Viking Horse Riding and Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik

Want to meet the small but mighty Icelandic horse and get in the most popular tour in Iceland all in one day? If so, you won’t want to miss the Viking Horse and Golden Circle Tour. You’ll ride through the gorgeous Icelandic landscape on a horse descended from the first horses to set hoof on the island in the Viking-Age and then visit the most iconic sites in Iceland: Thingvellir, Gullfoss and Geysir geothermal area.

It's a nature-lover's dream, and the best way to make the most of your visit to Reykjavik.

per adult from

$250

NZD

Duration

9 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Pickup and drop-off from cruise ports, hotels and designated meeting points in the Reykjavik area
    • Professional English speaking guide
    • National Park fees
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Guided horse riding tour
    • Necessary gear for riding
    • WiFi on board
    • Entry/Admission - Laxnes Horse Farm
    • Entry/Admission - Golden Circle Route
    • Entry/Admission - Thingvellir National Park
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Laxnes Horse Farm, Laxnes, Mosfellsbaer 270 Iceland

    Known for their small yet robust statures, gentle temperments and unique fifth gait (tölt), the Icelandic horse as a breed has remained virtually the same since it was first brought to Iceland at the peak of the Viking Age in the 9th century. You’ll ride out into the picturesque Icelandic landscape of Laxnes just outside of the city of Reykjavik and experience the land in the manner similar to that of the early settlers. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced rider, this tour is wonderful way to enjoy roaming the Icelandic countryside

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Golden Circle Route, Iceland

    Iceland's most popular sightseeing route. The first stop on this tour is Thingvellir National Park, a designated UNESCO world heritage site. This is where Icelandic democracy began more than 1,000 years ago on the fields of parliament (Thingvellir) and it’s also where two tectonic plates are gradually separating creating a gorgeous landscape of steep cliffs and broad fields featuring Thingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland. Next up, you will see one of the most popular and powerful waterfalls in Iceland is Gullfoss (golden falls). The roar of the Hvita River falling over two tiers into the gorge below is exhilarating and on sunny days creates rainbow upon rainbow. With your camera and a good raincoat, you’ll be able to capture the beauty of the waterfall and its rainbows from several angels by way of the paths available around the waterfall, including one that leads to its bottom. From Gullfoss you’ll continue on to Geysir geothermal area with its boiling mud pits, steam vents, Geysir, the namesake of all geysers, and Strokkur a geyser that erupts on a regular basis to the delight, and sometimes surprise, of onlookers.


    Duration: 6 hours

    Stop At: Thingvellir National Park, Thingvellir Iceland

    Visit Thingvellir National Park, a designated UNESCO world heritage site. This is where Icelandic democracy began more than 1,000 years ago on the fields of parliament (Thingvellir) and it’s also where two tectonic plates are gradually separating creating a gorgeous landscape of steep cliffs and broad fields featuring Thingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Gullfoss, White River, Blaskogabyggd 801 Iceland

    Next up, you will see one of the most popular and powerful waterfalls in Iceland is Gullfoss (golden falls). The roar of the Hvita River falling over two tiers into the gorge below is exhilarating and on sunny days creates rainbow upon rainbow. With your camera and a good raincoat, you’ll be able to capture the beauty of the waterfall and its rainbows from several angels by way of the paths available around the waterfall, including one that leads to its bottom.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Geysir, Haukadalur Iceland

    Visit Geysir geothermal area with its boiling mud pits, steam vents, Geysir, the namesake of all geysers, and Strokkur a geyser that erupts on a frequent basis to the delight, and sometimes surprise, of onlookers.

    Duration: 45 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    1: Gray Line Iceland, Klettagarðar, Reykjavík, Iceland
    2: Bus stop #5 Harpa, Sculpture & Shore Walk 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
    3: Bus Stop #13 Rauðarárstígur, Laugavegur 120, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
    4: Bus Stop #3 Lækjargata, Lækjargata 4, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
    5: Skarfabakki Harbour, Reykjavík, Iceland
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick-up is offered from most hotels, guesthouses and cruise ports in the capital area upon request (if option is selected). Due to traffic restrictions in the city center, pickup may not be directly in front of hotel but rather at a nearby designated pickup point.The "No pickup" does not include hotel pick-up, but complimentary pickup from the following locations is offered upon request for no extra charge:*Bus stop 5 - Harpan*Bus stop 13 - Rauðarárstígur*Gray Line Bus TerminalYou must contact the local operator after booking to confirm your pick-up location or meeting point.Ports
    • Miðbakki Cruise Port
    • Skarfabakki Cruise Port
    Departure Time :
    9:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age for horse riding is 8 years
    • No previous horse-riding experience is required
    • Necessary gear will be provided for the horse riding
    • Meals are not included, but stops will be made at local restaurants or shops where meals and snacks can be purchased.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • • Allow access only via the back door of the vehicle if possible. • Ask passengers to spread throughout the vehicles as possible. • Masks are only required for those who are coughing or sneezing. • May need to present COVID-19 free results from testing at the airport.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Gray Line Iceland

Activity ID: V-2970AH27

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