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Icelandic Horse Riding and Whale Watching Cruise from Reykjavík

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Sveitarfélagið Ölfus, Iceland

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Ride an Icelandic horse across open moors and fields, then look for minkes, humpbacks, porpoises, and white-beaked dolphins on a whale-watching cruise from Reykjavik. This full-day experience takes in the best of the country’s wildlife and scenery, both on land and at sea. Practice Iceland’s unique tölt gait and learn how horses arrived in Iceland almost a millennium ago, then search the waters of Faxaflói Bay while enjoying sweeping views of the rugged coastline.
  • 8-hour horse riding and whale watching tour from Reykjavik
  • Take a 1.5-hour horse ride through the rugged countryside around the city
  • Cross heathland and fields on a small and hardy Icelandic horse
  • Learn about this gentle breed of horse, and admire Iceland's surreal scenery
  • Enjoy a whale watching cruise from Reykjavik
  • Look for minke whales, humpbacks, white-beaked dolphins and porpoises in Faxaflói Bay or beyond
  • Gain fascinating insights into Iceland’s whales and marine life from an onboard guide
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Icelandic Horse Riding and Whale Watching Cruise from Reykjavík?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Icelandic Horse Riding and Whale Watching Cruise from Reykjavík.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Icelandic Horse Riding and Whale Watching Cruise from Reykjavík?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Icelandic Horse Riding and Whale Watching Cruise from Reykjavík.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Icelandic Horse Riding and Whale Watching Cruise from Reykjavík?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Icelandic Horse Riding and Whale Watching Cruise from Reykjavík.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Icelandic Horse Riding and Whale Watching Cruise from Reykjavík?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Icelandic Horse Riding and Whale Watching Cruise from Reykjavík.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Icelandic Horse Riding and Whale Watching Cruise from Reykjavík?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Icelandic Horse Riding and Whale Watching Cruise from Reykjavík.

Traveler Tips


  • "I would however advise you walk with a face mask as these horses can go pretty fast and the cold breeze will freeze you face if unprotected." See review

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jluv65
, Jan 2020
I loved that the guides at the horseback riding ensured my absolute comfort and safety, rain fell for the entire day of my trip but the overalls provided kept me dry and warm and the guides were able to advise which rivers and paths to avoid due to the weather, plus they ensured we had a picture break to capture the experience. I would however advise you walk with a face mask as these horses can go pretty fast and the cold breeze will freeze you face if unprotected. Whale watching is completely in natures hands so unfortunately on my trip we were only able to spot 1 whale and 1 dolphin. The organisation of the tour was exceptional as were the comfort and safety of the guests. The guides provided insightful details as to where to look, what we may see on the trip and they also took and shared their pictures in case guests missed anything. I would definitely recommend this tour to others but as a guests be clear on when you decided to do this tour as some months will be better than others to spot whales due to whale migration etc
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This was a fantastic day. We...
ROBERT O
, Jul 2017
This was a fantastic day. We actually saw quite a number of whales which was so exciting. We saw hump back and minky whales. The boat was a great size to enable you to see the whales comfortably. The guide was very informative and helped us spot the whales. The Horse riding tour was great fun. I had never ridden a horse before so was a little anxious but you get the basic training and it is quite sufficient. The were old and young on it and everyone had a great time. You ride for approx 1.5 hrs or so. The horses are lovely and you are matched with one based on the level of your experience or inexperience as the case may be. More experienced riders will not be bored either as you can take a different route to enable you to use your experience. I would highly recommend the day. It was a fantastic day and we were still back in Reykjavik by 6.30pm so we crammed a lot into our day.
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Horse riding a ton of fun - guides...
YVETTE J
, May 2016
Horse riding a ton of fun - guides were great : Whale watching started off great.. wish weather would have held up, but the staff on the boat entertained as much as they could - very funny and pleasant
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While I understand that seeing...
Kim K
, Nov 2015
While I understand that seeing whales is under nobody's control, we didn't see any wildlife. While we were in Reykjavik a local asked if this trip was sold as a whale watching tour. When we said yes, they were completely surprised since it was not whale watching season.
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unfortunately we didn't see any whales...
Christopher C
, Nov 2015
unfortunately we didn't see any whales but the trip was great.
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Wir haben nicht die ganz großen Wale...
Johann G
, Jun 2017
Wir haben nicht die ganz großen Wale gesehen, aber viele Mink-Wale. Der Ausritt auf einem Islandpferd war trotz Regen sehr schön und auch für Reitanfänger problemlos zu machen.

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