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Viking Horse Riding and Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik provided by Gray Line Iceland

Viking Horse Riding and Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 06/26/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Viking Horse Riding and Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik
• 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.
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Updated 06/26/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 5 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Laxnes Horse Farm
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Golden Circle Route
    Stop: 6 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    Thingvellir National Park
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Gullfoss
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 5
    Geysir
    Stop: 45 minutes
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Highlights
  • Combine two excursions—horse riding and the Golden Circle—in one day trip
  • 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
What to Expect
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Gray Line Iceland, Klettagarðar, Reykjavík, Iceland Bus stop #5 Harpa, Sculpture & Shore Walk 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland Bus Stop #13 Rauðarárstígur, Laugavegur 120, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland Bus Stop #3 Lækjargata, Lækjargata 4, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland Skarfabakki Harbour, Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration
9h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Taryn J wrote a review Jan 2020
Seattle, Washington27 contributions14 helpful votes
First and foremost, the horseback riding was amazing! Could not recommend it enough. I would book a visit to the farm separately; they are lovely and would go back again in a heartbeat! The horses are gorgeous and friendly, the staff are kind and accommodating. The lunch was
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Response from GLI_CustomerService, Public Relations Manager at Viking Horse Riding and Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik
Responded Jan 11, 2020
Thank you Taryn J for your review of our combination horse riding and golden circle tour. Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience at the start of the tour and the first visit at the national park. Due to weather conditions the actual stop at the national park was cut short and our coach had to move on shortly after you arrived. Glad you enjoyed the horse riding at Laxnes which is certainly a wonderful place to experience riding the Icelandic horse. We have seen some extreme winter conditions with snow and ice cover lately and regrettably incidents can happen as a result. I hope that you enjoyed the other sites visited on the Golden Circle tour
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Robert W wrote a review Nov 2019
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We had a wonderful day today on this tour. Darren was a fantastic host all day and provided both information on the locations tips for each stop. Kalli was a smooth and safe driver. I highly recommend both if anyone has the choice. The tour itself was our best one yet with
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Lucy B wrote a review Aug 2019
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This is a great tour for when you don't have much time in Iceland! Laxnes Horse Farm was absolutely amazing with great staff, beautiful horses and good food that can be brought afterwards! The ride was around 45 minutes to an hour to a viewpoint, a 15 minute break for the
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Date of experience: August 2019
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bapnkimchee wrote a review Aug 2019
Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania5 contributions1 helpful vote
What a great cooperation between an Icelandic family horse farm and the Grayline Touring Company. The Laxnes Horsefarm was warm and inviting as we met the entire family who outfitted us for the ride out through the foothills of the mountains. It was beautiful. The family
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from GLI_CustomerService, Public Relations Manager at Viking Horse Riding and Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik
Responded Aug 6, 2019
Thank you bapnkimchee for writing a review of our combination tour Horse riding and Golden Circle. The Laxnes Horse farm have been the service provider for the horse riding for a long time now and always a pleasure to send our visitors for this very popular combination tour. Pity you didn´t have the homemade soup and bread, a little correction in the price 1.500 ISK around $12.20. Glad you enjoyed the commentary of our guide Darren and safe driving of Valli.
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Jeremy B wrote a review Jun 2019
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Horse riding part was best, a full 2 hours of riding. Only walking and trotting though, nothing faster and you're stuck in a long line with others. Bus tour was pretty standard fare, but ok when you only have a short time to visit.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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By: Gray Line Iceland
Akulasthraxus
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Dang, that was cold!
I was ready for the tour, I was ready to be taken around by a bus, I was ready to see a bunch of Iceland, I was NOT
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Izabellachen
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Underwhelming experience during a thunderstorm
A big waste of money. For $600 a ticket, we expected more. The entire experience was very disappointing. Firstly, t
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worldtraveler760686
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We saw the lights the first night!!
It was great and very exciting. I was glad we were able to see the northern lights on our first night. We had sever
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AidaJM
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A Must Do
If you do nothing else in Iceland, take this tour! It is worth every penny. The driver, Vinnustadaskirteini, Sig
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saintlysinner
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Must do...
If it's your first time in Iceland well that's my opinion anyway. It is a long day about 8 hours but to see truly s
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my_nidradee
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Great experience in Iceland!
Grayline is a great local tour in Iceland. Fast response, reliable, reasonable price. I had the best tour guide who
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my_nidradee
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Great experience with Grayline!
Grayline is a great local tour in Iceland. Fast response, reliable, and reasonable price. I had the best tour guide
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hoejkolvej8
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Don't miss this tour!
A really fantastic tour with an excellent guide and driver! Even though it was raining most of the time, the tour w
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682camillah
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Great tour of some of Icelands exceptional nature
We loved this Golden Circle Tour to some of Icelands great natural wonders incl the spectacular waterfall Gullfoss
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GorgoTravels
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Sights OK, tour guide GREAT
Even though I’m giving this 4-stars, I’m giving our tour guide DeeDee 5 stars! She was great! Funny, excitable and
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melissatD7374PF
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On-time, simple and well-priced!
Transportation was very easy to book and pick-up was super simple and right on time. Was a pleasant and easy experi
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971nanic
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Safe in extreme weather!
Absolutely amazing trip! So many beautiful places to see. My husband and I loved the whole experience. The tour gui
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cvtmuench
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Once in a Lifetime Cruise
This glacier lagoon was magical! We took a cruise around the lagoon and encountered 1,000 year old ice with glacier
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Traveler791352
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Excllent service
Cannot fault the efficiency of this company. I used them for my transfers between Keflavik Airport and the city ce
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jaana444
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Priceworthy
We went on the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon Tour. Easy pick up nearby our hotel. Comfortable bus, excellent driver
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Key Details
  • Duration: 9h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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