanny pack for my phone/camera because they don't recommend that you bring a purse on the ride because of all of the bouncing. There are hooks to hang your personal items on including your purse but no lockers.

Christen D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

I booked my horse ride with Laxness Horse Farm through Viator and I'm so glad that I did. The staff were wonderful and helpful. They matched us to horses based on our riding experience. The first half of the ride the whole group rode together at a slow pace. We were then given the opportunity to join a fast group or slow group on the ride back, I went from being one of 20 to being one of 6 and I had an amazing ride. I love riding horses and this was one of my favorite rides to date. They take you for a lengthy ride with astounding views. I definitely want to go back.

We then went to the Blue Lagoon. I went in the afternoon and I think if I had gone in the morning or evening it may have been a bit less packed. Either way it was very soothing and relaxing. I wanted to try to book an in water massage, but they were booked out for the entire month before hand. If you think you want one, make sure to book well in advance. The bar had delicious drinks, but they are on the pricey end. The facilities are all very clean and well maintained. I definitely want to go again and I will book in advance.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The horse riding of an islandic horse is a very unique experience. I had a great ride.
The company is professional and safe.
We were split into 2 groups , the fast group got in a couple of good canters.
Then delivery to the blue lagoon was perfect. Well organized. Drivers r always on time here.

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