Horse Riding & Snorkeling in Silfra

Horseback Riding & Snorkeling tour in Silfra

Horseback riding and snorkeling in Iceland!

Start the day horseback riding on the pure bred Icelandic horse from the Ishestar riding center with its famous five gaits through lava fields on the outskirts of Hafnarfjörður town. Afterwards we are off to the UNESCO world heritage site of Thingvellir National park to go snorkeling in Silfra fissure between the tectonic plates of North America and Eurasia.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Pick up from all major hotels, hostel and guesthouses in Reykjavík upon request
  • 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

BRING THIS WITH YOU

  • Warm socks and undergarments
  • Warm pants or leggings, no jeans!
  • Extra pair of clothes (just in case)
  • Your waterproof camera
  • Towel
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Price from 31.990 ISK Pick-up is available from all major hotels, hostels and guesthouses in Reykjavík. Excited? Book Now!
Availability9:00
TODAY AND EVERY DAY
Duration9 hours
DifficultyModerate(3/5)
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OUTDOOR ICELAND ADVENTURE

Trip difficulty: 3 out of 5 possible. Rated: Moderate

Horseback riding: Ishestar riding center is located just out of Reykjavik near to the fascinating landscape around Mt. Helgafell.  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.  We will either be riding to the old Kaldársel sheep corral or Lake Hvaleyrarvatn depending on weather and conditions. 

Snorkeling: After the horseback riding, there will be time to have some lunch before moving on to the Thingvellir National Park for the snorkeling. Silfra fissure where we will be snorkeling is located in Thingvellir National Park. Snorkeling in Silfra is truly one of the things you should not miss while in Iceland. Silfras 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 80 meters visibility beneath the surface. Snorkeling in Silfra is an unwinding and unusual option for the adventurous traveler.

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.

Please note: We recommend that you are able to swim when you come snorkeling. You will not have to swim on the tour, but we have found that non-swimmers tend to panic in the water and are not able to fully appreciate the tour. 

Minimum requirements: 12 years old, 45kg and 150cm. Participants need to feel comfortable in water and be able to swim. You are unable to participate if you pregnant.

Disclaimer: All trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Dive Silfra & its partners (in this case Íshestar) 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 31.990 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

    Iandavis13

  • “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!

    danijbaker

  • “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.

    evulienka88