Drysuit Snorkeling Tour in Silfra - FREE Photos

Drysuit Snorkeling Tour in Silfra - FREE Photos
Silfra is famous the world over for its dramatic scenery and crystal clear water.
Experience nature like never before with a drysuit snorkelling tour in Silfra.
Swimming over the gorgeous Silfra Cathedral, the fissure's deepest point.
There are many hiking trails and attractions in Thingvellir for those who choose to forgo the diving experience.
The crystal clear clarity of Silfra Lagoon, at the end of the fissure.
Silfra is instantly recognisable for its tantalizing deep blue colour.
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Dive into this drysuit snorkelling tour of Silfra fissure in Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Conducted at the edge of Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland, this tour is sure to enthral and mesmerise you!

You'll have an unforgettable view down into the depths below, thanks to the silvery water which gives Silfra its name. The water is so clear, you'll be able to see as far as 100 m (almost 330 ft) down, to the shadowy caves that are formed by centuries of earthquakes widening the fissure and releasing the pressures of the earth's crust.

It's the only place on earth where you can swim between a meeting place of worlds: the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Witness the strength and power of the land as you drift on the current. Plants resembling troll hair grow on the rocks, floating in the water, and you'll see many shades of green and yellow algae.

Silfra was recently ranked #15 on the World's Best Dive Sites, chosen by CNN News. With this tour, you can experience the mysteries below without being a fully qualified diver, and make a fun afternoon of it while you enjoy the national park. There are also several walking trails around Silfra if you'll like to enjoy the scenery by the water.

Because you're wearing a drysuit, you'll view Silfra from the surface while the slow current carries you through a stunning underwater landscape. You stay dry underneath the drysuit, and you'll be warmer in the water, which is usually around 2–4 °C (36–39 °F).

It's so cold because it is meltwater from Langjökull glacier, filtered through porous lava rock for as much as 100 years before finally flowing into the fissure at the height of purity. Go ahead, take a sip!

Don't miss your chance for a refreshing dip in the purest water on earth! Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 4,5 hours
  • Activities: Snorkelling
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 14 years.
  • Languages: English, Icelandic
  • Attractions: Þingvellir, Silfra, Þingvallavatn
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 07:45. 08:45, 10:45, 11:45, 13:45,

1 Mar - 30 Sept:  
Pick up is at 7:45 AM and 10:45 AM, no pick up for 15PM tour

1 Oct - 31 Oct:
Pick up is at 7:45 AM and 10:45 AM

1 Nov - 28 Feb:
Pick up is at 8:45 AM and 11:45 AM

  • Drysuit

  • FREE photos

  • Hot chocolate

  • Snorkel

  • Fins

  • Gloves

  • Hood

  • Mask

  • English speaking guide

What to bring:
  • Warm undergarments and clothing (fleece/wool sweater and pants)

  • Thick socks

  • Towel

Good to know:

We offer pick-up, but you can also drive yourself. If you prefer to arrive at the location in your own vehicle, please be there at listed tour starting time. Please note that times displayed on the booking portal are listed pickup times, and the correct tour start time will be displayed on your voucher. Please also note that pick up is not available for the 15:00 tour during the summer season (departure booked at 13:45).

The meeting point is Silfra car park in Thingvellir National Park. Please park your car at “Thingvellir P5” and walk 400m back along the road until you reach a smaller car park with all the snorkel and dive vans, and look for your Adventure Vikings guide. Please be there, ready to meet your guide 5-10 minutes before your tour is due to begin. For GPS: 64°15’23.5″N 21°6’58.6″W


Prerequisites for this tour:

Be at minimum 145cm (4’9) tall / maximum 200cm (6’7) tall

Be at minimum 45kg (99 lbs) / maximum 120kg (264 lbs)

Be able to swim and be comfortable in water

Be physically fit

Not pregnant

Be at least 14 years of age

Not wear glasses. We advise you to get contact lenses before joining us on tour.


Please note that should you have any neurological, circulatory or respiratory problems or underlying diseases, battled any illnesses or have any physical problems you might have to turn in a physicians allowance to participate in this tour. If you are over 45 and partake/have partaken in pipe smoking or heavy alcohol intake, you might need a medical waiver. If you are over 65 years of age, you need a medical waiver. Please contact the operator for further information and application papers.

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This trip was incredible. Despite it being only 36 degrees in the water we stayed mostly dry and warm. What was so awesome about the water was that it looked so dark but once in it...it’s crystal clear. Would highly recommend!
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Amazing experience! Everyone must do once in lifetime when in Iceland. It's it that cold! It's bearable. This is coming from a short female who constantly gets cold.
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Our guide Adam was on time to pick us up, and we joined the rest of the group at Silfra. Getting into the dry suit is a bit of a hassle, but Adam and Rob made sure everyone has a perfect fit to avoid water leaking into the suit. It does feel tight in the neck and wrists but if you get past the uncomfortable beginning, It is definitely a once in a lifetime experience! You must know basic swimming, even though the suit makes you float for the most part. The views are amazing. I totally recommend doing this! You get a delicious warm chocolate after snorkeling and some memories for a lifetime.
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Guide was awesome. Water was amazing and VERY cold. Only wore sweatpants and a tshirt under my dry suit and I was completely comfortable. Hands and head excluded as they are not in the dry suit. Rob was our guide and he was excellent.
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Our guide, Peter, shared knowledge of the area and history. He was cognizant of the tour group members during our snorkeling tour. The only thing was his gopro died while on the tour. So, not pictures were given to us. Hopefully, our tour member with the gopro is able to send us photos.
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Our guide Ivan was great. It was raining a lot which made suiting up difficult and we would probably book a private tour in the future. Overall it was a great adventure. I expected a bit more as far as the scenery, but visibility was phenomenal. Perhaps if the sun had been out it would have been a bit more magical.
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An unbelievable experience! I highly recommend this to anyone who is interested in exploring an ecosystem unlike any other on the planet! Also, choose the wet suit option if you're comfortable swimming as it will allow you to go under water and do short dives. The cold is bearable. If you don't know how to swim or are not comfortable in the water but want to still experience this amazing area, then choose the dry suit option. The guides are fantastic and will do their best to keep you safe and engaged.
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Our trip was fantastic, we enjoyed snorkelling in the Glacier. Do drink the water!
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We really enjoyed snorkeling. Although, it was really cold - even in dry suits so that we couldn't stay in the water in the end as long as we might have wanted to. Luis and the other guides are great and fun! The view is amazing, especially when you have been diving/snorkeling in a normal lake!
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The drysuit snorkeling in Silfra was absolutely stunning! Our guide Rob was great and we felt well cared for during the whole tour. Ask for a baptizing after the tour to get a feeling how cold the water really is ;-)
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