Combo 11-Hour South Coast Sightseeing Tour & Horseback Riding from Reykjavik

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Reykjavík, Iceland
11 hours
All year
Minimum age
10 years old


Take your South Coast of Iceland experience to the next level on this 11-hour small-group tour from Reykjavik. On this guided excursion, you'll immerse yourself in the region's stunning landscapes, from majestic waterfalls to black sand beaches, with the added adventure of horseback riding.

This combination tour in Iceland begins with a convenient pick-up from your hotel or a designated tour bus stop in Reykjavik. Alternatively, pick-up service is also available in other areas in Southwest Iceland, such as Selfoss and Hvolsvollur.

For the next 11 hours, a knowledgeable guide will accompany your group. This local guide will ensure you have all the information you need and assistance whenever required. They'll share insights into the South Coast's history, geology, and culture to enhance your experience.

The South Coast of Iceland is renowned for its diverse landscapes, ranging from volcanic beaches to towering waterfalls and mighty glaciers. These breathtaking natural features are all within easy reach of Reykjavik. 

After a scenic drive from Reykjavik to the southern coastline of Iceland, you'll arrive at Vik village. Here, the guide will take you to a local horse farm where the first leg of your journey awaits.

Before starting your horseback riding tour, you'll suit up with safety gear and get paired with an Icelandic horse. Even if it's your first time riding a horse, fret not, as Icelandic horses are known for their gentle nature.

The adventure then takes you on an exhilarating horseback ride along the Vikurfjara beach near the village. The beach is a magnificent location for riding because of its long stretches of black sands surrounded by towering cliffs, sea stacks, and the mighty waves of the North Atlantic Ocean.

After the ride, you'll stop for a quick lunch in Vik village, where you can explore the charming streets and soak up the local atmosphere. This is the perfect time to take more photos before moving to the next part of your tour.

No South Coast trip is complete without visiting two of Iceland's most iconic waterfalls, Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss. There are as many as 10,000 waterfalls in the country, but nothing compares to the beauty of the two.

Skogafoss waterfall boasts a height of 200 feet (60 meters) and a width of 82 feet (25 meters). You can enjoy its cascade at the valley below or climb the staircase leading to its top cliff. On a sunny day, it's common to see rainbows above the waterfall's heavy mist.

Seljalandsfoss waterfall, on the other hand, provides a unique and immersive viewing with its distinctive feature. A small cave surrounds its water curtain, allowing you to see it from behind. 

Finally, as the day draws to a close, the guide will drop you off at your chosen location in Reykjavik, ensuring a comfortable and hassle-free return journey.

Don't miss this chance to explore the wonders of Iceland's South Coast with a thrilling horseback ride on a black sand beach. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Transfer from Reykjavik
English-speaking guide
Horseback riding tour from Vik
Safety and riding equipment (helmet, rain gear, gloves)
Small group tour experience


Horse Riding

What to bring

Warm and waterproof clothing with layers
Scarf and gloves
Sturdy walking shoes or boots

Good to know

The weight limit for riders joining the tour is 220 lbs (100 kilograms).

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