Horse Riding and Finding Puffins - A Perfect Combination
Iceland is a true treasure for the environmentalists, adventure seekers, and travel enthusiasts from across the world. Iceland offers beautiful panoramic views, along with incredible landscapes accompanied by the treasured hot water springs and the massive human-sized icebergs as well. But exploring the nature up and close has its own charm and nothing is more beautiful than riding on an Icelandic horse followed by watching the Puffins. So, make your plan and shuffle up the itinerary to include this combo tour to your list.
Make Yourself Comfortable on The Saddle
Fret not if this is going to be the first time on a horse, these are the Icelandic horses and are known for their friendly nature. These are the five-gaited breed, specifically known for their sure-footedness along with their ability to travel across rough and graveled terrains easily. These horses are the only breed known for five different types of gaits – walk, trot, tölt, pace, and gallop. Trust us, for the young horse lovers, this is going to be the best by far. The horses are gentle and the rides are completely suitable for the children, and inexperienced people. Complete guidance will be given to ensure safety and route information. Each member of the family will be provided a suitable horse as per their age and experience.
Respect Nature and Watch the Puffins from A Distance
So, after you are done with riding Icelandic horses, it is the time to watch the Puffins, which are small beautiful little birds with brightly colored bills along with emotive watery eyes and a clumsy, wobbling walk. Iceland is home to more than 60% of the world’s Atlantic Puffin population. It is a fact that Puffin nest in the same place where they are born and that too only when surrounded by other puffins. Iceland a perfect birdwatching place but one should respect nature and must not disturb the puffins. These brightly colored seabirds magnificently dominate the sky, sea cliffs, and land, creating a beautiful and visually appealing sight. So, don’t forget to include this tour combo in your travel itinerary when you visit Iceland.
1,5 – 2 hours horse riding
Light lunch – soup & bread
Riding & Safety equipment
Professional English Speaking horse riding guide
Free pick up from Reykjavik
Álfakví – home of the elves
Icelandic Horse Farm
What to bring
Warm & waterproof clothing
Gloves & Buff
Good to know
- Dress according to weather.
- You do not have to bring riding pants on the tour.
- Light 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 Reykjavik old harbor around 15.30.
- You will be spending 1,5 – 2 hours on the horse.
- The puffin boat tour is around 1 hour.
- 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 at Reykjavik old harbor around 15.30.
You will be on the horse for 1,5 – 2 hours.
The puffin watching tour is around 1 hour.
You will be going on a boat tour to the puffin island.
The tour has a 100% sightings of the puffins.
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.
This tour is ideal to experience Tölt.