Viking Horse Riding Tour and Golden Circle
Take the Golden Circle, one of Iceland's most celebrated tourist routes with a horse riding expedition thrown in the mix.
- Riding the Icelandic Viking horse
- Experiencing nature from horse back
- The power of Gullfoss waterfall
- Erupting hot spring at Geysir geothermal area
- Nature and history at Þingvellir National Park
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 ride through 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 have a something to eat before we join our Golden Circle Afternoon tour, which leaves Reykjavík 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.
- Pick-up and drop-off service for hotels and guest houses in Reykjavik
- Round-trip transportation
- Viking horse riding tour
- Professional tour guide on riding tour
- Appropriate clothing
- The Viking Horse riding tour tour is not for children under the age of 8
How do we get there?
How pick up and drop off works
Our pick up coaches collect passengers from over 160 hotels and guest houses in Reykjavik and deliver to the Gray Line Bus Terminal in Holtagarðar for check in.
Pickup from hotels and guesthouses 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.
Standing by for pick up
To help ensuring the quickest possible collection we kindly ask you to stand by for pick up in front of your hotel or guest house when pick up starts. Boarding the pick-up coach please present a printed copy of your electronic voucher / ticket to the driver.
Returning from your tour
Returning from your tour you''ll be dropped off at the pickup point you were collected from or at the closest possible point.