Silfra Snorkeling From Reykjavik

Silfra Snorkeling From Reykjavik
Silfra Snorkeling From Reykjavik
Duration: 5 Hours Season: All year

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.

we will pick you up 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 colors and clarity becomes all the more apparent. At this point, if you look at just the right angle you can see 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.


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Þingvellir National Park
Snorkeling between the tectonic plates
Silfra Fissure
Small-Group Tour
Incredibly clear water 

All year round, daily. Don't see a tour time that works for you or want to book this tour for a special occasion? Contact us to book this tour as a Private Tour!

Duration: Approx. 2.5 hours at the site, 5 hours if with transportation from Reykjavík

Small groups: Maximum 6 snorkelers per snorkel guide

Skills requirement: Not suitable if you are pregnant.

Do not forget to bring:

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

For your safety, all participants must:

Have read, signed, and followed directions on the online Snorkeling Silfra Medical Statement 
Have our Snorkeling Medical form signed off by a doctor if they are age 60 or older
Sign our liability release form at the start of the snorkeling tour
Be at minimum 150cm / maximum 200cm
Be at minimum 45kg / maximum 120kg
Fit within our dry suit size chart
Be at least 14 years of age on the year
Be comfortable in the 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

Services included

Guided snorkeling trip
All necessary snorkeling equipment
Hot chocolate and cookies after the snorkeling trip
Entrance fee into Silfra (1.500,- ISK per person)
Pick Up from Reykjavík is included in this tour

Services not included

Personal outdoor clothing
Personal traveling insurance

Ready to live your dream?

The encounter of a lifetime awaits. For nature-lovers who don’t follow the beaten path, this is the ideal way to explore the marvels of Iceland. We can’t wait to help you discover all that Iceland has to offer. Start planning your adventure today.

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