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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

Lauren F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Absolutely amazing tour!! The staff was incredible, very friendly and helpful. It was very well organized and lots of fun. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting beautiful Iceland!

Stephanie H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The Golden Circle tour was great and something that you should definitely do, but the highlight of our Viator trip was our visit to the Laxnes Horse Farm. Pori and Heida the owners were wonderful and took care of us like we were family. The Icelandic horses were very well-behaved and a joy to ride. My group had people that ranged from experienced riders to people who had never ridden before and we all felt comfortable with the horse choices that were made for us. Besides getting to ride the most adorable horses in the world, we were also treated to a ride through the beautiful Icelandic countryside. I would absolutely recommend this trip in whatever tour combination you are considering. I am definitely coming back to Laxnes on my next trip to Iceland!

Mark R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Highly recommended. Really enjoyed the Geysir and horses

Heather-Anne G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Incredible day. The horseback riding was fantastic with incredible scenery. We loved the lunch in between activities of soup, warm breads and cake and coffee (available for a very reasonable fee). Our afternoon tour was excellent led by an outstanding tour guide. Highly recommended !!

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

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