From  £2495
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Ride to the incredible Gullfoss waterfall
  • Enjoy beautiful views of the highlands
  • Visit the Geysir geothermal fields
  • Follow tracks past Mt Galtafell
  • Cross the famous Laxa River
  • Take trails to the Bruarhlod canyon
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Iceland Golden Circle Horse Riding Group Tour

8 Day Tour, from £2495 per person
Itinerary Dates
2018
09 Jun  -  15 Jun
16 Jun  -  22 Jun
23 Jun  -  29 Jun
07 Jul  -  13 Jul
14 Jul  -  20 Jul
21 Jul  -  27 Jul
04 Aug  -  10 Aug
11 Aug  -  17 Aug
18 Aug  -  24 Aug
25 Aug  -  31 Aug

Saddle up and discover the spectacular sights of Iceland’s famous Golden Circle on this popular tour, ideal for families and riders of all levels. Explore Thingvellir National Park, ride to the incredible Gullfoss waterfall, follow trails along river banks to breathtaking highland scenery and travel along tracks to Mt Galtafell during the beautiful summer months in Iceland.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO REYKJAVIK
FLY TO REYKJAVIK

Fly to Keflavik airport and transfer to BSI Bus Station in Reykjavik by coach. From BSI Bus Station (between 18:00-19:00) your Íshesta bus will transfer you and your fellow riders to Réttarholt Guesthouse, where horses and staff are waiting for you. Overnight at Réttarholt Guesthouse. (D)

 

 

DAY 2
RETTARHOLT GUESTHOUSE TO THJORSA GLACIER RIVER
RETTARHOLT GUESTHOUSE TO THJORSA GLACIER RIVER

After an introduction to the Icelandic horse and its special gaits start your ride along the pleasant trail at Thjorsa glacier fed river. Leave the horses at Sandlækjarmyri field and drive to Réttarholt Guesthouse. This day is the perfect start to get to know your horse and the Icelandic way of trail riding in a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy the outdoor hot tub at Réttarholt Guesthouse before a hearty dinner. (B,L,D) (15 km)

DAY 3
RETTARHOLT GUESTHOUSE TO HVITARDALUR FARM
RETTARHOLT GUESTHOUSE TO HVITARDALUR FARM

Today ride to the fertile farmlands of Hrunamannahreppur. Cross the Stora-Laxa Salmon River and stop for a picnic lunch at Hrunarettir. Continue to Hvitardalur Farm for an overnight stay. (B,L,D) (30km)

DAY 4
BRUARHLOD CANYON
BRUARHLOD CANYON

Continue the journey on horseback on soft trails towards the Bruarhlod canyon, alongside the Hvita River. Ride to Gullfoss waterfall, one of the most impressive waterfalls in Europe and onwards to the Geysir geothermal fields, home to the famous Strokkur geyser and many steaming hot springs and bubbling mud pools. (B,L,D) (20km)

DAY 5
GEYSIRS & GLACIERS
GEYSIRS & GLACIERS

Journey through the Haukadalur valley, cross streams along the way and admire the mountain flowers in bloom. Ascend a highland plateau and enjoy the breath-taking views of the mountain ranges and glaciers at the top of Haukadalsheidi. Spend the rest of the day at the Geyser area and perhaps embark on an optional snowmobile drive on the Langjokull glacier. (B,L,D) (15km)

DAY 6
GEYSIR AREA TO RETTARHOLT GUESTHOUSE
GEYSIR AREA TO RETTARHOLT GUESTHOUSE

Depart the Geysir area and return to the bridge at Bruarhlod canyon to cross the mighty Hvita River. Follow Tungufellsdalur valley and ride onwards to Hrunaheidar heath plateau. Leave your horses at Kaldbakur Farm and drive to the Secret Lagoon for a relaxing bath in its geothermal waters. In the evening, continue to Rettarholt Guesthouse for an overnight stay. (B,L,D) (30km)

DAY 7
RETTARHOLT GUESTHOUSE TO REYKJAVIK
RETTARHOLT GUESTHOUSE TO REYKJAVIK

In the morning, ride past Mt. Galtafell and see incredible basalt columns at Hreppholar. Cross Laxa River towards the Reykjarettir corral and travel along the banks of Thjorsa River back to Kalfholl Farm. In the evening, return to Reykjavik and overnight at the Hotel Cabin. (B,L) (40km)

DAY 8
FLY TO THE UK
Transfer to the airport for the flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

8 day tour, from £2495 per person

Price Includes

  • Return flights in economy class with Icelandair from London Heathrow
  • Airport taxes
  • Accommodation at the Hotel Cabin (last night of the tour) and guesthouses throughout
  • Meals as specified (B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner)
  • Return Grayline Shuttle Bus Transfers
  • Sightseeing with English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees on sightseeing tours as specified
  • All riding equipment

Price Excludes


  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional excursions


 


Price Notes

Please note in the guesthouses it is shared accommodation 2 to 4 people per room. (same sex)


Itinerary Dates  
09 Jun 2018
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15 Jun 2018
16 Jun 2018
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22 Jun 2018
23 Jun 2018
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29 Jun 2018
07 Jul 2018
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13 Jul 2018
14 Jul 2018
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20 Jul 2018
21 Jul 2018
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27 Jul 2018
04 Aug 2018
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10 Aug 2018
11 Aug 2018
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17 Aug 2018
18 Aug 2018
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24 Aug 2018
25 Aug 2018
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31 Aug 2018

Tour Route Map


  1. Iceland, Reykjavik
  2. Iceland, Thingvellir National Park
  3. Iceland, Geysir
  4. Iceland, Reykjavik

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