Snorkeling in Silfra | Drysuit

Silfra, Snorkeling between The North America and Eurasion continents
Available: All year
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: ≈ 5 hours with pickup
Minimum Age: 16
Pick Up: Hotel pick-up possible. ISK 4.000
Price: ISK 15.310
Reviews: 6 reviews
Tour Highlights

✅ Guided snorkeling tour in one of the world’s top dive sites, Silfra Lava Fissure
✅ Swim between the American and European continental plates
✅ Enjoy the underwater visibility in crystal clear waters
✅ Drysuit Snorkeling

Tour Details

Price: 15.310 ISK (included in the price is a guide and all necessary equipment for snorkeling) and 19.310 ISK (included in the price is pick-up and drop-off at your hotel, guide and all necessary equipment for snorkeling).
Minimum participants: Two people (contact us if you are traveling alone as we might already have a small group departing at your desired date).
Maximum participants: 6 people per guide

What To Bring: 

  • Clothes suited to dress under a drysuit such as long warm underwear or sweat suit,
  • Warm socks & towel
  • Warm clothes to wear prior and after the snorkeling
  • Lunch or snack
  • Camera (you can rent a GoPro camera with us)

Summer Departures: 
From 1. April – 30. Sept: 9:00, 12:00 and 15:00 (Pick up starts an hour earlier)
Winter Departures:
From 1. Oct – 31. Oct: 9:00 and 12:00 (Pick up starts an hour earlier)
From 1. Nov – 31 March: 10:00 and 13:00 (Pick up starts an hour earlier)

Please note that this is the meeting time at Þingvellir P5 parking lot – Pick up from your hotel starts an hour earlier.

If you do not require pick up, the meeting point is Silfra car park P5 in Thingvellir National Park. Please park your car at “Thingvellir P5” and walk 400m back along the road until you reach a smaller car park with all the snorkel and dive vans, and look for your Adventure Vikings guide. Please be there, ready to meet your guide 5-10 minutes before your tour is due to begin.

For GPS: 64°15’23.508″N 21°6’58.676″W

Prerequisites:

  • Be comfortable in water and be able to swim
  • Be physically fit
  • Be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit
  • Have read, signed, and followed directions on the Silfra Snorkeling Medical Statement
  • Sign our liability release form at the start of the tour
  • Be at minimum 145cm (4’9) tall/maximum 200cm (6’7) tall
  • Be at minimum 45kg (99 lbs) / maximum 120kg (264 lbs)
  • Be minimum 16 years of age
  • Not be pregnant
Tour Description

Silfra is one of the top dive sites in the world and situated in the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thingvellir, only about 50 km from Reykjavik. Silfra is a freshwater fissure about 60-63 meter deep, where you can almost see the end to end as the water is so clear. The water is so pristine it feels like flying.

By snorkeling in drysuit you will get protection from the cold water if the fissure as the drysuit is constructed from layers of insulating fabric. However, in the summertime, we always recommend you rather take the wetsuit as you will have so much more fun.

6 reviews

  1. This was some great fun! After my wife and i found out that we couldnt dive in Silfra because of the new certification law, we looked for an alternative. We decided to snorkel instead and it did not disappoint. My wife was a little cold even in the dry suit, but i didnt notice it at all. She had to pull me out of the water! Do this!

  2. Great tour, a must do

    We went on a rainy and cold day but our guides did a great job with our group and it was a lot of fun to snorkel in the slides fissure.
    We were definitely happy to have dry suits on !

  3. Merveilleux

    Il ne faut pas manquer la chance de plonger à Silfra! Ils sont super bien organisés. Vous hésitez entre un dry et un wetsuit!? En apnée le drysuit va flotter et le wetsuit permet plus de flexibilité. Pero j’avais un dry et puisqu’il faisait vraiment froid en cette journée du mois de mai je n’ai pas regretté mon choix! La visibilité dans l’eau est incroyable et les guides excellents! A faire!

  4. Nice

    the 100m underwater visibility and bright colors make the experience almost unrealistic. The pristine water in Silfra is one of the purest and clearest water you’ll find on the planet.

    -Review taken from Tripadvisor.

  5. Snorkel Silfra

    We did the snorkel with this company and it was amazing. Our guide really made it! He made sure that we had a good time and gave us a lot of great information about Iceland on the way to the snorkel spot. You can tell this company cares and likes what they do! This is a must!

    -Review taken from Tripadvisor.

  6. True Adventurers Delight

    Beautiful scenery to match a once-in-a-lifetime adventure touching two tectonic plates at the same time. Far more importantly was very knowledgeable humble and enthusiastic guide.

    -Review taken from Tripadvisor.

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