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Snorkeling in Silfra Fissure - Small Group Adventure

Snorkeling in Silfra Fissure - Small Group Adventure

From $137.22 per person

Brave the chilly waters of Iceland's Thingvellir Lake and go snorkeling in Silfra lava fissure between the American and European continents. With amazing underwater visibility, this top-rated dive site can be enjoyed on a half-day tour from Reykjavik.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2 - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Pickup available from authorized Reykjavik pickup points. Please note, pickup can take up to 30-minutes to arrive.
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Snorkel in one of the world's top-10 dive sites, at the Silfra Lava Fissure
  • Swim over the divide between the American and European continental plates
  • Enjoy unique underwater visibility in the crystal clear waters of Thingvellir Lake
  • Drink in the history, culture and geological importance that make up one of Iceland‘s most sacred sit
Full description
Snorkeling in the Silfra fissure is a unique and exotic underwater experience. Frequently rated as one of the world's top 10 dive sites, Silfra offers up to 100 m (300 ft) of underwater visibility. The cold waters here melt off a glacier 50 km (30 miles) away, and make their way through lava fields to beautiful Thingvellir Lake. Although the chilly waters are too cold to support much in the way of marine life, Iceland's Silfra crack runs down between the American and European continental plates and offers amazing underwater views. Admire views of Iceland's stunning landscape as you ride from Reykjavik to the heart of Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site. You'll go snorkeling in this amazing location for an hour with your guide, before returning to the warmth of the tour van and heading back to Reykjavik.
  • Small group experience
  • PADI certified Diveguide/Divemaster
  • All necessary snorkeling gear
  • Silfra admission fee
  • Free Wi-Fi On Board
  • Food and drinks
  • Pick-up from Reykjavik (can be purchased upon booking)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

If you do not require pick-up from Reykjavík, then meet at the Silfra parking lot. Directions to park: park at Thingvellir Parking P5 (can be found on google maps). This is the 2nd car park, 400m further down the road from where you'll be diving from. Directions to meet your guide: Walk 400m back along the road until you reach the car park with all the snorkel and dive vans. Your guide will be waiting here. There are other companies at the site so make sure you go to the right one and show your voucher. Please be ready to meet your guide 15 minutes prior to tour start time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Change of clothes

Know before you go

  • Participants need to be comfortable in the water and be able to swim
  • Pregnant women are unable to participate due to the small risk of cold water entering the suit
  • Duration: between 3-5 hours depending on pick-up or meeting point
  • Minimum age: 12 years old and over 45kg and 150cm tall
  • Remember to bring: warm undergarments, preferably fleece/wool (no cotton!), warm woolen socks and a change of clothes (just in case) - you will get a specially made suit to keep you warm and dry in the glacier water
  • Please remember to read the snorkeling handbook prior to your snorkeling adventure. The handbook provides you with all the necessary information you will need to be able to prepare for your Silfra adventure. Link to the handbook:
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 171 reviews

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We all were collected right on time in a comfortable bus. Peter or guide took wonderful care of us, and snapped loads of photos during our excursion. The gear provided in addition to my smart wool base layer kept me warmer than I expected, which allowed me to focus all my attention on the beautiful and unique scenery. The cup of hot chocolate and biscuits after we returned to base was a tasty treat. Fantastic job. Team Arctic Adventures. I can't wait to snorkel again with you! Many thanks!

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September 25, 2021

great experience. i almost did not do this as the idea of getting into water that cold for 30 minutes had me very worried. it was much better than i thought it would be. the underlayer and the drysuit worked well. the guide was very through in checking that everyone was properly outfitted

September 20, 2021

Absolutely amazing experience! Very efficient pick up and transfer from Reykjavik to Silfra. Great guide Timos who took safety very seriously but also provided helpful tips for the trip and made sure everyone was warm and dry. He also took photos. The under water scenery is fantastic, the water is cold but not unbearable and it’s crystal clear. Definitely one not to miss.

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September 18, 2021

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