Morning snorkeling with Dive.is and afternooon whale watching with Elding
Available: 1 April - 30 September
Duration: Approx. 10 hrs.
Time: Snorkeling at 09:00 & Whale Watching at 13:00
You will be picked up from your hotel by Dive.is shuttle bus at 08:00 taking you to Þingvellir national park which is about 45 km from Reykjavík. On site you will be geared up by your tour guide and shown the appropriate snorekling methods. Once you are in the water the make sure to enjoy every moment - Snorkeling in the crystal clear glacial water in Silfra with over 100m view of its stunning surroundings is an amazing experience. Adding to that you are swimming between two continents and get an excellent view of the crack separating the European and American continental shells. The total time of snorkeling is approximately 1 hour. After the snorkeling you will be offered a well deserved and very welcome hot chocolate and cookies before heading back to Reykjavík for the nest leg of the combo.
You will be driven back to Reykjavík in time for the whale watching tour starting at 13:00 from the Old Harbour. The tour commences in our ticket office where you will exchange your voucher for admission tickets and from there we will show you to the boat. On board you will find several outdoor viewing platforms and a large indoor saloon with an on board café where you can buy light refreshments. We also have basic bathroom facilities and a cloak room where you can borrow one of our blankets or overalls on colder days. You can either stay outside in the fresh air or stay inside the heated lounge and observe the views from within, through our large panoramic windows. In summer we can expect to see Minke whales at their most abundant, along with White-beaked dolphins, Harbour porpoises and the occasional Humpback whales. After exploring the wonders of the whales and seabirds Faxaflói offers you return to the harbour around 16:00. You can choose to stay in the city centre area or ask our shuttle bus driver to take you back to your hotel.
To snorkel in Silfra all participants have to meet these requirements:
• Be over 12 years old.
• Be between 150cm-200cm and 45kg-120kg.
• Must not be pregnant.
• Be physically fit.
• Be ready to wear something tight and constricting dry suit.
• Be comfortable in water and be able to swim.
Participants need to bring thermal underwear and thick wool socks. Its also recommended to dress according to weather and bring hat, gloves etc. If participants wear glasses we recommend wearing contact lenses as the masks are not suitable for glasses.
Please note that pickup is included in the tour price, so make sure to select your hotel from the dropdown list. If your hotel is not within the central Reykjavík area you need to make your own way down to Hólmaslóð 2, 101 Reykjavík before 08:00!
- 10:00 hours
- Hot tip
- Dress warmly and don't be shy to also put on our warm overalls!
- Pickup/drop off
- English guidance
- Necessary snorkeling equipment
- Hot chocolate and cookies
- Entrance fee into Silfra
- Use of overalls on board
- WiFi on board
Snorkeling tour: Silfra at Thingvellir park
Whale Watching: Southern part of Faxaflói