Overview

Trot, gallop, and tölt through a volcanic moonscape, then explore an underwater canyon between continental plates!

Highlights

  • Small Group Experience
  • Snorkeling Between the Tectonic Plates
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Horseback Riding on an Icelandic Horse

The ultimate Icelandic experience! On this popular tour, you will ride an Icelandic horse through the beautiful nature in the outskirts of Reykjavík as well as visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Thingvellir National Park.

There you will snorkel in the crystal-clear water of Silfra Fissure, between two tectonic plates. Snorkeling at Silfra Fissure has been rated one of the Top 5 activities in the world by Trip Advisor!

This tour is a combo tour with pick-up from Reykjavik.

  • Personal Experience
  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Small group experience
  • Expert guides
Availability All Year
Duration 8 hours
Departs From Reykjavik
Level Moderate
Minimum age 12 years
Ratio 1:6 Guide to client ratio
Meet on Location No
Pick Up Yes

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What's included

Included

  • Pick-up & drop off from Reykjavík
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Guided Horseback Riding Tour
  • Certified PADI Diveguide / Divemaster
  • All Necessary Snorkeling Gear
  • All Required Safety Equipment
  • Silfra Admission Fee
  • Guided Snorkeling Tour
  • Hot Chocolate & Cookies
  • Free WiFi on Board Your Bus

What to bring

  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • Waterproof pants and jacket
  • Headwear
  • Gloves
  • Good hiking shoes are recommended

Not Included

  • Meals

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Practical Information

Information

Your tour begins when you are picked up from your hotel in Reykjavík and driven to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site for your first adventure of the day. In the national park, lies Silfra fissure one of Iceland‘s otherwordly  sites that is famous for its heavenly shades of blue. The crystal clear water in the deep fissure gives you a feeling of being weightless as you float down the lazy current. With more than 100 meters of visibility under the water, it is a sight not easily forgotten! The snorkeling is a relaxing but exotic trip in an unbelievably beautiful environment.

Horseback riding at the beautiful Laxnes farm will be your second adventure. From Silfra your  guide will drive you directly to the farm for a 1.5-2 hour horseback riding adventure. The farm is located in the historic Mosfellsdalur valley, a home to wonderful Icelandic horses, green fields and geothermal energy. The Icelandic horse has gained notice worldwide for its extraordinary personality and the unique 4th gait tölt. Tölt is softer than most other gaits and an amazing experience to try.

After the riding tour your riding guide will drive you back to Reykjavik.

Pick-up starts at 08:30 am. Please be ready at your pick-up location at the given time and keep a lookout for our guides and car. Note that the pick up can take up to 30 min.
Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures's pick-up list.

Return time: You will return to Reykjavík around 17:00 pm approximately.

Age limit: 12 years old.
Weight limit: 45-120 kg
Height limit: 150 cm-190 cm

Need glasses? You will be wearing a snorkeling mask while in the water and you won’t be able to wear your glasses underneath. So unless you are bringing your own prescription mask we recommend that you acquire contact lenses for your snorkeling tour.

FAQ

All relevant information for the tour can be found in our snorkelling handbook.

Yes, you can bring a camera, but we recommend to have a waterproof one if you want to have it in the water with you.

If you plan to drive and meet us on location, the meeting point is at the Silfra car park, in Thingvellir National Park.

GPS: 64°15’23.508″N 21°6’58.676″W

Note that the National Park charges a small parking fee of 500 ISK.

We kindly ask you to be at the Silfra car park 15 Minutes prior to your tour starts.

Our guides normally have an underwater camera and usually, take photos during the tour. If you are interested in photos please let your guide know before you go into the water.

You can then buy the photos from your guide at the end of the tour, for a price of 2990 ISK, which includes all the photos from that day. Kindly note that photos cannot be guaranteed. Our customer’s safety and wellbeing is our first priority, and therefore the guide will focus on snorkelers as a priority when in the water and will be taking photos when everyone is comfortable.

No. Unfortunately, glasses don’t create a seal between your face and the mask. We recommend wearing contact lenses instead.

You are not able to participate in the snorkelling tour if you are pregnant.

Yes, the tour is directed in English and therefore you need to be able to understand English to participate.

Some snorkelling tours match with a dive tour, and then you will be in the same area at the same time. You will, however, be in separate groups with separate guides, and won’t be in the water exactly at the same time.

You need to be more than 12 years old. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian booked on the same tour.

You need to know how to swim independently. Because of the dry suit sizes, there are height-weight limitations. The minimum height is 150 cm, and the minimum weight is 45 kg. The maximum height is 200 cm, and the maximum weight is 120 kg.

All participants must have read and followed directions in the Snorkeling in Silfra Handbook

The minimum height is:
  • 150 cm (4’9)
The minimum weight is:
  • 45 kg (99 lbs)

The maximum height is:
  • 200 cm (6’5)
The maximum weight is:
  • 120 kg (265 lbs)

Yes, you must be able to swim independently without a lifejacket, and you must be comfortable in the water.

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