Icelandic Horse Riding Tour And Whale Watching Cruise From Reykjavik

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Devote a day to Iceland’s animal life, both at sea and land, on this 8-hour experience from Reykjavik. Head for a stable outside the city and enjoy a 1.5-hour ride on a sturdy Icelandic horse. As you follow an expert guide, cross rugged moors and farmland on established riding trails, and stop to admire the scenery and snap photos on route. Afterward, enjoy a 3-hour whale watching cruise and search for humpback and minke whales, dolphins and porpoises in Faxaflói Bay — just don’t forget your camera!


  • Instant Confirmation
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Start your experience with a pickup from your centrally located Reykjavik hotel. Board your comfortable transfer vehicle and travel to a stable just outside the city.
When you arrive, listen to a safety briefing. Whether you’re a novice or seasoned rider, the sure-footed Icelandic horses are gentle by nature and known for their tölt, a four-beat gait that enables them to cross all terrains smoothly and feels very comfortable for riders.
Get acquainted with these small and sturdy animals, and hear how they descended from horses brought to Iceland in the 10th century. Then, put on your supplied riding helmet and coveralls, and, after a practice ride, set off behind your guide. Soak up the surrounding landscapes as you cross open moors and follow trails through fields and farmland. Get accustomed to the tölt gait and make regular stops to snap photos of the scenery.
After around 1.5 hours on horseback, return to the stable and travel by minivan to the old harborside in Reykjavik. Here, board a whale watching boat and put on your supplied coveralls to keep you warm. Find a spot on the outdoor viewing decks or in the cabin as you pull away from land.
Watch for porpoises, white-beaked dolphins, minke whales and humpbacks whales in the waters of Faxaflói Bay. Hear fascinating commentary about marine life in the area and keep your camera handy — these trips boast a success rate of 90% for sightings! In the unlikely event that you don’t spot any whales or dolphins, you’ll receive a complimentary ticket for another boat trip.
Relax in the cabin in between spells on deck and refuel with refreshments (own expense) from the onboard café whenever you wish during your trip. After around three hours at sea, return to dock and end your experience with a hotel drop-off.

Inclusions for Icelandic Horse Riding Tour And Whale Watching Cruise From Reykjavik

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Use of a helmet, coveralls and raincoats (if required) for horse riding
  • Wi-Fi access on board the boat
  • Use of warm coveralls on whale watching boat

Exclusions for Icelandic Horse Riding Tour And Whale Watching Cruise From Reykjavik

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase on the boat)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 12 years

Please dress warmly for both activities

In the case of non-sighting tours you will be given a complimentary ticket to use on another boat ride

In the case of cancellation due to bad weather conditions you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund

Please note that to take part in the horse riding element of the tour, travelers must weigh less than 240 pounds (110kg)

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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6 reviews by the users

  • This was a fantastic day. We actually saw quite a number of whales which was so exciting. We saw hump back and minky whales. The boat was a great size to enable you to see the whales comfortably. The guide was very informative and helped us spot the whales.
    The Horse riding tour was great fun. I had never ridden a horse before so was a little anxious but you get the basic training and it is quite sufficient. The were old and young on it and everyone had a great time. You ride for approx 1.5 hrs or so. The horses are lovely and you are matched with one based on the level of your experience or inexperience as the case may be. More experienced riders will not be bored either as you can take a different route to enable you to use your experience. I would highly recommend the day. It was a fantastic day and we were still back in Reykjavik by 6.30pm so we crammed a lot into our day.

  • Horse riding a ton of fun - guides were great : Whale watching started off great.. wish weather would have held up, but the staff on the boat entertained as much as they could - very funny and pleasant

  • While I understand that seeing whales is under nobody's control, we didn't see any wildlife. While we were in Reykjavik a local asked if this trip was sold as a whale watching tour. When we said yes, they were completely surprised since it was not whale watching season.

  • unfortunately we didn't see any whales but the trip was great.

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