Small Group Silfra Snorkelling Tour From Reykjavík

Embark on a snorkelling adventure in Silfra fissure, located in Thingvellir National Park, for a chance of experiencing the otherworldly sensation of drifting between two tectonic plates. This incredible tour is for anyone looking for a personal and unforgettable underwater experience in the lava fields of Iceland.

Your snorkelling tour starts in Reykjavík city, where you will be picked up and driven through the geological wonders of Thingvellir National Park. Reaching your destination, you will be met by a certified diving instructor and provided with the necessary snorkelling gear and information for a safe snorkelling experience in Silfra.

The whole valley of Thingvellir is situated on the boundary between two tectonic plates, the North American and the Eurasian. These plates continually work to pull Iceland apart, creating tension that is relieved through recurrent earthquakes which create fissures and cracks that traverse the valley.

Silfra is the largest and deepest of these fissures. From above it looks like a regular lake, but submerge yourself in the water, and you’ll find yourself in a sub-aquatic paradise, hovering in the gap between two continents.

The pristine water of Silfra fissure comes from Langjokull, Iceland's second largest glacier. The glacial water is astonishingly clear and can generate an underwater visibility of up to 100 metres. A specially designed dry suit will keep you warm and comfortable as you venture into the ice-cold water.

Once in the water, you'll be able to see magnificent rock formations and shadowy caves that were formed by centuries of earthquakes. You'll witness the incredible colours of the waters; the otherworldly shades of blue, green and yellow that will instantly mesmerise you.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to drift in the current between two continents!

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Sep. - Apr.
  • Duration: 5 hours, 30 minutes
  • Activities: Snorkelling, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 12 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Þingvellir, Þingvallavatn, Silfra Fissure
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 07:30, 09:00

  • Small group guarantee

  • Reykjavk pick up & return service

  • Experienced snorkeling guide (Dive Master)

  • Specialised snorkelling gear

  • Insulating dry suit

  • Food & drinks

What to bring:
  • Warm undergarment clothing (fleece/wool sweater and pants)

  • Towel

  • Warm wool socks

  • Change of clothes

Good to know:

Prior to diving or snorkelling, you will be provided with the document; "Diving and Snorkelling in Silfra Fissure: A Handbook to Prepare You for your Adventure".

This handbook will guide you through the entire process of snorkelling and diving at Silfra, from how to put on a drysuit to information about the fissure itself. The handbook will also contain a questionnaire asking whether you have suffered, or currently suffer, from issues relating to the tour, such as lung disease or allergies to the cold.

If you answer yes to any of these preconditions, you may need medical clearance from a doctor before joining, or you may be refused outright. If you have any queries regarding your eligibility for these tours, please don't hesitate to contact the tour operator directly. You will also sign a liability waiver within the handbook itself. The regulations are as follows:

be at least 150cm tall

be at least 45kg

be at least 16 years of age

be comfortable in water and be able to swim

be physically fit

be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit

not be pregnant

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