Snorkelling Silfra Day Tour

This tour is run by the 5 Star PADI Dive Center that was the first company to offer snorkeling tours of Silfra. They are the pioneers in snorkeling and diving tours in Iceland and after 20 years of experience they have become the experts in the field. They go above and beyond to offer the highest quality experiences and they love what they do!

Silfra is a fissure created by the separation of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. This remarkable crack between two tectonic plates continuously fills with glacial water that has been trickling through underground lava for approximately 30 years. This natural filtering system allows for over 100 meters visibility and makes it among the clearest bodies of water on the planet.

The highly trained instructors will first dress you in an undergarment and dry suit. After suiting up, your guide will lead you through through the four parts of the Silfra fissure. As the glacial water finally reaches Silfra it creates a very slight and comfortable current and all you need to do is allow yourself to float downstream. Because of the water’s clarity, this floating may feel in fact more like flying. You will spend about 30-40 minutes snorkeling through Silfra. After a short walk back to the parking lot, hot chocolate and cookies will be waiting for you.

Please be sure to bring a pair of long underwear and two pairs of thick wool socks to make sure that you stay comfortably warm in the 2°C water. Your hands and face will come into direct contact with the water, but the rest of you should stay dry. If the weather is less than favorable, no worries, this company has a “changing room” on wheels for you to take shelter in while changing.

This is truly an is an otherworldly experience; the near-freezing water, astonishing colors, and sensations of flying provide a very unique environment for liquid meditation that you will never forget.

Don't miss this awesome adventure! Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 07:00, 08:00, 09:00

  • Guided snorkeling trip

  • All necessary snorkeling equipment

  • Light refreshments

  • Entrance fee into Silfra

What to bring:
  • long underwear & thick socks

  • Suitable clothes for being outside

  • Snorkeling Silfra Medical Statement | The Medical Statement Form will be emailed to you when you have completed your booking

  • Contact lenses if you wear glasses

Good to know:

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. Be able to swim and be comfortable in water. 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. Please contact the operator for further information and application papers.

Book your tour

Continue to reserve your trip in Iceland. You can contact us any time to make changes to your booking.
Free pickup
No credit card fees
No booking fees
Inquire about this tour
Best price guaranteed by DIVE.IS - Sportköfunarskóli Íslands

Other tours you might like

Inquire about this tour