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Silfra Snorkeling Tour, Small Group & Free Underwater Photos

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(6 customer reviews)
Tour Code: BRDM2377

Silfra is the ONLY place in the world where you can dive or snorkel between two continents. All of our guides are certified PADI divemaster. You will have the chance to snorkel in the clearest water in the world! Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime experience!

About this activity

Snorkel between two continents in Iceland!

  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • Guide language: English
  • Mobile ticket
  • FREE cancellation with full refund up to 24 hours before the start of the activity
  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • Certified PADI Divemaster/ instructors
  • Provide all snorkeling equipment & warm undersuit and drysuit
  • Available ✓ All year
  • Silfra is the only place in the world where you can dive or snorkel in between two tectonic plates
  • Þingvellir National Park
  • Snorkel in glacial meltwater from the nearby Langjökull glacier – the clearest water in the world
  • Small group guarantee (6 person max per guide)
  • Our guides are all experienced PADI divemasters and instructors
  • FREE GoPro underwater photos
  • Hot drinks and cookies after the tour 🙂

Full Description

Snorkeling in between two continents (North American and Eurasian tectonic plates) is a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

National Geographic has described Silfra dive site as one of the top dive sites in the world, in the historically rich Thingvellir National Park (UNESCO World Heritage site), part of the famous Golden Circle route.

You will begin this Silfra Snorkeling Tour at the meeting point at Thingvellir National Park (contact us if you need pickup). After a short journey through the park, our experienced PADI Divemaster guide will provide a safety briefing before we go snorkeling and background information about the unique geology.

We will provide all of the necessary equipment for snorkeling including a warm undersuit, a drysuit, neoprene hoods and gloves, and of course a snorkel mask and fins. This equipment will keep you warm and buoyant throughout your time in the fissure, as well as offering protection against the glacial water.

Why is it special? Its water is 1000-year-old melted glacier water. It takes the water about 30 years to seep from the glacier through underground lava. The filtering process of the glacial water makes Silfra one of the clearest bodies of water on earth with up to 120 meters of visibility!

Once in the water, you will have the opportunity to move across two continents, as you will be switching back and forth from both the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Swimming further, you will meet Silfra Hall, which is the widest section on the fissure and the majestic Silfra Cathedral – as the depth reaches 23m you feel like you are flying over the boulders and glacial silt. Even more, the stunning shallow oasis will be presented before your eyes at the end, “Real Blue Lagoon”.

After snorkeling, we will provide warm up hot chocolate and cookies, and you will receive the underwater GoPro photos in your email after the tour.

Are you ready to snorkel in the clearest water in the world and float between two continents?!

  • Certified PADI divemaster/ instructors
  • All snorkeling equipment
  • Warm undersuit, drysuit, neoprene hoods and gloves
  • Hot drinks and cookies after snorkeling
  • Free GoPro underwater photos


Know Before You Go
What you need to bring:

• Thick warm socks
• Long underwear
• Change of clothes
• Contact lenses if you wear glasses

*Please arrive in our meeting point 20 minutes before the departure time

*National park fee €11/person is not included

Attention before booking:

  • Participants MUST have read, signed, and followed directions on the Snorkeling Silfra Medical Statement Form at the meeting location
  • Be comfortable in water and be able to swim
  • Be physically fit
  • Not be pregnant
  • You must wear a dry suit to protect your body from the cold
  • You must be a minimum of 150 cm and a maximum of 200 cm in height and weigh between 45 and 120 kilos along with being physically fit
  • If you are over 60 years of age, you need a medical waiver, available on page 2 of the medical form
  • You must be a minimum of 12 years of age to participate in this tour. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian booked on the same tour
  • If you are over 45 and partake/have partaken in pipe smoking or heavy alcohol intake, you need a medical waiver
  • Please note that should you have any neurological, circulatory or respiratory problems or underlying diseases, battled any illnesses or have any physical problems you might have to turn in a physicians allowance to participate in this tour

Meeting Point

Tröll Snorkel Meeting Point

South, Iceland

South, Iceland

6 reviews for Silfra Snorkeling Tour, Small Group & Free Underwater Photos

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👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻Amazing snorkeling trip! It was cold but the dry suit was warm enough, the water was super clear, I felt like a spaceman on the other planet! Definitely one in a life time experience!

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