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Icelandic Horse Riding and Whale Watching Cruise from Reykjavík provided by Elding Whale Watching

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Icelandic Horse Riding and Whale Watching Cruise from Reykjavík

Icelandic Horse Riding and Whale Watching Cruise from Reykjavík
3.5
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
20
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7090EL_13
Important information
Inclusions
  • Experienced and knowledgable guides
  • Free WiFi on board boat
  • 3 hr. whale watching
  • 1,5-2 hr. horse riding
  • Warm clothing on both tours
  • Necessary safety equipment
  • Entry to wildlife exhibition
  • Entry/Admission - Hveragerdi
  • Entry/Admission - Elding Whale Watching
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We offer pickup from hotels in the Reykjavík area.
  • Eldhestar, XRPJ+7GR, Völlum, 816 Sveitarfélagið Ölfus, Iceland
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Please dress warmly for both activities
  • In the case of non-sighting tours you will be given a complimentary ticket to use on another boat ride
  • In the case of cancellation due to bad weather conditions you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund
  • Please note that to take part in the horse riding element of the tour, travelers must weigh less than 240 pounds (110kg)
  • This is a full day tour with no meals included. You can purchase light refreshments on board whale watching tour or pack your own lunch.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Inclusions
  • Experienced and knowledgable guides
  • Free WiFi on board boat
  • 3 hr. whale watching
  • 1,5-2 hr. horse riding
  • Warm clothing on both tours
  • Necessary safety equipment
  • Entry to wildlife exhibition
  • Entry/Admission - Hveragerdi
  • Entry/Admission - Elding Whale Watching
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We offer pickup from hotels in the Reykjavík area.
  • Eldhestar, XRPJ+7GR, Völlum, 816 Sveitarfélagið Ölfus, Iceland
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Elding Whale Watching, Ægisgarður 5c, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Please dress warmly for both activities
  • In the case of non-sighting tours you will be given a complimentary ticket to use on another boat ride
  • In the case of cancellation due to bad weather conditions you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund
  • Please note that to take part in the horse riding element of the tour, travelers must weigh less than 240 pounds (110kg)
  • This is a full day tour with no meals included. You can purchase light refreshments on board whale watching tour or pack your own lunch.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul 13, 2022
A note from Icelandic Horse Riding and Whale Watching Cruise from Reykjavík
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
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
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Eldhestar
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Hótel Eldhestar
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Elding Whale Watching
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Elding Whale Watching
    Ægisgarður 5c, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
    See address & details
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

3.5
4 reviews
Excellent
1
Very good
1
Average
1
Poor
0
Terrible
1

Jeri F
Tulsa, OK251 contributions
Couples
We would have loved to have seen whales, but you have to know in advance that is not guaranteed so we just considered this a boat ride. The company did offer vouchers for additional trips to be able to see whales. They were good for 2 years; we didn't want to take anymore time on the chance we might not see anything the next day. The weather was beautiful by Icelandic standards, but we thought it was really cold so we appreciated the mustang rescue suits. We were warned of rough seas so I really appreciated the free Dramamine before the cruise.
Written June 2, 2019
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Dear Okiejer, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour and services. We're glad you enjoyed the tour despite not seeing any whales this time around. Hope to se you again on a future tour! All the best, The Elding team
Written June 7, 2019
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wolf3728
Las Vegas, NV1,452 contributions
The horse ride was very good. The staff were very friendly and helpful for first time horse riders.
They stopped to talk a little much for me.

Wear insect repellent, it is a must.
Written August 4, 2019
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Dear wolf3728, Thank you for taking the time to review our Whales & Horses COMBO tour. Hope you enjoyed the whale watching as much as the horse riding! Best regards, The Elding team
Written August 6, 2019
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letzgettwisted
New City, NY12 contributions
Couples
What a great experience. a true highlight on our vacation. The horseback riding experience was perfect. The staff was kind, much pacience, knowledgeable. Coral was such a good tour guide. My horse was a beautiful "White Princess" named "SYN". My husband had "Finnar"- gorgeous red horse. Such a great adventure.
the Whale watching was GREAT- We realize that you may or may not see the Whales but we SAW 3.... magnificent . The guides were perfect- Remember to bring a camera but if not they take pictures and post... Its really nice. they also have sea sickness pills, onboard refreshments. GREAT experience well done
Written January 1, 2018
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Dear letzgettwisted, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our services and for sharing your adventure with future travellers. We're delighted to read about your positive experience of our full day 'Whales & Horses' COMBO! Best regards, The Elding Reykjavík team
Written January 10, 2018
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294allin
1 contribution
Solo
Was given the wrong pick up time by a member of staff meaning I was stood at the bus stop waiting when in fact the tour had already begun. Was then told I would be entitled to a refund for the morning's activities, however despite numerous emails to Viator and Elding Whale Watching over the past month, I still haven't received my refund. I find this level of customer care extremely unacceptable. I would advise other tourists to book with somebody else instead if you don't want to end up in my position.
Written April 21, 2018
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Dear 294allin, Sorry to hear about your experience. Surely there must have been some communication error or misunderstanding with your activities which resulted in the missed tour. We have been in contact with Viator on multiple occasions and asked them to refund you for your troubles and believe it should be through by now. We sincerely hope the one star review does not represent your experience on the whale watching tour which was absolutely incredible. All the best, The Elding Reykjavík team
Written May 11, 2018
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*Likely to sell out: Based on Viator’s booking data and information from the provider from the past 30 days, it seems likely this experience will sell out through Viator, a Tripadvisor company.
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By: Elding Whale Watching
ckatecarter
ckatecarter
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Not for folks with motion sickness
If you are at all prone to motion sickness, this is NOT the tour for you. I even took the motion sickness pill the
432maximiliang
432maximiliang
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Beautiful experience
Fantastic day, very well organised, friendly guides and a great foto service with additional report of the sighting
D6284GMtomc
D6284GMtomc
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A Wonderful Experience
What a fantastic day! The trip was such a delight and the animals could not have been kinder to us. We saw just abo
IliasK376
IliasK376
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Great tour
It was a great experience. We saw dolphins, Minke whales and puffins. The guide was really informative. It was a gr
onlinejul22
onlinejul22
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Great magic and educational moment
Great moment observing beautiful animals (puffins and Minke Whales). We were blessed with many of them around us so
Alison M
Alison M
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Lots of whales (and bonus puffins!)
Well organised, free-to-use warm suits, knowledgeable guides who emphasised the importance of conservation, and mos
SteveW5903
SteveW5903
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Great Puffin watch
The sheer quantity of Puffins and the knowledgeable crew made the trip very enjoyable. Would definitely recommend
Gordie P
Gordie P
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Make This Excursion Part of Your Time in Reykjavik!
Perfect! Short boat ride to the island where we saw oodles, of nesting puffins, black guillemots, cormorants, gulls
alessiam2957
alessiam2957
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Great experience
Great adventure with Elding! It was such a beautiful experience: we saw a lot of marine animals and the guide (a bi
F16Pilot
F16Pilot
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Great Experience
World class tour - the small boat was able to get very close and our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly!
J5598CUlilyb
J5598CUlilyb
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Incredible!!! A must when in Iceland.
Elding were an amazing company to use for the whale watching. Very considerate and informative about whales and the
305sammy1313
305sammy1313
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Great Puffin tour
The tour was about 1.5 hrs. 20 min to the island . Bring a camera with a zoom lens. They also have binoculars on
karindJ4632LW
karindJ4632LW
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Peaceful puffin watching
A peaceful and pleasant tour, perfect for our family. We saw many birds, and received interesting information from
thomasra2022
thomasra2022
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Excellent whale watching!
Another great trip with several sightings of whales, dolphins and numerous bird species. These guys know their stuf
PetrousApex
PetrousApex
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Unreal whale spotting experience!
Such a wonderful experience. The crew and guide are knowledgeable and did an excellent job engaging with and educat
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