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The Golden Circle & 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 Geysir’s geothermal area with its sprouting geysers, to the majestic Gullfoss Waterfall. The day ends with a horse riding in a classic Icelandic country side. Brilliant combination!

Description:

The Golden Circle & Horseback riding tour is one of our bestselling day tour, audio guided in 10 languages! You will see the world famous erupting geyser & hot springs, experience the magnificent Gullfoss Waterfall and follow in the footsteps of the Vikings of old as you walk down the lava canyon where the American and Eurasian continents are literally pulling apart in Þingvellir. The day will end with horse-riding through meadow and lava fields.

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 takes us through meadowslava 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”.



Highlights:

    Location: Reykjavik, Iceland

    Duration: 11 hours

    Voucher Redembtion: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. 





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    Additional Information


      Operates: See Availability

      Departure Point:
      Pickup is available from centrally located hotels in Reykjavik if hotel information is provided at time of booking or central meeting point.

      Departure Time: 8am - Every day, all year.

      Departure Time Comments:

      Hotel pickups commence prior to this time



      Hotel Pickup Available: Yes

      Return Details:
      Tour ends with drop-off at your hotel or nearest bus stop.

    • Inclusions:
      • In-bus audio guide with a choice of 10 languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Finnish)
      • English-speaking local guide
      • Hotel pickup and drop-off
      • Free WiFi on board
      • USB charging port in every seat
      • All necessary equipment for the horseback riding

    • Exclusions:
      • Food and drinks
      • Earphones for audio guide (available to purchase)
      • Gratuities (optional)

    • Other Information:
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • 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
      • It is recommended that you bring your own headphones for the on board audio guide simply because they will fit you best. It is also great for the environment. If you don’t have your headphones or forgot to bring them, earphones are available to purchase on board (own expense)
      • Children must be accompanied by an adult
      • Because of traffic limitations, customers staying in postcode 101 might have to make their way to the closest pick-up spot. Your hotel receptionist can help you find out which one that is. If you are staying in a private accommodation, please contact the local supplier
      • Please note: pickup is not available from Airbnb or private housing. Please contact the operator for information information on the nearest pick up location to your accommodation
      • Audio-guide languages available: English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Finnish


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    You will receive a link to your voucher via email once your booking is confirmed.

    Local Operator Information
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