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Silfra: Snorkeling with Underwater Photos Without Transport

Silfra: Snorkeling with Underwater Photos Without Transport

From US$ 130.44 per person

Snorkel and immerse yourself in the bright blue and crystal clear waters of Silfra. Experience one of the top dive sites in the world, where visibility reaches up to 100 meters.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Travel between two continents, ending the tour in "the real blue lagoon"
  • Experience one of the purest and clearest waters you’ll find on the planet
  • View Silfra from the surface while the slow current carries you through the stunning underwater landscape
Full description

Have an out-of-this-world adventure while drysuit snorkeling in Silfra rift, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Thingvellir National Park. The hidden natural wonder has 100 meters of underwater visibility with bright colors that make the experience almost unrealistic.

Meet your guide and group directly at the site in Silfra and prepare to travel between two continents in the rift. Be guided through magnificent scenery and view Silfra from the surface while the slow current carries you through the stunning underwater landscape.

Stay dry underneath your drysuit or, for the more adventurous, choose the wetsuit to feel the natural cool waters.

Snorkel through the pure and clean waters of Silfra and end the tour in a lagoon often called "the real blue lagoon" because of the bright blue color of its water. 

  • Snorkeling tour
  • Wetsuit or drysuit (depending on option selected)
  • English speaking guide
  • Free photos of your experience
  • Hot chocolate
  • Bathing suit
  • Warm clothes
  • Towel
  • Round-trip transportation to Reykjavik
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • Pregnant women
  • People under 4 ft 8 in (145 cm)
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
  • People with mobility impairments
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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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The meeting point is Silfra parking lot in Thingvellir National Park. Park your car at “Thingvellir P5” and walk 400 yards back along the road until you reach a smaller parking lot with all the snorkel and dive vans.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Waterproof camera
  • Warm clothing
  • Snacks
  • Towel
  • Socks
  • Swimwear

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Be at minimum 45kg (99 lbs) / maximum 120kg (264 lbs)
  • Be at minimum 145cm (4’9) tall / maximum 200cm (6’7) tall
  • Glasses not allowed. Contacts lenses required or, if you own one, a prescription diving mask.
  • You must be able to swim
  • You don't need to be certified diver, this tour is for everyone who feels comfortable in the water
  • If pregnant, you are not allowed on this tour
  • Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Warm undergarment clothing is advised (fleece/wool sweater, pants and thick socks)
  • Suitable clothes for the weather of the day
  • Additional things to bring: towel, lunch or snack, camera
  • You can rent a GoPro camera (6900 ISK)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 256 reviews

Review summary

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Amazing experience. I think we were a bit mad to do this in January though. The dry suit goes over your clothes so you stay completely dry. It’s only your hands a bit of your face that gets wet. It’s cold but you adjust. Our guide was Chico and couldn’t recommend him enough. He was incredibly supportive and patient with me as I was a really slow swimmer. When I became too tired to swim further, he swam with me until the end. The hot chocolate at the end was so needed too and yummy! Pics are also taken underwater.

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January 17, 2022

Amazing experience. Nowhere near as cold as I expected it to be. Once in a lifetime experience. Felt safe with the guides and they were lovely. Things were a little slow with putting on the suites and felt the guides could have moved the group along a bit to assist in keeping everyone warm.

December 9, 2021

5 stars because the guides - Alberto, Luis, and Thomas - were all great, the tour was as described, and I have no complaints about how it was handled. I do wish that I knew more going into it though and want to provide more details for anyone else considering a snorkeling tour at Silfra. You can choose wet suits or dry suits. I thought because of the temp that a dry suit would be most comfortable, but the dry suit is extremely tight around your neck and wrists and extremely uncomfortable - my neck is still sore 2 days later. If you can stand the cold for 35 mins of swimming, I highly recommend the wet suit. In the dry suit you are suited up for about 90 mins as others are getting ready and you are walking there/back. Several in our group were having panic attacks from feeling like they couldn’t breathe. It is hard to enjoy the beautiful views when you are only thinking of the pain you’re in. The guides do give the option of either, I just didn’t know how bad the dry suit would be.

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October 15, 2021

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