Top-Rated Snorkeling Silfra Tour with Pick up

Summary

Start your 5-hour tour with a pickup from your central Reykjavik hotel or alternatively, from a central location in the city. Then, travel by air-conditioned vehicle into Thingvellir National Park, where Silfra is located. As you travel, take in the volcanic landscapes and hear from your guide about the park’s geology and history as the site of Iceland’s earliest parliaments. Thingvellir is also famous for the rift valley between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates: a valley becoming gradually ever wider as the plates slowly pull apart. Some of the fissures and faults between the plates, such as Silfra, are filled with clear, cold water. On arrival at Silfra, hop out, and listen to an introduction to snorkeling in the fissure. Then, don a special dry suit over your everyday clothes to stay dry and warm in the cold water.  Learn how to use your snorkeling equipment, and enter the water via steps. Then, follow your guide on a 30- to 40-minute tour of the only place on the planet where you can snorkel between two continental plates. Float through the intensely blue glacial waters that are famously clear for having filtered through the underground lava for 30 to 100 years. The incredible visibility — more than 328 feet (100 meters) — showcases the rocks, with their emerald plant life and algae creating beautiful colorscapes. Swim the narrowest section known as the Silfra Big Crack, following the fissure as it widens into Silfra Hall. Gaze through the waters into Thingvallavatn Lake before entering the deep Silfra Cathedral. Float over the boulders here before finishing in stunning Silfra Lagoon. Afterward, change out of your dry suit, and warm up with hot chocolate and cookies before your return transfer and drop-off at the Reykjavik start point.

Tour info

Duration
5 hours
Group Size
Pricing (From)
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Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience with a snorkeling tour of Silfra! Float between two continental plates, surrounded by astonishingly clear water and mesmerizing colors while admiring this underwater world. You don’t need to be a certified diver in order to experience water at its clearest! Snorkeling at Silfra is suitable for anyone who feels comfortable in the water. The snorkeling at Silfra takes place in a dry suit, helping you to stay warm and dry inside the suit while swimming in the cold, crystal clear water.

What’s included?

  • Guided snorkeling trip

  • Hot chocolate and cookies

  • All necessary snorkeling equipment

  • Souvenir photos of your snorkeling tour (available to purchase)

  • Additional food and drinks

  • Gratuities

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 5h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

About operator:

It is our passion to create unforgettable experiences for all our divers and snorkelers. Our aim is to always maximize the enjoyment of our guests through a close personal attention and professional guidance. The main focus is fulfilling the highest standards, leading to customers ‘satisfaction beyond their expectations. Our biggest reward is to see the smile on everybody's face at the end of an epic adventure with us.

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