Snorkeling in Silfra & Horse Riding

Snorkeling and Horseback Riding is a perfect combination for those who want to experience a great outdoor day in Iceland.
Available: All year
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 8 hours
Minimum Age: 16 years
Pick Up: Pick-up included from Reykjavik
Price: ISK 32.900

Tour Highlights

✅ Enjoy snorkeling in the freshwater fissure Silfra
✅ Horseback riding at the friendly family run farm Laxnes
✅ Transfers to and from Reykjavik
✅ PADI Diveguide – Divemaster
✅ Small groups (max 6-8 people per guide)
✅ Silfra admission fee included
✅ Hot chocolate and cookies after snorkeling

Tour Details

Availability: All year
Difficulty: Easy
Summer Departures with pick-up: 8:30 to 8:45 am (from 1. April to 30. September)
Winter Departures with pick-up: 
9:30 to 9:45 am (from 1. October to 31. March)
Without Pickup: Meeting time at the Information Center in Thingvellir National Park ( is approx. 45 min. – 1 hour later
Duration: Snorkel Tour between 09:00-13:00 and Horseback Riding between 14:00-16:00
Maximum participants: 8 per guide.

Prerequisites for snorkeling:

  • Be comfortable in water and be able to swim
  • Physically fit
  • Have read, signed, and followed directions on the Silfra Snorkeling Medical Statement
  • Sign our liability release form at the start of the tour
  • Minimum 145cm (4’9) tall/maximum 200cm (6’7) tall
  • Be at minimum 45kg (99 lbs) / maximum 120kg (264 lbs)
  • 16 years of age
  • Not be pregnant

You will be provided with all necessary gear required for snorkeling and horseback riding. You will, however, have to bring:

  • Clothes suited to dress under a drysuit such as long warm underwear or sweat suit, warm socks OR
  • Clothes suited to dress under a wetsuit such as swimsuits
  • Warm clothes to wear prior and after the snorkeling
  • Towel
  • Lunch or Snack
  • Camera
  • You can rent a GoPro camera by us

Tour Description

Snorkeling and Horseback Riding is a perfect combination for those who want to experience a great outdoor day in Iceland. You’ll enjoy snorkeling in the freshwater fissure Silfra, which is known to be one of the best dive sites in the world. And you will enjoy riding an Icelandic horse known for their five gaits.

This is a pure nature trip. You’ll be snorkeling in either wetsuit or drysuit all depending on your wishes. By wearing the wetsuit you will be able to dive underneath the surface of Silfra and we really recommend this choice rather than the drysuit as you will get more out of the tour instead of just floating on the surface. Silfra is a freshwater fissure, about 60-63 meters where it is deepest,   you can almost see an end to end as the water is so clear. Silfra is situated at the UNESCO World Heritage site, Thingvellir.

The horseback riding will take place at the friendly family run farm Laxnes where you’ll ride on the Icelandic horse which has five gaits. You will enjoy the Icelandic nature at the same time you are getting to know these small friendly horses.

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