Snorkeling in Silfra

Snorkeling tour from Thingvellir

Go Snorkeling in Silfra Fissure!

Silfra, one of the world's most exceptional snorkeling sites is located on top of the tectonic plates between Europe and America. The Silfra Fissure runs through Thingvellir National Park which is the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Iceland. Discover this spectacular underwater landscape as you float in crystal clear water for a true bucket list experience.


  • We've got the dry suit, mask and all other equipment needed for the tour
  • Thingvellir Silfra entrance fee (1000 ISK)
  • 30-40 minutes of snorkeling in Silfra
  • Experienced Dive Master as your snorkeling guide
  • Hot chocolate and cookies


  • Extra pair of clothes (just in case)
  • Warm long underwear and warm socks
  • Preferably fleece/wool (no cotton!)
  • Your waterproof camera (optional)
  • Towel
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Price from 14 990 ISK Excited? Book Now!
AvailabilityAll year
Multiple departures everyday
Duration2-3 Hours
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Trip difficulty: 3 out of 5 possible. Rated: Moderate

Snorkeling in Silfra Fissure is considered to be a must do for every serious snorkeler as well as beginners. If you are not an experienced snorkeler, don't worry we will show you the ropes. Our experienced guides will give you all information needed to snorkel safely and confidently.

The captivating underwater colors of Silfra are sure to leave you thirsty for more. The endless varieties of blue along with the amazing visibility make Silfra a unique snorkeling site all year around. Snorkeling in Silfra gives you the opportunity to explore the depths of Silfra as you float peacefully at the surface lead by our experienced guides. 

Silfra is located in the heart of Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the key attractions of the Golden Circle. The calm stream of crystal clear water does not reveal the underwater wonderland to bystanders. You really have to get your head below the surface to discover the paradise we are waiting to share with you. Some people even experience a meditative state when floating in the clear water. After getting out of the cold water, we warm up with a nice hot cup of cocoa and cookies.

Silfra is truly a mesmerizing site, not to be missed by any snorkeler, experienced or not. It's a great add-on to your day of sightseeing or just a nice activity day tour - either way it should definitely be on your bucket list!

Pick-up: If you require a pick up please see Snorkeling in Silfra from Reykjavik

Must be 12 years or older. Guardian´s approval needed for minors under 18.  

Please note: You need to know how to swim independently. Silfra has a current and you need to be comfortable swimming against the current if needed.

You are unable to participate if you are pregnant, due to the small risk of cold water entering the suit.

Meet us on location: If you plan to drive and meet us on location, the meeting point is at the Silfra car park, in Thingvellir National Park. For GPS: 64°15’23.508″N 21°6’58.676″W. Note that the National Park charges a small parking fee of 500 ISK.

We kindly ask you to be at the Silfra car park 15 Minutes prior to your tour starts. For example 8.45 am for the 09.00 am tour.

Wear glasses? You cannot wear your glasses underneath the mask so if you have a prescription mask, please bring it with you. If not, we advise you to get contact lenses before you join us for snorkeling.

Make this a full day tour: Add a caving tour to your snorkeling tour and book the Black and Blue combo. Perhaps Iceland's famous Golden Circle would be more to your liking? The Golden Circle tour is a perfect combination with snorkeling in Silfra.

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We've been around for decades and our experience will ensure that you get the best possible bang for your buck.

Our guides go through extensive training and make sure you feel safe and comfortable at all times.

We're part of Arctic Adventures, your adventure tour operator in Iceland since 1983. That's why you can easily combine our tours with various activities.

Snorkeling in Silfra 14 990 ISK
  • “Warmer in the water!”

    Great experience. Things to know - Don't worry about the cold, you are given a human shaped sleeping bag that you wear under the dry suit. Yes dry suit so you don't get wet! The staff are very good and talk you through each step of putting each item on. There is a toilet where you get knitted up. The dry suit feels very restrictive at first, especially around the neck, but you get used to it. You don't actually swim, you are pushed along by the gentle current of the water coming down from the glacier. The views are amazing which you can see really well due to the purity of the drinkable water you are bobbing along through. A really unique experience that we are glad we did. Even if it was minus 10 degrees outside the water remains a barmy two degrees all year. Enjoy


  • “Snorkelling and Caving tour”

    This was a fantastic and unique experience. Sagar was a fun and friendly guide who told us much of the local folklore before and during the cave tour. Really glad we took waterproofs and hiking boots as the cave was damp and there were some tight spots! The views while snorkelling were incredible (once you got used to your very cold face and hands) but dry suit was toasty warm. Richard and Isaac were attentive, helpful and friendly throughout. They even came up with a plan to retrieve our camera after I accidently dropped it. Worth the money!


  • “Golden circle an snorkeling tour”

    The tour was great! For snorkeling, I would recommend bringing a change of clothes as quite a few of us got leaks in the dry suits. It was well worth it though! Our guide, Sara if I remember correctly, was lovely: friendly, professional and relaxed at the same time.