Water activity

From Reykjavik: Silfra Fissure Snorkeling Half-Day Trip

Activity provider: Arctic Adventures

From Reykjavik: Silfra Fissure Snorkeling Half-Day Trip

Activity provider: Arctic Adventures
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From US$ 148.61 per person

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Snorkel between large volcanic canyons and discover the crystal clear waters that flow between the North American and Eurasian continents.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 - 5.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
You will be picked up from your accommodation at pickup points in Reykjavik. Only pickup locations specified on the pick-up list will be served. Due to traffic restrictions, pick up from hotels in the city center is not possible, nor from private Air BnBs. Please contact the activity provider to find out the closest pickup point if your accommodation is not on the list.
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Snorkel in one of the world's top-10 dive sites, at the Silfra Lava Fissure
  • Swim over the divide between the American and European continental plates
  • Enjoy underwater visibility in the crystal-clear waters of Thingvellir Lake
  • Drink in the history, culture, and geology of one of Iceland‘s most sacred sites
  • Take advantage of included transfers from Reykjavik or make your own way there
Full description

Undergo a unique underwater experience by snorkeling in the Silfra fissure on a half-day tour from Reykjavik. Frequently rated as one of the world's top 10 dive sites, Silfra offers up to 100 m (300 ft) of underwater visibility.

Admire views of Iceland's stunning landscape as you ride from Reykjavik to the heart of Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site. Snorkel in this location for 45 min with your guide, before returning to the warmth of the tour van and heading back to Reykjavik.

The cold waters melt off a glacier 50 km (30 miles) away and make their way through lava fields to beautiful Thingvellir Lake. Although the chilly waters are too cold to support much in the way of marine life, Iceland's Silfra crack runs down between the American and European continental plates and offers amazing underwater views.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off (If option selected)
  • PADI certified Dive guide/Divemaster
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Silfra admission fee
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People with epilepsy
  • People under 4 ft 9 in (150 cm)
  • People under 99 lbs (45 kg)
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
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Silfra parking lot, Hörgshliðarlaug, before the activity starts. The directions to the park are Thingvellir Parking P5 (can be found on google maps). This is the 2nd car park, 400m further down the road from where you will be diving. Walk 400m back along the road until you reach the car park with all the snorkel and dive vans.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Change of clothes

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Participants need to be comfortable in the water and be able to swim
  • Snorkeling in the Silfra fissure involves a moderate level of exercise
  • Remember to bring: warm undergarments, preferably fleece/wool, no cotton, warm woolen socks, and a change of clothes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 382 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    3.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Service
    4.6/5

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Snorkeling was a great experience. I had never snorkeled in a dry suit before and the fun started as soon as I got dressed. I was there with my daughter and we had a blast from getting dressed to getting out. Our guide Frederica made a significant contribution. She was fresh, fun and made us feel safe. Her style is an absolute enrichment for the participants!!

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October 23, 2022

A must activity! We booked this trip as a last minute decision and are so glad we did, we thoroughly enjoyed it, the staff were all very friendly and extremely professional and we would highly recommend giving this trip a go. Make sure you’re prepared with a base layer of clothing and don’t forget to take a change of underwear just incase (my partners dry suit leaked just a little (but didn’t ruin the experience) and a small towel to dry your hair (don’t forget your hairbrush!)

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October 20, 2022

Great experience! We must have been in the water for almost an hour and had a great view through the Silfra fissure. One of my highlights in Iceland. It was very cold, but the double suit helped a lot, at least not to freeze for the most part. However, you should wear suitable clothing such as leggings and thick socks underneath. In the special suit it is very easy to snorkel because you automatically float above the water. The guides took photos in the water, before and after, so that you have good memories afterwards. There were also biscuits and hot cocoa before the return trip. Can only recommend the tour!

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October 6, 2022

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