Red Lava Horse Riding & Whale Watching Tour

Red Lava Horse Riding & Whale Watching Tour
You might ride past the red hills of Rauðhólar on a horse riding tour.
Keep an eye out for whales and dolphins on a whale watching tour from Reykjavík.
You'll see beautiful scenery of the nature surrounding Reykjavík on a horse riding tour.
The Icelandic horse outside in the autumn weather.
A beautiful white Icelandic horse relaxing in the summer's sun.
Icelandic horses were brought to this country over a thousand years ago.
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Combine two essential Icelandic experiences with this fantastic day tour where you ride the friendly Icelandic horse in the morning and watch the playful whales in the afternoon. Nature lovers looking to spice up their holiday should not miss this tour.

Your adventure begins in the morning when you are picked up and driven to the stables on the outskirts of the city where you will meet your riding guide and your horse.

There is no prior experience needed for the tour; your guide will show you the ropes and Icelandic horses are mild-mannered and friendly, making them a perfect companion for both beginner and expert riders alike. 

Then it is time to saddle up and head on out to the beautiful Icelandic nature. Where you go depends on the experience of the group. You might ride on the smooth riding path along the Rauðhólar hills which are made of red volcanic rocks, or through a forested area by the scenic lake Rauðavatn. Both routes provide natural riding paths and spectacular scenery.

After your ride, you’ll return to the stables to board a vehicle heading to the city’s centre where the next leg of your adventure begins. At Reykjavík’s Old Harbour, you’ll hop aboard a boat that will take you out on Faxaflói Bay which is home to a wealth of marine life. 

In the summer, you might encounter minke whales, harbour porpoises and dolphins, and in the winter, you can expect to see larger species such as humpback whales and even orcas.

On board the boat you can stay inside the cabin where you’ll find a café, or you can go out on the deck and help spot these magnificent creatures. After the tour, you’ll be dropped off back at your accommodations or bus stop.

Do not miss your chance to see Iceland's most magnificent animals. Book now to secure your spot on this fun-filled tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Activities: Horse Riding, Whale Watching, Sightseeing, Boat Trip
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 12 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Reykjavík
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 09:00.

Pickup time starts 60 min. before departure time. 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 and drop off in the Reykjavík

  • Whale Watching Tour

  • Horse riding tour

  • Outdoor clothing

  • Helmet

  • Footwear for horse riding

  • Meals and refreshments

What to bring:
  • Warm and waterproof clothes

  • Good shoes

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Red Lava Horse Riding & Whale Watching Tour
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