Horse Riding & Snorkeling in Silfra

Horseback Riding & Snorkeling tour in Silfra

Horseback riding and snorkeling in Iceland!

Start the day off snorkeling in Iceland's only UNESCO world heritage site of Thingvellir National park. Snorkeling in Silfra fissure between the tectonic plates of North America and Eurasia. Then we will go to the Laxnes Horse farm to meet pure-bred Icelandic Horses. We will go horseback riding through the lovely countryside following an expert guide leading the way.


  • Pick up from Reykjavik
  • Horseback riding
  • Drysuit, mask and all other equipment need for the snorkeling and riding
  • Thingvellir Silfra Entrance fee (1000 ISK)
  • 30-40 minutes of snorkeling in Silfra


  • Warm socks and long underwear
  • Warm pants or leggings, no jeans!
  • Extra pair of clothes (just in case)
  • Your waterproof camera (optional)
  • Towel
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Price from 30.490 ISK Pick-up is available from all major hotels, hostels and guesthouses in Reykjavík. Excited? Book Now!
Availability9:00 am pick up
Duration9 hours
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Trip difficulty: 3 out of 5 possible. Rated: Moderate

Snorkeling: We will be snorkeling in the world famous Silfra fissure located in Thingvellir National Park. Snorkeling in Silfra is truly one of the things you should not miss while in Iceland.

Silfra´s otherworldly scenery and the remarkable colors of blue are sure to take your breath away. Enjoy the feeling of being weightless as you drift down the fissure in the clear water with over 100 meters visibility beneath the surface. Snorkeling in Silfra is an unwinding and unusual option for the adventurous traveler.

Horseback riding: After the snorkeling, there will be time to have some lunch at Laxnes (either bring your own or you can buy on site) before moving on to Laxnes riding center is located just out of Reykjavik in the outskirts of Mosfellsbær town. After putting on the riding gear and getting familiar with the horses, we take off riding through the lava fields where the formations take on fairytale like shapes of all kinds. 

Pick up: Please be ready at 09.00 am for pick up outside your accommodation in the Reykjavík area. It may take 30 minutes for pick up to arrive so please be patient.

Must be 12 years or older.  Minors under 18 must be in the company of a guardian. Weight limit: 45-120kg. Height limit: 150cm - 200cm. Must be able to swim.

You are unable to participate if you are pregnant, due to the small risk of cold water entering the suit.

Need glasses? You cannot wear your glasses underneath the goggles so if you have prescription goggles, please bring those. If not, we advise you to get contact lenses before you join us for snorkeling.

Disclaimer: All trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Dive Silfra & its partners (in this case Laxnes) do 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. 

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Horse Riding & Snorkeling in Silfra 30.490 ISK
  • “Warmer in the water!”

    Great experience. Things to know - Don't worry about the cold, you are given a human shaped sleeping bag that you wear under the dry suit. Yes dry suit so you don't get wet! The staff are very good and talk you through each step of putting each item on. There is a toilet where you get knitted up. The dry suit feels very restrictive at first, especially around the neck, but you get used to it. You don't actually swim, you are pushed along by the gentle current of the water coming down from the glacier. The views are amazing which you can see really well due to the purity of the drinkable water you are bobbing along through. A really unique experience that we are glad we did. Even if it was minus 10 degrees outside the water remains a barmy two degrees all year. Enjoy


  • “Snorkelling and Caving tour”

    This was a fantastic and unique experience. Sagar was a fun and friendly guide who told us much of the local folklore before and during the cave tour. Really glad we took waterproofs and hiking boots as the cave was damp and there were some tight spots! The views while snorkelling were incredible (once you got used to your very cold face and hands) but dry suit was toasty warm. Richard and Isaac were attentive, helpful and friendly throughout. They even came up with a plan to retrieve our camera after I accidently dropped it. Worth the money!


  • “Golden circle an snorkeling tour”

    The tour was great! For snorkeling, I would recommend bringing a change of clothes as quite a few of us got leaks in the dry suits. It was well worth it though! Our guide, Sara if I remember correctly, was lovely: friendly, professional and relaxed at the same time.