Drysuit Snorkeling in Silfra, Iceland | Free Photos | Small Groups (6 max)

Snorkeling in Silfra is truly once in a lifetime experience! National Geographic describes Silfra as one of the top dive sites in the world.
Available: All year
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2 - 3 hours
Minimum Age: 12
Pick Up: Not available
Price From: ISK 10.900
Reviews: 31 reviews

Tour Highlights

✅ Guided snorkeling tour in Silfra Fissure – Silfra Hall, Silfra Cathedral, Big Crack and Silfra Lagoon
✅ Small-Group Guarantee – 6 persons max per group
✅ One of the world’s top dive sites.
✅ Enjoy snorkeling between the American and European continental plates
✅ Beautiful surrounding area of the Thingvellir UNESCO world heritage site.
✅ Crystal clear waters – amazing underwater visibility
✅ Free photos from the tour
✅ Small-groups & personal experience
✅ Certified PADI dive guide / Dive-master
✅ Drysuit and other snorkeling equipment that will keep you warm and dry
✅ Hot drinks and cookies after the trip

Tour Details

Availability: All year.
Meeting point: Silfra parking lot | Park your car at P5 parking lot at Thingvellir and walk back to the parking lot where the snorkeling/diving vans are (see photo below under “meeting point”)
GPS: Latitude: 64.255739 – Longitude: –21.124083 – View on Google Maps HERE
Meeting time: 30 minutes before tour start time.
Bring with you: Thick socks, contact lenses if you wear glasses, long underwear and change of clothes (just in case) & a towel.
Group size: 6 persons per guide.
Duration: 2-3 hours (you will be in the water for around 30-40 minutes)
Included: Guided snorkelling tour, free photos, snorkeling equipment, hot drinks & cookies after the trip and Silfra entrance fee.

NOTE: Participants must have read, signed and followed directions on the Snorkeling Silfra Medical Statement Form – click here (You can sign the form at the meeting location).
Please keep in mind that If you are over 60 years of age, you need a medical waiver, available on page 2 of the medical form

Prerequisites:

  • Be physically fit
  • You must be a minimum of 12 years of age and maximum of 65 years of age
  • Not be pregnant
  • Be at minimum 45kg (99 lbs) / maximum 120kg (264 lbs)
  • Be at minimum 145cm (4’9) tall/maximum 200cm (6’7) tall
  • Have read and signed the Silfra Snorkeling Medical Statement – click here
    (You can sign the form at the meeting location.)
  • Be comfortable in the water and be able to swim
  • Be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit

Meeting point: Silfra parking lot | Park your car at P5 parking lot at Thingvellir and walk back to the parking lot where the snorkeling/diving vans are

GPS: Latitude: 64.255739 – Longitude: –21.124083 – View on Google Maps HERE

Tour Description

Snorkeling in Silfra is truly once in a lifetime experience! National Geographic describes Silfra as one of the top dive sites in the world. Find out for yourself as you glide between tectonic plates floating on pure, filtered glacial meltwater. This is the ultimate bucket list trip. Only available in Iceland.

31 reviews

  1. Do not miss this experience

    A friend and I went to Iceland at the beginning of June 2018 and decided we just had to do this based on the outstanding reviews. After having an above and beyond experience, I had to write a review, as well. We went to the meetup location, which was very convenient. There, our amazing guide, Cordelia, easily rounded up the group and then we drove to Silfra. It took a bit of time to put on all the equipment, but Cordelia was very patient, helped everyone one by one, and taught us about what we would be experiencing and the history/ background of the park. The group was small, six people, as stated. This was so nice compared to the larger groups we saw because we all got individual attention and got to know one another. Once we were all suited up (including a warm jumpsuit, dry suit, gloves, head cover, etc.) we slowly entered the water. Cordelia continued to ask if we were all comfortable and even readjusted a neck strap of mine when it was digging into a nerve in the back of my neck, causing a lot of discomfort. She taught us all about what to do if our masks fogged up, if we get water in our snorkels, etc. All of us were experienced snorkelers, but she reviewed it, nonetheless. Once we were in the water, she spoke very loudly and clearly so that we would know where to swim, when to pose for pictures, what we were seeing, etc. She took so many pictures throughout the entire excursion, as well. I had a waterproof phone case and thought I would take pictures, but was covered in so much gear, I knew I could not handle a phone without dropping it to the depths of the water. Luckily, Cordelia took wonderful photos with her GoPro and sent them to all of us that SAME night! After we traveled through Silfra, she allowed for some time to explore an open lagoon part. By that point, everyone was a bit cold and ready to get out of the water. Overall, you only spend about 30 minutes snorkeling, which is really all you need. Once we walked back, she gave everyone delicious hot chocolate and cookies where we discussed our upcoming ventures and she provided great advice on what to do, where to eat, etc. Honestly, this was truly the highlight of my trip and I would strongly advise anyone interested to do this specific tour. You could tell Cordelia really loves her job and cares about each person’s experience very deeply. Thank you for the once in a lifetime opportunity!

  2. Definitely a highlight of an amazing trip!!!

    My wife booked this trip for us as a birthday gift to me and I am super glad she did. The entire experience was amazing and Neil was a key part of it. Silfra is beautiful beyond words and the experience is one that I will treasure.

    As for the tactile parts of the trip, Neil was super easy to work with and really made sure that we were having a great time beginning to end. I am a diving instructor in Boston and I knew immediately that Neil knew what he was talking about and really cared about our safety. He also took extra care to make sure my wife, who is not a diver or even strong swimmer, had an amazing experience.

    If you are in Iceland for any reason, please make sure this is a part of your itinerary, you definitely won’t regret it!

    -Review taken from Tripadvisor

  3. Amazing Silfra Snorkeling Tour

    Snorkeling in Silfra was the highlight of our trip! The crystal blue waters are so clear that the visibility can be up to 120m. I did this tour back in 2011 and going back again in March 2018 did not disappoint! Cordelia our guide was lovely and made the experience extra special by giving us an interesting overview of the area, and a cosy hot chocolate afterward! Thanks Cordelia 🙂

    -Review taken from Tripadvisor

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