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Snorkeling in Silfra

About the Tour

Snorkeling Silfra at Thingvellir National Park offers you the chance to float between two continental plates in very clear water. This underwater journey of mesmerizing colors is for everyone over 12 years of age and is a fantastic adventure that won´t be easily forgotten.


You have the option of being picked-up at your accommodation in Reykjavik and be driven Thingvellir National Park. During the one-hour drive, your guide will provide you with background information about the unique geology and cultural history of Silfra as well as the surrounding area.

Upon arrival at Silfra, your guide will give you your dry suit and snorkeling equipment. The guide will explain how to use this equipment and how to ensure that you will be warm and comfortable during your 30 to 40 minute snorkeling tour of Silfra Hall, Silfra Cathedral, and Silfra Lagoon.

During your snorkel you will explore the four main parts of Silfra. You will float through Big Crack, Silfra’s narrowest section and where the continental plates are so close you can almost touch them.
The fissure then widens into Silfra Hall. Here the full spectrum of Silfra’s colours and clarity become all the more apparent. At this point if you look at just the right angle you can see all the way to Thingvallavatn, over 150m away.


a) Guided snorkeling trip
b) All necessary snorkeling equipment
c) Hot chocolate and cookies after the snorkeling trip
d) Entrance fee of ISK 1.000,- into Silfra

Recommended Clothing:

Long underwear, thick socks and suitable clothes for the weather of the day.

Tour Details:

Season: All year
Departure Time Summer: 1. Apr. – 30 Sept. 8:00-8:30 (meeting at 9:00 at Thingvellir) There is also a 12:00 tour offered based on demand without pick-up services.
*If divers and snorkelers book together on the summer morning tour, snorkelers will be picked up at the earlier time of 7:30 in Reykjavik or meet 8:30 in Thingvellir.
Departure Time Winter: 1. Oct. – 31 March 10:00-10:30 (meeting at 11:00 at Thingvellir) and 12:00-12:30 (meeting at 13:00 at Thingvellir).
*If divers and snorkelers book together on the summer morning tour, snorkelers will be picked up at the earlier time of 7:30 in Reykjavík or 8:30 in Thingvellir National Park
**Winter 12:00 tour based on demand
Duration: 30-40 minutes snorkeling
Total Duration: About 5 hours

Good to know:

a) You don’t need to be a certified diver in order to experience water at its clearest
b) This tour is conducted alongside the Diving Silfra Day Tour. If you would like to snorkel while your friends or family dive, you can still enjoy the day together!
c) Maximum of 8 snorkelers per snorkel guide.
d) If you have your own transportation, you also have the option of meeting us directly at Thingvellir National Park.


Participants must:
a) be at least 150cm tall
b) be at least 45kg
c) be at least 12 years of age
d) be comfortable in water and be able to swim
e) be physically fit
f) be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit
g) not be pregnant