Snorkeling Silfra Day Tour

Snorkeling Silfra Day Tour
Snorkeling Silfra Day Tour
Snorkeling Silfra Day Tour
Snorkeling Silfra Day Tour
Snorkeling Silfra Day Tour
Snorkeling Silfra Day Tour
Based on 12 traveller reviews

Silfra is a fissure between the North American and Eurasian continental plates. Silfra constantly fills with glacial water that has been trickling through underground lava rock for 30 years. This remarkable crack between two tectonic plates is therefore filled with the clearest water on our planet, allowing for over 100 meters visibility. On the snorkeling tour we will dress you in a dry suit and guide you through the four parts of the Silfra fissure. Floating through Silfra's crystal clear water is an otherworldly experience; the near-freezing water, astonishing colors, and sensations of flying provide a very unique environment for liquid meditation that you will never forget.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Activities: Snorkelling, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 14 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Þingvellir, Silfra, Þingvallavatn
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 07:00 08:00, 09:00, 11:00, 11:30, 12:30, 14:30, 15:30,

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

  • guided snorkelling trip

  • all necessary snorkelling equipment

  • hot choclate and cookies after the snorkeling trip

  • entrance fee of ISK 1.000,- into Silfra

What to bring:
  • Long underwear

  • thick socks

  • suitable clothes for the weather of the day

  • contact lenses if you wear glasses

Good to know:

To participate in this tour you must be able to fully communicate in English or have a translator with you at the time of the tour. Please note that you must be ready to wear a tight and constricting dry suit to protect your body from the cold.

You should be a minimum of 150 cm and a maximum of 200 cm in height and weigh between 45 and 120 kilos along with being physically fit. Be able to swim and be comfortable in the water. You must be a minimum of 14 years of age. 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. This tour is not suitable for pregnant women.

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.

Before partaking in this tour you will have to read, signed and followed directions of the Snorkeling Silfra Medical Statement, along with signing a liability release form at the start of the tour.

Please contact the operator for further information and application papers.


Average rating 4.9 / Number of reviews 12

I took this tour in July 2017 in combination with the whale watching tour. Our guides Vicky and AJ were so sweet and knowledgeable. I absolutely loved their company and how they explained things to us. I would certainly recommend this tour to anyone who wouldn't mind seeing beautiful sights throughout the day :)

I was a bit skeptical about snorkeling in freezing water at first but it was no problem at all with the dry suit. My guide, Bart, was great and funny. He was thorough in instructions and very patient with our group. It was a great experience.

Beautiful location and an extremely easy trip throughout. From booking to pickup to end of the trip, everything went as expected. Our guide, Rudy, was amazing. He had such a wonderful sense of humor, and a deep knowledge of his subject matter, that we all enjoyed our time with him. I would highly recommend this trip and this guide to anyone looking for a chilly dip in a beautiful glacier-fed lake.

Awesome experience! Water was cold but very manageable because of the dry suit and all of the gear they give you to wear. The tour guide also takes some cool photos for you - great souvenir. At the end, they also serve you hot chocolate and cookies, which was an unexpected and nice touch to the beautiful day. Our guide Patrick also stopped on the way back to show us the filming site of the blood gate in season 4 of Game of Thrones :) He was awesome

Everything's amazing but the water is cold!

It was good but not awesome. Rather expensive for the sights cause we were accostomed to giant walls after visting asbyrgi(for free) and also it was so freezing that i got cold the day after it, which made me so sad. If you are not a stop-over traveler and have time to look around the island, I wouldn't recommend it.

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