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 joining our Golden Circle Express 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.
If you do not choose pick-up, you can start the experience at any of the places below.
Gray Line Bus Terminal at Skarfabakki
Skarfagarðar, Reykjavík IS
Weather appropriate clothing
The Viking Horse riding tour tour is not suitable for children under the age of 8
Food is not included, but lunch can be purchased at the horse farm. Snacks can also be purchased during stops of the Golden Circle tour.
Visit beloved national landmarks and meet the charming Icelandic horse. Whatever your experience with horses, we make sure you’re comfortable and this one hour tour is suitable for all ages and levels. On the Golden Circle, stroll in Þingvellir National Park, where the Icelandic parliament, Alþingi, was established in 930 AD. A place of natural beauty and UNESCO World it’s also where Europe and North America meet. At Gullfoss waterfall, get up close or climb to the viewing platform. Then explore the bubbling hot springs at Geysir. Note: This tour is not recommended for children under the age of 7.