When in Iceland
✅ One of the clearest waters in the world
✅ Snorkel between continents; North America and Europe.
✅ Thingvellir National Park
✅ Silfra fissure
Available: All Year.
Duration: 4-6 hours.
Minimum Age: 16 years.
Maximum Age: 65 years.
Pick up: We offer pickup for the 10:00am ( Summer Time ) and 11:00am ( Winter Time ) Snorkeling tours for the price of 4.000 ISK per person.
Pick up time:
Meeting Point: The meeting point is at the Silfra car park in Thingvellir, please be ready to meet your guide at least 15 min before the tour starts. For directions click HERE.
Participants must be:
If you are interested in diving you can take a look at the Diving Silfra Tour.
What to bring:
Snorkeling Silfra is a day tour from Reykjavik. This is a once in a lifetime experience you don’t want to miss. You don’t have to be a certified diver to experience the clear and beautiful water world in Silfra. In this tour you get the chance to float between the two continental plates while enjoying the clarity of the water.
The tour begins when we pick you up at your accommodation in Reykjavik but you can also meet us at the service center in Thingvellir National Park. During the drive your guide will give you information about the history and unique geology of the UNESCO World heritage site Thingvellir National Park. When you arrive at Silfra you will be given a dry suit and snorkeling equipment and a warm undergarment to wear under the dry suit. The guide will show you how to use the equipment to ensure a pleasant snorkeling trip. The snorkeling trip takes about 30-40 minutes and you will explore the four main parts of Silfra. The big crack, Silfra hall, the cathedral and Silfra lagoon. The guide will take pictures on the snorkeling trip and we will send them to you free of charge.
Iceland sits on the top of the Mid Atlantic Ridge between the North American and the Eurasian tectonic plate. The Silfra fissure is located right at the point where the two tectonic plates meet. The water in Silfra is 1000 year old melted glacier water that comes from the second largest glacier in Iceland, Langjökull. It takes the water about 30 years to come from the glacier through the underground lava into Silfra. This natural filtering system makes the water in Silfra incredibly clear with visibility around 100-150 meters. This is probably the purest drinking water you find in Iceland so make sure to drink some of the water while you are snorkeling.