Explore Silfra Fissure | Drysuit Snorkelling Tour

Explore Silfra Fissure | Drysuit Snorkelling Tour
Explore Silfra Fissure | Drysuit Snorkelling Tour
Silfra is one the most unique locations to explore in Iceland.
Explore Silfra Fissure | Drysuit Snorkelling Tour
You will receive complimentary photographs of your experience 1 to 5 days after your trip.
Explore Silfra Fissure | Drysuit Snorkelling Tour
Your drysuit will keep you floating on the water's surface.
Based on 6 traveller reviews

Join this incredible snorkelling tour discovering the beautiful and unique Silfra Fissure, and see for yourself just how amazing Iceland’s glacial springs can be! This is a fantastic opportunity for any visitor looking to unravel the stunning mysteries of Silfra Fissure in a small group and under the guidance of a highly experienced PADI snorkelling guide. 

Situated in the picturesque UNESCO World Heritage site, Þingvellir National Park, Silfra is famed as Iceland’s number one dive and snorkelling location. Your tour will begin at the meeting point, Silfra visitors’ car park, where you will meet your friendly and knowledgeable guide. 

Your guides will proceed to brief you on Silfra’s origins, take you through the basics of snorkelling and teach you how to adorn your equipment. They’ll also point out the moment you can touch the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates at the same time, as well as other points of interest en route.

You will be provided with a drysuit and thermal undersuit, keeping you cosy from the 2-4°Celsius (35-39°Fahrenheit) water temperature, as well as a mask, snorkel, fins and neoprene hoods and gloves. Your drysuit will keep your buoyant in the water, allowing you to float along Silfra’s light current in peace and tranquillity. 

Visibility at Silfra Fissure will often exceed 100 metres, allowing you full scope over this dramatic canyon’s fascinating rock formations, hidden caves and luminous “Troll Hair” algae.

If you partake during the summer, you will be privy to the glorious rays of the Midnight Sun as they illuminate the scene around you; if you’re snorkelling during the winter, you will have the unique chance to surface in a snow-laded paradise.

Upon exiting the water, you'll be invited to warm up with cookies and some delicious and traditional Icelandic hot chocolate. 

So don’t delay any longer! Hurry now and you too can enjoy the splendours of Silfra Fissure with this phenomenal snorkelling experience. Check availability by choosing a date.   

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Snorkelling, Sightseeing, Cultural Activity
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 14 years.
  • Languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese
  • Attractions: Þingvellir, Silfra, Þingvallavatn
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 09:00. 10:00, 12:00, 13:00, 15:00, 18:00,

Please be at the tour start location in good time before departure.
  • Multilingual & Qualified PADI Snorkelling Guide

  • Þingvellir National Park Fee

  • Drysuit & Fins

  • Mask & Snorkel

  • Neoprene Hood, Gloves and Boots

  • Thermal Undergarment

  • Complimentary Photographs (available 1-5 days after your tour)

  • Hot Chocolate and Cookies

  • 24hrs Parking lot car fee - 700kr

  • Pick Up

What to bring:
  • Warm, comfortable clothing

  • Your Camera

  • Extra Outfit

  • Lunch / Snacks / Drinks

  • Towel

Good to know:

Please be aware that the meeting point for this tour is the Silfra Car Park (GPS: 64°15’23.508″N 21°6’58.676″W), not the car park at the Þingvellir Tourist Information Centre. When you have parked your car, please walk 400 metres back to Silfra where you will look out for your Iceland Explore guide. Please meet your guide 5-10 minutes prior to the beginning of your tour. The maximum number of participants on this tour is 6 people.

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A wonderful experience and a fantastic guide. Carlos/Dynamo had a great energy and was really informative and fun. Ya, it was cold - but completely tolerable and totally worth it ! (only feedback - I missed the whole "touching both tectonic plates" opportunity !?!?! I don't think it was mentioned or pointed out - definitely should be emphasized)
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Excellent guide. Memorable experience.
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We had an amazing time! Totally worth it!
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We loved it. I was very nervous that I would be to cold, but I wasn’t. The view is wonderful. Our guide Carlos was awesome and very helpful. A great experience. We also loved the pictures that our guide took!
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Amazing adventure! A must do while in Iceland.
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Awesome experience! Our tour guide, Carlos was warm, friendly, and hilarious. We had an amazing snorkeling adventure and will definitely return on our next trip to Iceland!
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