Southern Region, Iceland
Snorkeling

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  • Silfra Fissure Snorkeling Tour with Underwater Photos

    1. Silfra Fissure Snorkeling Tour with Underwater Photos

    Take part in a once-in-a-lifetime experience and snorkel at a site that National Geographic called one of the top dive sites in the world.

    Gear up in all the necessary snorkeling equipment provided, including neoprene hoods and gloves, a thermal undersuit, dry suit, and your own mask, snorkel, and fins.

    Then, swim through the pure, filtered glacial meltwater for the ultimate bucket list experience. Only a few spots are available each day, so secure your place now.

    Located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Þingvellir National Park, the Silfra Fissure lies in a valley where the tectonic plates of North America and Europe drift further apart every year. 

    Realy great experience. Pablo the guide was super nice and guided us well!! Because of the drysuit your not that cold as you think you would be.

  • Silfra: Snorkeling with Underwater Photos Without Transport

    2. Silfra: Snorkeling with Underwater Photos Without Transport

    Have an out-of-this-world adventure while drysuit snorkeling in Silfra rift, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Thingvellir National Park. The hidden natural wonder has 100 meters of underwater visibility with bright colors that make the experience almost unrealistic.

    Meet your guide and group directly at the site in Silfra and prepare to travel between two continents in the rift. Be guided through magnificent scenery and view Silfra from the surface while the slow current carries you through the stunning underwater landscape.

    Stay dry underneath your drysuit or, for the more adventurous, choose the wetsuit to feel the natural cool waters.

    Snorkel through the pure and clean waters of Silfra and end the tour in a lagoon often called "the real blue lagoon" because of the bright blue color of its water. 

    What a fabulous experience! Maria took time with us to get our dry suits on correctly and really explain the process. I highly recommend this activity

  • Snorkeling in Silfra Fissure - Small Group Adventure

    3. Snorkeling in Silfra Fissure - Small Group Adventure

    Undergo a unique underwater experience by snorkeling in the Silfra fissure on a half-day tour from Reykjavik. Frequently rated as one of the world's top 10 dive sites, Silfra offers up to 100 m (300 ft) of underwater visibility.

    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. Snorkel in this location for 1 hour with your guide, before returning to the warmth of the tour van and heading back to Reykjavik.

    The cold waters 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 a...

    Fantastic experience! Beautiful, clear water, helpful guide, and lovely views all around. This was one of my favorite things we did in Iceland. I was very worried that my hands and feet were going to be too cold (I get Raynaud's), but actually while hands were quite cold, it wasn't as bad as I was expecting (I think partly because the dry suit keeps your body completely warm), and they warm you up quite quickly with hot cocoa afterwards. Very well worth doing--don't let the cold put you off!

  • From Reykjavík: Golden Circle with Snorkel in Silfra

    4. From Reykjavík: Golden Circle with Snorkel in Silfra

    Experience the different geothermal landscapes of Iceland's legendary Golden Circle on a small group tour from Reykjavik. Listen to Icelandic music as you travel by minibus to Þingvellir National Park, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart. Gaze in awe as you get a clear view of this massive geological activity. Watch the water melt from Iceland's second biggest glacier as you make your way to Gullfoss Waterfall. Marvel as hot spring water erupts from the earth in the geothermal area of Geysir. Then, snorkel in the extraordinary Silfra rift, considered one of the top dive sites in the world. Glide between tectonic plates floating on pure, filtered glacial meltwater.

    We had two guides, Hallur and Ronan. It was because of them that this trip was so enjoyable! The waterfall was majestic and extremely windy. The geysir was tiny but still worth a visit. Then Hallur brought us for some delicious ice cream. It shocks the body to enjoy ice in the cold but the texture was just too good to put down the ice cream. Then, we went snorkelling with Ronan. Right off the bat, he was friendly and most kind. He got to know each one of us personally. He was a diver in the navy so you can rest assured that you're in safe hands! Ronan made the snorkelling experience like a party. We had so much fun. The waters were clear and mesmerizing. And the hot chocolate that comes after was the best thing ever. I was nervous about the cold before, but the cold didn't cross my mind at all while snorkelling. It was an awesome experience. Ronan was amazing too, as he always went out if his way to help us. Amazing trip overall! Highly recommended! The guides should get a raise too ;P

  • Reykjavik: Golden Circle Tour & Snorkeling with Free Photos

    5. Reykjavik: Golden Circle Tour & Snorkeling with Free Photos

    How about starting the day with snorkeling in Silfra, a freshwater fissure known to be one of the best diving spots in the world and then drive around beautiful Iceland? Then try The Snorkeling and Golden Circle tour. You can choose whether you snorkel in a wetsuit or drysuit. The difference is in a wetsuit you can dive underneath the surface and explore more of the wonders of Silfra, a freshwater fissure around 60 meters deep. You will not need any experience in diving nor snorkeling. After snorkeling, you will be taken on the Golden Circle tour, which is the most popular tourist route in Iceland. Start at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Þingvellir, where Althing was established around 930. Þingvellir is where Europe and America meet. You will also visit the geothermal active valley Haukadalur where the hot spring geysers Geysir and Strokkur are, as well as the waterfall Gullfoss and ...

    This was one of the most exciting days in Iceland. Our guide Adam was the best- so friendly and informative, sharing personal observations, experience and answering my million questions

  • Golden Circle & Silfra Snorkeling Small Group Tour

    6. Golden Circle & Silfra Snorkeling Small Group Tour

    Tour Iceland’s famous Golden Circle on a 9-hour scenic tour, and snorkel in the crystal clear waters of the Silfra Fissure in the heart of Þingvellir National Park. The amazing adventure starts with a picturesque drive to the geothermal area of Geysir, the home of the one and only Geysir, for which all other so-called geysirs are named! Watch as the ground gurgles and bubbles, and super-hot water bursts from the ground with enormous force. Next, stroll down to Gullfoss Waterfall, the undisputed queen of all Iceland’s waterfalls. See the water rushing down two steps of lava layers with breathtaking power and grandeur before driving on-wards to the fascinating site that is Thingvellir National park. Þingvellir is Iceland’s only UNESCO World Heritage sSte, and the original birthplace of the world´s oldest parliament, where the Vikings would sit to make judgements and laws. It’s also the ...

    The experience was amazing. The water in August is definitely cold, but the gear provided really keeps you warm. As for the Golden Circle part of the tour, there were 2 stops (and an extra 3rd where the guide let us pet an Icelandic horse). Pick up and drop off were easy.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 74 reviews

We had two guides, Hallur and Ronan. It was because of them that this trip was so enjoyable! The waterfall was majestic and extremely windy. The geysir was tiny but still worth a visit. Then Hallur brought us for some delicious ice cream. It shocks the body to enjoy ice in the cold but the texture was just too good to put down the ice cream. Then, we went snorkelling with Ronan. Right off the bat, he was friendly and most kind. He got to know each one of us personally. He was a diver in the navy so you can rest assured that you're in safe hands! Ronan made the snorkelling experience like a party. We had so much fun. The waters were clear and mesmerizing. And the hot chocolate that comes after was the best thing ever. I was nervous about the cold before, but the cold didn't cross my mind at all while snorkelling. It was an awesome experience. Ronan was amazing too, as he always went out if his way to help us. Amazing trip overall! Highly recommended! The guides should get a raise too ;P

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!

What a fabulous experience! Maria took time with us to get our dry suits on correctly and really explain the process. I highly recommend this activity

Realy great experience. Pablo the guide was super nice and guided us well!! Because of the drysuit your not that cold as you think you would be.

This is by far the best excursion I ever did in my life so far.