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Happy Silfra snorkeler close up from beneath reflecting crystal water surface of Silfra hall in Thingvellir Iceland

Silfra Snorkeling Day Tour

Snorkel the world's clearest water in Iceland

The Silfra fissure

Snorkelling between two tectonic plates

Immerse yourself in the clearest water in the world and float between two continents in Iceland! A snorkeling adventure in the famous Silfra fissure is an unforgettable experience.

We offer daily snorkeling tours of Silfra where the astonishing clarity of the water reveals a mesmerizing underwater world full of colors you don’t see above the surface. Silfra is a fissure created by the separation of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates cutting through Iceland. The Silfra fissure fills with glacial water that has been filtered underground for decades through hardened, porous lava rock. The filtering process of the glacial water makes Silfra one of the clearest bodies of water on earth with up to 120 meters of visibility.

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 Iceland and Silfra as well as the surrounding area of the UNESCO world heritage site.
Upon arrival at Silfra, your guide will give you your dry suit and snorkeling equipment. Your snorkel 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 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.

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.

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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Clint A 18.09.2017
Snorkeling Silfra is Unreal and something that you only see on TV - except that IT'S REAL!

I booked my snorkeling tour online and coming from an island where i snorkel every weekend i wasn't sure if this will be a waste of time or not - but boy it was WORTH IT!!
I've arrived just in time and was guided by Fraser which was an excellent tour guide...

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Tour Details

  • All year round, daily

  • Approx. 3 hours at the site, 5 hours with transportation from Reykjavík

  • Maximum 6 snorkelers per snorkel guide

  • From ISK 14.990

Please bring:

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

Included:

  • Guided snorkelling trip
  • All necessary snorkelling equipment
  • Hot choclate and cookies after the snorkelling trip
  • Entrance fee into Silfra

Excluded:

  • Pick up service is available only for certain tours, please choose carefully. Pick up service costs an additional 5.000,- ISK.
  • Digital photo package of the Snorkeling Tour, available at additional cost of 2.990,- ISK

Meeting times at Silfra:

Please see the booking calendar for available meeting times at Silfra for the snorkeling tour.

Pick up service:

Pick up service from Reykjavík is not available for all of the snorkeling 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 1,5 hours EARLIER than the tour times shown in the booking calendar.

Safety requirements

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

  • 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

  • able to communicate in English

  • not be pregnant

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