Golden Circle Classic and Horse-Riding | Live Tour with Audio Guide in 10 Languages

Golden Circle Classic and Horse-Riding | Live Tour with Audio Guide in 10 Languages
The geyser Strokkur, in the Geysir geothermal area, spouts water up to 40 metres into the air every five to ten minutes.
You will be provided with all the necessary riding equipment.
Gullfoss waterfall is one of the three attractions of the Golden Circle sightseeing route.
Þingvellir National Park is a shrine of history and natural splendour.
Some Icelandic horses roam free through the Icelandic country side during summer.
Þingvellir National Park includes a rift valley where two continental plates are drifting apart.
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Jump aboard for a classic Icelandic adventure, to see the Golden Circle and ride one of the nation's unique and beautiful horses. This tour combines sightseeing and adventure, and should not be missed by anyone seeking to immerse themselves in Icelandic scenery and culture.

Your tour will start from Reykjavík Terminal or you can be picked up from your accommodation in Reykjavík and your bus has exemplary modern features; it has wifi, a tablet for each guest, USB sockets, and an in-Bus Audio Guide that allows you to listen to a commentary in ten different languages. You will also have a tour guide who can help with any queries.

You will enjoy the Golden Circle component of this tour first. The first location on this famous trail is Þingvellir National Park. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is in an incredible location, right between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. The continental movement here has created some dramatic geology, which contrasts beautifully with the verdant fields, stretches of forest, clear streams and serene lake.

Þingvellir is also steeped in Icelandic history. It was here that early Icelanders founded their parliament in 930 AD, an institution that continues to this day in Reykjavík. This makes the park the original site of the world's longest running ongoing parliament.

The next location on the Golden Circle is the Geysir Geothermal Area. This is the site of many hot springs, mud pools, fumaroles, and of course, geysers. The largest one of these, Geysir itself, rarely erupts nowadays; Strokkur, however, erupts every ten minutes or so, to heights of up to 40 metres (131 feet). 

Following your time here, you will head to Gullfoss waterfall. This is the most iconic falls in Iceland, and for good reason; a vast amount of water thunders down it in two tiers, plunging into an ancient valley, and throwing off many rainbows when the sun is out. There are many viewing platforms to admire it from, including one right where the water is dropping, where you can marvel at its awesome power.

Following this, it is time to meet the Icelandic horse. Your guides on site will introduce you to your steed and gear, give you a moment to get comfortable, then lead you away to begin this part of the tour.

You will ride through meadows, lava fields, and across a small river, against a backdrop of mountains and volcanoes. The charm of your horse will quickly become apparent to you, and you will soon realise why these animals are so loved by the nation.

Following your horse-ride, you will return to Reykjavík, no doubt with some great new memories.

Do not hesitate any longer. Jump aboard, for a classic sightseeing and horse-riding adventure. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Activities: Horse Riding, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 5 years.
  • Languages: English, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin), German, Dutch, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean
  • Attractions: Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 07:30.

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure and look out for our green SmartBus™. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

  • 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

  • Hotel pickup is not included with your purchase. SmartBus™ hotel pickup is available at extra cost.

  • Headphones for audio guide (can be bought on board)

What to bring:
  • Bring with you: Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always wise to dress in warm, waterproof clothes. Weather changes can be sudden so expect the unexpected. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended

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I had a great first Iceland experience with this tour. I would especially highlight the organization of the tour, the great guide who would accompany us and share insightful information with us, even when on our first stop, thingvellir, it was too dark to see anything. Also, I think the audio guide is great and you'll learn a lot from it. On the downside, we had really bad weather, and the horseback riding wasn't such a good experience. Also, compared to other tours, this one doesn't have many stops, just the 3 main attractions in the golden circle, which was Ok considering in winter you don't have a lot of sunlight hours, but also felt a little bit short. A good experience, overall.
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