This horseback riding tour will work well for the traveler on a tight schedule, wishing to see Icelandic horses. Within the space of one day, you can ride out to an idyllic landscape just outside the capital, on an Icelandic Horse. After lunch, the tour heads off to the Icelandic Parliament site, the glacial waterfall at Gulfoss, and the hot spouting geysers at Geysir and Strokkur.
The Icelandic horse is a breed that has remained virtually unchanged since the Vikings brought it to Iceland in the 9th century. With the help of one of the beautiful horses, you can go horseback in the idyllic landscape of Laxness, just out of Reykjavik city. The riding tour is suitable for all experience levels, from beginner to expert, It is a fantastic way to see the countryside. After the riding experience, there will be about an hour to relax and grab something to eat before you join the Golden Circle tour, which leaves Reykjavik at 1.00pm.
From there, the tour heads to the National Park Þingvellir, with its remarkable geological features. The Icelandic Parliament - Alþingi - was founded on the site in 930 AD, making it the oldest still-functioning parliament in the world. The tour will also visit the impressive glacial waterfall Gullfoss, the Geysir geothermal area and Strokkur hot spring. On the return journey, you will travel through beautiful agricultural areas before heading back to Reykjavík over the mountain heath Hellisheiði.