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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We're part of Arctic Adventures, your adventure tour operator in Iceland since 1983. That's why you can easily combine our tours with various activities.