Water activity

Silfra: Half-Day Snorkeling Day Trip with Underwater Photos

Activity provider: Adventure Vikings
Water activity

Silfra: Half-Day Snorkeling Day Trip with Underwater Photos

Activity provider: Adventure Vikings
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From US$ 138.31 per person

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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

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
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
  • All snorkeling equipment including wetsuit or drysuit (based on option selected)
  • Guide
  • Free photos of your experience
  • Hot chocolate
  • Warm clothes to wear prior and after the snorkeling
  • Towel
  • Round-trip transportation to Reykjavik
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
  • People under 4 ft 8 in (145 cm)
  • People with mobility impairments

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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

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

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • You must be able to swim and be comfortable in water
  • 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
  • No glasses - contacts lenses required or, if you own one, a prescription diving mask
  • You don't need to be a certified diver, this tour is for everyone who feels comfortable in the water
  • Age limit in Silfra is 12 years of age and under 18 need to be accompanied by an adult
  • You can rent a GoPro camera for 6900 ISK
  • The activity might be cancelled due to weather conditions if that is the case, you will get a refund or an alternative date.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 463 reviews

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Had a great time on this trip with my wife, who was very worried about getting cold. In the end the drysuits kept us plenty warm and the trip was excellent. The clarity of the water is amaxing and the geological sights under the water are mind-blowing. Do this trip if you have the chance!

March 6, 2023

We were a bit unsure since the weather was so cold! And although it continued to be freezing, our guides Arturo and the other guy (I’m sorry I forgot your name blue eyed, blonde hair guy :) ) were very nice and patient with our questions. It took a while to go through all the information and getting into your suit. You will get your face, hair and hands wet. Everything else was dry. The actual experience of going in the water and exploring was absolutely breath taking. I’ve never experienced water so blue and green and safe since I’m a bit scared of marine life (lol)! Highly recommend!

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March 3, 2023

Overall a good experience. Water was very cold in February but just about tolerable in the dry suits. Very clear visibility into the fissure while snorkeling. Hot chocolate afterward was a nice touch. Our guide Bjarni was very good, explained everything clearly and kept an eye on everyone throughout. He took decent photos as well.

February 26, 2023

Product ID: 78785