Snorkelling Silfra & Golden Circle Tour

Make the most of your day in Iceland! In one day you can snorkel between two tectonic plates, watch an active geyser spout water from the earth, and witness the power of one of Iceland’s biggest and most beautiful waterfalls.

The Silfra fissure was created by the separation of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates—this separation continues slowly on a daily basis. Melting glacial water trickles underground over decades from the nearby glacier Langjökull and eventually reaches Silfra, filling the fissure with crystal clear water. With over 100 meters’ visibility, this water is among the clearest on the planet.

The tour begins with pick up at or near your accommodation in central Reykjavík. The tour is limited to small groups and your experienced guide will happily share his or her knowledge about the sites you will visit and see along the way. The group usually has lunch at the café at either Gullfoss or Geysir, but please note that lunch is not included in the price of the tour.

Depending on the season, you will either go to Silfra first or stop there after visiting the geyser and waterfall. Either way, once at Silfra, your expertly trained scuba diving instructors will dress you in an undergarment and dry suit. Once suited up, your guide will lead you into the water and through the four parts of the Silfra fissure. Floating through Silfra's crystal clear water is an otherworldly experience; the near-freezing water, astonishing colours, and sensations of flying provide a unique environment for liquid meditation that you will never forget. You will snorkel for approximately 30-40 minutes. Hot chocolate and cookies await you after a short walk back to the parking lot.

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!

The Silfra & Golden Circle tour is a wonderful way to get to know Iceland's power and beauty both above and below the surface! Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

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

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.
  • Free hotel pick up and return

  • Guided snorkeling trip

  • All necessary equipment

  • Hot choclate and cookies after Snorkeling in Silfra

  • Entrance fee of ISK 1.000,- into Silfra

  • Guided tour to Gullfoss & Geysir

What to bring:
  • Long underwear

  • Thick socks

  • Suitable clothes for the weather of the day

  • Contact lenses if you wear glasses

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

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. 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.

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