Small Group Silfra Snorkelling Tour from Reykjavik

Small Group Silfra Snorkelling Tour from Reykjavik
The water in Silfra is perfectly filtered and never freezes over due to a light current that runs through.
The dark greens, blues and blacks of Silfra are sure to dazzle any courageous enough to dip into its water.
Silfra is a glacial spring, meaning the water is completely drinkable (and delicious!)
Silfra Cathedral, the deepest and most spectacular section of Silfra Fissure.
Water visibility in Silfra Fissure will often exceed 100 m.
You will be fitted with all of the necessary equipment, including drysuits, masks, snorkels, fins, gloves and hoods.

Embark on a snorkelling adventure in Silfra fissure, located in Þingvellir 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 Þingvellir 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 Þingvellir 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 Langjökull, 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! Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 5,5 hours
  • Activities: Snorkelling, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 12 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Þingvellir, Silfra, Þingvallavatn
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 09:00

Please be ready outside your hotel lobby at the pickup time stated on your voucher and keep a look-out for our guides and car. Please note that the pickup can take up to 30 minutes.
  • Small group guarantee

  • Reykjavik pick up & return service

  • Experienced snorkeling guide (Dive Master)

  • 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:

The regulations are as follows:

be between 150-200 cm tall

be between 45-120 kg

be at least 12 years of age

be able to swim independently without a life jacket

be healthy

be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit

not be pregnant

be able to understand instructions in English

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