Get ready to meet the animals of Iceland on this double adventure of both horse riding and whale watching, all from the capital city of Reykjavík. This affordable two-in-one tour is the perfect excursion for any lovers of wildlife and nature that wish to have the ultimate Icelandic experience in just one day.
After getting picked up from your location in Reykjavík City in the morning, you will meet your animal companion for the day—the friendly Icelandic horse. Members of this horse breed are truly exceptional, loved throughout the Icelandic nation and boasting a unique gait called ‘tölt’ which is world-renowned for its merger of speed and comfort.
After an exhilarating riding tour through the stunning crimson landscapes of Heiðmörk and Rauðhólar just outside Reykjavík, you will be transported to the scenic Old Harbour in the city centre. Then, it is time for the second half of your adventure, as you set sail for Faxaflói Bay to meet and greet the whales of Iceland.
The species of whale most commonly spotted in these waters are minke whales, fin whales, blue whales, humpbacks, sperm whales, killer whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises. Spotting any of these breathtaking animals is a real privilege, so remember to pack your camera for the photo opportunities of a lifetime.
Your guides on the boat will happily inform you of all the animals that you will encounter. If you embark on this tour during the high summer, the North Atlantic Puffin has its nesting season and can be seen perching on the islets of Faxaflói Bay.
At the end of the tour, you will return to Reykjavík Harbour early in the afternoon, leaving you close to the city centre with plenty of time to spend the rest of your day exploring the central capital.
Reserve your spot on this tour now to meet the extraordinary animals of Iceland, up close and personal. Check availability by choosing a date.
There won't be time to make a stop for lunch between the riding tour and the whale watching, so we recommend you pack a light lunch. It is also possible to purchase refreshments onboard the whale watching vessel.
Please note: Icelandic horses are not vaccinated and therefore susceptible to infectious agents from abroad. That means that used riding gear such as leather boots, gloves and alike, which have been in touch with horses overseas, are not accepted on tours.