The Golden Circle & Horseback Riding Tour

  • Availability

    All year

  • DURATION

    9 hours

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • Pickup

    Included

  • Minimum Age

    6 Years

  • Price

    ISK 25.900

Tour Highlights:

  • Horseback Riding
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Gullfoss
  • Geysir

Included:

  • 2-Hour Horseback Riding Tour
  • Visiting Thingvellir, Geysir, and Gullfoss
  • English-speaking guide
  • Small group tour

The Golden Circle & Horseback Riding Tour

This is a small group tour with a departure from Reykjavik.

We will leave the city after the pick-up (it can take up to 30 minutes) and head straight to Laxness Horse Farm.

Horseback Riding 

A 2-hour horseback riding tour in the charming area of Mosfellsdalur is included. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes – rain gears or warm overalls in winter are provided, along with boots and helmet. You don’t need to be experienced to ride a horse, but please note that the minimum age of participants is 6.

Golden Circle Tour 

The second part of the tour – The Golden Circle Express – is operated by Gray Line Iceland.

During this tour, you will visit three main attractions of the Golden Circle:

Thingvellir National Park

Learn about some of Iceland’s thrilling and gruesome history at Thingvellir National Park. Its significance is so great that it is a designated UNESCO world heritage site. You’ll walk the grounds where Icelandic democracy began more than 1,000 years ago on the fields of parliament (Thingvellir) and visit areas where Viking-era justice was carried out, including the Drowning Pool and the Gallows Rock. Thingvellir is also where two tectonic plates are gradually separating, creating a gorgeous landscape of cliffs and broad fields featuring Thingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland.

Geysir Geothermal Area

One of the most famous, beautiful, and largest waterfalls in Iceland. Gullfoss means golden waterfall. Hearing the roar of the Hvita River as it plunges 32 meters over two tiers into the gorge below is exhilarating. On sunny days, rainbows are abundant in the mist rising from the falls, and several paths are available around the waterfall, including one leading down to its bottom, so come equipped with your raincoat and have your camera ready.

Gullfoss Waterfall

The Great Geysir, the first of its name, resides in Haukadalur in the Geysir Geothermal Area. The entire area is bubbling with geothermal activity from steam vents to boiling mud pits and the real stars of the geothermal show, the geysers. All other geysers, the world over, are named for Geysir. While the Great Geysir erupts only occasionally these days, the last time being in 2016, nearby geyser Strokkur erupts regularly, delighting onlookers by shooting hot water high into the air every few minutes.

Please wear warm clothes, waterproof clothes, and solid shoes!

Food is not included, but stops will be made during the tour where you can purchase meals.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does this tour include pickup and dropoff?

Yes, pickup and dropoff at your accommodations or nearby bus stops are included in this tour. Please select your pickup point in the booking process.

What should I wear on this tour?

You should dress warmly and according to the weather. We recommend warm clothes as your first layer and waterproof clothing as your second layer. You should also wear sturdy hiking boots on the tour.

In lunch included in this tour?

No, lunch is not included in this tour but you will be able to purchase lunch for example during the farm visit.

What is the cancellation policy for this tour?

Reservations can be canceled 24 hours prior to departure without penalty. Cancellations received less than 24 hours prior to departure are non-refundable.

Cancellations must be submitted in writing to info@iat.is.

Please be mindful of possible time zone differences. Iceland is in the GMT time zone and cancellations must be submitted at least 24 hours before departure in Icelandic local time (GMT).

If you do need to cancel your tour, we recommend that you contact us as soon as possible. 

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