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.
Transportation to Þingvellir available for 4000 ISK extra
Shorter if you use your own transportation
Maximum 8 snorkelers per snorkel guide
Participants must be:
*be at least 150cm tall
*be at least 45kg
*be at least 12 years of age
*be comfortable in water and be able to swim
*be physically fit
*be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit
*not be pregnant
*suitable clothes for the weather of the day (to wear before and after tour)
*all necessary snorkeling equipment
*hot chocolate and cookies after the snorkeling trip
*entrance fee of ISK 1.000,- into Silfra
Morning Snorkeling Tour:
10:00-10:30 from 1.October until 31. March
08:00-08:30 from 1.April until 30.September
Midday Snorkeling Tour:
12:00-12:30 based on demand from 1. April until 30.September
Midnight Sun Snorkeling Tour:
16:00-16:30 from 15.May until 31.August.
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.
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.