Available Xmas 2023

Private snorkeling Silfra tour with DIVE.IS in Iceland

Private Snorkeling Silfra Tour

Skip the line and go on your own time

A private snorkeling day

Avoid the crowds and snorkel when you want

Snorkel in the clearest water in the world and float between two continents in Iceland with no other people around!

Our private tours include a private guide, the snorkeling tour and all necessary equipment for snorkeling. During our private tours we usually go outside the busiest time at Silfra on a start time that fits your schedule, whether it is early in the morning or late in the evening.

Silfra is a fissure between the North American and Eurasian continental plates. Silfra constantly fills with glacial water that has been trickling through underground lava rock for 30 years. This remarkable crack between two tectonic plates is therefore filled with the clearest water on our planet, allowing for up to 100 meters visibility.

On the snorkeling tour we will dress you in a dry suit and guide you through the four parts of the Silfra fissure. Floating through Silfra's crystal clear water is an otherworldly experience; the near-freezing water, astonishing colors, and sensations of flying provide a very unique environment for liquid meditation that you will never forget.

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 lake Thingvallavatn, over 150m away. Near to the opening to Thingvellir lake 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.

If you have your own transportation to Silfra, you can meet us directly at the Silfra meeting point in the National Park.

If you choose the pick up option, your private guide will pick you up in Reykjavík and drive with you to the location you choose. During the one-hour drive, your guide will provide you with background information about the unique geology and cultural history of Iceland.

If you want to avoid the crowds and have Silfra all to yourself, this is the experience for you.

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Maria G 17.08.2021
Amazing Activity

It was an amazing experience! The equipment was perfect. Our guide Audria was friendly and experienced!

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Tour Details

  • Private guide

  • Available on request. Start times that fit your schedule, day or night

  • All year round, daily. Don't see a tour time that works for you, contact us at dive@dive.is and we will find the best time for you

  • Approx. 2.5 hours at the site

  • For up to 6 people

  • Pick up can be arranged for an extra fee

  • Not looking for a private experience? Check out our Snorkeling Silfra day tour

From ISK 170.000

Included:

  • Guided snorkeling trip
  • A start time that fits your needs, avoiding the crowds
  • All necessary snorkeling equipment
  • Hot chocolate and cookies after the snorkeling trip
  • Entrance fee into Silfra

Please bring:

  • Long underwear
  • Thick socks
  • Suitable clothes for the weather of the day
  • Contact lenses if you wear glasses

This tour is available upon request on Christmas Eve/Christmas day and New Years Eve/New years day. If we are able to go on the requested date and time, we will confirm the booking and send you a payment link for the total amount. You choose the day you want to go on this page, then choose the location and start time on the next page. We look forward to spending the holidays with you!

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For your safety, all participants must:

  • have read, signed, and followed directions on the online Snorkeling Silfra 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

  • 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

Covid-19 safety precautions

  • We are a certified partner of the Clean and Safe initiative
  • Only 6 passengers with a guide
  • Plenty of space at Silfra to uphold the 2 meter rule
  • Mandatory mask use on our transfer bus and within 2m at Silfra (if needed)
  • Customers bring their own COVID19 face mask
  • Hand sanitizer and disposable gloves are provided in our bus and at Silfra
  • All equipment and vehicles are thoroughly sanitized after every tour

Timeline of your tour

Your bookable extras

Experience the tour

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Guides on this tour

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You will snorkel in either of these places

Thingvellir National Park
801 Selfoss

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Frequently asked questions about our Private Snorkeling Day Tour

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