Snorkeling Silfra Day Tour

You don’t need to be a certified diver in order to experience water at its clearest! Snorkeling Silfra is for everyone who feels comfortable in water and is a fantastic adventure for the whole family.

Prices starting from
ISK 17.990 per person

All seasons
1-8 people
1 day
Guided tour

You don’t need to be a certified diver in order to experience water at its clearest!  Snorkeling Silfra is for everyone who feels comfortable in water and is a fantastic adventure for the whole family.

We offer daily snorkeling trips to Silfra where you will float between two continental plates, surrounded by the astonishing clarity of the water and the mesmerizing colors of this underwater world.

If you choose to use our transportation service, we will pick you up at your accommodation in Reykjavík and drive with you to Thingvellir National Park. During the one-hour drive, your guide will provide you with background information about the unique geology and cultural history of Silfra as well as the surrounding area of the UNESCO world heritage site – Thingvellir.

Upon arrival at Silfra, your guide will give you your dry suit and snorkeling equipment. Your guide will explain how to use this equipment and how to ensure that you will be warm and comfortable during your 30 to 40 minute snorkeling tour of Silfra Hall, Silfra Cathedral, and Silfra Lagoon.

During your snorkel you will explore the four main parts of Silfra. You will float through Big Crack, Silfra’s narrowest section and where the continental plates are so close you can almost touch them.
The fissure then widens into Silfra Hall. Here the full spectrum of Silfra’s colours and clarity become all the more apparent. At this point if you look at just the right angle you can see all the way to Thingvallavatn, over 150m away. Near to the opening to Thingvallavatn we will enter the Silfra Cathedral; as the depth reaches 23m you feel like you are flying over the boulders and glacial silt. Your snorkel is finished in the endless visibility of Silfra Lagoon.

Make sure to drink some of the Silfra water while you are snorkeling! Who knows when you will be able to drink water so pure again.

TOUR DETAILS

PREREQUISITES: Participants must be at least 150cm tall, be at least 45kg, be at least 12 years of age, be comfortable in water and be able to swim, be physically fit, be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit and not be pregnant

DURATION: Approximately 5 hours from the time of pick up in Reykjavík to the time of drop off. If you choose to drive yourself to Silfra, you can expect to be with us for about 3 hours. You will be in the water for around 30-40 minutes and the remaining time is needed for getting in and out of the gear.

MIN / MAX: Maximum of 8 snorkelers per snorkel guide.

PLEASE BRING: long underwear, thick socks and suitable clothes for the weather of the day

NOTE ABOUT PICK UP: Pick up service from Reykjavík is not available for all of the tours. If you need transportation, please be sure to pick a tour that gives you the option of pick up in Reykjavík. Pick up in Reykjavík begins one hour EARLIER than the tour times shown below. If you book a tour without transportation, you will meet us directly at Thingvellir Park.


What's included in the Snorkeling Silfra Day Tour tour?

Included in this tour

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

Not included in this tour

  • Pick up service is NOT included.  Pick up service is available only for the 09:00 am and 17:00 snorkeling tours (summer season), with pick up starting at 08:00 am and 16:00.
  • Photos of the Snorkeling Tour.

Explore the Snorkeling Silfra Day Tour tour day-by-day

  1. Day 1 Silfra

    We offer daily snorkeling trips to Silfra where you will float between two continental plates, surrounded by the astonishing clarity of the water and the mesmerizing colors of this underwater world.

    Upon arrival at Silfra, your guide will give you your dry suit and snorkeling equipment. Your guide will explain how to use this equipment and how to ensure that you will be warm and comfortable during your 30 to 40 minute snorkeling tour of Silfra Hall, Silfra Cathedral, and Silfra Lagoon.

    During your snorkel you will explore the four main parts of Silfra. You will float through Big Crack, Silfra’s narrowest section and where the continental plates are so close you can almost touch them.
The fissure then widens into Silfra Hall. Here the full spectrum of Silfra’s colours and clarity become all the more apparent. At this point if you look at just the right angle you can see all the way to Thingvallavatn, over 150m away. Near to the opening to Thingvallavatn we will enter the Silfra Cathedral; as the depth reaches 23m you feel like you are flying over the boulders and glacial silt. Your snorkel is finished in the endless visibility of Silfra Lagoon.

Day 1 - Silfra
Our office in Reykjavík
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Please note that the route can change due to weather and/or road conditions.

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