Start your day in Iceland with a morning snorkelling tour in the world-renowned Silfra fissure, and end it with an afternoon whale watching excursion. This tour should not be missed by those eager to immerse themselves in pristine nature.
At the beginning of this combo tour, a shuttle bus will pick you up and take you to one of Iceland's most precious natural sites, Þingvellir National Park, which is home to the otherworldly Silfra fissure.
Silfra's crystal clear glacier water allows for over 100 m (328 ft) of visibility and an unmatched view of otherworldly underwater landscapes that make up the continental rift which separates the European and American tectonic plates. Although the water is 2° Celsius throughout the year, you will be equipped with state-of-the-art drysuits to completely protect you from the cold.
After a thrilling and mesmerising excursion, complete with hot chocolate at the end, the shuttle will take you Reykjavík's Old Harbour in time for your whale watch. You'll board a boat with an indoor saloon, café and several outdoor viewing platforms.
The whale-watch will be approximately three hours long, which should be more than enough time to see a wealth of species. Humpback and Minke Whales, alongside White-Beaked Dolphins and Harbour Porpoises, are the most commonly seen, although over twenty species of cetacean frequent Iceland's waters, so no two whale-watches are the same. And that is to say nothing of the many seabirds flying above.
Between sightings, you have the opportunity to observe some incredible nature. Opposite Reykjavík across Faxaflói Bay is the incredible Mount Esja. To the South, you should also be able to spot the Reykjanes Peninsula; in clear weather, you can also see the Snæfellsnes Peninsula to the north.
Don't miss out on an opportunity to see both Iceland's beautiful marine animals and one of the world's most magnificent snorkelling spots. Check availability by choosing a date above.
This tour is not suitable for pregnant women. Please note that should you have any neurological, circulatory or respiratory problems or underlying diseases, battled any illnesses or have any physical problems you might have to turn in a physicians allowance to participate in this tour. If you are over 45 and partake/have partaken in pipe smoking or heavy alcohol intake, you might need a medical waiver. If you are over 60 years of age, you need a medical waiver. Please contact the operator for further information and application papers.