Silfra: Snorkeling Between Tectonic Plates with Pick Up from Reykjavik

4 hours 30 minutes
Pick-up offered
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 trip
  • 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)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What to expect


We will pick you up in Reykjavík and drive you to Thingvellir National Park. During the one-hour drive, your guide will provide you with information about the unique geology and cultural history of Iceland and Silfra as well as the surrounding area of the UNESCO world heritage site.

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 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. 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 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

  • All participants will need to fill out a medical form before participating in the tour. Please contact local operator in order to request the form via email.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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.
  • Participants must be at least 12 years of age
  • Dry suits are worn over your own clothing. We recommend wearing long thermal underwear and thick wool socks as a base layer under the dry suit
  • 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
  • IMPORTANT: All participants over 60 years of age must have their doctor sign the approval form
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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.
Alexander R
April 2023

Nice Pick Up. Nice and Professional Guides that explained everything very Well with a good Humor too. Good Equipment. It was Not so cold as i thougt it would bei.

April 2023

Wow, just wow! What an amazing experience, the snorkeling was everything I'd hoped. Gorgeous clear waters, a beautiful and almost out of body experience for the time I was in the water - just drifting through the calm and stillness. The being picked up and dropped back to our hotel was smooth a...

April 2023

It was an out of the world once in a lifetime experience. Guide Wilmar and the crew were brilliant and helpful.

April 2023

Experience of a life time! Wilmar was our guide and he was so informative and kind. He made the experience (which for me was quite frightening in anticipation) a calm and genuinely enjoyable experience. Highly recommend DIVE.IS and Wilmar.

April 2023

This was one of our favorite activities while we were in Iceland. Jake was our guide and camera man, he made sure all was safe, dry and fun. The snorkeling was beautiful and interesting - an adventure we will always remember.

May 2022

Everything was organized perfectly from the picked up and drove to silfra. Our guide today were alex and jake. They were amazing, explaining each and everything and always checked whether im okay or need anything. They helped me to put on my dry suit (which was tough) and on the water we went on ...

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