Tour description

Snorkeling and Horseback Riding is a perfect combination for those who want to experience a great outdoor day in Iceland. You’ll enjoy snorkeling in the freshwater fissure Silfra, which is known to be one of the best dive sites in the world. After the snorkeling tour, we will drive to Reykjavik for your horse riding tour. You will enjoy riding an Icelandic horse known for their five gaits.

This is a pure nature trip. You’ll be snorkeling in either wet- or drysuit all depending on your wishes. By wearing the wetsuit you will be able to dive underneath the surface of Silfra which allows for a more flexible experience whereas the dry suits keeps you dry and afloat. Silfra is situated at the UNESCO World Heritage site in Thingvellir National Park, where the earth drifts apart around 2 centimeters every year as the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates move in opposite directions – creating such natural wonders as is Silfra.

Underwater photos
Hot chocolate after snorkeling
All snorkeling equipment
All horse-riding equipment
Pick up and drop off
National park fee
English speaking guide

Summer (March-Oct)
Pick up is from 7:30 – 8:00

Winter (Nov-Feb)
Pick up is from 8:00 – 8:30

If you do not require pick up, the meeting point is Silfra car park in Thingvellir National Park. Please park your car at “Thingvellir P5” and walk 400m back along the road until you reach a smaller car park with all the snorkel and dive vans, and look for your Adventure Vikings guide. Please be there, ready to meet your guide 5-10 minutes before your tour is due to begin.

Snorkel Tour 4 – 4,5 hours
Horseback Riding 1,5 – 2 hours
Pick up for horseback riding 13:00 – 13:30

Prerequisites for snorkeling:

  • Be comfortable in water and be able to swim
  • Be physically fit
  • Make sure to eat breakfast before this activity
  • Have read, signed, and followed directions on the Silfra Snorkeling Medical Statement
  • Sign our liability release form at the start of the tour
  • Be at minimum 150cm (4’9) tall
  • Maximum 200cm (6’7) tall
  • Be at minimum 50kg (99 lbs)
  • Maximum 120kg (264 lbs)
  • Be minimum 12 years of age
  • Not be pregnant
  • Not wear glasses, so if you have a prescription mask, please bring it with you. If not, we advise you to get contact lenses before you join us for snorkeling.

Minimum participants: 2 participants

Maximum participants: 8 per guide in horse riding and 6 per guide for snorkeling.

Rank: Easy

What to bring

We will provide you with all necessary gear required for snorkeling and horseback riding. You will however have to bring:

  • Warm clothes to wear prior and after the snorkeling
  • Swimwear and towel for wetsuit
  • Base layer / thermals for dry suit
  • Warm socks, woolen – extra pairs
  • Good shoes – no heels
  • Camera – you can rent a GoPro camera by us

Extras available

GoPro   –   6.900 kr ISK

Rent a GoPro and you will receive an SD card with your footage to take home straight after your snorkeling tour – make sure to inform your guide before the tour if you rent a GoPro!

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