Viking Horse and Golden Circle Tour

From: € 149
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

Highlights

  • 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

Inclusions

  • 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

Pickup points

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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: iceland@grayline.is

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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 on Grayline Tour

   

it was very easy and convenient. the best experience.

07 April, 2019 by Mr Nial Subedi on Grayline Tour

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 on Grayline Tour

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 on Grayline Tour

   

Booking was straightforward.

11 September, 2018 by Mr Brendan Tay on Grayline Tour

Loved it!

   

I love this tour and our guide was great! Also the horse farm was wonderful and very the hosts were very welcoming!

20 July, 2018 by Ms Mary Catherine Reidy on Grayline Tour

Super Tour - alles toll!

   

Die Tour war super organisiert und hat sich an jeder Stelle gelohnt! Der Guide war sehr nett und hat nicht nur über die Sehenswürdigkeiten informiert, sondern auch drumherum sehr offen und sehr viel erzählt. Der Ausritt von der Laxnas-Pferdefarm war ebenfalls super organisiert und wunderschön und auch dort waren alle freundlich und hilfsbereit. Abholung und Drop-Off hat super funktioniert - alles toll!

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03 July, 2018 by Ms Julia Holewa on Grayline Tour

Wicked Awesome!!!

   

Had an amazing time! The horseback riding was awesome! Our tour guide had a wicked personality and was a fountain of knowledge about Iceland--its people, geography and history. Highly recommend the tour for those who have limited time for touring. Definitely come prepared for the weather though.

24 June, 2018 by Ms Anita Hannam on Grayline Tour

Booking local tour & transportion to airport !

   

Quickly Repond & Very Clear !

08 April, 2018 by Ms LAI LO HELEN on Grayline Tour

Great tour! Convenient, punctual, and fun!

   

Gray Line Iceland was always punctual, the tour guides were courteous, knowledgable and shared fun stories to bring a personal touch to the tour.

20 March, 2018 by Mrs Nicole Pilkington on Grayline Tour

Good trip but could be improved.

   

The horse riding was really good we'll worth doing. The only down side is after the morning horse riding your day around for a hour plus waiting for the pick up for the golden circle. Once picked up the tour is really good the guide is very knowledgeable and talks you through a lot of things. I personally think the golden circle tour should start a little earlier as by the time you get to the last viewing the geysir it's starting to get dark, we went in January and the days are slowly getting longer so for those who went before the shortest day of the year I feel they might not get to see everything for what it is.

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31 January, 2018 by Mr Lee Catton on Grayline Tour

Great tour - we spent the perfect amount of time on all activities and the ...

   

Great tour - we spent the perfect amount of time on all activities and the guides were very knowledgeable!

21 March, 2017 by Mrs Rebecca Hoopingarner on Grayline Tour

Iceland on Horseback - a must!

   

Laxnes Horse Farm's hospitality was amazing. The ride on horseback amongst a winter wonderland was exhilarating. The Golden Circle tour was quick, but nice to see waterfalls and national park. Views are stunning.

06 March, 2017 by Ms Mabel Chan on Grayline Tour

Excellent service by Gray Line Iceland

   

Everything was great, thank you.

06 March, 2017 by Ms Ekaterina Olennikova on Grayline Tour

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