Whale Watching Boat Trip & Horse Riding Tour at Hafnarfjordur with Transfer from Reykjavik

Icelandic horses have evolved separately from other breeds for over a millennium.
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8 hours
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8 years old


Get to know the most majestic animals of Iceland on this combination tour of horse riding and whale watching, joining two essential Icelandic experiences in one. This double adventure is the perfect bet for any travelling animal lovers looking for an exciting day out in nature. 

Your journey begins as you get picked up in Reykjavík City in the morning, where you will board a bus with the rest of your travel companions and head out to your first destination. It will be dependant on the season if you begin by going whale watching or horse riding, but rest assured that both experiences are guaranteed to thrill, no matter their particular order. 

The whale watching segment of the tour sets out from the Old Harbour in Reykjavík’s city centre. Setting sail out for Faxaflói bay, expect to come in close contact with magnificent whales, but the species most commonly spotted include Orcas, Fin whales, Humpback whales and even the giant Blue whale, along with Harbour purposes and White-beaked dolphins. 

This idyllic bay is also dotted with small isles inhabited by various seabirds, and if you’re participating in this excursion in the summer, the North Atlantic puffin will be the star of the show. 

The horse riding segment takes you to the riding range in the harbour town of Hafnarfjörður, where you will be paired up with a steed fitting your prior experience and skills. If you’ve never been riding before, don’t worry, the Icelandic horse is known for its friendly temperament and short but sturdy stature, meaning these wonderful animals are perfect for both beginners and beyond. 

Witnessing the sweeping Icelandic nature from the back of a horse is one of the most authentic Icelandic experiences you can have, as this method of transport was brought here by the country’s very first settlers, along with the animals themselves. This beautiful horse breed has lived here in isolation ever since, perfectly adapting to their surroundings and Iceland’s rugged terrain. 

Don’t wait any longer in securing your spot on this fantastic day tour now, seeing the whales of Iceland and riding the amazing Icelandic horse. Check availability by choosing a date. 

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Free WiFi onboard


Horse Riding
Whale Watching
Boat Trip

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Warm clothes
Good shoes

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The weight limit for riding an Icelandic horse is 110 kg / 242,5 lbs. Total riding time is between 1,5 and 2 hours, including stops.

Please note that this tour is weather and conditions dependent. In case of extreme weather, the route of the tour might be altered or it cancelled, in which case you will receive a full refund.

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