Water activity

From Reykjavik: Silfra Snorkeling with Underwater Photos

Activity provider: Adventure Vikings

From Reykjavik: Silfra Snorkeling with Underwater Photos

Activity provider: Adventure Vikings
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From US$ 184.90 per person

Likely to sell out

Immerse yourself in the clear blue waters of Silfra, with visibility consistently over 100 meters (300 feet). Spend your time enjoying the moment while guides snap expert photos of you in the best areas. Relax with round-trip transfers from Reykjavik.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Please look out for a minivan with the activity provider’s logo on it. Pickup will start 75 minutes prior to your booked starting time. The starting time you booked is the time when the activity will begin in Silfra. Summer pickup is between 7:45 AM - 8:15 AM (March-October). Winter pickup is between 8:45 AM - 9:15 AM (November-February).
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Snorkel in Silfra and travel between the American and European continental plates
  • See 100 meters of underwater visibility and bright blue colors
  • Be guided along the lagoon often called "the real blue lagoon"
  • Choose from a drysuit or wetsuit to experience the lagoon's natural environment
Full description

Enjoy a guided wetsuit snorkeling tour in the Silfra fissure, located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Thingvellir National Park. Leave Reykjavik behind and discover this hidden natural wonder, where the 100-meter underwater visibility and bright colors make the experience almost unrealistic.

Immerse yourself in the pristine water of Silfra—some of the purest waters on the planet. When snorkeling in Silfra, travel between two continents, ending the tour in a lagoon often called "the real blue lagoon" because of the bright blue color of the water. Snorkeling in Silfra fissure, where you are guided into this magnificent scenery, is a total must-see for all nature and adventure-thirsty travelers. Enjoy freedom in terms of movements and free dive by holding your breath.

Stay dry underneath your drysuit or, for the more adventurous, choose a wetsuit to feel the natural cool waters. The wetsuits used are six millimeter in thickness and isolate the body well from the cold water. Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and leave feeling reinvigorated

Includes
  • Snorkeling tour
  • All snorkeling equipment including wetsuit or drysuit (based on option selected)
  • Roundtrip transportation from Reykjavik
  • Guide
  • Photos
  • Hot chocolate
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with heart problems
    • Wheelchair users
    • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
    • People under 3 ft 9 in (120 cm)
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Participants

    Date

    Important information

    What to bring

    • Warm clothing
    • Swimwear
    • Camera
    • Waterproof camera
    • Medical statement
    • Socks

    Not allowed

    • Alcohol and drugs

    Know before you go

    • You must be able to swim and be comfortable in the water
    • Your weight should be between 45kgs (99 lbs) - 120kgs (264 lbs)
    • Your height should be between 145cm (4’9) - 200cm (6’7)
    • Glasses are not allowed. If you wear glasses, you should wear contact lenses, or a prescription diving mask if you have one, instead
    • You do not need to be a certified diver, this tour is for everyone who feels comfortable in the water
    • The age limit in Silfra is 12 years. An adult must accompany children under 18 years
    • You can rent a GoPro camera for 6900 ISK
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 122 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      4.7/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Safety
      4.9/5

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    I would definitely recommend this activity to anybody. I went with Luis who was amazing and all the guides were very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. The water was obviously cold on the face but the dry suit kept the rest of me warm. Beautiful, clear views underwater were a highlight as well as getting some good photos to make friends and family jealous.

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    November 19, 2022

    This was a beautiful experience! The hardest part was suiting up. In order to prevent leakages in the dry suit, there is a collar fastened on your neck that is uncomfortable. The choking sensation dissipates when you are in the water. The views were magnificent. I brought a disposable underwater camera which I’m so glad I did in addition to the go pro pictures the guides took.

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    November 16, 2022

    This was a great experience. We came straight from the airport, and the guide was extremely helpful and friendly on our drive to the dive location. The staff was well trained and all very friendly. Eyal was our guide and he made even the most inexperienced and nervous swimmer feel comfortable. Make sure you wear leggings, two pairs of socks, a thermal layer on top with a thin layer above (you cannot have a hood.) The dry suit kept us warm and protected. We didn’t even have to change out of our clothes. We had to put on a onesie shell over our clothes, and the dry suit above that. The views are incredible and this is a once in a lifetime experience if you’re just traveling.

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    November 10, 2022

    Product ID: 74057