Tours and Tickets

Icelandic Horse Riding and Whale Watching from Akureyri

By Elding Whale Watching Akureyri
Currently unavailable
This product is unavailable to book via Tripadvisor. Contact the supplier for availability.
Explore other options

Ages 12-99, max of 100 per group
Duration:7h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
English


  • Pickup from your hotel
  • Excellent guidance
  • Helmets
  • Riding gear
  • Relax in a hot tub at stables
  • Free WiFi on board boat
What's not included
  • Food and drinks


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Please be ready for pickup 1 hr. prior to tour departure.
  • Skjaldarvik Guest House, Skjaldarvík Guest House Road 816, 601, 604 Akureyri, Iceland Please make your own way to Skjaldarvík Guest House where the horse riding part of this combo tour starts.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7090P13

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age to participate is 12 years.
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Icelandic Horse Riding and Whale Watching from Akureyri
  • Mask use in public areas is optional.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7090P13

About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

quarckiee
quarckiee
00
Breathtaking experience
It was start of November. Weather was good. We were briefed on what to look for. That heightened the whole experi
SaraRn2610
SaraRn2610
00
Most beautiful experience
I had the best experience with Elding Whale Watching Akureyri ! It was a dream come true. I was able to see 3 dif
DenisDuquesne
DenisDuquesne
00
Absolutely impressive and wonderful meeting with the Whales.
Absolutely wonderful experience! Like in a dream! The organization is perfect, warm and funny ambiance! I do recomm
Northernwanderers179
Northernwanderers179
00
Whales, whales and more whales, unbelievable!
Quite simply the most incredible 3 hours you could possibly spend in North Iceland. We experienced “a festival of w
Happiness525589
Happiness525589
00
Once in a lifetime experience CANCELLED with no warning
We travelled all the way North to Akureyri and specifically picked this location in Iceland as it was declared the
JTH64Finland
JTH64Finland
00
Wonderfull autumnday and lots of whales!
We saw three different kinds of whales; humpbackwhales, minkywhales and porpoises. Very successful trip.
FritsVa
FritsVa
00
Definitely recommend it!
We had a great day! This tour gives you the opportunity to meet the whales very close. We got lucky this time and w
rosiecromanc
rosiecromanc
00
Amazing
It was an amazing trip that I went on with my friends and we've seen lots of beautiful whales. Despite the cold, it
martasO8890YY
martasO8890YY
00
Whale watching
We went for a trip today and that was amazing, we have seen many whales 😌 Thank to the guide, she tell us so many
maryt438
maryt438
00
Best whale watching day!
We had a dream whale watching experience with Nicholai and team! They are very dedicated to finding whales, passion
B9220SDmichalb
B9220SDmichalb
00
Pleasure for eyes and great experience
It was great adventure for me see and special hear how these Giants take deep breath before they go under the water
Carolina_ballet
Carolina_ballet
00
Highly recommended experience
Very nice experience watching and seeing these faboulous animals. We falled in love with ISKONA! The staff was real
emmacS7161BE
emmacS7161BE
00
Dream come true
Amaaaaazing We saw so many whales A dream come true The guide and the entire team were really nice and gentle W
PiotrG1848
PiotrG1848
00
AMAZING
I had a great time on the whale watching trip. The guides were friendly, personable and incredible informative. Th
VirginieBucketList
VirginieBucketList
00
Whales around
It was amasing! Three humpback whales were swimming around and gave us some wonderfull tail slaps! Nikola our guide
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

5.0
2 reviews
Excellent
2
Very good
0
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
0

ByuBngl
Ann Arbor, MI11 contributions
This was a great trip before we even got on the water. Elding provides all guests with insulated coveralls, life vests, eye protection, gloves, etc., so you will not freeze on their account. Our guide and captain were awesome! They were both worth the cost of the trip on their own. Our captain, Sarah, prepared us for the possibility of choppy seas in the fjord, how to react to it & she put us right onto the whales. We appreciated the fact that our guide, Barbara - a biologist, was not reading from a canned script. This experience was very informal, but incredibly informative and the fact that we were in a RIBB made it easier for Sarah to get us right to the whales when they moved away during their dives. She was keenly aware of our placement alongside the whales, but maintained a respectful distance from them, which we also appreciated. The other boats (2 others) present were larger and more lumbering and were not always able to get to the whales each time they surfaced. If you like 3 hours of great information and company, fun on the water and the picturesque views of whales in this beautiful fjord, this is your trip! Book it without hesitation!
Written September 16, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dear ByuBngl, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour and for recommending our services to future travellers. We're glad you enjoyed the company of our lovely crew and had great encounters with the wildlife in our waters. All the best, The Akureyri Whale Watching team
Written September 19, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Carmen A
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Solo
An absolutely incredible experience for animal lovers or sports enthusiasts. Skjaldarvik’s horse farm and owner was super hospitable. The horses were beautiful and friendly, and the vistas from the hour horse ride were stunning. Afterwards we soaked in the geothermal hot tub and enjoyed refreshments and treats. A lovely guesthouse /hotel is available with high certification and eclectically, creative design and flair.

Elding Whale Watching was an unforgettable experience. The midnight sun watch was an especially rich experience. We saw several whales despite it being later in the evening. Our guide Ivan was very knowledgeable, and the Capitan did an excellent job both navigating and sighting the mammals. The sunset on return to Akureyri was stunning.
Written June 17, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Icelandic Horse Riding and Whale Watching from Akureyri | Iceland