On this great combination tour you'll bathe in the Blue Lagoon and ride the Icelandic horse, the size of a pony and famous for its five gaits, through the beautiful landscape of Laxnes.
Laxnes is where Nobel author Halldor Laxness, author of Independent People and other masterworks, grew up. It's a beautiful part of Iceland.
After the ride you will relax at the Blue Lagoon. This geothermal spa is renowned the world over for its recreational water and is rich in minerals.
Pickups from your hotel at 9:00 with the bus departing at 9:30, or at 12:30, with the bus departing at 13:00.
Return to Reykjavík is available at 15:00, 17:15, 19:00 and 21:00. Driving time from the Blue Lagoon to Reykjavik is around 50 minutes.
Don't miss the chance to ride the Icelandic horse and experience one of Iceland's most popular spas!
Please note that the entrance ticket to the Blue Lagoon is not included and please book the ticket in good advance, or it might be fully booked.
The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa and is the single most popular attraction in Iceland.
The water is rich in silica and sulphur that helps make your skin shine like a baby. The Blue Lagoon also operates a Research and Development facility that helps find cures for skin ailments using the mineral-rich water.
The temperature in the bathing and swimming area is very comfortable, and averages 37–39 °C (98–102 °F). There´s a restaurant there and it´s a truly romantic and beautiful place one should not miss while in Iceland.
Laxnes is a farm in Mosfellsdalur Valley. Nobel author Halldor Laxness was partly brought up here and adopted the farm's name as his surname.
Laxness later moved back to Laxnes and made his home in a new house he called Gljufrasteinn, which now functions as a museum in his memory. Laxnes has a hotel and a horse rental, taking you through the beautiful landscape of the valley.
This was my second time riding at this horse farm, and I plan to do it every time I visit Iceland! The family is welcoming, the horses are sweet and friendly, and the view on the trails is amazing. Highly recommended - but be sure to dress appropriately!! The Blue Lagoon is also a must-do on a trip from Reykjavik. And a soak in the warm water after a morning out on the horses is perfect. This combo makes for an excellent day!
enjoyable in blue lagoon
Simply amazing! Horseback riding through lava fields then relaxing all evening in the Blue Lagoon is an experience we will never forget!
Loved that Icelandic horse!!!