Horses and Whales - A friendly combo tour - IH08

Ride an Icelandic horse and see the world of whales and sea birds

Fully licensed travel agency & tour operator

Why not get a taste of some of the best Iceland has to offer in one day? Enjoy excellent riding routes and breathtaking scenery while riding the sturdy Icelandic horse. Finish off with a cruise out on Faxafloi Bay watching whales and dolphins play.

A great combo tour for animal lovers.

Duration: 7-8 hours

Pick-up: 09:00 or 13:00*

Departure time: 10:00 or 14:00

Available: All year

Age limit: 8 years

Difficulty: Easy

Tour Highlights:
  • Horse riding
  • Icelandic horses
  • Whale watching
  • Bird watching


Daily at 10:00 (all year) and 14:00 (June - through August). Pickup in Reykjavik begins at 09:00 and 13:00.
This tour ends at Reykjavík Harbor after the whale safari (at approx. 16:00 for the 10:00 departure and approx. 20:00 for the 14:00 departure). You can also book a dropoff, see booking engine.

Please note:

You cannot take any backpacks or bags with you on the ride but there are safety boxes at the Riding Center where you can store your valuables.
Maximum weight for a rider is 110kg/242lb


Transfers to and from the Riding Center, horse riding as per itinerary, riding helmets, rubber boots, and rain wear or a warm outfit during the ride and a whale watching tour. English and Scandinavian speaking guidance during the ride, English speaking guidance during the whale watching.

Not included:

 Food and drinks are available for sale on the boat.

Bring with you:

Warm clothes, sturdy shoes.

25 890 per adult

Children (8-15): 17 345

Operated by a Trusted Partner

Whales are beautiful animals and one of nature’s most extraordinary sights. This cruise will take about 3 hours. The abundant marine life and the crew's expertise has ensured we have sightings on over 90% of our tours.

Dolphin spotted from the boat

Dolphin spotted from the boat

Our whale watching tours are focused mainly on the southern part of Faxaflói, just off Reykjavík. Each day we scan the area for signs of whales as we never know for sure where we might find them. Sometimes we have to go far while at other times the whales are quite close to shore. In rare occasions, we head to other areas and/or depart from nearby harbours e.g. Hafnarfjörður, Keflavík, Sandgerðir or Grindavík. This is the case when weather conditions or chances of seeing the whales are greater there than in our normal area.

A giant humpback whale approaching our boat

A giant humpback whale approaching our boat

Horseback riding

This tour is an excellent choice for beginners. During this comfortable ride, you will experience beautiful riding tracks through bushy hills and moss-covered lava fields. Enjoy the view of the beautiful Blafjoll Mountains on the horizon. All riding is on excellent riding paths.

We welcome individuals, families and all kinds of groups who want to enjoy themselves outdoors. The facilities offer people an easy way to enjoy our horses and the experience of our staff will ensure the safety of all participants.

Summer in Iceland from a unique point of view- on a horseback!

Summer in Iceland from a unique point of view- on a horseback!

Enjoy the beautiful view if the Icelandic countryside

Enjoy the beautiful view if the Icelandic countryside