Small Group Silfra Snorkelling Tour From Reykjavík

Embark on a snorkelling adventure in Silfra fissure, located in Thingvellir National Park, for a chance of experiencing the otherworldly sensation of drifting between two tectonic plates. This incredible tour is for anyone looking for a personal and unforgettable underwater experience in the lava fields of Iceland.

Your snorkelling tour starts in Reykjavík city, where you will be picked up and driven through the geological wonders of Thingvellir National Park. Reaching your destination, you will be met by a certified diving instructor and provided with the necessary snorkelling gear and information for a safe snorkelling experience in Silfra.

The whole valley of Thingvellir is situated on the boundary between two tectonic plates, the North American and the Eurasian. These plates continually work to pull Iceland apart, creating tension that is relieved through recurrent earthquakes which create fissures and cracks that traverse the valley.

Silfra is the largest and deepest of these fissures. From above it looks like a regular lake, but submerge yourself in the water, and you’ll find yourself in a sub-aquatic paradise, hovering in the gap between two continents.

The pristine water of Silfra fissure comes from Langjokull, Iceland's second largest glacier. The glacial water is astonishingly clear and can generate an underwater visibility of up to 100 metres. A specially designed dry suit will keep you warm and comfortable as you venture into the ice-cold water.

Once in the water, you'll be able to see magnificent rock formations and shadowy caves that were formed by centuries of earthquakes. You'll witness the incredible colours of the waters; the otherworldly shades of blue, green and yellow that will instantly mesmerise you.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to drift in the current between two continents!


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 5 hours, 30 minutes
  • Activities: Snorkelling, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 12 years old
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Þingvellir, Þingvallavatn, Silfra Fissure
Pickup information:
  • Starting time : 07:30, 09:00, 14:30

Included:
  • Small group guarantee

  • Reykjavk pick up & return service

  • A certified PADI Diveguide / Divemaster

  • Specialised snorkelling gear

  • Insulating dry suit

  • Food & drinks


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

  • Towel

  • Warm wool socks

  • Change of clothes


Good to know:

Participants need to be comfortable in the water and be able to swim. You are unable to participate if you pregnant.

Before going on the tour, all snorkelers must fill out an online medical form which is sent by email upon booking. 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 60 years of age, you need a medical waiver. Please contact the operator for further information and application papers.



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Guide to Iceland charges a flat fee of 5000 ISK of each customer for online cancellations. 

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