From Reykjavik: Full-Day Horse Riding & Golden Circle Tour
- Pickup available
- Duration: 9 hours
Horse riding was nice! It was raining and was very windy but we got rainwear and everything. There were also gloves and hats you could use under the helmet available to borrow for free. We only stopped once during our ride, wished to stop a few more places for pictures etc. Very nice staff at Laxnes horse farm! After the horse riding we had to wait 1,5 hours at the horse farm to be picked up to go on with the golden circle tour. During those hours we got soup and bread for lunch. Still think 1,5 hours was a bit long to wait. The golden circle tour was also nice! Good bus with comfortable seats, possibility to charge your phone but with a WiFi that did not work (at least for us it wouldn’t work..). We got picked up at 09:00 am sharp for the horse ride, and we were back in the city by 19 pm.
The horse riding was the highlight of the tour, great place, horses, experienced staff, great ride. The Golden Circle Express however was not very enjoyable. The problem is with the 'Express'. All visits were too short especially the stop at Thingfellir where we had only 35 minutes to explore that vast area. Barely had time to visit the bathroom and no time to stop at refreshments/souvenir shop. Geyser and Gullfoss both had 50 to 55 minutes, but still felt too short. I didn't have time to finish my second bowl of the delicious meat soup at Gullfoss and had to abandon it to make to the bus on time.
the Entire experience was wonderful, collection was exactly on time from Our bus stop and the trips was organised extremely well. The horse riding was fantastic and the horses extremely well trained. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly so would definitely recommend. Our tour guide and driver for the golden circle tour were fantastic and very informative. We enjoy every part of this excursion.
Thank you for your hospitality, you were kind hosts. Delicious lamb soup and zingy coffee. I loved my horse. I enjoyed the ride very much, and I liked being around the horses and talking about them afterward. I think you could add a 10 minute talk on the Icelandic horse before the ride as visitors might not know about them.
Horse riding was excellent. Our tour guide for the Golden Circle from gray line tours was absolutely fantastic.