This tour was nominated by CNNgo as one of the greatest horse treks in the world! There is no better way to visit the hot springs area of Geysir and the Golden Waterfall – Gullfoss – than by riding through the lovely countryside of South Iceland.
- May: 27 - June 2
- June: 3 - 9 & 10 - 16 & 17 - 23
- July: 15 - 21
- August: 19 - 25 & 26 - Sept 1
Horse riding in Golden Circle Iceland
This tour was nominated by CNNgo as one of the 15 greatest horse treks in the world!
What better or more unique way to do the popular Golden Circle Tour than by riding the Icelandic horse through the lovely countryside of South Iceland. The key attractions on this classic tour are the hot spring area of Geysir and Gullfoss or the Golden Waterfall. Each one guaranteed to take your breath away.
This tour is perfect for families and those not having the required riding experience for our highland tours. Keep in mind that riding days can be long so you should be in good physical shape and have the basic horsemanship skills.
On the first riding day you get acquainted with the unique Icelandic Horse and its special extra gait as we take an easy trek along the banks of the majestic Thjórsá River. We continue towards Gullfoss Waterfall with its thundering waters and the hot spring area of Geysir. After a relaxed day´s riding in that locality, we next explore some of more remote places, well off the beaten track. On our way to our accommodation, we visit the charming Secret Lagoon for a well-deserved bath. We cross the highland moor of Hrunaheiði and enjoy good riding tracks when trekking past iconic basalt columns at Hrepphólar on our way back to Kálfhóll Farm.
Gestur and family at Kálfhóll farm offer this tour.
- Individual travel insurance is not included in the tour price. We encourage clients to obtain relevant travel insurance before visiting Iceland.
- Flight to and from Iceland is not included
- Bring bags rather than hardcover suitcases
- Pack light because transport space is limited.
a glacier river with its source in Hofsjökull. It is the longest river in Iceland, around 230 km
is a municipality in the south where the village Flúðir is located. A part of the municipality is within the highlands
a well known salmon river surrounded by magnificent landscape such as the gorge Laxárgljúfur
a corral used for the annual sheep round-up in autumn
majestic canyon in Hvítá river where milky green water passes through bizarre rock formations
is a nice farm and a guesthouse located between Gullfoss waterfall and the hot spring Geysir. It has 8 rooms, 32 beds, 4 showers, GSM connection, 4 WC, Wifi connection and made up beds
its source is in lake Hvítárvatn in the glacier Langjökull. It is the river of the famous Gullfoss waterfall and popular for salmon fishing and river rafting
Golden Waterfall is where Hvítá falls 32 meters in two stages before entering the canyon Gullfossgljúfur. Gullfoss is one of three main attractions of the most popular sightseeing route in Iceland, The Golden Circle
a moorland located in the southern central highlands in the vicinity of Geysir. The area was well grown in older times but later turned into a desert giving Icelanders a hard battle fighting erosion for years and years
a famous geothermal area with Geysir, the first documented hot spring in Europe. Lately Geysir is rarely active but its smaller neighbours are. Strokkur erupts every few minutes 20 – 40 meters high and Litli- Strokkur and Smiður are highly active as well
a natural pool in a geothermal area 38 – 40 celsius warm. Situated by the village Flúðir and within the Golden Circle route. Wonderful experience during all seasons
''Highly recommended, absolutely loved this ride and will come back!'' Anna DE