Stunning 9.5-Hour Horse Riding and Golden Circle Tour with Transfers from Reykjavik

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Reykjavík, Iceland
9,5 hours
June - Apr.
Minimum age:
7 years old


Embark on a captivating adventure from Reykjavik with a tranquil horse ride through the countryside and a tour of the renowned Golden Circle. If you're a horse riding and nature enthusiast, or just someone seeking an unforgettable experience, don't hesitate to book this tour now.

Your day begins with an early morning departure from Reykjavik, anticipating the excitement ahead. Your driver will take you to Hveragerdi, a small town in a geothermal valley renowned for its stunning landscapes and serene atmosphere.

Hveragerdi is the starting point for your horse riding tour. Upon arrival, you'll greet your expert guide and meet the horses. 

Icelandic horses are small and sturdy creatures well-adapted to the country's climate and terrain. They're known for their calm and playful temperaments, so you'll love interacting with them during your tour.

Your guide will take you on a 1.5 to two hour trail ride, taking in the full beauty of the area. The peaceful rhythm of the horses sets a soothing tone, allowing you to fully immerse in the tranquillity of the surrounding nature.

After the horse riding tour, your journey continues to the Golden Circle, a famous driving route comprising some of Iceland's most awe-inspiring natural wonders. 

Your first stop is the Geysir geothermal area. Here, you can witness the predictable eruptions of Strokkur, a lively geyser that shoots boiling water up to 98 feet (30 meters) into the sky every 8-10 minutes. This dramatic demonstration of the earth's raw power is an unforgettable spectacle.

The next stop is Gullfoss, which many say is Iceland's most beautiful waterfall. Its roaring cascade plunges into a deep canyon and evokes a sense of profound admiration. Gullfoss's sheer power and beauty leave you with an impression that will remain long after your visit.

The final highlight of your journey is Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This place holds significant cultural, historical, and geological importance. As your guide will explain, Thingvellir is where the world's first democratic parliament was formed over a thousand years ago. 

You'll also see the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates separate, creating a distinct and dramatic landscape. As you wander Thingvellir, you can marvel at the beautiful scenery and the fact you're walking between two continents!

After your mesmerizing Golden Circle tour, the bus will take you back to Reykjavik, leaving you with a heart full of memories from a day spent exploring Iceland's spectacular natural treasures. From the intimate connection with Icelandic horses to the raw power of geysers and waterfalls, and the historical significance of Thingvellir, this tour provides an array of experiences that truly capture the spirit of this extraordinary land.

Book this 9.5-hour tour to ride through Iceland's serene landscapes on horseback and visit the iconic Golden Circle's natural and historical wonders, an experience to touch your heart and inspire you. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Bus transportation from Reykjavik
Guided 1.5-2 hour horse riding tour
Protective helmet
Professional and local English-speaking tour guide
Light lunch after the horse riding tour (soup, bread etc.)


Sight Seeing

What to bring

Good shoes
Camera with a small waist-bag, if desired (backpacks cannot be carried during the horse ride)
Comfortable pants (riding pants not necessary)
Warm, waterproof clothing
Gloves, scarf, and hat that can fit under your helmet

Good to know

Please be at your designated Reykjavik pick-up location between 8-8:20 am.

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