Horseback Riding and Whale Watching

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Reykjavík
Duration
8 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English
Available
All year
Minimum age:
8 years old

Join this tour to take in the sights of some of the most amazing wildlife in Iceland, all in one day. This tour is for any animal lover or someone looking for some sporty activity in between relaxing soaks in the local hot tub or leisurely shopping on Laugavegur in Reykjavík.

After pick-up at your accommodation in Reykjavík – or you can drive yourself to the Riding Centre – you'll meet and mount your friendly Icelandic horse. You'll then ride through the countryside, through black lava fields dotted with purple lupine and colourful moss overtaking the ground.

Of course, in winter, these landscapes will become beautiful snowscapes.

Next, you’ll board a cruise on the Faxaflói bay to search the waves for dolphins and whales as the seabirds cry overhead and circle the black cliffs ringing the harbour. Tours of the bay, including birdwatching, whale watching, sea angling and fishing, are extremely popular, particularly in summer when the migratory great whales and puffins are numerous.

In the bay, you’ll see several islands, such as Viðey, home of the Imagine Peace Tower, commemorating the life and mission of John Lennon. These provide popular nesting grounds for hundreds of seabirds, as do the island Lundey and Akurey a little further out.

The whale watching boat has a full cafeteria on board, and a large viewing gallery to keep you in comfort as you search the depths for these giants of the sea. When you’ve had your fill of sea air and sun (or maybe refreshing rain!), you’ll return to the Reykjavik Harbour for the evening.

Don't miss this chance to spend an invigorating day on land and sea in Iceland! Check availability by choosing a date.

Included

Horse riding as per itinerary
Outerwear as needed (rubber boots, rain gear, warm clothing)
Riding equipment (helmet)
English-speaking guide
Pick-up
Drop-off

Activities

Horse Riding
Whale Watching
Sightseeing

Attractions

Reykjavík
Faxaflói
Reykjanes
Hvalfjörður
Hafnarfjörður
Sun Voyager
Reykjavík Harbour
Harpa – Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre

What to bring

Clothing and outerwear suited to rainy or chilly weather
Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking

Good to know

The weight limit for all horse-riding tours is 110 kg (240 lbs).

If you are traveling on your own to Íshestar Horse Riding Center, please be there at least 30 minutes before tour departure.

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