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Into the Blue - Snorkeling in Silfra from Reykjavik

Silfra fissure in Thingvellir National Park

Snorkeling in Silfra Fissure in Thingvellir National Park is the perfect day tour from Reykjavik. Floating through the crystal clear water of Silfra, one of the best dive sites in the world, is something you won't forget!


Snorkeling in Iceland has become one of the most popular things to do because of Silfra fissure. On this tour, you will snorkel in Silfra which is located in Thingvellir National Park which is a UNESCO world heritage site. Silfra is a rift that opens between the tectonic plates of North America and Europe, so you will be snorkeling in between the continents. The water in Silfra is remarkable clear and has a visibility up to 100 meters. Snorkeling in Silfra is an unforgettable experience.

  • Availability

    All year

  • Duration

    5,5 hours

  • Duration Overwrite

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  • Pickup


  • Meet on location


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  • Preis ab

    19.990 ISK

Tour Highlights
Silfra fissure
Thingvellir National Park
Snorkeling in Silfra
North American and Eurasian tectonic plates
All necessary snorkeling gear
Certified PADI Diveguide / Divemaster
Silfra admission fee
Transportation from your accommodation in Reykjavik

Silfra fissure snorkeling tour

Silfra Iceland offers a breathtaking snorkeling experience which is frequently rated as one of the world´s top ten dives. Snorkeling here in the canyon between the American and Eurasian tectonic plates, which have been moving apart at the rate of 2 cm per year, will take you into a magical sub-aquatic world. Colorful marine algae, including the bright green kind, often called ‘troll hair’ add jewel bright colors to this deep blue world.  The water at Silfra flowed from Langjökull (Long Glacier), it has been purified on its journey through lava for around half a century, giving Silfra the unrivaled crystal clear visibility for which it is famous. This really is a remarkable dive, truly a once in a lifetime dive!

Our experienced and well qualified specialist diving guides will ensure you are provided with all of the equipment and information you need. The water temperature at Silfra is between 2 C and 4 C but but you will be nicely insulated in a drysuit.  Whether you are an experienced snorkeler or a beginner this dive is an absolutely mesmerizing experience!

As you glide through Silfra extraordinary rock formations will be revealed to you. There are four sections, each with a different character: the deep Silfra Crack, the majestic Silfra Hall, the expansive and rich blue world of Silfra Cathedral and Silfra Lagoon which has the most incredible visibility. The photo opportunities are incredible!

Age Limit: 12 years old minimum. Guardian´s approval needed for minors under 18.

Dry suit sizes: Please see the Handbook for available sizes

Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.

Remember to bring: Warm long underwear, preferably fleece/wool (no cotton!), warm woolen socks and a change of clothes (can happen that your baselayer and socks get a bit wet).

Want photos from the tour?
We offer every snorkeler the opportunity of having their picture taken whilst enjoying the wonders of Silfra. You can purchase the photos from the tour on site for 3900 ISK. We accept cards and cash. Please talk to your guide on the day.

Need glasses?

You will be wearing a snorkeling mask while in the water and you won’t be able to wear your glasses underneath. So unless you are bringing your own prescription mask we recommend that you acquire contact lenses for your snorkeling tour.


You need to know how to swim independently in order to enjoy this adventure

Meet on location:
If you want to meet us on location please see our Snorkeling in Silfra tour

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Food is not included in the tour.

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