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Red Lava Horse Riding & Whale Watching Tour

You'll get to meet the mild-tempered Icelandic horse on a horse riding tour.
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8 hours
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12 years old

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.


Pickup and drop off in the Reykjavík
Whale Watching Tour
Horse riding tour
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Horse Riding
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