Viking Horse and Golden Circle Tour

From: € 154
Duration: ~ 9 hours

This horseback riding tour will work well for the traveller on a tight schedule, wishing to see Icelandic horses. Within the space of one day, you can ride out to an idyllic landscape just outside the capital, on an Icelandic Horse. After lunch, the tour heads off to the Icelandic Parliament site, the glacial waterfall at Gulfoss, and the hot sprouting geysers at Geysir and Strokkur

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  • Riding the Icelandic Viking horse
  • Experiencing nature from horseback
  • The power of Gullfoss waterfall
  • Erupting hot spring at Geysir geothermal area
  • Nature and history at Þingvellir National Park


  • Round-trip transportation
  • Viking horseback riding tour
  • Professional tour guide on riding tour

Tour Itinerary

The Icelandic horse is a breed that has remained virtually unchanged since the Vikings brought it to Iceland in the 9th century. With the help of one of our beautiful horses, you can go horseback in the idyllic landscape of Laxnes, just out of Reykjavik city. The riding tour is suitable for all experience levels, from beginner to expert, It is a fantastic way to see the countryside. 

After the riding experience, there will be about an hour to relax and grab a something to eat before we join our Golden circle tour, which leaves Reykjavik at 13:00. From there, the tour heads to the National Park Þingvellir, with its remarkable geological features. The Icelandic Parliament - Alþingi - was founded on the site in 930 AD, making it the oldest still-functioning parliament in the world.

The tour will also visit the impressive glacial waterfall Gullfoss, the Geysir geothermal area and Strokkur hot spring. On the return journey, you will travel through beautiful agricultural areas before heading back to Reykjavík over the mountain heath Hellisheiði.

Please note

  • The Viking Horse riding tour is not for children under the age of 8
  • This tour is operated by our partners

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Pickup Info

Please present your electronic travel voucher / ticket at the time of tour departure.

Tour departure point
The Gray Line Bus Terminal at Klettagarðar 4 is the central departure point for our tours.

Pick up and drop off
Pick up from hotels, guesthouses and designated bus stops starts 30 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.
Check in at Gray Line Bus Terminal is 15 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.

Need assistance?
Our call centre is open 24 hours every day of the year. This means that whenever you need, there’s always someone from Gray Line Iceland available to assist. Call: 354 540 1313 or e-mail:

154 9 hours
Tour ID: AH27

Rating & Reviews


Nice and easy, very understandable. Easy to purchase. Wonderful and friendly staff and tour guides. Would book again with them.

16 April, 2019 • by Mr Simon Dovey


it was very easy and convenient. the best experience.

07 April, 2019 • by Mr Nial Subedi

Enjoyable but a few improvements could be made


The horse tour was breathtaking and one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever experienced. The Laxnes horse farm staff were very friendly and hospitable, although we wish that for such a long tour we had received info about lunch and dinner options. It is not included, and the options are limited and expensive. The bus tour was good although the bus driver was not particularly friendly and lied to us about the bathroom being broken when my fiancé had been struggling with nausea from a stomach virus. The tour guide was hard to understand at times but otherwise pretty friendly. We really enjoyed our experience overall and would recommend it to friends. Just pack a lunch if you don’t want a $15-20 USD bowl of soup.

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29 January, 2019 • by Ms Sadie Spauls

Bad tour guide


Today morning (27-Sep) we took the pick up shuttle and arrived at the tour departure point. After your driver checked my voucher, he guided us to take on the bus for the tour. When we got on the bus, your tour guide also checked my voucher and confirmed us that this was the bus we should take. Therefore, we believed we have taken a correct bus for the AH27 tour. However, when we were close to the end of the journey, we awared that we did not go for Viking horse. We asked the tour guide. After he checked my voucher again he told us that we took the wrong bus and wrong tour. The tour that we should take is Viking horse and golden circle tour, but the one we just took was Golden circle classic tour. He said that the driver has asked if anyone has taken incorrect bus. But this is not a good reason to me as he has counted the number of people who joined his tour. Obviously my joining should not match your company record and it doesn’t make sense not spotting it out before departure as it caused 2 extra unknown people who joined his tour. He just blamed on us why we were not listenening well - yes we come from Hong Kong, we just believed whatever arrangement your staff made would make our tour comfortable but obviously it is not the case!

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30 September, 2018 • by Mr Jacky Cheung


Booking was straightforward.

11 September, 2018 • by Mr Brendan Tay

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