North Iceland

Hot and Cold Snorkeling and Spa Tour in the North

Two geothermal activities in one selfdrive tour

Bubbling sands and geothermal sea baths in Húsavík

The perfect Diamond circle selfdrive combo

Your adventure begins with a snorkeling tour at Litlaá river. North Iceland, just south of the arctic circle, is an unusual place to find a 12-17°C river, but its geothermal activity keeps it a nice warm temperature. The river is shallow allowing you a clear view of what lies beneath the surface.

The river’s floor is full of mesmerising dancing volcanic sands and multicoloured sediments leaping from the bottom. The heated water erupts from below the bottom causing beautiful designs and ripples in the riverbed while you drift along the surface above. This has been described by the phrase "Bubbling sands" and is a sight best seen with own eyes.

Mixed in with the bubbling sands you will see beautiful fields of green algea which are mesmerising to look at. The underworld at it's best.
You will be provided with a dry suit and an undergarment to keep you dry and warm. We recommend that you wear thermal long-underwear and wool socks for additional warmth.

After your 30-40 minute snorkeling session in Litlaá river, you make your way to the town of Húsavík.

There you will experience a different type of geothermal activity, the geothermal sea baths of Geosea. The seawater is packed with minerals which will revitalize your skin. A visit to the steam rooms will make the experience even more relaxing and enjoyable.

If you plan to drive the Diamond circle, we suggest you start your day sightseeing Goðafoss waterfall, Lake Mývatn, Dettifoss waterfall and the beautiful canyons of Ásbyrgi before starting the snorkeling tour. The last location is the whale watching capital of Húsavík where you can end your day soaking in the Geosea - Geothermal sea baths.

Tour Details

  • July

  • Don't see a tour time that works for you, contact us at and we will find the best time for you

  • Approx. 5 hours, 2.5 hours snorkeling tour, 30 min driving, 2 hours at spa

  • Maximum 8 snorkelers per snorkel guide

  • Minimum 2 snorkelers. We will refund you in full if the minimum is not met

From ISK 26.990


  • Guided snorkeling trip
  • All necessary snorkeling equipment
  • Hot chocolate and cookies after the snorkeling trip
  • Entrance fee to Geoseo - Geothermal sea bath

Please bring:

  • Long underwear
  • Thick socks
  • Suitable clothes for the weather of the day
  • Contact lenses if you wear glasses
  • Bathing suit and towel for your visit to Geosea
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Safety requirements

  • have read, signed, and followed directions on the online Snorkeling Medical Statement (link provided in confirmation email) PDF

  • have our Snorkeling 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 snorkeling tour PDF

  • be at minimum 150cm / maximum 200cm

  • be at minimum 45kg / maximum 120kg

  • fit within our dry suit size chart PDF

  • be at least 12 years of age on the year and at least 45 kg / 99 lbs

  • be comfortable in water and be able to swim

  • be physically fit

  • be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit

  • be able to communicate in English

  • not be pregnant

Timeline of your tour

Experience the tour

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Guides on this tour

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Snorkeling site

Near Keldunes 85, 671 Ásbyrgi

Geosea - Geothermal sea baths

Vitaslóð 1
640 Húsavík

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