Akureyri Whales & Horses
Spend your morning horse riding in the magnificent nature on an Icelandic horse which is unlike any other and join us for an afternoon whale watching tour!
Available: 1 April – 30 October
Minimum age: 12 years
The 1,5 hr. horse riding tour commences at the stables at 10:00 in the morning, however we recommend booking the free pickup service (30 min. prior to tour departure) or arrive on your own at least 15 min. before the tour starts. There is a good variety of horses to choose from, so whether you are a beginner or an experienced rider, we are sure to find a horse that fits your ability and needs. Helmets are a standard safety equipment and everyone is required to wear one for the duration of the tour. If there’s enough time after the riding tour, you may even get to enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot tub!
Depending on whether you made arrangements with our free pickup or not you will either be dropped off or need to drive to our location in the harbour before the whale watching tour departs at 13:00. The 3 hr. whale watching tour takes you towards the middle of the Eyjafjord, close to where you went horse riding just minutes before, where we have been fortunate enough to watch whales on almost every tour since we started operating out of Akureyri. Therefore we guarantee you a whale, or offer you to come again for FREE if you don’t see any on the tour!
Remember to bring suitable clothing and don’t forget your camera!
*These tours are operated by Akureyri Whale Watching and its partner Skjaldarvík*