Snorkeling in Silfra from Reykjavík

Snorkeling tours in Iceland

Snorkeling in Silfra fissure

Snorkeling in Silfra fissure is an extraordinary experience in Iceland. Enjoy the amazing visibility of Silfra as you float between the tectonic plates of two different continents.


  • 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


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Price from 21.900 ISK Pick-up is available from all major hotels, hostels and guesthouses in Reykjavík. Excited? Book Now!
Duration5-6 hours
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Snorkeling tour in Silfra fissure, Iceland

Trip difficulty: 3 out of 5 possible. Rated: Moderate

Silfra fissure is situated between the American and Eurasian tectonic plates in calm and crystal clear waters which offer unparalleled visibility – snorkeling between two continents is an absolutely mesmerizing experience.

Your tour begins when we pick you up close to your accommodation in Reykjavík ready for the 50-minute journey to Silfra fissure in Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park. Our specialist diving guide will ensure you are provided with all of the equipment you need including a drysuit, gloves, headwear and other equipment. The water temperature at Silfra is between 2 C and 4 C, but rest assured, your insulated drysuit will keep you feeling comfortable.

Whether you are an experienced snorkeler or a beginner your guide will give you all the information you need to dive safely and confidently. All you have to do is to feel your excitement sky-rocket as you anticipate the incredible activity you are about to do.

Dipping below the surface you will discover a remarkable blue/black wonderland with plentiful marine algae, including the glowing brilliant green fronds known as ‘troll hair’. You will discover spectacular rock formations as you glide through the four sections of Silfra: the deep Silfra Crack (depth 25 m), the bright and expansive Silfra Hall and the majestic Silfra Cathedral with its rich deep blue shades and greater depth (maximum 63 m). Last, but certainly not least, you will float into the shallow Silfra Lagoon which has the most extraordinary visibility of all. The scenery and features of the Lagoon has led to some divers feeling they have left Iceland and entered a tropical lagoon!

No wonder Silfra Iceland is frequently rated as a world top ten dive – it truly deserves a place on your bucket list.

Kindly read through this Handbook for diving and snorkeling in Silfra for thorough info about the equipment, available sizes, risks and requirements for this tour.

Pick-up: Included from Reykjavik. Please note that it might take us up to 30 minutes to arrive. If you prefer to meet us on location please see Snorkeling in Silfra

Requirements:  Minimum age 12 years. Guardian´s approval needed for minors under 18. Weight limit: 45-120kg. Height limit: 150cm - 200cm. Must be able to swim.

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 

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.

If you want to meet us at Silfra take a look at Snorkeling in Silfra. Add a caving tour to your snorkeling tour and book the Black and Blue combo. Perhaps Iceland's infamous 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 from Reykjavík 21.900 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.