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Midnight Sun Snorkelling Tour in Silfra Fissure

Midnight Sun Snorkelling Tour in Silfra Fissure
Snorkelling in Silfra fissure is a great activity for both first-time and expert snorkellers alike.
Snorkel between two tectonic plates on a snorkelling tour in Silfra fissure.
See the blue, yellow and green colours of Silfra fissure on a snorkelling tour in Þingvellir National Park.
Floating in Silfra fissure on a snorkelling tour will feel like flying in the air.
Try a snorkelling tour in Silfra fissure, located in Þingvellir National Park.
See the beautiful underwater landscapes of Silfra fissure with a snorkelling tour.

Experience the calm, blue waters of Silfra fissure as the Midnight Sun lights up the sky above on this fantastic snorkelling tour. This is the perfect opportunity for those looking for a unique and exciting adventure in Iceland.

Silfra is a fissure between two tectonic plates. It is filled with water from Iceland's second largest glacier, Langjökull, which is naturally filtered through underground lava rocks. This filtering process makes the water crystal clear, providing snorkellers with over 100 meters of underwater visibility. 

Silfra became famous as a dive and snorkelling site not only for its incredible visibility but also for its unique location between the two tectonic plates. When you’re in the water in Silfra, you are actually between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates.

The fissure is located in Þingvellir National Park, and you will meet your guides there. First-time snorkellers need not worry, they can also experience this beautiful site as a trained guide will be there every step of the way. 

As this is glacial water, it is very cold. But you will be provided with a dry suit that will keep you dry while in the water. It is recommended, however, to wear long, thermal underwear and a couple of pairs of thick wool socks underneath the suit to keep you warm.

The experience of floating in this water has often been compared to flying, and you will see a rainbow of colours, unlike those you can see on the surface! During the summer months in Iceland, the sun only briefly dips below the horizon. So you can experience the magic of snorkelling in Silfra at night with a bright sky above.

Þingvellir Park is particularly quiet and serene at this time, and the low sun creates a beautiful, calm atmosphere. In other words, the perfect time for a magical snorkelling tour, and if you would like to use the day to explore the area around Silfra, this is the perfect adventure to end the day! 

Enjoy the long summer nights in Iceland snorkelling in the beautiful Silfra fissure. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Snorkelling
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 14 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Þingvellir, Silfra, Þingvallavatn
Pickup information:
    Þingvellir National Park, a few min. walk from the P5 parking lot.

    Please be at the tour start location in good time before departure. If you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly. You can park your vehicle at the P5 parking lot at Silfra but the meeting point is a few meters away. 

    • Guided snorkelling trip

    • All necessary snorkelling equipment

    • Hot choclate and cookies after the snorkelling trip

    • Entrance fee of ISK 1.000,- into Silfra

    • Pickup and drop off

    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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    Free cancellation
    No credit card fees
    No booking fees