Icelandic Horse Riding and Whale Watching Tour
If this is your first time in Iceland, then there are chances that you must have already prepared a travel itinerary to visit numerous popular destinations like Seljalandsfoss, Vatnajokull Glacier Park or Gullfoss Waterfall. But Iceland offers you various other things that makes you witness the other beautiful sides of it as well – a closer look at the nature and the wildlife. Head for this horse-riding tour in combination with the whale watching tour which is one of the best things an animal and nature lover could ask for. No other destination will make you smile as much as when you watch the whales flipping and breaching in the water or when you ride a friendly Icelandic horse. Trust us, this is once in a lifetime experience for you and for the animal lover inside of you!
Ride an Icelandic Horse
If you have never been on a horse and wish to ride one, then Iceland offers you this chance to befriend an Icelandic horse and have the smoothest ride of your life. The Icelandic horses are very friendly and gentle, specifically known for their sure-footedness and their ability to cross rough terrains smoothly. These are five-gaited breed and showcases different types of gaits – walk, trot, tölt, pace, and gallop. Every rider is provided with a suitable horse according to the age and the level of experience. So, don’t worry even if this is your first time or if you have kids with you on the tour. This horse riding is suitable for children, beginners and inexperienced riders as well. Proper guidance will be provided about the routes and for riding. Just don’t forget to wear reliable and sturdy shoes.
Iceland’s Marine Wildlife: Up and Close!
After you are done with horse riding, it is the time to meet and greet the whales in the Reykjavik’s Faxafloi Bay. If you have a deep passion to discover naturally well-protected places then, hop on this tour and explore the marine life from up close. You will get to see many species of whales including the mink whales, white-beaked dolphins, harbor porpoises, and humpback whales in coastal waters of Iceland. Yes, you can witness all of this in a single tour. So, bring out your travel diary and add this combo tour to the bucket list to make the most of your trip to Iceland!
1,5 – 2 hours horse riding
3 hours whale watching
Light lunch at the horse farm – soup & bread
Riding & Safety equipment
Professional English Speaking guide
Transfer between horse riding & whale watching
Free pick up from Reykjavik
What to bring
Good to know
- Dress according to weather.
- You do not have to bring riding pants on the tour.
- Lunch at the horse farm is included in the tour. Please let us know if there are any dietary needs like if there are allergies or vegetarians.
- If you bring a camera, please bring a small waist bag as backpacks cannot be taken on horseback.
- The weight limit for riders is 120 kg.
- Pick up is available from Reykjavik at 8.00 – 8.30.
- Pick up is available from Hafnarfjörður, Mosfellsbær, Kópavogur & Seltjarnarnes from 7.45.
- The tour ends at around 16.00 at Reykjavik old harbour.
- You will be spending 1,5 – 2 hours on the horse.
- The duration of the whale watching tour is around 3 hours.
- This tour is ideal for single travelers, groups & families.
- No horse riding experience is required for this tour.
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Most frequent questions and answers
Hotel pick-up in Reykjavík at 08:00 (- 08:30). The pick up in Hafnarfjörður, Mosfellsbær, Kópavogur and Seltjarnanres starts at 7:45.
The tour ends around 16.00 at Reykjavik old harbor.
You will be on the horse for 1,5 – 2 hours.
You will be whale watching for around 3 hours.
If the tour gets cancelled due to weather you can choose between rescheduling the tour for another departure or receiving a full refund.
We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 1 day or less before event.
Yes, and you definitely should! The setting on the tour is full of amazing, scenic views.
Note that you have to bring a small waist bag to carry the camera as backpacks cannot be taken on horseback.
We do not recommend horse riding tours for pregnant women.