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Combine an Icelandic horseback riding tour and high-speed whale watching cruise on a day trip from Reykjavik. Suitable for all abilities, the experience starts with a 2.5-hour ride through moors and lava fields on the sturdy Icelandic horse. Enjoy free time for lunch at Reykjavik Old Harbor, and then board an express boat to speed across Faxaflói Bay to the whale watching sites in super-fast time. Look for whales, dolphins and porpoises and more!

Start with a pickup from your Reykjavik hotel and travel to the stables, just outside the city. On the road, learn about Iceland’s native horses, a breed that descends from horses brought to the country in the 10th century. The small horses are known for being easy to ride due to their tölt, a four-beat gait that makes for a smooth ride across the rugged terrain.

With your helmet on, listen to a safety briefing, and then follow your experienced guide out of the stables. Stop to take photos of the lava-covered landscape, and make your way along trails that wind through remote moorland and fields.

After around 2.5 hours, return to the stables and transfer to Reykjavik Old Harbor. Enjoy free time for lunch (own expense), and then board your high-speed boat. Perfect for whale watching, the hi-tech boat is fast and comfortable, and will get you out to the feeding grounds in only 20-30 minutes.

Put on your coveralls and settle on deck or in the indoor cabin. Then, enjoy the views and listen to commentary as you speed into Faxaflói Bay. The four most common species that are seen in the bay are minke whales, humpback whales, harbour porpoises and white-beaked dolphins. Keep your camera ready to photograph these magnificent creatures! In the unlikely event you don’t spot any whales or dolphins, receive a complimentary ticket for another trip.

Refuel with refreshments from the onboard cafe, if you wish, and then return to the harbor. Finish with a hotel drop-off (if option selected).

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  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Get up-close to native wildlife

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland

Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes

Voucher Redembtion: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. 

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Additional Information

    Operates: Daily

    Departure Point:
    Your centrally located Reykjavik hotel

    Departure Time: 9:15am
    Hotel pickups commence approximately 60 minutes prior to this time

    Return Details:
    Returns to the Old Harbour in Reykjavík's City Center

  • Inclusions:
    • Professional guide
    • Use of riding helmet
    • Use of coveralls
    • Live commentary on cruise
    • Onboard Wi-Fi

  • Exclusions:
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities (optional)

  • Other Information:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Operates in a variety weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Please note that sightings of wildlife cannot be guaranteed - if there are no sightings on your tour you will receive a complimentary ticket to try again on the next available day!
    • Hotel pick up: Available to book directly with supplier (extra fees apply).

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