Horses and Puffins One-day tour

Our partner: Eldhestar


Enjoy a day with Iceland´s most charismatic animals, starting wih horse riding in the morning and puffin watching in the afternoon…and maybe some elf on the way! Elves are important creatures in Iceland. They get to decide where roads can go and houses can be built. The riding tour takes you to places populated by these special creatures. We pass the small cleft Alfakví and the old sheep´s house that cannot be removed without serious consequences. On the way you will have good opportunity to experience the gait tölt on numerous excellent tölt paths. The tour continues with light lunch at Hotel Eldhestar followed by transfer to Reykjavik. When arriving at the harbor (around 13:00) we recommend strolling around and enjoying this wonderful area of the nation’s capital before we embark on a charming, especially designed oak boat. The Puffin watching tour takes one hour, reaching the Puffin Island in only 15 minutes. You will learn all about this charismatic bird, hear romantic stories and fun facts!

What´s Included

Pick up and drop off, 1,5-2 hours on horseback, light lunch at Hotel Eldhestar and 1-hour puffin watching tour (binoculars available on board).

What to bring

Please wear clothes according to weather and solid shoes. We recommend hiking boots.

Additional information

Summer tour! Pick-up in Reykjavik every day at 8:00, return to Reykjavík ca. 15:30. Note that pick up from hotels in Hafnarfjörður, Kópavogur and Mosfellsbær is at 7:30 and pick up from Hveragerði and Selfoss is at 8:45. Please double check your booking a day or two before arrival for the pick up location, as the bus stops may change without notice. Departures: May 1st – August 20th. Please let us know if there are any dietary needs like if there are allergies or vegetarians. The puffin Watching tour is operated by Special Tours and ends at around 15:30 in the old harbor. A drop off within Reykjavík can be requested on the spot for an additional fee.