Explore the Countryside on Icelandic Horse Riding and the Golden Circle Tour
Iceland seems to be a fascinating place that has been on every traveler’s “must visit” list. The reason is evident, the stunning waterfalls, oceanic waves hitting the human-sized icebergs standing on the pitch-black sand beach, massive volcanic lava fields, and steaming geysers, and all this at one place, definitely make Iceland a dream destination for everyone. Iceland never fails to make you familiar with the power of nature, but if you want to make the most of your Iceland’s trip then there is another thing that you can opt for and it is the Icelandic Horse-riding tour combined with the Golden Circle tour. Seems like a great deal. Let’s find out what to expect from this amazing tour.
Visit the Reykjavik Countryside with Your Furry Friend
This day-tour starts in the morning from exploring the Reykjavik countryside on the Icelandic horse to spending quality time witnessing the beauty of spectacular Golden Circle attractions. From Reykjavik, you will be taken to the stables where the friendly Icelandic horses await you to meet and greet. These are five-gaited breed and are known for sure-footedness and their notable ability to perform different horse gaits – walk, trot, tölt, pace, and gallop. There is a ban on the imports of these horses and thus, the Icelandic horses have maintained their true originality. Every rider is provided with a suitable horse with an appropriate level of experience and age. This Icelandic countryside riding tour is going to be a two-hour ride that will take you through the stunning natural scenery.
The Golden Circle Adventure
When you are done with horse riding with your family and friends, now it is time to witness the beauty of the iconic Golden Circle. The tour begins in Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir), which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that holds the historical significance and geological wonders within. The hillside route with the sparkling blue streams will take you to the Öxarárfoss waterfall, and other sites that include sites Gullfoss waterfall, and Geysir geothermal area. The golden circle tour will surely make you witness the most powerful natural phenomenon and the historical landmarks of Iceland. So, make the most of your trip and get ready to experience the magnificence of nature. Don’t forget to carry the essentials along with you, warm clothes, and sturdy shoes as well.
1,5 – 2 hours horse riding
Sightseeing bus excursion to the Golden Circle
Light lunch – soup & bread
Riding & Safety equipment
Professional English Speaking horse riding guide
Professional English Speaking sightseeing guide
Free pick up from Reykjavik
What to bring
Warm & waterproof clothing
Gloves & Buff
Good to know
- Dress according to weather.
- You do not have to bring riding pants on the tour.
- Lunch at the horse farm is included in the tour. Please let us know if there are any dietary needs like if there are allergies or vegetarians.
- If you bring a camera, please bring a small waist bag as backpacks cannot be taken on horseback.
- The weight limit for riders is 120 kg.
- Pick up is available from Reykjavik at 8.00 – 8.30.
- Pick up is available from Hafnarfjörður, Mosfellsbær, Kópavogur & Seltjarnarnes from 7.45.
- Return to Reykjavik is around 18.00
- The duration of this tour is around 10 hours. You will be spending 1,5 – 2 hours on the horse.
- This tour is ideal for single travelers, groups & families.
- No horse riding experience is required for this tour.
- This tour offers small groups and personal service.
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Most frequent questions and answers
Hotel pick-up in Reykjavík at 08:00 (- 08:30). The pick up in Hafnarfjörður, Mosfellsbær, Kópavogur and Seltjarnanres starts at 7:45.
Return to Reykjavík at around 18:00.
You will be on the horse for 1,5 – 2 hours.
If the tour gets cancelled due to weather you can choose between rescheduling the tour for another departure or receiving a full refund.
We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 1 day or less before event.
Yes, and you definitely should! The setting on the tour is full of amazing, scenic views.
Note that you have to bring a small waist bag to carry the camera as backpacks cannot be taken on horseback.
We do not recommend horse riding tours for pregnant women.