Water activity

Silfra: Snorkeling with Underwater Photos & Pickup Service

4.8 / 5

90 reviews

Activity provider: Adventure Vikings

Silfra: Snorkeling with Underwater Photos & Pickup Service

Activity provider: Adventure Vikings
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From US$ 178.86 per person

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

Free cancellation
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickup starts 75 minutes prior to your booked starting time. The starting time you booked is the time when the activity will begin in Silfra.
Private or small groups available


  • 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

  • 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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    Important information

    What to bring

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

    Not allowed

    • Alcohol and drugs
    • Unaccompanied minors

    Know before you go

    • You must weigh a minimum of 45kg (99 lbs)/maximum of 120kg (264 lbs)
    • You must be a minimum of 145cm (4’9) tall/maximum of 200cm (6’7) tall
    • You must be able to swim
    • You don't need to be a certified diver, this tour is for everyone who feels comfortable in the water
    • Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult
    • You can rent a GoPro camera for 6900 ISK
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 90 reviews

    Review summary

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    This was such an amazing experience and I highly recommend everyone to do this. It was unlike anything I've ever done before. I felt really safe with the instructors and Chico kept checking in on me to make sure I was okay as I was there by myself. Would definitely do again.

    March 28, 2022

    If I could give this 10 stars I would. An absolutely amazing experience!!! I was so weary of how cold the water would be but the dry suits were insanely warm. The views you see underwater are next level. Our guides Luís and Chico were beyond brilliant, eased everyone's concerns and made the tour even more enjoyable than it already was. I definitely 100% recommend going with Adventure Vikings based on the amazing guides and the additional pictures they get for you when you're between the plates. Once in a lifetime experience and I can't express how much we enjoyed it!

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    November 3, 2021

    Wonderful dive. I was very apprehensive before going because the water temperature was 2.5 °. But finally I'm glad I did. We were very well equipped, I kept my clothes on, plus a padded suit and another waterproof. Result I was not cold at all. In addition, the drysuit made me float. I felt very safe. The water was crystal clear and pure (and delicious, yes don't forget to drink it and fill your gourds if you pass by). It was magnificent and very emotional. We were swimming between two tectonic plates, in a no man's land. To do once in a lifetime. Thank you Alberto and Luis, our guides

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    August 20, 2021

    Product ID: 74057