The Golden Circle & Horseback riding tour isone of our bestselling day tour, audio guided in 10 languages! You will see the world famouserupting geyser & hot springs, experience the magnificentGullfoss Waterfalland 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 iningvellir.The day will end with horse-riding through meadow and lava fields.
The tour starts with a stop iningvellir National Park,a UNESCO World Heritage Site listing and the birthplace of the oldest existingparliamentin the world. This is also where the gigantic tectonic plates ofAmericaand Eurasiahave pulled apart and the resulting rift valley is right there before your eyes on the shores ofIcelands biggest lake.
The next stop is atGeysir Hot Springs, the home of the one-and-only original geyser and Icelands most iconic natural attraction. Here the ground trembles and steaming hot water spouts spectacularly skywards from the famousStrokkur Geyserevery few minutes.
Now for a leisurely walk down toGullfoss Waterfall, which is an awesome sight to behold. Here a powerful glacial river cascades down 32 meters on two levels and into anarrow canyonwith a thunderous roar.
The horse riding tour willtakes us throughmeadows,lava fieldsand asmall river. We will enjoy thepicturesque sceneryof 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 thespecial gaitof the Icelandic horsetlt.