Snorkeling in Iceland, Silfra Adventure | Pickup and photos included.

Snorkeling Silfra is a day tour from Reykjavik, once in a lifetime experience you don’t want to miss it. You don’t have to be a certified diver to experience the clear and beautiful water world in Silfra.
Available: All year
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 4 - 6 hours
Minimum Age: 16
Pick Up: Hotel pick-up included
Price: ISK 16.900

Tour Highlights

✅ Guided snorkeling tour in Silfra
✅ Fun and informative tour guide
✅ Free photos
✅ Hotel Pick-up / Drop-off included
✅ Snorkel between two continental plates in crystal clear waters
✅ Hot drinks after snorkeling

Tour Details

Price: 16.900 ISK per person
Duration: 4 – 6 Hours
Departure: 09:00 – 9:30 ( Summer 1 Apríl – 31 Oct)
Departure: 10:00 – 10:30 ( Winter 1 Nov – 31 March)
Meeting on location: at 10:00 am ( Summer 1 Apríl – 31 Oct)
and at 11:00 ( Winter 1 Nov – 31 March)
Available: Upon request, all year
Please bring: Warm clothing
Included: Guided Tour, snorkeling gear (drysuit, fins, mask etc.), photos from the trip, hot drinks after the tour and Thingvellir National Park – Silfra admission fee
Meeting point: Click here

Prerequisites:

  • Must be at least 150cm tall (4.11 inch)
  • At least 45kg (99 pounds)
  • 16 years of age
  • Able to swim
  • Physically fit
  • Be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit
  • Not be pregnant

A minimum number of passengers for each scheduled trip is two persons. You can book a private tour with us if you are alone or want to be private with you and your family.

Tour Description

Snorkeling in Iceland –  Silfra adventure is a day tour from Reykjavik, once in a lifetime experience, you don’t want to miss it. You don’t have to be a certified diver to experience the clear and beautiful water world in Silfra.

We offer daily tours to Silfra where you get the chance to float between the two continental plates while enjoying the clarity of the water. The tour begins when we pick you up at your accommodation in Reykjavik or if you want you can meet us at the service center in Thingvellir National Park.

During the drive, your guide will give you information about the history and unique geology of the UNESCO World Heritage site Thingvellir National Park which is a part of the famous Golden Circle. When you arrive at Silfra, you will be given a dry suit and snorkeling equipment and a warm undergarment (Teddy bear suit) to wear under the dry suit. The guide will show you how to use the equipment to ensure a pleasant snorkeling trip. The snorkeling trip takes about 30-40 minutes. You will explore the four main parts of Silfra The big crack, Silfra Hall, the cathedral and Silfra Lagoon. The guide will take pictures on the snorkeling trip and will send them to you free of charge.

Iceland sits on the top of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge between the North American and the Eurasian tectonic plate. The Silfra fissure is located right at the point where the two tectonic plates meet. The water in Silfra is 1000-year-old melted glacier water that comes from the second largest glacier in Iceland (Langjökull) or the long glacier. It takes the water about 30 years to arrive from the glacier through the underground lava into Silfra. This natural filtering system makes the water in Silfra incredibly clear with visibility around 100-150 meters. The water is probably the purest drinking water you find in Iceland so make sure to drink some of Silfra water while you are snorkeling.

Operated by:

Iceland Adventure Tours

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11 reviews

  1. Best snorkeling in ice cold waters!

    Our guide was Carlos, who was absolutely the best! Very energetic, informative, accommodating and hilarious 🙂 He even took all these photos of us, documenting our time in the water, which we can’t wait to see!

    Our group was composed of 3 persons only, which we loved! It allowed us to go at our own relaxed pace and view all the details up close. We are use to diving in the warm waters of the tropics in just a 3mm wetsuit, so snorkeling in ice cold waters in a dry suit made us quite apprehensive. But Carlos put all our worries at ease and made this one of our most enjoyable and memorable experiences in Iceland!

    We are definitely recommending to all our friends 🙂

  2. Fantastic Experience

    Really great experience with these guys, from the initial booking process via Matthias and then the excursion itself. We had an incredible time snorkelling in Silfra, and our instructor Ivan was awesome – super friendly, fun and knowledgeable, and even managed to get us in the water first so we had the whole fissure to ourselves. Thanks guys 🙂

  3. Service was fantastic

    Massive thank you to Matthias for being so helpful! He’s extremely knowledgeable about the tours and clearly has a passion for what he does. We booked a snorkelling tour on his advise and it was fantastic! Brace yourself for the cold but a genuine once in a lifetime experience. We were actually recommended the cheapest tour by Matthias which was almost as refreshing as the water!!!

  4. LOVED IT!

    LOVED everything from start to finish. The booking process was easy. I got picked up from my hotel and by a great guide.
    I can totally recommend this tour!

  5. Great service!!!

    We went snorkeling @ Silfra, the instructor was very Pro, and we had so much fun!! 🙂
    It was super cool! 100% recommend.

  6. Easy booking

    Very easy to book the excursion with Iceland Advice! We really enjoyed the snorkeling experience in Iceland!!

  7. Snorkel to Remember!

    If there is a company that you need to look for to have the best snorkeling trip it is Iceland Advice! We went snorkeling on 25th November and below are the few positives!

    -The cost was less expensive than all the others.
    -Matthias was so helpful and I had a ton of questions and he answered them patiently. Sorry Matthias for dropping emails every minute and bombarding your inbox!
    -the booking went so smoothly and didn’t have any hassle. We were picked up from our hotel.
    -It was a small group and our instructor was a pro and was giving equal attention to all. We were the first ones to get into the fissure and thus it was like we had the place for ourselves!
    -I am scared of heights and the instructor was beside me and telling me the places were it is really deep so that I could prepare myself. It was really appreciated.
    Hot chocolate and cookies after the cold experience and You get photos for no extra cost! Yippee

    I have no negatives to write. It is one of the best experiences I had and I recommend to any of you! The ratings for Iceland Advice says it all! It is a 5 star experience!

  8. It was a great experience. If you are in doubt, as we were, just do it! The organization is great.

  9. Great Value. Great Time. Highly Recommend.

    Booking – We were able to book the trip online, which was super convenient! I heard back from Iceland Adventure Tours right away and was put on the schedule.
    Transportation – Val picked us up from the flat we are staying in and was right on time.
    Experience – The entire experience was incredible. Val had all of the gear we need, a GoPro to capture the trip, and was very friendly. He gave us some background on the continental divide without taking us through an entire history lesson (which was perfect!). The water was cold on my face and slightly on my hands, but everything else was surprisingly warm. Not to mention, we had hot cocoa, coffee, and cookies waiting for us when we got out 🙂

    One more thing: Val provided us with the pictures from the trip included in the cost of the booking. In my experience with guided tours, this NEVER happens! There’s always last minute costs that you don’t factor in, but with Iceland Adventure Tours: what you see is what you get. No hidden fees!

    All around, awesome time!

    -Review taken from TripAdvisor.

  10. Snorkeling Silfa: most amazing thing, ever!!!

    Snorkeling in near freezing water was NOT something that sounded appealing to me when my 14 year old son suggested it. “Stop being such a big baby”, he said. We are so glad that I found my courage! Val and Alex were amazing, reassuring, humorous, helpful, and knowledgeable. They brought all the gear and took care of everything, and then had hot cocoa for us at the end of the experience. In all honestly, the dry suit was so good, that I was not uncomfortable at all (and I am a big baby when it comes to cold water). The water in Silfa was mesmerizing and beautiful. I described the experience to my friends as “other worldly”, and I even made a few daredevil and thrill-seeking friends quite jealous. 🙂 Thank you so very much for the experience!
    -Review taken from TripAdvisor.

  11. Wonderful experience!

    We did the Silfra snorkeling trip. Our guide was Val; he was prompt in picking us up, he was extremely patient and helpful in getting everyone into their dry suits. Also, allowed plenty of time for us to take pictures after we finished. We were very pleased with the entire experience and this trip was $100 less than another one we first looked at, for the two of us. Truly is a once in a lifetime type of experience. Highly recommend Iceland Adventure Tours!
    -Review taken from TripAdvisor

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