Snorkeling Silfra

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Silfra is a fissure between the North American and Eurasian continental plates. Silfra constantly fills with glacial water that has been trickling through underground lava rock for 30 years. This remarkable crack between two tectonic plates is therefore filled with the clearest water on our planet, allowing for over 100 meters visibility. 

On the snorkeling tour we will dress you in a dry suit and guide you through the four parts of the Silfra fissure. Floating through Silfra's crystal clear water is an otherworldly experience; the near-freezing water, astonishing colors, and sensations of flying provide a very unique environment for liquid meditation that you will never forget.

Meeting points 

The tour starts at Silfra at the time stated above on this ticket, please be 15 min early. If you arrive after the tour starts, your place on the tour cannot be guaranteed. Driving time to Silfra from Reykjavík is ca. 1 hour. If you are early, you can stop at the Thingvellir Information Center, which has a gift shop, cafe, and restrooms. Please note that the National Park charges a 500 ISK fee for car parking to be paid at the meter in the parking lot. If you need transportation service from Reykjavík to Silfra, please contact us! Please bring: long thermal underwear and two pairs of thick wool socks. Please be sure to fill out the required Medical Statement by following this link: If you have any questions, please be in touch at We look forward to meeting you!

Snorkeling Silfra 
Þingvellir National Park, Selfoss 801, IS 

Cancellation policy
10% non-refundable upon booking; No refund within 48 hours of tour departure 
  • Cancellation fee of 100.0% is charged if cancelled 2 day(s) or less before the activity
  • Cancellation fee of 10.0% is charged if cancelled 1000 day(s) or less before the activity

What´s Included

  • guided snorkeling trip
  • all necessary snorkeling equipment
  • hot chocolate and cookies after the snorkeling trip
  • entrance fee of ISK 1.500,- into Silfra

What to bring

  • Long underwear
  • thick socks
  • suitable clothes for the weather of the day
  • contact lenses if you wear glasses

Additional information

Participants must:

  • have read, signed, and followed directions on the Snorkeling Silfra Medical Statement 
  • have our Snorkeling Medical form signed off by a doctor if they are age 60 or older  
  • sign our liability release form at the start of the tour
  • be at minimum 150cm tall / maximum 200cm tall
  • be at minimum 45kg / maximum 120kg
  • be minimum 14 years of age on the year
  • be comfortable in water and be able to swim
  • be physically fit
  • be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit
  • be able to communicate in English or have a translator available at all times during the tour
  • not be pregnant



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Snorkeling Silfra

Pick up 

The tour starts when we pick you up at your hotel in Reykjavik. If you have your own transport, you can also meet us at the Tourist Information Center in Thingvellir National Park. The drive to Thingvellir takes 45-60 minutes. 

Information Center Thingvellir 

We take a short stop at the Information Center in Thingvellir National Park. This is a good stop to buy some snacks or use the facilities. 

Snorkelingin Silfra 

At the Silfra fissure is a parking lot with benches where we will dress into our Snorkeling gear and then walk over to the Silfra entrance platform from where the activity starts. The exit point is at another platform in the Silfra Lagoon. The time spend in the water is approx. 35 minutes. 

Drop off 

After Snorkeling in Silfra we will drive back to Reykjavik and drop you off at your hotel. The drive back to Reykjavik takes 45-60 minutes.