Max 6 people

A family of snorkelers entering Silfra with their guide Stefano

Family Snorkeling Silfra Small Group Tour

A more personalised experience for yourself and your loved ones

Family and Friends Snorkeling Silfra Tour

A great opportunity to visit Silfra away from the crowds!

A snorkeling adventure in the famous Silfra fissure is an unforgettable experience, an adventure in the purest water on Earth.

There is a reason this Snorkeling Tour was chosen the best tour in Iceland and 10th in the world on the 2024 Best of the Best Traveler's choice awards by Tripadvisor.

We can proudly state that DIVE.IS will offer you the best service level at Silfra. Let us tell you why:

  • We built our own changing room so that our guests have the opportunity to dress up inside a heated changing van.
  • After snorkeling in the cold water, we warm you up with hot cocoa and cookies.
  • Our guides are all experienced PADI divemasters and instructors that have been through professional training before running any of our tours

Our snorkeling tour of Silfra is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for your family to experience a fascinating underwater world that is unique to this site. Nowhere else on Earth will you ever find such transparent water and unbelievable colors! The glacial water that fills the Silfra fissure has been filtered through underground lava rock for centuries, a process that makes it crystal clear and with 120 meters of visibility.

This tour is only available on request and it allows you to reserve a guide just for your group of up to 6 people.
This will give you a more personalised and intimate experience. An unforgettable outdoor activity for the whole family!

At your arrival at Silfra, you will be welcomed by your guide. Your snorkeling equipment will be ready and your guide will instruct you on how to gear up and use the equipment in complete safety. The dry suit and the undergarment that we provide will keep you dry and warm for the duration of the tour.

After making your way to the entry platform (3-minute walk from the meeting point), you will spend about 30-45 minutes floating through the four parts of Silfra: the Big Crack, the Hall, the Cathedral and the Lagoon. These sections offer different sceneries and rock formations and the full spectrum of Silfra’s colours and clarity become more and more apparent as you proceed through the fissure. When the depth reaches 23 meters below you, you will fell like you are flying!

At the end of the tour, you will make your way back to the meeting point, where your guide will help you out of your gear and offer you hot chocolate and cookies to warm up.

The price for this tour is intended for a group of 1 to 6 people.

This is a self-drive tour and we will meet you at the Silfra meeting point. If you need to be picked up in Reykjavik, please let us know in advance so that we can give you a final price.

Silfra fissure is located at Thingvellir National Park which is on the Golden circle, a very popular sightseeing route in Iceland. Other sightseeing locations on the Golden circle are Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot spring and Kerið crater.

697nathanv 30.08.2022
Once in a lifetime experience!

Truly a once in a lifetime snorkeling experience. Dry suits are never comfortable but well worth it. I felt like Dive.Is was the most professional company out there. We booked the private family tour which did not cost that much extra and was well worth the money to not be in a large group. We had 3 teenagers who were a little apprehensive but our guide Eeva was so patient with the kids and made them feel comfortable the entire time. If you have teenagers going or people who have concerns about the dry suits of water temps I would definitely request Eeva.


Tour Details

  • Available on request

  • Approx. 2.5 hours at the site, 5 hours if with transportation from Reykjavík

  • Maximum 6 snorkelers per snorkel guide

  • The price for this tour is intended for a group of 1 to 6 people

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

From ISK 128.990


  • Guided snorkeling trip
  • 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 is a semi-private tour, available only as self-drive. We also have fully private tours, with and without pick up, for those that want to snorkel in private

This tour is depending on availability. 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.


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For your safety, all participants must:

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

  • 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

  • eat well before the tour

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Guides on this tour

You will snorkel here

Thingvellir National Park
801 Selfoss

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