Enjoy snorkeling in wetsuit in Iceland, at one of the top dive sites in the world; Silfra. The wetsuit will cover your whole body but note that the wetsuit will not protect you entirely from the cold water in Silfra. Yet this is such an amazing experience that you simply must do this. Adventure Vikings is the only snorkeling company in Iceland that offers wetsuit snorkeling and we promise you that this is by far the best way to snorkel. You will be able to dive below the surface and see the underwater wonders. No diving licence is needed.
Snorkeling in Silfra is actually snorkeling between two continents; Europe and America. Sounds strange? Well, it’s a fact. The snorkeling site is in Silfa, an exotic underwater canyon/fissure, located at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thingvellir, only about 50 km from Reykjavik. Silfra is a fissure created because of continents’ plates drift apart about 2 cm per year.
This is an unbelievable experience you won’t forget.
Silfra is known to be one of the top dive sites in the world. Silfra is a freshwater fissure where you can see at least 100 meters ahead of you as the water is so clear. The water is so pristine it feels like flying.
No diving experience is needed. We provide all the gear that you need and offer snorkeling in a wetsuit (the suit we recommend) and drysuit all dependant on your interest.
Not sure which suit to choose? Take a look at our blog post wetsuit vs. drysuit to help you decide.
Price & availability
Price: 16.900 ISK (included in price is guide and all necessary equipment for snorkeling) and 20.900 ISK (included in price is pick-up and drop-off at your hotel, guide and all necessary equipment for snorkeling).
From 1. April – 30. Sept: 9:00, 12:00 and 15:00 (Pick up starts an hour earlier)
From 1. Oct – 31. Oct: 9:00 and 12:00 (Pick up starts an hour earlier)
From 1. Nov – 31 March: 10:00 and 13:00 (Pick up starts an hour earlier)
Please note that this is the meeting time at Thingvellir, Silfra car park – Pick up from your hotel starts an hour earlier.
If you do not require pick up, the meeting point is Silfra car park in Thingvellir National Park. Please park your car at “Thingvellir P5” and walk 400m back along the road until you reach a smaller car park with all the snorkel and dive vans, and look for your Adventure Vikings guide. Please be there, ready to meet your guide 5-10 minutes before your tour is due to begin.
For GPS: 64°15’23.508″N 21°6’58.676″W
Duration: 4 – 5 hours
- Be comfortable in water and be able to swim
- Be physically fit
- Have read, signed, and followed directions on the Silfra Snorkeling Medical Statement
- Sign our liability release form at the start of the tour
- Be at minimum 145cm (4’9) tall / maximum 200cm (6’7) tall
- Be at minimum 45kg (99 lbs) / maximum 120kg (264 lbs)
- Be minimum 16 years of age
- Not be pregnant
No minimum participants
Maximum participants: 6 per guide
What to bring
We will provide you with all necessary gear required for snorkeling. You will however have to bring:
- Clothes suited to dress under a wetsuit such as swimwear
- Warm clothes to wear prior and after the snorkeling
- Lunch or Snack
- You can rent a GoPro camera by us