Golden Circle and horses
Minimum age: 5
- Eldhestar horse riding
- Þingvellir National Park and a UNESCO world heritage site
- Geysir is in Haukadalur valley, also home to Strokkur geyser
- The largest natural lake in Iceland Þingvallavatn
- Gullfoss waterfall
- Narrow canyon of Brúarhlöð
All about the trip
The Golden Circle and horses is where you will explore the world-famous Golden Circle, audio guided in 10 languages, and get to know the unique Icelandic horse. From Þingvellir, home to the oldest parliament in the world and where the two continents leisurely drift apart, to the one and original geyser geothermal area with its spouting geysers, to the majestic Gullfoss Waterfall. In the afternoon you visit the volcanic hills and valleys and the volcano Hengill north of Eldhestar which is an outdoor paradise for riders in a fascinating landscape. The grasslands surrounding the river delta and the black beach of the nearby North Atlantic are ideal for exploring on horseback.
The tour starts with a stop in Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site listing and the birthplace of the oldest existing parliament in the world. This is also where the gigantic tectonic plates of America and Eurasia have pulled apart and the resulting rift valley is right there before your eyes on the shores of Iceland’s biggest lake.
The next stop is at Geysir hot springs, the home of the one-and-only original geyser and Iceland’s most iconic natural attraction. Here the ground trembles and steaming hot water spouts spectacularly skywards from the famous Strokkur Geyser every few minutes.
Now for a leisurely walk down to Gullfoss Waterfall, which is an awesome sight to behold. Here a powerful glacial river cascades down 32 meters on two levels and into a narrow canyon with a thunderous roar.
The horse riding tour will take us through meadows, lava fields and a small river. We will enjoy the picturesque scenery of volcanic mountains and farmland, passing several farms, giving us an idea of how Icelandic agriculture has developed in the last decades. The trails are good for horse-riding, giving us an opportunity to experience the special gait of the Icelandic horse “tölt”.What Wikipedia Says Watch on Youtube
What is included in the price
- Knowledgeable local guide
- Admission to the sights
- Free Wi-fi and USB charger for each seat
- In-bus audio guide with a choice of 10 languages
- 1 hour horse riding tour with a professional guide
What is not included in the price
- Food and beverages
- Pick-up and drop-off
You cannot be pregnant for the horse riding tour.
If you weigh more than 110 kg, please contact us. Age limit for this activity is 5 years.
Please be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the departure time.
This activity is organised by Reykjavik Sightseeing, Skógarhlíð 10, Reykjavik, 105, Iceland, +354 497 5000, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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