Snorkeling in Silfra & Horseback Riding Combo

  • Availability

    All year

  • DURATION

    8 Hours

  • Difficulty

    Moderate

  • Pickup

    Yes

  • Minimum Age

    14 years

  • Price

    ISK 32.900

Tour Highlights:

  • Þingvellir National Park
  • North American and Eurasian tectonic plates
  • Snorkeling in Silfra
  • Icelandic Horse
  • Horseback Riding Tour

Included:

  • Certified instructors/Dive masters
  • All necessary snorkeling equipment
  • All necessary riding equipment
  • Free photos from the snorkeling tour
  • Hot chocolate after the snorkeling
  • Silfra admission fee

The Snorkeling in Silfra & Horseback Riding Combo Tour

Enjoy a full day of adventure with the Snorkeling in the Silfra and Horseback Riding combo tour. On this tour, you will start out with a snorkeling tour in the Silfra Fissure. The Silfra fissure is located in the heart of Þingvellir National Park, exactly at the point where the two tectonic plates meet. This is a lifetime experience that you don’t want to miss. For the snorkeling tour, you can choose between a drysuit and a wetsuit option. You will snorkel between the two continental plates in crystal clear water. On most days, you can enjoy visibility of over 100 meters. During the tour, your guide will take pictures of the snorkeling trip that you can download free of charge.

After your snorkeling tour, you will continue on to a family run horse farm. Here you will join a 1-2 hour horseback riding tour on the friendly Icelandic horse. During the tour, you’ll get to know more about the Icelandic horse, which is unique due to its five gaits. After making some new friends your guide will return you to your selected location in Reykjavík

Please note: You don’t need to be an experienced snorkeler to enjoy the Silfra snorkeling tour, but you do need to meet some minimum requirements.

Please read the FAQ section for this tour carefully before booking your tour.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the specific requirements for this tour?

To be able to participate in this tour, all guests must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 150 cm (4’11”) tall
  • Be at least 45 kg (99 lbs)
  • Be able to swim and be comfortable in the water
  • Be physically fit
  • Not be pregnant
  • Be ready to wear sometimes tights and constricting dry suit

Participants must have read, signed and followed directions on the Snorkeling Silfra Medical Statement. Please bring a signed copy to your snorkeling tour.

Is pickup and dropoff in Reykjavík included in this tour?

Yes, pickup and dropoff in Reykjavík are included in this tour.

Please note that pickup can take up to 30 minutes. It is very important that you are ready at your selected location at the right time and wait for your pickup. 

Are your guides in Silfra professional divers?

Yes, all our guides are either certified divemasters or dive instructors. They are highly qualified professionals and under their guidance, you will feel safe and secure. They will provide you with all the gear and information you need.

Before entering Silfra, your guide will show you how to use the equipment to ensure a pleasant snorkeling trip.

What kind of clothing should I wear?

You should wear thermal underlayers long underwear) and warm socks underneath the dry suit for your snorkeling.

If you wear glasses, you should bring contact lenses.

For the rest of the tour, you should wear warm outdoor clothing. We recommend checking the weather forecast before going on the tour. Keep in mind that the weather in Iceland can change without notice.

Can I wear glasses under the snorkeling mask?

You can not wear glasses under the snorkeling mask, but you can wear contact lenses.

If you have a snorkeling mask with prescription lenses, you are welcome to bring it along for your tour as long as it is not a full face mask.

Will we stay dry in the water?

On this tour you can choose between a drysuit and a wetsuit.

The general idea is that the dry suit should keep your body dry. Our drysuits are all top-quality designs from respected manufactures but please note that there is always a small risk water can get into the dry suit. This is not in any way dangerous, but you could feel the cold a little bit.

Please note that your hands and face will get wet.

If you choose a wetsuit, you will get wet in the water. The wetsuit does help keep you warm, but a wetsuit option will always be colder than a drysuit option.

How much time do we spend in the water during the snorkeling tour?

The snorkeling itself takes about 30-40 minutes. When we get to the exit point which is in the Lagoon, you get the opportunity to swim around a bit longer if you’d like to.

Do I need to know how to swim to be able to participate in the snorkeling?

You do have to be able to swim to participate in the snorkeling.

Do you offer photos from the snorkeling tour?

Yes, our guides take photos of every snorkeling tour. They then upload them to a Google web album where you can pick the photos you like and then download them FREE of charge.

What is the height/weight limit for this tour? Why is there a limit?

The height and weight limits for this tour are as follows:

Height Limit:  150- 200cm (4‘11″ – 6‘5″)

Weight Limit: 45- 120kg (99 – 265 lbs)

These limits are due to the standard sizes of dry suites used on the snorkeling tour. All guest must wear a dry suit when snorkeling in Silfra. Unfortunately, we can not accommodate guests who fall outside of these limits.

Can I bring my used riding clothes for the horseback riding tour?

You can wear your usual riding clothes on this tour, but please take note of the following:

Icelandic horses are not vaccinated and are therefore susceptible to infectious agents from abroad. Visitors are asked to adopt strict biosecurity measures!

Importing the following equipment is strictly prohibited:

  • Used riding equipment, such as saddles, bridles, nosebands, pads, rugs, whips, etc.
  • Used riding gloves

Cleaning and disinfection:

  • Used riding clothes and boots should be washed in a washing machine or dry cleaned prior to entering the country
  • Used riding clothes and boots that cannot be placed in a washing machine or dry cleaned should be washed and disinfected as follows:
    • Rinse thoroughly with detergent
    • Dry
    • Spray with 1% VirkonS® (10g per liter of water)
    • Store for at least 5 days prior to bringing the clothes into contact with horses in Iceland

Is lunch included in the tour?

No, lunch is not included in the tour but your guide will make a stop where you can buy snacks and lunch.

Do you offer private tours?

Yes, we offer private tours. Please note that we can never guarantee that you will be alone in Silfra, but on a private tour you will have your own guide which creates a more private experience. A private tour is a great option for families, groups of friends and even couples who are looking for a special experience.

If you’d like to book a private tour, please email us at info@iat.is for availability and pricing.

What is the cancellation policy for this tour?

Reservations can be canceled 48 hours prior to departure without penalty. Cancellations received less than 48 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 48 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. 

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