Private 3-Hour Silfra Snorkeling Tour with Photos and Optional Reykjavik Transfers

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DIVE.IS Meeting Point for Silfra tours, Thingvellir, Iceland
3 hours
All year
Minimum age
12 years old


Embark on a private 3-hour snorkeling tour at Silfra, a unique and serene underwater adventure in Thingvellir National Park. This trip is ideal for groups of up to six people seeking a personalized and intimate encounter with one of Iceland's natural wonders.

Your tour starts at the Silfra meeting point in Thingvellir National Park. For extra convenience, you can add transportation from Reykjavik during booking.

If you choose this service, the excursion extends to approximately 5 hours, including a one-hour drive each way. Throughout the journey, your guide will enrich your trip with fascinating insights into Iceland's geology and rich cultural history.

Once at Silfra, your guide will give you all the necessary snorkeling equipment for comfortable and safe fissure exploration. 

Silfra, renowned for its crystal-clear glacial water, is a fissure between the North American and Eurasian continental plates. The water in Silfra has been naturally filtered through underground lava rock for 30 years, offering an unparalleled visibility of up to 328 feet (100 meters). 

This exceptional clarity and the fissure's geological significance have earned Silfra recognition as one of the world's premier snorkeling locations. This snorkeling tour won 5th place on Tripadvisor's Best of the Best Traveler's Choice Award in 2022 and the No. 4 experience globally in 2019.

During your snorkeling tour, you'll explore the four main parts of Silfra. Your journey begins at Big Crack, Silfra's narrowest section, where the continental plates are close enough to touch. 

As you float into Silfra Hall, the vastness and vivid colors of the fissure unfold before you. Gaze through the crystal-clear water for over 492 feet (150 meters) towards Thingvallavatn Lake. 

The awe-inspiring Silfra Cathedral offers a sense of flying over the boulders and silt at a depth of 75 feet (23 meters). Your memorable snorkel concludes in the ethereal Silfra Lagoon, renowned for its endless visibility.

Because this is a private tour, you won't need to wait for other guests and can maximize interaction with your guide. This personalized excursion allows you to enjoy Silfra's underwater marvels at your own pace and with greater flexibility. 

Whether it's early morning or late evening, the start time of your tour can be adjusted to suit your schedule, ensuring a more tranquil and exclusive snorkeling adventure in the beautiful, clear waters of Silfra.

If you opt for the Reykjavik transfer, your tour ends with a comfortable drive back to the city. Enhance your experience by adding optional extras to your booking, such as hats, t-shirts, jumpers, or even a private Golden Circle tour.

This private snorkeling tour in Silfra is an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in the peaceful beauty of Iceland's underwater world away from the crowds. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Private guided snorkeling trip
All necessary snorkeling equipment
Hot chocolate and cookies after the snorkeling trip
Silfra entrance fee




What to bring

Long underwear
Thick socks
Warm clothes
Contact lenses if you wear glasses

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