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Snorkeling Silfra Tour with Pick up

  • 5-hour Thingvellir Park Silfra snorkeling tour from Reykjavik
  • Experience the only place where you can snorkel between two continental plates
  • Don a dry suit to float through Silfra's ultra-clear waters
Snorkeling Silfra Tour with Pick up
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Pick up 09:00Most Popular
Pick up in Reykjavík is from 9am to 9:30am, please be ready to go at 9am. Please select the closest pick up location on busstop.is and advise in Special Requirements.
Pick up 07:00
Pick up is from 7am-7:30am, please be ready to go at 7am. Please select the closest pick up location on busstop.is and advise in Special Requirements.
Pick up 15:30
Our pick up time is from 15:30 - 16:00, please be ready to go at 15:30. Please select the closest pick up location on busstop.is and advise in Special Requirements.
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Experience Iceland’s incredible geology from underwater on a 5-hour snorkeling tour at Silfra from Reykjavik, including round-trip transport. Travel to Silfra, a water-filled fissure between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates at Thingvellir National Park. Then, don a dry suit and snorkel through the ultra-clear waters, admiring the luminous plants and rocks at the only place on earth where you can snorkel between continental plates. All equipment, and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
What to Expect
Start your 5-hour tour with a pickup from your central Reykjavik hotel or alternatively, from a central location in the city. Then, travel by air-conditioned vehicle into Thingvellir National Park, where Silfra is located.

As you travel, take in the volcanic landscapes and hear from your guide about the park’s geology and history as the site of Iceland’s earliest parliaments. Thingvellir is also famous for the rift valley between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates: a valley becoming gradually ever wider as the plates slowly pull apart. Some of the fissures and faults between the plates, such as Silfra, are filled with clear, cold water.

On arrival at Silfra, hop out, and listen to an introduction to snorkeling in the fissure. Then, don a special dry suit over your everyday clothes to stay dry and warm in the cold water. 

Learn how to use your snorkeling equipment, and enter the water via steps. Then, follow your guide on a 30- to 40-minute tour of the only place on the planet where you can snorkel between two continental plates.

Float through the intensely blue glacial waters that are famously clear for having filtered through the underground lava for 30 to 100 years. The incredible visibility — more than 328 feet (100 meters) — showcases the rocks, with their emerald plant life and algae creating beautiful colorscapes.

Swim the narrowest section known as the Silfra Big Crack, following the fissure as it widens into Silfra Hall. Gaze through the waters into Thingvallavatn Lake before entering the deep Silfra Cathedral. Float over the boulders here before finishing in stunning Silfra Lagoon.

Afterward, change out of your dry suit, and warm up with hot chocolate and cookies before your return transfer and drop-off at the Reykjavik start point.
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Reviewed yesterday

I expected it to be amazing and it was nothing less. It was my first time snorkeling and it wont be my last in this place! The staff is amazing and funny. The italian instructor was my favorite :)

Thank Hasan A
Reviewed 2 days ago
Most exhilarating experience ever

What an experience. We had a great tour guide - Stefan, who was a great people-person and helped us the entire way from beginning to end. We even stopped at a gas station to pick up some snacks afterwards. After we snorkeled, we ate cookies...More

Thank Omar F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen in my life

The landscape was just breathtaking. My group was lucky enough to get there just as the sun was coming out so it looked like winter on one side and spring on the other side. Like 2 different worlds meeting at one point. I haven’t even...More

Thank Calvin C
Reviewed 1 week ago
Lifetime experience

The Snorkeling tour with Dive Silfra was without doubt the highlight of my trip in Iceland. It was an experience of a lifetime thanks to an amazing guide (Aron), fantastic conditions and an unforgettable spot! Our photos are perfect!

Thank Marie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great experience

The snorkling in sifra fissure was an amazing experience and done so with ease, nice easy pickup an drop off with a brilliant tour guide Stefano. Highly recommended

Thank reganmclay
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