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Whales and Horses

25.300 ISK /

7-8 hours

Children (12-15yrs): 19.900 ISK

Tour not available for children under 12

Ride with the wind in your hair!

Both on land and at sea you will get to visit Iceland’s most popular animals-the renowned Icelandic horse and some of the largest mammals on earth! You will get a chance to ride the Icelandic horse through the lava landscape and observe the beautiful nature that Iceland has to offer. Just couple of hours later you will be at sea breathing in the fresh air and watching whales with the city skyline and mountains in the background!

Tour description

Pickup from your hotel is between 08:45-09:15 by Íslenski Hesturinn (The Icelandic Horse) and they will drive you to meet with the lovely Icelandic horses and take you for a ride. Enjoy a beautiful lava landscape all around with pseudo craters and mountain views! In total the tour takes about 2,5 hours, including introduction, preparation and riding – you will spend approximately 1,5 hours on the horse.

After the tour you will be dropped off down at the Reykjavik Old Harbour for our whale watching tour on Andrea at 13:00. This tour lasts for about 3-3.5 hours and you will be back again around 16:00-16:30. A full day of nature, fun & fresh air! Whales that can be spotted on the tour are Minke whales, White-beaked dolphins, Harbour porpoises and Humpback whales.


What's included

Horseback Riding

  • 2,5 hours riding tour
  • Hotel pickup from 08:45-09:15 (Included)

Whale Watching

  • Guided boat tour (2,5-3,5 hours)
  • Over 90% sightings
  • Warm Overalls on board (overalls also available in children’s sizes!)
  • Café & Souvenir shop
  • FREE Wifi on board!

Tour details


7-8 hours


English (German available on whale watching tour at 13:00)


Availability: All year around

Additional information

You can also join our whale watching express tour at 14:00 if you want to have lunch and relax at the harbour first – please check for availability at

Guidance on horse tour: English (most of the tours), also possible on special request in Danish, Norwegian, French, Swedish and Faroese and of course fluent Icelandic

We recommend warm clothes and even some sunscreen in the summer months! Please read through our terms & conditions.

Please note that you will be asked to show a valid form of ID upon arrival for check-in at Special Tours.

Important information

The horse riding tours are operated by Íslenski Hesturinn (The Icelandic Horse).

For last minute bookings please contact to check for availability as the places on the horse riding tours are limited. We kindly ask you to keep in mind that because of limited spots for the horse back riding tour there is a strict 24h cancellation policy.

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