Amazing 7-Hour Wildlife Tour with Horse Riding and Puffin Watching from Reykjavik

A row of horse riders explore Iceland's nature.
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Reykjavík, Iceland
7 hours
May. - Aug.
Minimum age
7 years old


Discover the fantastic animals of Iceland with this seven-hour combo tour of horseback riding and puffin watching from Reykjavik. Travelers who love wildlife and are eager for unique, classic Icelandic adventures should not hesitate to book this excursion.

Your summer tour begins with pick-up from Reykjavik. You’ll meet your friendly driver and fellow travelers before you are driven to the nearby horse farm. Located in a beautiful rural setting surrounded by mountains, there are few better places to meet and ride Iceland’s favorite animal.

Icelandic horses are unique and famous for their short stature, friendly personalities, and intelligence. Your riding guides will introduce you to an individual that matches your size and experience and provide you with all the equipment needed for a safe journey.

Regarding experience, this tour is perfect for both beginners and expert equestrians. Those who have ridden horses regularly will have an opportunity to enjoy a fast-paced portion of the journey. Those new to the activity will keep a steady, leisurely pace.

Once you are comfortable on your steed, your guide will lead you out into the wilds, and you will take a beautiful path through Iceland’s countryside. You will learn about the surrounding sites and local folklore as you travel.

After enjoying this once-in-a-lifetime riding experience, you’ll say goodbye to your horse and return your equipment. Your driver will take you back to Reykjavik and drop you off at the beautiful Old Harbor in time for your puffin-watching trip.

The boat you are traveling on is a small vessel made of Icelandic oak, making the experience more exciting and memorable. Your guide is an expert on Icelandic wildlife and can answer your questions about the animals you’ll see on your trip.

You’ll embark on a short journey across the sparkling Faxafloi Bay to one of several islands known for their puffin colonies in summer. This trip will give you unique views of the nature surrounding Reykjavik and the breathtaking city skyline.

Puffins are adorable creatures with colorful beaks and charming behavior. Nesting in lifelong pairs, waddling around their burrows, and floating on the waters, you have the rare opportunity to see these animals in their natural environment.

Binoculars are provided to give you the best view possible.

After around an hour, you’ll return to the harbor with enough time to make the most of your afternoon and evening!

Combine a thrilling horseback riding journey with an intimate puffin-watching tour by booking this once-in-a-lifetime summer tour today! Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Pick up and drop off in Reykjavik
1.5 to 2-hour horseback ride
1-hour puffin watching tour
Expert guides
All horseback riding equipment


Horse Riding
Boat Trip
Bird watching

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothes
Sturdy hiking boots
Snacks and water

Good to know

Please do not bring your own horseback riding equipment or clothes to prevent contamination of Icelandic horses.

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