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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 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.
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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.
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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 today
A unique experience!

This was one of the most unique experiences I've had - I would highly recommend it, I don't think there are any other places on the planet where it's possible! Nino was a great guide from hotel pick up all the way through the snorkeling...More

Thank kkm9999
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
One of the best experiences I’ve had in Iceland

We landed in the morning and this was our first activity. Everything was just perfect. Staffs are professional and the tour itself was beautiful. Our tour guide Tonya was amazing and she made this whole experience more enjoyable. Definitely would recommend to other people.

Thank Yuran Z
Reviewed 1 week ago
How Andy put up with a bunch of rowdy Aussies I'll still never know..

This experience was definitely an experience we will never forget; from the eerie depths to the breathtaking view, there was nothing to feel but excitement and it was beautiful. This place is like no other, I don't think I could collect all the right words...More

1  Thank Beth W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Experience Overall. Dry Suits kept you comfortable even in the 34degree water. Request Viktoria....she's a fantastic guide!!

1  Thank jdweible
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Day trip with Bart

This trip was simply awesome! My fingers are still a bit numb, but is was an experience you don’t want to miss. Our guide Bart was fantastic...we enjoyed it a lot. ;-)

Thank ulijansen
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