Diving in Silfra and Horseback riding
A perfect day
Between the 1st of April and the 30th of September we offer the Dive Silfra & Horseback Riding Combo Tour in which we go diving in Silfra and then horseback riding on Icelandic horses afterwards.
On this tour you will first visit the most popular dive site in Iceland: the magical fissure Silfra, located in Þingvellir National Park. You can read more about the Silfra trip here: Silfra Diving Day Tour. Please note that in order to dive in Silfra you must have dry suit certification or 10 logged dry suit dives within the last two years of tour date and be able to provide written proof from a diving instructor of these dry suit dives.
After the Silfra dives we will warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and cookies before we take you to the Laxnes Horse Farm, where you will spend the rest of the day on a pleasurable ride through the beautiful valley of Mosfellsdalur.
Horse enthusiasts will already know that the Icelandic horses are an extremely special and protected breed. At Laxness you will be provided with riding equipment before you are handed one of their friendly sure-footed Icelandic horses suitable for both beginners and experienced riders. This is a great tour for divers who like horses and horseback riding fans who are scuba divers!
If you want to share the experience with your friends or family who are not scuba divers, you can combine this tour with non-divers and snorkelers. Ask us!
This tour is surely an enjoyable experience to remember.
Our Souvenirs can be purchased in your booking process by selecting them under "Extras". If the Souvenir you are looking for is not listed below please contact us or leave a comment in your booking and we will bring it on tour with us.
Silfra & Riding
We went on a combined diving and horseback trip, me diving and my wife snorkeling at Silfra. Everything worked like a charm. After booking we got information on what to pack for the dive. Our guide/divemaster picked us up at our hotel. All the staff were super-friendly and helpful. The dive at Silfra was an amazing experience, well worth the price. Also notable that scuba gear was in good condition and divemaster was professional. After the dive we were transferred to Laxness horse-farm where we got to enjoy amazing mountain scenery on a well arranged ride. Absolutely the highlight of our trip!
April 1st - September 30th, daily
Snorkel Tour between 08:00 - 13:00
Horse riding between 14:00 - 16:00
The Horseback Riding Trip might include more people
Maximum ratio of 3 divers per dive instructor
- Your SCUBA dive certification card (PADI Open Water or equivalent)
- Proof of dry suit certification or 10 logged dry suit dives within two years of tour date
- Long underwear
- Thick socks
- Suitable clothes for the weather of the day
- Free hotel pick up and return
- 1 guided dive in Silfra
- All necessary dive equipment
- Hot chocolate and cookies after Diving in Silfra
- Entrance fee of ISK 1.000,- into Silfra
- Transport to the Laxnes Horse Farm near Reykjavík
- Guided horse riding trip
08:00-08:30 from April 1st to September 30th
Meeting time at the Information Center in Þingvellir National Park is approx. 1 hour later
Safety requirementsParticipants must:
be a certified diver at the level of PADI Open Water or equivalent
have dry suit diving certification and a logged dry suit dive within two years of the tour date OR have at least 10 logged dry suit dives within two years of the tour date and be able to provide written proof from a diving instructor of these dry suit dives PDF
have read, signed, and followed directions on the online Diving Silfra Medical Statement (link provided in confirmation email) PDF
have our Diving Medical form signed off by a doctor if they are age 60 or older PDF
sign our liability release form at the start of the diving tour PDF
be at minimum 150cm / maximum 200cm
be at minimum 45kg / maximum 120kg
be at least 17 years of age (signature of legal guardian required for under 18 year old participants)
be physically fit
be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit
be able to communicate in English
not be pregnant
Your bookable extras
Guides on this tour
You'll dive here
Join our pick up service from Reykjavik or meet us at our meeting point at Silfra!
Thingvellir National Park