Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik
- Duration: 3 hours
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My husband and I took this tour the last day we were in Iceland and it was the perfect ending to our trip. We drove to the site and had no trouble parking and joining our group. We have only ridden horses a few times--and not for many years--and the guides were very helpful and understanding for us as beginners. In addition, our horses were wonderful--gentle and easy to manage! We really enjoyed interacting with the horses and guides, getting to see the beautiful countryside and lava fields, experiencing the different gaits and taking some wonderful pictures! I really appreciated that on the way back we were able to split into groups to go at different paces based on our comfort. Overall it was a really wonderful experience and one of the highlights of our trip!
The guides were friendly and very informative. I really enjoyed the talk about whales and showing us of the vertebrae of various types of whales which puts into perspective the size of them and the dangers of whaling. It was a shame we didn't get to see any whales however we are able to book another day free of charge. Facilities were also good- there were warm overalls and anti sickness tablets available though the sea was relatively calm when we went.
All staff members were helpful and kind. Despite not seeing any dolphins or whales on our first trip it was still an amazing day. My son loved looking at all the information on the lower deck too. Would highly recommend. Also take some sunscreen between the sun and sea we got a little sun on our cheeks.
Great ride. Instructors are well organized and well trained. Horses are very gentle. We were all beginners but the horses can operate on “auto pilot”. Need to dress warmly. They have warm overalls and rubber boots if needed. Would book again without hesitation.
Our guide was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The bus was comfortable and we learned a great deal about Icelandic culture, history and geology. We were given adequate time at each step to see everything and take photos.