Silfra: Snorkeling Between Tectonic Plates - meet on location

2 hours 30 minutes
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience with a snorkeling tour of Silfra fissure!

Float between two tectonic plates, between the continents, in the clearest water in the world (100m+ visibility) while admiring the mesmerizing colors of this underwater world.

You don’t need to be a certified diver in order to experience water at its clearest! Snorkeling at Silfra is suitable for anyone who feels comfortable in water and knows how to swim. This family-friendly activity is suitable for children from 12 years old.

The snorkeling tour of Silfra is done in a dry suit, helping you to stay warm and dry inside the suit while swimming in the cold, crystal clear water.

Silfra is located in Thingvellir National Park which is a Unesco heritage site. The beautiful park is one of the wonders on the famous Golden circle route.


  • Guided snorkeling tour
  • Hot chocolate and cookies
  • All necessary snorkeling equipment, drysuit and warm undersuit
  • Live guide that is a PADI instructor
  • Heated changing van
  • Entrance fee to Silfra (ISK 1, 500)

What to expect


Upon arrival 15 minutes before the start time, you will check in with the guides at the meeting point at Silfra. Once your group of max 6 people has been formed, your guide will give you your drysuit, warm undersuit and snorkeling equipment. Your guide will explain how to use this equipment and how to ensure that you will be warm and comfortable during your tour. You can change in our heated Changing Van and the guide will help you with putting all the gear on. We recommend wearing long underwear and thick socks.
Your guide will brief you on Silfra and safety as well as information about Thingvellir national park, the tectonic plates and the continents. The briefing and gearing up takes approx 1 hour.
You will walk 5 minutes to Silfra and start your 30 - 45 minute snorkeling tour of Silfra Hall, Silfra Cathedral, and Silfra Lagoon.
After snorkeling in the cold water, we warm you up with hot cocoa and cookies. This is your chance to chat with your guide, ask any questions you might have and take a look at the pics taken during the tour.
The service level at is the best, there is a reason TripAdvisor chose our Snorkeling Tour the No 4 experience in the world!

Stop At:

• Silfra, Thingvellir Iceland
• Thingvellir National Park, Thingvellir Iceland
• Thingvellir, Thingvellir, South Region

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • All participants will need to fill out a medical form before participating in the tour. The form can be filled out online
  • All participant's height, weight and age information must be provided to local operator to ensure they bring the best fitting drysuit. The tour operator will contact you after booking to ask for this information.
  • IMPORTANT - Participants over 60 years of age must have their doctor sign the approval form in order to participate
  • Drysuits are worn over your own clothing. We recommend wearing long thermal underwear and thick wool socks as a base layer under the dry suit
  • Near public transportation
  • Minimum height is 4ft 11in (150cm). Minimum weight is 100lbs (45kg).
  • Maximum height and weight is 6ft7in (200cm) and 264lbs (120kg).
  • Participants must be comfortable in water and able to swim, physically fit and healthy
  • Please note that that dry suits can sometimes feel quite tight and constricting
  • All participants must be able to communicate in English
  • Not suitable for pregnant women
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • All participants must be at least 12 years old
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
May 2023

Had a great time! David was awesome! The water was so clear. Beautiful blues, greens and yellows. It's cold but doable. Make time and book your tour!

May 2023

Amazing experience with David our instructor. Make us feel confident with a sense of humour. He checked all the time how we were. Small group of 6 persons. We appreciated the hot chocolate at the end of our snorkeling !

May 2023

Unique and amazing experience, definately a must do when visiting Iceland. Sebastian, our guide was terrific in making sure everyone was safe and properly accommodated.

May 2023

Truly get to experience some of earths beauty! Soooo cold but worth it. The tour guide Sebastian was great, helpful, knowledgeable, and very friendly. If you like adventure on your trips, definitely check out the silfra snorkeling!

May 2023

Incredible experience being in the freezing cold and clear water! Wilmer was an excellent guide and gave us the best hot chocolate around.

May 2023

Amazing experience the clearest water ever, real blue! And Wilmer our guide made it so much better, gracias!

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