Wonderful 8.5-Hour Whale Watching and Horseback Riding Combo Tour from Reykjavik

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Reykjavík, Iceland
8,5 hours
Mar. - Nov.
Minimum age
7 years old


Get up close and personal with some of the most beloved animals in Iceland with this whale watching and horseback riding from Reykjavik. Nature lovers who want to ride majestic horses on a lush farm after seeing whales and dolphins in deep-blue seas should look no further than here.

Your combo tour in Iceland begins at the historic Old Harbor of Reykjavik, just a mile from the city center. Most city-center accommodations and hotels are near the harbor, so you can easily walk or drive to this area.

You’ll meet your knowledgeable, English-speaking guide at the meeting point, who will brief you about the adventure ahead. The guide will be your primary source of information and assistance for the next eight hours. You can ask them questions about anything related to the excursion.

From the harbor, you’ll sail through the magnificent Faxafloi bay onboard a spacious boat with comfortable seats and large viewing decks. The multiple viewing decks, indoor and outdoor, allow you to get a panoramic view of the bay and the surrounding landscapes.

Faxfloi bay is a known feeding ground for different species of whales and dolphins. You can spot multiple marine animals in these waters with the right conditions and a bit of luck. In particular, humpback whales, minke whales, harbor porpoises, and white-beaked dolphins are commonly seen here.

The guide will share exciting facts and stories as you admire and photograph these gentle creatures. You can also connect to the boat’s free Wi-Fi to post photos of your whale watching experience online.

After a fantastic sea adventure, you’ll return to Reykjavik to prepare for the next part of your tour. You can grab lunch before the pick-up at the harbor early in the afternoon.

The guide will drive you east of the Icelandic capital to reach the Laxnes horse farm, where a thrilling horseback riding tour awaits you. The farm is ideal for riding adventures because of its sprawling scenery and proximity to Reykjavik.

The guide will provide safety instructions and equipment to make the experience safe and comfortable. Before hopping on a beautiful Icelandic horse, you’ll get a helmet, rain gear, and boots.

Once ready, you’ll start exploring Laxnes farm and its surrounding areas while riding a horse. Valleys and meadows teeming with greenery and lupine flowers swarm the area during the summer. This beautiful terrain is not just perfect for horseback riding but also sightseeing.

To elevate the experience, you’ll also cross some hills and shallow rivers where you can make quick stops for photo opportunities. For example, you can take selfies or ask the tour guide for action and group photos.

After completing the scenic trails of Laxnes farm, you’ll return to Reykjavik, signaling the end of this combo tour.

Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to ride on an Icelandic horse and see whales in their natural habitat. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Transfer from Reykjavik
Boat tour to Faxafloi bay
English-speaking guide
Warm flotation overalls
Free Wi-Fi onboard boat
Horseback riding safety equipment (helmet, raingear, and boots)


Horse Riding
Whale Watching

What to bring

Warm and waterproof clothing with layers
Closed shoes
Water and snacks

Good to know

- Sighting of whales and other marine animals is not guaranteed. You'll receive another whale watching ticket in this case.

- Used personal riding clothes and boots must be disinfected, washed, or dry-cleaned before the horseback riding tour.

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