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Icelandic Horse Riding and Whale Watching from Akureyri

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Akureyri, Iceland
Icelandic Horse Riding and Whale Watching from Akureyri

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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Ride an Icelandic horse through the countryside, then watch for whales on the Eyjafjord with a 7-hour nature tour from Akureyri. The 1.5-hour ride is well suited to both beginning and experienced riders, and the Eyjafjord is home to a thriving population of humpback whales: you’ll have 3 hours of time on the water, with views of the stunning fjord landscape. All activities are included in this 7-hour nature tour, with optional hotel pickup in Akureyri.
  • 7-hour combination tour from Akureyri
  • Ride an Icelandic horse
  • Watch for humpback whales on a scenic fjord
  • Hotel pickup in Akureyri
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Pickup from your hotel
Excellent guidance
Helmets
Riding gear
Relax in a hot tub at stables
Free WiFi on board boat
Food and drinks
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Skjaldarvik Guest House , Skjaldarvík Guest House Road 816, 601, Akureyri, Iceland

Please make your own way to Skjaldarvík Guest House where the horse riding part of this combo tour starts.

10:00 AM

Please arrive 1 hour before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

This activity will end right where it started.Please be ready for pickup 1 hr. prior to tour departure.
This flexible tour includes the option for hotel pickup in Akureyri, starting 30 minutes prior to the 10am start time, or you can make your way to the stables in a private vehicle. Upon arrival at the Icelandic horse stables, get fitted out with safety equipment, and find the horse that’s right for your skill level.

If you’re a beginning rider, start by learning the basics of riding a horse, then follow a riding guide on a 1.5-hour, scenic tour of the area. Pack your bathing suit for this tour: if there’s time after your ride, you may have the chance to soak in the on-site hot tub before continuing to Eyjafjord.

Continue to the harbor in your own vehicle or the included transfer, then board a whale watching boat for a 1pm departure. Keep your eyes on the water during the 3-hour whale watching tour, and listen for the sounds of the humpback whales that travel to Eyjafjord each summer. It’s very likely that you’ll see whales on the tour, but if not, you’ll be invited back for a free whale-watching tour. This 7-hour tour concludes at Akureyri harbor.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age to participate is 12 years.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Elding Whale Watching
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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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 from Akureyri?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Icelandic Horse Riding and Whale Watching from Akureyri?
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 from Akureyri.
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What is the social distancing policy during Icelandic Horse Riding and Whale Watching from Akureyri?
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 from Akureyri.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Icelandic Horse Riding and Whale Watching from Akureyri?
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 from Akureyri.

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Incredible 2 Adventures!!
SHERRI_S
, Oct 2021
This adventure was the BEST day! We started out on a gorgeous trail ride through a forest. It was not a nose to tail ride. Our guide was super friendly and fun and the ride was better because of her! After the ride, we were invited into the guesthouse to warm up with coffee and cakes. We were treated so warmly. It added so much more to our experience. Afterwards, the whale watching excursion was also phenomenal! We set off on our boat and our guide was very knowledgeable about whales and where was most likely to find them. We saw 5 whales and 3 of them were swimming alongside our boat! Completely breathtaking! When we return to Iceland, I will DEFINITELY be looking for this trip again!!
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Great riding experience in western Iceland
Clifton_P
, Jul 2021
We rode through the beautiful countryside of western Iceland on enthusiastic Icelandic horses. The difficulty level of the ride was perfect for our experience level. Both of us had riding experience but neither of us had ridden English style before and our guide was a great teacher. She was knowledgeable about the area and explained everything we saw. We will definitely go again next time we are in the area.

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