Snorkelling Silfra Tour | Meet on Location

Snorkelling Silfra Tour | Meet on Location
Snorkelling tours are available to undertake at Silfra throughout the year, offering a vastly different experience each season.
Two solitary snorkellers make their way past the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates.
Throughout your snorkelling tour, you will be thermally protected with a buoyant drysuit.
The shallow, final portion of Silfra Fissure is often referred to as 'The REAL Blue Lagoon' by snorkelling guides.
Visibility at Silfra Fissure often exceeds 100 metres due to the purity of the glacial water.
You will kit up and listen to a safety briefing in the Silfra Car Park, found in Thingvellir National Park.
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Come along on a unique adventure where you'll snorkel in the crystal clear waters of Silfra fissure. Those wanting to spice up their Icelandic holiday with a once-in-a-lifetime tour should not let this opportunity pass them by.

Silfra is a fissure created by the separation of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. This remarkable crack between two tectonic plates continuously fills with glacial water that has been trickling through underground lava for approximately 30 years. This natural filtering system allows for over 100 meters visibility and makes it among the clearest bodies of water on the planet.

You will meet your instructors at the parking lot of Silfra fissure in Þingvellir National Park. If you'd rather be picked up you can check out the Snorkelling Silfra Fissure with Reykjavik Pickup tour.

The highly trained instructors will first dress you in an undergarment and dry suit. After suiting up, your guide will lead you through the four parts of the Silfra fissure. As the glacial water finally reaches Silfra it creates a very slight and comfortable current and all you need to do is allow yourself to float downstream. Because of the water’s clarity, this floating may feel in fact more like flying. You will spend about 30-40 minutes snorkelling through Silfra. After a short walk back to the parking lot, hot chocolate and cookies will be waiting for you.

Please be sure to bring a pair of long underwear and two pairs of thick wool socks to make sure that you stay comfortably warm in the 2°C water. Your hands and face will come into direct contact with the water, but the rest of you should stay dry. If the weather is less than favourable, no worries, this company has a “changing room” on wheels for you to take shelter in while changing.

This is truly an is an otherworldly experience; the near-freezing water, astonishing colours, and sensations of flying provide a unique environment for liquid meditation that you will never forget.

This tour is run by the 5 Star PADI Dive Center that was the first company to offer snorkelling tours of Silfra. They are the pioneers in snorkelling and diving tours in Iceland and after 20 years of experience, they have become the experts in the field. They go above and beyond to offer the highest quality experiences and they love what they do!

Don't miss this awesome adventure! Check availability by choosing a date. Please choose Snorkeling Silfra with Pick up if you would like to use our transportation service.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Snorkelling, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 14 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Þingvellir, Silfra, Þingvallavatn
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 08:30, 09:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 14:00, 16:00, 17:00.


We will meet you at Silfra at the time stated above on this ticket. Directions from Reykjavík to Þingvellir: From Reykjavík City Centre, take the main road #49 and head north, where the road changes into Route 1 and takes you through Mosfellsbær. After driving through Mosfellsbær, take the first exit (right) at the roundabout onto road #36 labelled with Þingvellir. After about 20-30 minutes, you will see the first entrance sign for the National Park. Take the first right after the last sign onto road #361, and then take the 3rd right where you will see the Silfra Car Park. Note that the fee for the car park is 500 ISK. Once your car is parked, there is only a 2-3 minute walk to the meeting point. Simply cross the bridge by the car park and walk straight until a sign indicates your arrival; this is where you will find your guide. Please note that it takes about an hour to drive to Silfra from Reykjavík. If you are early, you can stop at the Þingvellir Information Center where you will find a gift shop, cafe, and restrooms. Just remember to meet with your guide at the decided location 15 minutes before your dive. If you decide that you would prefer to use our transportation service from Reykjavík to Silfra, please let us know! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. We look forward to meeting you!

  • guided snorkelling trip

  • all necessary snorkelling equipment

  • hot chocolate and cookies after the snorkeling trip

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.

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