Trot, gallop, and tölt through a volcanic moonscape, then explore an underwater canyon between continental plates!
The ultimate Icelandic experince! 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 the 2 continents of America and Europe.
April 8th - September 15th
9am - 5pm
Meet on location
- Tour highlights
- Small group experience
- Snorkeling between the tectonic plates
- Thingvellir National Park
- Horseback riding on an Icelandic horse
- Transfer to/from Reykjavík
- Guided horseback riding tour
- Certified PADI Diveguide / Divemaster
- All necessary snorkeling gear
- Silfra admission fee
- Guided snorkeling tour
This tour is a combo tour with pick up from Reykjavik.
Pick up starts at 9am. Please be ready at your pick-up location at 9am and keep a look out 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.
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 tour you will then be dropped back off to Reykjavik.
Age limit: 12 years old.
Weight limit: 45-120 kg
Height limit: 150 cm-190 cm
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.
Remember to bring: Warm outdoor clothing depending on the weather at the time, waterproof pants and jacket, headwear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended.
Note: Lunch is not included in the tour. We recommend you bring a sandwich or some snack to eat between the 2 activities.
What if I don’t own all of these clothing necessaries?
Don’t worry, you can always rent sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants in the booking process. We do not rent gear from location.
You can bring a camera, but if it is not waterproof it will get ruined. We recommend a waterproof camera. You can hire a waterproof digital camera or buy a waterproof disposable camera from us.
If you plan to drive and meet us on location, the meeting point is at the Silfra car park, in Thingvellir National Park.
For 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.
Yes we offer the option, you basically have these two options regarding photos on tours:
For the first option, the snorkel guide has a camera and will take photos of Silfra and of the snorkelers, provided that everyone is comfortable. Safety if the most important thing. Customers can view the photos and if they like they can purchase them. We charge 3,900 ISK for all the photos from the tour. Customers can pay cash or card once they are back in Reykjavik, the guide will upload the photos to a dropbox account and send an invite to the customer.
The second option is to rent an underwater camera from us. We supply and prepare the camera for you so the you can take as many photos as you like. Then at the end of the tour we give you the SD card, included into the cost.
The cost is 4,990 ISK, but it must be booked at least one day before the tour so the guide knows to prepare the camera.
Unfortunately glasses don’t create a seal between your face and the mask. We recommend to wear contact lenses instead.
Some snorkeling 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 wont be in the water exactly at the same time
The general rule is if someone is greater than 2m tall or weighs over 140kg, then they would struggle to get into a suit. But it’s difficult to tell until someone tries on the suit because someone can weigh a lot because they have a lot of muscle. But this is the best rule of thumb we can give.
All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.