Horse Riding & Northern Lights Hunting by Boat

Horse Riding & Northern Lights Hunting by Boat
The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon that occur regularly in Iceland during the dark winter nights.
The adorable Icelandic horses get even cuter during colder seasons, as they sport a thick winter coat for isolation.
Leaving the Reykjavík coastline behind to go Northern Lights hunting out in Faxaflói Bay is a wonderful winter experience in Iceland.
The boat for the Northern Lights hunt in Faxaflói Bay is well equipped and modern.
Seeing the Northern Lights on a boat ride in Iceland makes spotting this natural phenomena even more special.
The Northern Lights dancing above the city lights of Iceland's capital Reykjavík.
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Embark on this double winter excursion and go horse riding in Iceland, before setting sail to Faxaflói Bay in the evening for a scenic Northern Lights hunt in open waters. If you want to enjoy two of the most essential Icelandic experiences in just one, adventure-packed day, this tour is perfect for you. 

After getting picked up in the city of Reykjavík, you will be brought to stables at the outskirts of the capital, where you will meet and greet the friendly Icelandic horses, known throughout the world for their unique qualities and bustling personalities. 

Then, it is time to saddle up and begin your riding tour through the vast lava fields and stunning rock formations of the South Iceland terrain. While horses all over the world walk, trot and gallop, the Icelandic horse possesses the additional gait of ‘tölt’, making for an incredibly smooth and brisk pace.

After having enjoyed the company of these wonderful animals, you will return to Reykjavík and make your way to the Old Harbour area come nightfall. There, you will board a boat to leave the city lights behind and head to the open waters of Faxaflói Bay.

The Northern Lights are a cosmic phenomenon and top the bucket list of people around the world for obvious reasons. Their dancing and colourful display can never be unquestionably guaranteed, but they show up on a whim in the Arctic sky whenever the clouds are away, and the correct solar wind activity is occurring up in space. 

Your knowledgeable guides will do their best in calculating their appearance, and tell you all about these amazing natural occurrences, sharing fun facts about the Aurora. All in all, this tour provides a scenic and educational adventure, hopefully topped with the appearance of the lights themselves. 

You will then return to the docks of Reykjavík’s Old Harbour, before catching your ride back towards your accommodation. Don’t miss out on this double adventure of horse riding and Aurora hunting in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Sep. - Apr.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Activities: Horse Riding, Sightseeing, Boat Trip, Northern lights hunting
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 8 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Attractions: Reykjavík, Faxaflói, Capital Region, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 13:00.

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

  • Pickup in Reykjavík

  • Horse riding equipment

  • Boat tour

  • Free Wi-Fi on boat

  • Meals

What to bring:
  • Warm clothes

  • Good shoes

  • Snacks

  • Camera

Good to know:

The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, and therefore cannot be guaranteed, but if they don't appear you will receive a free voucher to try on another night.

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Wonderful. We loved our horse ride and saw the northern lights. It couldnt have been a more perfect day!
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The riding trip was absolutely amazing. The people from the Laxnex were very warm and accomodating. And the horses were very forgiving of our lack of experience! No Northern Lights but a really enjoyable evening trip on the sea.
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