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Silfra Snorkeling Day Tour

  • Snorkel between the North American and Eurasian tectonic Plates.
  • Unparalleled underwater visibility.
  • Floating through perfectly drinkable water.
  • The historic and dramatic Thingvellir national park.

The most popular snorkeling tour in Iceland

Experience unmatched visibility in this one of a kind geological phenomenon as you swim between the Eurasian and American continental plates!
The Silfra snorkeling tour begins with us meeting you at your accommodation in Reykjavík. On the hours drive to the Thingvellir National Park your guide will talk you through the unique geology and cultural history of Silfra and of the surrounding Thingvellir area.
If you have your own transportation, you are welcome to meet us at the Thingvellir Park. Click HERE to find directions to the meeting point in Thingvellir.
Once we have arrived at the Silfra fissure, your guide will give a detailed briefing, describing the structure of the snorkel and layout of the site, aswell as the features which make Silfra so unique. We will then begin dressing in our drysuits. We use only high quality drysuits and undersuits.
Once we are prepared it’s time to take the plunge into Silfra’s pristine, crystal clear water, filtered over decades by Iceland’s volcanic basalt rock. At any point on the snorkel you are able to remove your snorkel and take a sip. You won’t find purer drinking water.
During our snorkel we will spend roughly 35minutes in the water exploring the four sections of Silfra. First we will pass through Big Crack, Silfra’s narrowest and deepest section. We will cross the shallows and float into the majestic Silfra Hall where the shear size and clarity of Silfra will become apparent. Leaving Silfra hall takes us another step closer to lake Thingvellir and into the Silfra Cathedral. We pass through the dramatic Silfra Cathedral between the towering walls of seperating continents and conclude the dive in the extraordinary visibility and dazzling neon blues and greens of the Silfra Lagoon. Leaving the water at the end of the lagoon we have a short walk back to our carpark to warm up with hot chocolate and cookies.

Available in

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Price

  • ISK
  • EUR
  • USD
  • GBP
ISK 15992
EUR 124.6
USD 149.67
GBP 110.09
Departures

Included

Guided snorkeling trip
All necessary snorkeling equipment
Hot chocolate and cookies after the snorkeling trip
Entrance fee of ISK 1.000,- into Silfra

Excluded

Pick up service is available only for certain tours, please choose carefully. Pick up service costs an additional 5.000,- ISK.
Photos of the Snorkeling Tour.

Prerequisites

Participants must:
have read, signed, and followed directions on the Snorkeling Silfra Medical Statement
sign our liability release form at the start of the tour
be at minimum 150cm tall / maximum 200cm tall
be at minimum 45kg / maximum 120kg
be minimum 14 years of age on the year
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 or have a translator available at all times during the tour
not be pregnant

Group Size

1 to 30 snorkelers

Minimum Age

14

Equipment list

  • Warm clothes (Jacket, hood and gloves).
  • Long underwear (to wear underneath the dry suit).
  • Thick socks.

Availability

All year around, daily