Explore Silfra Fissure | Private Drysuit Snorkelling Tour

Explore Silfra Fissure | Private Drysuit Snorkelling Tour
Snorkelling in Silfra Fissure is sure to be one of the most memorable experiences of your entire time in Iceland.
Snorkelling at Silfra Fissure can be undertaken in both the summer and winter time.
Visibility at Silfra Fissure is known to exceed 100 metres - now that's what we call clear!
Before entering the water, your snorkelling guide will make sure to brief you on the adventure that lies ahead.
Silfra boasts a light current, meaning there is little need to swim and exert yourself - simply float along and enjoy the ride!
How often can you say you've been snorkelling in a glacial spring?

Join a private tour exploring the glistening depths of Silfra Fissure, Iceland's number one snorkelling site, situated in the UNESCO World Heritage site, Þingvellir National Park. This is an amazing tour opportunity for those looking to secure a more personalised experience, discovering this glacial spring in a small, intimate group. 

Your tour will begin at the designated meeting point, the Silfra visitor's car park, where you will meet your highly qualified and multilingual PADI snorkelling guide. Upon introductions, your guides will brief you on the adventures ahead and offer handy tips on how to be comfortable in the water. 

They will also kit you out with all necessary equipment, including mask and snorkel, drysuit and neoprene hoods, gloves and boots. Drysuits keep you in buoyant in the water, meaning you can simply float along Silfra's light current, enjoying the incredible and breath-taking views below. They also keep you thermally protected from Silfra's rather chilly temperature of 2-4°Celsius/35-39°Fahrenheit.

Once in the glacial water, you'll be exposed to visibility that often exceeds 100 metres, allowing you a full panoramic scope of the dramatic subterranean canyon that is Silfra. Aside from viewing the fascinating rock formations and glowing green "Troll Hair" algae, you'll have the opportunity to touch both the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, placing you directly between the continents. 

One of the great benefits of taking a private tour such as this is the small group size. With Silfra Fissure at your fin-tips, there is no need to worry about obstructing another's view or having your own perspective marred by other snorkellers. Instead, your guide will take time to present Silfra in the most natural, memorable and enjoyable way possible. 

Secure your place on this private snorkelling tour and discover for yourself just what makes Silfra Fissure so special. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Snorkelling, Cultural Activity
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 14 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Þingvellir, Silfra, Þingvallavatn
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : Flexible.

Please be at the tour start location in good time before departure.
Silfra Visitors Car Park (GPS: 64°15’23.508″N 21°6’58.676″W).
  • 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

  • GoPro Camera (can be rented at site)

  • Pick Up

What to bring:
  • Warm, comfortable clothing

  • Your Camera

  • Extra Outfit

  • Lunch / Snacks / Drinks

Good to know:

Please be aware that the meeting point for this tour is the Silfra Car Park, 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. Maximum participants on this tour is 6 people.

Please note that this tour does not allow for participation of individuals over 65 years of age.

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Explore Silfra Fissure | Private Drysuit Snorkelling Tour
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