Private Hot Spring Snorkeling Tour

  • Availability

    Summer

  • DURATION

    3 Hours

  • Difficulty

    Moderate

  • Pickup

    At additional cost

  • Minimum Age

    12 Years

  • Price

    ISK 170.000

Tour Highlights:

  • Kleifarvatn Lake
  • Snorkeling
  • Seltún Geothermal Area

Included:

  • Guided snorkeling tour
  • All necessary snorkeling equipment including a dry suit
  • Hot chocolate and cookies after the snorkeling trip
    • Photos from the tour

Private Hot Spring Snorkeling Tour

Snorkeling in bubbling hot springs is usually impossible as the water is far too hot, but the hot springs at the bottom of Lake Kleifarvatn allow us to do just that!

Lake Kleifarvatn is hidden within a stunning volcanic landscape just 30 minutes outside Reykjavík. Standing at the lake shore and changing into your dry suit, you will probably catch a whiff of the sulfur emitted from nearby hot springs, and the total silence will let you forget that you are anywhere near civilization.

The underwater hot springs in Lake Kleifarvatn have only recently been discovered and are about a 150-meter swim from the shore. Upon entering the lake, you can see the white and yellow sulfur deposits on the lake floor. When we swim closer, you’ll begin to sense the environment around you changing as you approach the gas emanating from below the lake’s bottom. We’ve heard this sensation described as similar to ‘snorkeling in a glass of Champagne’—the fact that you are snorkeling in a caldera is also impressive enough!

When back on land, we will enjoy some refreshments at the shore before moving on to Seltún, a nearby high-temperature geothermal area on land. In Seltún, we will walk along the boiling mud pots and colorful sulfur deposits.

Participants must:

have read, signed, and followed directions on the Snorkeling Silfra Medical Statement 

sign our liability release form at the start of the tour

be at minimum 150cm tall / maximum 200cm tall

be at minimum 45kg / maximum 120kg

be minimum 12 years of age on the year

be comfortable in water and be able to swim

be physically fit

be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit

be able to communicate in English or have a translator available at all times during the tour

not be pregnant

What do I need to bring?

Long underwear

Thick socks

Suitable clothes for the weather of the day

Contact lenses if you wear glasses

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cancelation policy?

Reservations can be canceled 24 hours prior to departure without penalty.

10% of the costs are non-refundable! 

Cancellations received less than 24 hours prior to departure are non-refundable.

Cancellations must be submitted in writing to info@iat.is.

Please be mindful of possible time zone differences. Iceland is in the GMT time zone and cancellations must be submitted at least 24 hours before departure in Icelandic local time (GMT).

If you do need to cancel your tour, we recommend that you contact us as soon as possible. 

If you do not choose pick-up from Reykjavik, meet your guide at this location:

Seltún Geothermal Area, Hafnarfjörður 220

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