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 River Hvítá. 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.