Snorkeling in Silfra

Float between two continental plates in the bluest and clearest water you’ll ever see. A must do during your Iceland visit in any season. 

You don’t need to be a certified diver to enjoy this amazing tour at Þingvellir National Park but you need to be comfortable in water and open to seeing something spectacular. We here at I Heart Reykjavík have done this tour and it was beautiful and completely worth the hassle of figuring out a dry suit.

Meeting time at the Information Center in Þingvellir National Park (if you don’t need pick up) is approx. 1 hour after departure time

Pick up offered from all guesthouses and hotels in the Reykjavík area. If you are staying in AirBnB apartments or similar please find the nearest guesthouse and hotel and book the pick up from there.

Pick up and transportation

Pick up is offered from your accommodation in Reykjavík for a small fee and you will be driven to Þingvellir National Park where Silfra is located. During the drive to Þingvellir the guide will tell you about the unique geology and cultural history of Silfra and the national park.

Arrival in Þingvellir

Upon arrival your guide will assist you with your dry suit and snorkeling equipment to ensure that you will be warm and comfortable during your tour. Each guide will take care of 8 snorkelers once in the water.

The Snorkeling Experience

During your snorkel you will explore the four main parts of Silfra: Big Crack, Silfra Hall, Silfra Cathedral and the Silfra Lagoon.

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. Near to the opening to Thingvallavatn we will enter the Silfra Cathedral; as the depth reaches 23m you feel like you are flying over the boulders and glacial silt. Your snorkel will finish in the Silfra Lagoon.

“Snorkeling Silfra”

Great experience with Dive.is during a recent snorkeling trip to the Silfra Fissure. We were picked up at our hotel right on time and had an entertaining ride out to the snorkeling site. Our guides, Reynar and Michael, were friendly, funny and filled us in on lots of local info as we drive to the destination. Once we got to Silfra those process of suiting up began. It took well over an hour to get everyone in the group geared up - add to this that it was pouring rain - yet all the while Reynar and Michael worked diligently (ensuring that everyone was safely suited up) and kept the group laughing. The snorkeling was phenomenal (and yes, cold) but it is a once-in-a-lifetime experience we are glad to have had. Would highly recommend Dive.is based on the professionalism and excellent attitudes of our guides.
anniedemos
“An Awesome Experience”

Coming to Iceland, I imagined doing numerous hikes, chilling in hot springs and photographing northern lights. I never thought I would go snorkelling, especially in winter. Having said that, I am so incredibly glad we got the chance to do it with dive.is and have Felix, Ted, Michál and Ásgeir as our instructors. They are truly an awesome bunch and extremely professional in their work. This was my first time snorkelling and I couldn't have asked for a more helpful staff. They made us all feel comfortable, explained everything in detail and we truly had a great time. Clear water, beautiful views, some hot chocolate to warm up and fun people around you - what else can you ask for?
Madli P
“Iceland at its best”

So beautiful, raw nature, meditative and calm. Sure it was cold but that is no problem because this is definitely one of my best experiences I had in Iceland. Walking through snow to get to the water was also surreal. Thanks to Felix, Ted and Louis for there professionalism and true enjoyment of their job! Would recommend this activity to everyone.
Nic P
Wahroonga / Australia

Terms and conditions

The Snorkeling in Silfra tour is conducted by Dive.is, a well respected and reputable company in Reykjavík that has been leading in offering various diving and snorkeling tours all over Iceland for years. By booking this tour you agree to the terms and conditions set by Dive.is and I Heart Reykjavík. I Heart Reykjavík cannot be held responsible for anything that goes wrong with the tour or communication between you (the customer) and Dive.is.