Whale Watching & Horse Riding Tour from Husavik in North Iceland


6 Hours


April - October



Minimum Age

10 Years


Join us on a whale-watching tour followed by a horseback riding tour for a full day exploring North Iceland! This is a day out of the ordinary. A rare opportunity to see both whales and horses up close. Two incredible creatures in one fantastic adventure. If you are looking for something different during your vacation to North Iceland, this tour is for you.

Whale-watching tours are one of the most popular activities in Húsavík, and the town is often nicknamed “The Whale Watching Capital of Iceland”. You’ll sail on Skjálfandi Bay, home to over 20 species of whales and dolphins.

Horseback riding through the Icelandic wilderness offers an unforgettable experience. You’ll ride along the coast of northern Iceland with views of Skjálfandi Bay, giving you another opportunity to spot whales. In addition, you will be able to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and learn about the area’s history and culture.

On this tour, you will begin the day at Húsavík Harbour in the morning, where you will board a boat and set sail on Skjálfandi Bay in search of the whales. Onboard are warm overalls and raincoats should you need them. An English-speaking guide will spot any signs of these magnificent creatures, letting you know as soon as they are near.

After your whale-watching tour, you will have some free time to grab lunch or view the photos you just took of the whales, dolphins or porpoises you saw on your trip. Then, you’ll head to a horse farm a few minutes’ drive from the harbour.

You will be greeted at the horse farm by a local guide who will tell you a little about Icelandic horses. These creatures are much smaller than other horses but are strong, intelligent, and very friendly. Once you’ve learned the basics of horse riding, you’ll be paired with your own horse before heading out to the countryside. You’ll follow the coastline and up hills, getting some fantastic views of North Iceland.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to experience both activities in one day! See whales and dolphins before going horseback riding in the wilds of Northern Iceland. Book now to secure your spot on this popular adventure!


  • App. 3 hour whale watching tour
  • App. 1.5 hour horse riding tour
  • Use of warm overalls during whale watching
  • Use of horse riding gear, such as a helmet during riding tour
  • English-speaking guides on both tours

Not included

  • Transportation
  • Meals and refreshments

Good to know

  • The whale watching tour starts at 9:45 AM and takes around 3 hours. The horseback riding tour starts at 2 PM and takes about 1.5 hours. Please note that transportation between the tour locations is not included.
  • Weight limit for the horse riding tour is 110 kg / 240 lbs.
  • This tour is weather dependent.

What to bring

  • Warm and waterproof clothes

From 22,990 kr. /pp.

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