Viking Horse Riding and Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik


  • Get out of the city and away from the crowds on horseback

  • All necessary riding gear provided

  • Good-natured horses are suitable for beginners and pros alike


After a morning pickup from your Reykjavik hotel or other designated pickup point, board an air-conditioned coach and head for the horse ranch just outside the city. Get introduced to your trusty steed and learn all about the Icelandic horse, a small but sturdy breed brought to Iceland by the Vikings. The famously 5-gaited Icelandic horse is also noted for its good nature, making it an ideal ride for first-timers and pros alike. Put on your provided gear, mount your horse, and head out for a ride around the peaceful countryside. Afterward, get back aboard the coach for a journey to the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, site of the first Icelandic parliament and home to the “rift valley,” where the continental plates of North American and Eurasia meet. After a stroll around Thingvellir, it's onward to the mighty Gullfoss, an impressive 2-tiered waterfall set in a canyon on the Hvítá River. Your final stops are the nearby spouting hot springs of Geysir and Strokkur, both of which erupt every few minutes, sending plumes of water into the air. Your tour concludes with a drop-off back in Reykjavik.

Tour info

9 hours
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Why take this tour?

Make the most of your time in Iceland by combining two excursions on this full-day tour from Reykjavik. Enjoy the experience of riding an Icelandic horse, known for its unique tölt gait, before heading out for a sightseeing tour around the Golden Circle. Visit Thingvellir National Park; marvel at the mighty Gullfoss, and watch geysers shoot water into the air at Strokkur and Geysir.

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

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

  • Gratuities

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 9h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

• 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.

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Operated by:

Laxnes Horse Farm

About operator:

Laxnes Horse Farm is a family run business and the oldest tour operator in Iceland. Founded in 1968, the farm offers horseback riding tours all year round for travelers interested in the gentle Icelandic horse.

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