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Reykjavík, Iceland
Golden Circle Tour

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Safety measures
icon11 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Combine the highlights of Iceland's south coast with a horseback riding adventure on this combination tour from Reykjavik. The first part of your tour takes you to sites including Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and Geysir geothermal area. Afterward, you embark upon a scenic ride through the Icelandic countryside on a unique Icelandic horse, which lets you experience their special tölt gait. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Combine sightseeing around the Golden Circle with a countryside ride on an Icelandic horse
  • Includes hassle-free Reykjavik hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Travel aboard a comfortable bus with free Wi-Fi: Upload and share photos throughout the day
  • Deepen your understanding of the sites you visit via the audio guide
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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 drop-off
Free WiFi on board
USB charging port in every seat
All necessary equipment for the horseback riding
Food and drinks
Headphones / earbuds for the on-board audio guide (please bring your own; or, they are available for purchase on site)
Hotel pickup is not included with your purchase. SmartBus™ hotel pickup is available at extra cost.

Departure Point

Skógarhlíð 10, Reykjavík, Iceland

The tour will start from Reykjavik Terminal, Skógarhlíð 10, 105 Reykjavik. Please be there at least 15 minutes before your chosen departure time.

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Reykjavik Sightseeing
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Golden Circle Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Golden Circle Tour.
What is the policy on sanitization during Golden Circle Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Golden Circle Tour.
What is the social distancing policy during Golden Circle Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Golden Circle Tour.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Golden Circle Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Golden Circle Tour.


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Decent transportation option. Horseback riding was certainly the highlight.
, Oct 2021
The highlight was certainly the horseback riding. They were very gentle and suitable suitable for riders of all types. The Golden Circle portion was pretty much self guided. Your driven to see the waterfall and geyser with a android device to give you information. The guide is with you for the first sight, Thingvellir National Park. The other two is more of a drop-off and you have plenty of time to see it on your own.
Great experience
, Aug 2021
We really enjoyed our driver "Bo." He is very knowledgeable and made sure to time each stop so it wasn't so crowded. The tour was good. The horse stable was nice and the horses were beautiful. The guides were very kind. You stay pretty close to stable, but it was pretty.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hello! Thank you for taking time in writing us a review. We are glad that you enjoyed the company on our guide and you had a great time while on Golden Circle tour. The horses are waiting for you to come back and visit them again!
Not as advertised
, Mar 2019
BEWARE: I was looking forward to going through the lava fields on horseback, however all we did was walk around in a big circle around the barn. I would have booked another place if I knew the truth of what we were going to do.
1 traveler found this review helpful
The morning starts with the Golden...
, Apr 2018
The morning starts with the Golden Circle tour. This hits a lot a lot of the beautiful sites you expect to see in Iceland. You are given plenty of time at each location to explore and experience the surroundings. In the afternoon you are dropped off for horseback riding at a local horse farm. For us the horseback ride was about 1 hour and was really amazing. The staff at the farm were all very friendly and walked us through the history of the the Icelandic horse which was interesting to learn. We did not have any previous experience riding horses which was not a problem. Would definitely recommend this combo tour for trips to Iceland! This was probably our favorite day of the trip.
Sooo... cold. But so beautiful. Ride...
, Mar 2018
Sooo... cold. But so beautiful. Ride horses used on Game of Thrones on a leisurely country ride. Great horses.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Was a great experience I would...
, Mar 2018
Was a great experience I would Highly Recommend it for everyone! Breath taking views of everything and the guides were very knowledgeable and mentioned interesting facts about the scenery and Iceland. riding the horses was awesome.

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