• Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration: 6 to 9 hrs
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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.

Highlights

  • Reykjavik day trip to Blue Lagoon, plus horseback riding
  • Get an authentic Iceland Viking experience
  • 1,5-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

What You Can Expect

Viking Horse-Riding Tour and Blue Lagoon Including Admission Fee

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 1,5-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.

Customer Reviews

Maddie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Loved it, all levels of rider can do this trip. They wrap you in furry boiler suits very much required in January! and everyone was so friendly. Horseriding was by far my favourite part of the holiday and then I got to chill out in the blue lagoon so quite a nice combo! Serious riders will want to ditch the lagoon and go for a longer trip though, I was itching to do more!

Michelle P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Really enjoyed this tour!! The horse farm is family run and everyone is so nice. The horses are very well taken care of and well trained to the extent that absolutely no experience on a horse is required for the tour. The view along the way was spectacular and there was tea and coffee waiting for us on our return. The blue lagoon, once in the water was lovely, however the changing room and shower area were extremely hectic. I had taken my own towel to avoid the expense of renting one, but at some point it got stolen and I had to drip dry which was...unpleasant. But yeah, cannot blame the establishment for something like that. It could happen anywhere.

sandyseagrove

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Amazing riding this wonderful icelandic horses. 2 hour trek, clothes provided to keep you warm. Trekking through streams of ice, really comfortable, well behaved horses and great guides.

bmonahan20

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

The horseback riding experience in Iceland was great. The staff was very attentive to our needs. The horses were a pleasure! Also,, the Blue Lagoon is a don't miss. The facility is very well run.

Nita

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

A great experiance. Excellent guides. All equipment including pants and jackets are available.

Laurie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Awesome awesome awesome !!! Riding the Icelandic horses was a dream one true..beautiful scenery, waterfalls and tolting was soooo much fun. Blue Lagoon is almost indescribable how magical it is, especially on a misty day at dusk (and not too crowded), mud mask and cocktail upgrade was totally worth it

bsevde

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

It was our last day in Reykjavik. It is now illegal for tour buses to pick up or drop off at downtown hotels, but the nearest bus stop was only 2 blocks away, in front of city hall. We were picked up from this location and brought to the bus terminal where we picked up the van to the horseback riding facility. We were offered water-proof pants, jackets, boots and required helmet. Please note, if you have your own waterproof pants and jacket and boots my waterproof hiking boots were perfect you can use your own. One person brought her own helmet, but when I read that they require you to use their equipment, I didn't bring mine. It wasn't true, you CAN use your own horse-riding helmet if you have one. They matched everyone to their horse, helped you mount and off you went. There was no instruction to start, but the people who had never ridden before seemed to have no trouble. The horses know their job. My horse did not like puddles and tried to evade them which was no big deal but made me a bit nervous when we had steep drop off on side of trail. Again, she knew the drill and was very sure footed. The horses' feet have a very narrow base of support, so they are perfect for narrow trails. I loved the tolt. The horses' necks swing side to side as they tolt, which is so interesting. Half-way through the ride, we dismounted and took a break at a beautiful viewpoint. There was a waterfall which I didn't see. I had just completed a tour where we saw about 20 waterfalls and I just didn't feel like seeing one more. Our tour guide, Oren, was charming. We did the tolt almost the entire way back, but people who had never ridden were free to walk, which they did. We just waited for them to catch up periodically. There was an advanced group which also tolted all the way back. I chose not to do that because I wanted the option of walking and didn't want to hold up anyone. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. At the end, we were taken back to the bus terminal and got the bus to the Blue Lagoon. We wished we had had more time to spend there. We spent about an hour in the water, opted for the package that included an extra mask and towels. Had we not had to get back for a group dinner, we would have spent at least a couple of hours there. I am only 5' tall, and there were some areas in the pool where I had to hold onto my daughter's shoulder to not be in over my head. I saw later, that they had floaties for free. Had I known, I would have used them. The return bus took us directly to the bus stop close to our hotel. They dropped everyone off similarly. Traffic during rush hour is crazy. Be prepared. I see that some people opt to go to the Blue Lagoon on their way from the airport upon arrival. I have to say, I was glad I was rested before going, I don't think I would have enjoyed it as much if I had just spent a sleepless night on a plane. If you travel well, it's probably a nice option. If you don't, do it later in your trip. The Blue Lagoon is between the airport and Reykjavik, so geographically, it might make sense.

Cathy P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Amazing! This excursion far exceeded my expectations! The Viking horses were well taken care of and the ride was so scenic and long .... close to two hours. Then off to the Blue Lagoon .... upgrade to the Premium package to get a towel and Algae face mask. We could see why this was one of the Wonders of the World!

Catriona M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Great fun!

Catriona M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

So much fun!

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