Horses & Puffins

and the occasional elf!

Meet Iceland´s most charismatic animals in one day!

This comfortable package includes a 1.5-2 hour horse back riding tour with Eldhestar in the morning, followed by a drop-off at Reykjavik´s Old Harbour, a beautiful area of Iceland´s capital, filled with numerous amenities such as cafes, design shops and museums. Approximately an hour later you will board our beautiful Icelandic Oak boat, perfect for puffin watching tours.

Elves are known to reside in Iceland and they get to decide where roads can go and houses can be built! On the Elfin tour with Eldhestar you will see places populated by these special creatures. You will 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. At the end of the tour you are invited for a light lunch at Hotel Eldhestar.

When arriving at the harbor (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. Our expertise, 17 years of experience, and our especially designed boat,“Old Skuli”, make us the leading expert in the area. The Puffin watching tour is conducted from an old and charming wooden boat and they only take one hour, - reaching the Puffin Island in only 15 minutes! On this great tour you will learn all about this charismatic bird, hear romantic stories and fun facts!

“100% sightings on Puffins - elf sightings not guaranteed! ;)”

Horseback Riding

  • 1,5-2 hours riding tour
  • Light lunch at Hotel Eldhestar
  • Hotel pickup from 08:00-08:45 - included 
  • Drop off to harbour area at approx. 13:00 - included

Puffin Tour

  • Guided boat tour (1 hour)
  • 100% sightings!
  • Binoculars on board
  • Drop off available for additional fee

Tour details

Availability: Daily departures from 1st May - 20th August

Guidance: English

Additional information

We recommend warm clothes and even some sunscreen in the summer months! Please read through our terms & conditions.

Pick up for horse riding is with Eldhestar.


Family friendly tours
Horses & Puffins 19.500 ISK Total 6-7 hours

Children 7-14 years 13.890 ISK
*Price changes 1st January

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