Two unforgettable sights

Float above the clearest water on earth between the continental plates during the day and at night sail beneath a sky illuminated by the northern lights! This tour combines the Snorkeling Silfra Day Tour with a northern lights hunt by boat. Silfra is a fissure that fills with crystal clear glacial meltwater and is the only place on earth where it’s possible to swim between two tectonic plates. The northern lights are also unique to the arctic region and a boat cruise gives you the perfect setting to be far from the lights of the city in order to get the best view of the northern lights.

Tour Details


September 1st – April 15th


Participants must:

  • have read, signed, and followed directions on the Snorkeling Silfra Medical Statement (to be signed online after booking)
  • 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

The Snorkeling Silfra Day Tour is about 3 hours at the site. 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. If you use our transportation service, you can expect to be with us for about 5 hours from the time of pick up in Reykjavík to the time of drop off.

The duration of the northern lights cruise is 1.5-2.5 hours. Pick up begins 45 minutes prior to departure.


Min / Max:

Maximum of 6 snorkelers per snorkel guide

Please bring:
  • Long underwear
  • thick socks
  • suitable clothes for the weather of the day
  • contact lenses if you wear glasses
  • guided snorkelling trip
  • all necessary snorkelling equipment
  • hot chocolate and cookies after the snorkeling trip
  • entrance fee of ISK 1.000,- into Silfra
  • Pick up service costs an additional 7.220,- ISK. This includes transportation for both the Snorkeling Silfra Day Tour and the northern lights cruise. 
  • Photos of the Snorkeling Tour. If you are interested in photos of your Snorkeling Tour, please read the corresponding FAQ further down on this page.

Please see the booking calendar below. The times shown are the available meeting times at Silfra for the tour. Pick up for the Snorkeling Silfra Day Tour begins 1,5 hours earlier than the tour times shown below.

The departure times of the northern lights cruise are as follows:

 1 September – 30 September at 22:00
 1 October – 14 March at 21:00
 15 March – 15 April at 22:00
Pick up for the northern lights cruise begins 45 minutes prior to departure.


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