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Horses & Puffins (Elfin Tour)

This comfortable package includes a 1.5-2 hour horseback riding tour with Eldhestar in the morning, followed by a puffin express tour in the afternoon. After your horseback riding tour you will be dropped off at Reykjavík's Old Harbour, a beautiful area of the city very close to the city center. There are plenty of cafe's, museums and design shops to explore. Approximately one hour after arriving to the Old Harbour you will board our beautiful traditional Icelandic oak boat, perfect for puffin watching.

Elves are known to reside in Iceland and they get to decide where roads can go and houses can be built! On the Elfin horseback riding tour with Eldhestar you will see places populated by these magical creatures. You will pass the small cleft Alfakví and the old sheep house that cannot be removed without serious consequences! On the way you will have a good opportunity to experience the famous Icelandic horse gait called the tölt on numerous excellent tölt paths. At the end of the tour you are invited for a light lunch at Hotel Eldhestar.

When arriving at the harbour (around 13:00) we recommend strolling around and enjoying this wonderful area of the nation's capital.

Special Tours is a pioneer in Puffin Watching in Iceland. We have over 20 years of experience and use our especially dsigned boat, Old Skúli, making us the leading expert in the area. The puffin watching tour is conducted from the charming traditional Icelandic boat and only takes one hour - reaching the puffin island in only 15 minutes! On this great tour you will learn all about this charismatic bird, hearing romantic stories and fun facts!


Special Tours Iceland app with 5 languages (English, German, French, Spanish and simplified Chinese) available for Android and Apple. It is available for all clients to download during their tour, with both text and audio information. The app will is as close to an audio guided wildlife adventure as possible

What's included

Horseback Riding

  • 1.5 - 2 hours riding tour

  • Light lunch at Hotel Eldhestar

  • Hotel pick-up from 8:00-8:45

  • Drop-off to harbour area at approx. 13:00

Puffin Express Tour

  • Guided boat tour (1 hour)
  • 100% sightings!
  • Binoculars on board

What do I need to bring

We recommend bringing warm clothes and sunscreen during the summer months!

Horses & Puffins (Elfin Tour)

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