Tour description

Snorkel in Iceland at one of the top dive sites in the world, situated in Thingvellir National Park, only about 50 kilometres from Reykjavik. Silfra fissure exists due to the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates separating around 2 centimetres a year – leaving a rift in the landscape between them.

This rift is filled with glacial water from Langjökull glacier that has been filtered through lava fields for decades before reaching Silfra – making the water exceptionally clear and drinkable. Make sure you taste it while you glide through the fissure between two continents – there is nothing quite like crystal clear glacial water.

Incredible visibility and views
Experience the incredible visibility exceeding 100 meters, along with the breathtaking dramatic sights as rays of sunlight stretches its arms through the pristine waters, touching the rocks and algae growing on the walls of the canyon. Or watch as the snowflakes melt on top of the still, see-through water on a cold, crisp winter day.

Wearing a drysuit makes snorkeling in 2-4 degree Celsius (35 degree Fahrenheit) water achievable – without experiencing the cold. With a thermal undergarment and the protection of the drysuit, you manage to stay dry and warm.

For our more daring and adventurous participants, who are after the ultimate Icelandic snorkeling experience, we usually recommend snorkeling in a wetsuit. You will have more mobility and are able to dive a little under the surface to explore Silfra up close and personal. See here for our wetsuit option.

Not sure on which suit to go with? Take a look at our blog post wetsuit vs. drysuit to help you decide.

Price & availability

From 15.900 ISK

2 for 1 at NOVA throughout September 2020
2 for 1 at Vodafone throughout September 2020 
2 for 1 at Olís throughout September 2020 

FREE Photos for snorkeling
Hot chocolate for snorkeling
All snorkeling equipment
National park fee
English speaking guide

Pick up:

Summer Departures: 
From 1. March – 30. Sept: 9:00, 12:00
(Pick up starts 75 minutes prior)

Winter Departures:
From 1. Oct – 31. Oct: 9:00 & 12:00
(Pick up starts 75 minutes prior)

From 1. Nov – 28 Feb: 10:00 & 13:00
(Pick up starts 75 minutes prior)

Please note that this is the meeting time at Thingvellir, Silfra car park – Pick up from your hotel starts 75 minutes 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°15’23.5″N 21°6’58.6″W

4 – 4.5 hours with pick up
2 – 3 hours without pick up


  • Be comfortable in water and be able to swim
  • Be physically fit
  • Be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit
  • 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 14 years of age
  • Not be pregnant
  • Not wear glasses, so if you have a prescription mask, please bring it with you. If not, we advise you to get contact lenses before you join us for snorkeling.

No minimum participants

Maximum participants: 6 people per guide

Rank: Medium

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 drysuit such as long warm underwear or sweat suit, warm socks
  • Warm clothes to wear prior and after the snorkeling
  • Towel
  • Lunch or Snack
  • Camera
  • You can rent a GoPro camera from us

Extras available

GoPro   –   6900 kr ISK.

Rent a GoPro and you will receive an SD card with your footage to take home straight after your tour.

Check out these combination tours:

Snorkeling and Caving
Snorkeling and The Golden Circle
Snorkeling and Horseback Riding

You can also rent snorkeling equipment from us if you are experienced snorkeler or diver