Trip difficulty: 3 out of 5 possible. Rated: Moderate
Snorkeling in Silfra Fissure is considered to be a must do for every serious snorkeler. If you are not an experienced snorkeler, don't worry we will show you the ropes. 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. Located in the heart of Thingvellir National Park, 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. Silfra is truly a mesmerizing site, not to be missed by any snorkeler, experienced or not.
Pick-up: You can add a pick up and drop off to your booking for 5.000 ISK.
Requirements: You can view the requirements on the online medical form all snorkelers must fill out before going on the tour which is sent by email upon booking. If answered YES on any questions in section 2 you must fill in the approval form signed by your Physician. Must be 16 years or older.
Please note: You need to know how to swim when you come snorkeling. Silfra has a current and you need to be comfortable swimming against the current if needed
Meet us on location: If you plan to drive and meet us on location, the meeting point is at the information center at Thingvellir Note: When driving from Reykjavík on road 36 you will first see a Visitor Centre and viewpoint for Thingvellir on your right-hand side keep on going and drive further for 5-10 min on road 36 and you will see the Information Centre. We will meet you there.
Please note that the National Park charges a small parking fee.
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 sightseeing would be more to your liking? The Golden Circle tour is a perfect combination with snorkeling in Silfra.
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.