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Magnificent Snorkeling in Silfra

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Key Highlights

  • Go snorkeling in one of the world's top ten diving sites
  • First-class equipment in all standard sizes provided
  • Snorkel between the Eurasian and American plates with a PADI instructor
  • With options available for all experience levels, everyone can discover the magic of Silfra
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    4 hours

    Start time

    01 Oct - 31 Mar: 10:00am & 12:00noon
    01 Apr - 30 Sep: 9:00am & 1:00pm

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik.
    (Please mention your hotel / guesthouse details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

    See the list of Reykjavik hotels from which hotel pick up is offered

    Pickup and drop-off service will not be provided from Laugavegur and Hverfisgata streets of the city.

    Alternate meeting point: You can meet the tour directly at Holtagarðar 10, 104 Reykjavík. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure.

    Ending Point

    Your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Go snorkeling in an otherworldly lava ravine at the site where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet.

    Plunge into the impossibly blue waters of Silfra, propelled by a lazy current. Take in this primeval underwater theme park, where continents have been melted by fire and turned to stone.

    Experienced divers and first-time snorkelers can all experience the wonder of this undersea treasure. Expert guides will be with you every step of the way to ensure a safe and comfortable time in the water.


    You will be picked up by bus from your Reykjavik hotel/guesthouse and taken to the snorkeling site of Silfra in Þingvellir National Park. The exact location will vary according to your experience level.

    You can also explore the Silfra fissure by snorkeling, an activity within the reach of practically everyone. This tour is open to advanced snorkelers and novices, and the basics are wonderfully simple to learn. A guide will teach you everything you need to know and answer all your questions.

    If you are a certified diver, with or without dry suit experience, this is the adventure for you! Silfra, which is actually a crack in the face of the earth between the Eurasian and American plates.

    The water in Silfra has traveled for years from Iceland’s glaciers and pushed its way up from a porous lava field, maintaining a constant temperature of 1-3°C all year around. A mild current at your back helps you swim effortlessly out of the crack.

    You will be accompanied by a PADI Instructor, who is there to answer all your questions and assist you with your dive. With different routes to suit all experience and comfort levels, Silfra is truly the perfect diving location.

    After some 4 hours in the water you will be returned to your hotel in Reykjavik.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hotel/guesthouse pick-up and drop-off
    • First-class equipment in all standard sizes
    • Snorkeling Equipment
    • PADI Instructor/ Guide


    • Lunch and other refreshments
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

    Pick-up from hotels and guesthouses is 45 minutes before start time. Please provide weight and height for proper suit size.

    It is recommended that you wear warm clothes underneath the diving suit and bring extra clothing.

    Diving tour is only for certified divers (dry suit experience not necessary)

    Pick-up is available from major hotels and guesthouses in the greater Reykjavik area. Pick-up services not provide from private addresses.

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

    Additional info

    The diving and snorkeling tours share the same transfer to and from ReykjavikThe confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
  • Reviews
    • It was exhilarating and unique.

      This was a completely unique experience. Snorkelling in ice cold, crystal clear water. Particular thanks to Ian for his skill and patience and the information. Would definitely...

      Sarah L Wheeler, United Kingdom


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