What a great time you will have getting acquainted with the sure-footed,
docile, enduring and good-natured Icelandic horse. Enjoy a 2 hour moring Laxnes special tour in the beautiful mountain aera of the historical Mosfellsdalur valley only 15 minutes from Reykjavík. After the riding experience, light lunch can be bought at Laxnes farm or bring your own if you prefer.
After the lunch break you will be picked up by the Grayline bus and head to the national park, Thingvellir, esteemed for its unique geological features, natural beauty and importance it played in our country’s history. We will also see the
ancient parliament, Althingi, that was founded in 930 A.D. On our way to the impressive waterfall Gullfoss, time is spent visiting the geothermal area Geysir with its spouting hot springs. This tour is for everybody, the family can enjoy this adventurous trip together, beginner or experienced riders.
Details for the tour:
Operated: Daily Season: All year
Departures: Pickup in Reykjavik starts at 9:00
Duration: Riding is 1,5 – 2 hours depending on season.
Optional: Light lunch at the farm – 1400 ISK
Total duration with pickup is ca. 9 hours.
This tour is operated in cooperation with Grayline Iceland
No, it’s optional but every now and then we have trouble finding our clients during pickup and a quick text message is often better than e-mailing as you’ll typically see it sooner. The driver has limited time to wait so it can make a difference.
Please note that we will only call you in rare cases during pickup when the driver is unable to send a text or email and knows you’re in the area. We do our very best to find our clients and the easiest way to solve booking errors is fast communication.
Return to the city is usually between 18:00 – 19:00 depending on road conditions and traffic.
The Golden Circle express tour, which is the second part of the combo, is operated by Grayline and the bus size varies on a daily basis. Grayline basically uses the optimal bus for every group, which varies from small shuttles to large buses depending on the number of participants.
Our online booking system, Skapalon, is a very reliable system which automatically reserves your seats from a pool of availability for each tour. Once you’ve completed your reservation you should receive an email from the system with a ticket showing your tour date and information on pickup location and time, or if you choose to travel to the farm yourself, in which case the ticket shows what time to arrive. If you do not receive an email very soon, check your junk mail folder or contact us in case the email address was input incorrectly.
When booking a combo tour, the system automatically books the tour with each operator respectively. Our partners have been operating these tours with us for years, some decades, resulting in smooth transitions between companies.
Icelandic horses are not vaccinated and are therefore susceptible to infectious agents from abroad. Visitors are asked to adopt strict biosecurity measures! Importing the following equipment is strictly prohibited:
- Used riding equipment, such as saddles, bridles, nosebands, pads, rugs, whips, etc.
- Used riding gloves
Cleaning and disinfection:
- Used riding clothes and boots should be washed in a washing machine or dry cleaned prior to entering the country
- Used riding clothes and boots that cannot be placed in a washing machine or dry cleaned should be washed and disinfected as follows:
- Rinse thoroughly with detergent
- Spray with 1% VirkonS® (10g per liter of water)
- Store for at least 5 days prior to bringing the clothes into contact with horses in Iceland
More information can be found at MAST’s website.
New city regulations require us to use bus stops in certain areas.
If your residence isn’t in the menu it’s likely either new or falls under a no-pickup zone. Please either pick To be determined and contact the farm through firstname.lastname@example.org , we’ll then let you know if it needs to be changed or if we can pick you up there, or choose one of the nearest bus stops.
The bus stops are numbered in our dropdown menu and the locations can be found here: Bus stops
Please Note: As of July 15th, 2017 all tour bus traffic will be severely limited in the Reykjavik city center area and pickup inside the area that the above bus stops surround will not be possible.
No, our timetable only allows us to pickup in Reykjavik center or nearby hotels. If you are staying in nearby towns, the capital area has pretty good public transport and we could meet up in Reykjavik.
Please note that this excludes Mosfellsbær, where the farm is located. We can pick you up anywhere in that area.