Snorkeling Silfra & Whale Watching

An awe inspiring experience of whales and Silfra

Dive into the world of whales

The combination of snorkeling through the famous Silfra fissure followed by whale watching is a great way to get to know the many forms of one of Iceland’s most prominent elements: water. The day begins when we will pick you up at your hotel in the morning and drive with you to the National Park Thingvellir where you will snorkel Silfra.

Silfra is a crack in the earth created by the powerful forces of the movement of tectonic plates. The fissure was created by the North American and Eurasian continental plates ripping apart from one another. Crystal clear glacial water fills this crack in the earth, creating a stunning underwater world. You can read more about the Snorkeling Silfra Day Tour here.

Afterwards we will drive back to Reykjavik and drop you off at the harbor, where you will have the time for lunch before you get on the whale watching boat for an unforgettable trip into the world of whales and sea birds.

The various types of whales commonly sighted include minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, harbor porpoises and the popular humpback whales. You will be accompanied by sea birds such as gannets, guillemots, cormorants, kittiwakes, arctic terns, and many more. The trip also takes you past several islands inhabited by colonies of puffins, which provides a great photo opportunity!

Our Souvenirs can be purchased in your booking process by selecting them under "Extras". If the Souvenir you are looking for is not listed below please contact us or leave a comment in your booking and we will bring it on tour with us.

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nikkbumbum 17.09.2017
Great Experience

I choose to do this tour for the experience and it did not disappoint. The pictures with the clear vivid colours are exactly what you see when you experience it yourself. But to do in person is like nothing else. Yes it can get cold because your hands and face are not protected. But a little bit of chill is a small price to pay for a once in a lifetime experience and Dive.is with their motivated, friendly, patient, knowledable guides is the perfect company to do this with. Steffano was our guide and he even went out of his way to take us through the scenic route on the drive back to share with us more of Iceland's beauty. The staff members in the office also deserve special mention. I had requested to add whale watching to the tour but had issues paying for the booking here in Canada. They were patient with me though and offered different solutions to the problem.

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Tour Details

  • June 1st - August 31st, daily

  • 10+ hours

  • Maximum of 6 snorkelers per snorkel guide

  • More people on the whale watching boat

  • From ISK 27.980

Please bring:

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

Included:

  • Guide
  • Guided snorkelling trip
  • All necessary snorkelling equipment
  • Hot choclate and cookies after the snorkeling trip
  • Entrance fee into Silfra
  • Guided boat trip to watch the whales

Excluded:

  • Transportion available at additional cost

Departures:

Please see the booking calendar below for available departures.

Safety requirements

  • 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 PDF

  • be at least 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

  • not be pregnant

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Guides on this tour

You'll go snorkeling and whale watching here

Meet us at our meeting point at Silfra or join our pick up service in Reykjavík that begins 1,5 hours earlier than the tour times show below

Thingvellir National Park
801 Selfoss

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Frequently asked questions about our Snorkeling Silfra & Whale Watching Combo Tour

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