Snorkeling in Silfra | Wetsuit

Have fun! Freedive under the surface wearing a wetsuit - Explore the beauty up close
Available: All year
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2 - 3 hours without pickup
Minimum Age: 16
Pick Up: Hotel pick-up possible. ISK 5.000
Price From: ISK 12.900
Cancellation Policy: Cancel up to 48 hours in advance and receive a 90% refund
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
✅ Wetsuit Snorkeling (you will be able to dive below the surface and see the underwater wonders)

Tour Details

Available: All year
Duration: 4 – 4,5 hours with pick up. 2-3 hours without pick up
Minimum participants: No minimum
Maximum participants: 6 per guide
Rank: Medium

We will provide you with all the necessary gear required for snorkeling. You will, however, have to bring:

  • Clothes suited to dress under a wetsuit such as swimwear
  • Warm clothes to wear prior and after the snorkeling
  • Towel
  • Lunch or Snack
  • Camera
  • You can rent a GoPro camera by us

✅ Free photos
✅ Hot chocolate
✅ All snorkeling equipment
✅ English speaking guide
✅ National park fee

Summer Departures: 
From 1. April – 30. Sept: 9:00, 12:00 and 15:00 (Pick up starts 75 minutes earlier)
Winter Departures:
From 1. Oct – 31. Oct: 9:00 and 12:00 (Pick up starts 75 minutes earlier)
From 1. Nov – 31 March: 10:00 and 13:00 (Pick up starts 75 minutes earlier)

Please note that this is the meeting time at Þingvellir P5 parking lot – Pick up from your hotel starts 75 minutes earlier.

Meeting point: 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.

GPS:  64°15’23.508″N 21°6’58.676″W – View on Google Maps HERE

  • 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 14 years of age
  • Not be pregnant

Description – Snorkeling in Silfra (Wetsuit)

Enjoy snorkeling in Silfra, one of the top dive sites in the world. The wetsuit will cover your whole body but note that the wetsuit will not protect you entirely from the cold water in Silfra. Yet this is such an amazing experience that you simply must do this. This is the only snorkeling tour in Iceland that has wetsuit snorkeling and we promise you that this is by far the best way to snorkel. You will be able to dive below the surface and see the underwater wonders. No diving license is needed.

Snorkeling in Silfra is actually snorkeling between two continents; Europe and America. Sounds strange? Well, it’s a fact. The snorkeling site is in Silfra, an exotic underwater canyon/fissure, located at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thingvellir, only about 50 km from Reykjavik. Silfra is a fissure created because of continents’ plates drift apart about 2 cm per year.

This is an unbelievable experience you won’t forget.

Silfra is known to be one of the top dive sites in the world. Silfra is a freshwater fissure where you can see at least 100 meters ahead of you as the water is so clear. The water is so pristine it feels like flying.

No diving experience is needed. We provide all the gear that you need and offer snorkeling in a wetsuit (the suit we recommend) and drysuit all dependent on your interest.

6 reviews

  1. Unreal experience

    UNREAL!!!!!! Absolutely unreal experience. Great and informative guide. If you have only 1 tour to book, book wetsuit snorkeling in Silfra! You won’t regret it 🙂 5/5

  2. Fantastic tour

    Snorkeling in Iceland was one of the most memorable thing i did in Iceland. Recommend doing the wet suit tour, little bit cold, but not that you won’t enjoy it. Fantastic guides and fantastic view. I will go again hopefully very soon.

  3. Amazing experience

    Amazing views and great tour.

  4. Once in a Lifetime!

    We booked this knowing we wanted to do wetsuit snorkeling so we could take advantage of the freedom. Our guide ‘Gretzky’ was great and explained the difference between wet suit and dry suit. The initial shock of the 2 degree water was pretty intense but after a couple minutes, the suit did its job and we really didn’t notice the cold other than our face, which was exposed. Silfra is the most amazing spot on earth, where you can snorkel and drink the water at the same time. I highly recommend the wetsuit option 🙂

    -Review taken from Tripadvisor.

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