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.



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


  • 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


  • Souvenir photos of your snorkeling tour (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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.
  • 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 wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Ticket delivery

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


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

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 ...

May 2022

We had a lovely time during the snorkeling! Rami was our guide, he was very knowledgeable and looked after us well. Something to note is that the wet suit is very constricting (for those who may have accessibility needs/claustrophobia ) - although the pressure lightens when in the water. All in...

April 2022

We had a fantastic trip with Thomas as our guide. He was very knowledgeable on the area and even let us stop to take pictures on the drive up. The snorkelling is something ill never forget being able to see so far through the water. I would defiantly recommend this to anyone visiting Iceland.

April 2022

This was a phenomenal experience. Expertly guided by Thomas, we enjoyed the humor the knowledge and the expertise. The crystal clear waters with breathtaking views were spectacular. We went with our 12 year old and she loved it

April 2022

Our guide Anna was very personable, friendly and efficient. We were picked up and driven out to Thingvellir. The team make absolutely sure your drysuit fits and that all safety guides are clear and understood. The dive itself is fascinating. The one part of the body the dry suit doesn't cover - i...

gemma l
April 2022

Had a fantastic day out, Rami was an amazing instructor, even stopping at viewpoints to let us take pictures on the way there, he made sure we were all well looked after during the snorkeling. On our way back, he again stopped at viewpoints for us to take pictures and AJ gave us lots of local kno...

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from US$159.60 / per person