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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.
Reviews (299)
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Amazing tour

Dive IS is a first rate tour provider. They responded promptly to all of my emails. Pickup was within the promised window. The staff, including our guide Nino, were top rate, addressing all of our needs in a friendly, reassuring way. All equipment was provided....More

Thank Fern369
Reviewed 2 days ago
A must do!

Wonderful experience. Would definitely recommend to anyone going to Iceland. Who can say they have snorkeled between the rifts of North America and Eurasia!? Nino made the experience. He was friendly and knowledgeable. Nino is one of those people that you must meet in your...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 2 days ago
A definite must when in Iceland!

From beginning to end, our snorkeling experience with our tour guide, NIno, was amazing. His friendliness and positive attitude gave so much to the experience. You could tell everyone loved him and he has such a spirit to life. He was very knowledgeable and very...More

Thank Ashley G
Reviewed 1 week ago
An absolute must!

My travel buddy and I did our best to see absolutely everything we could in the five days we were in Iceland, this tour is by far my favorite of all those experiences! Our guide Nino was so friendly and funny, full of all kinds...More

Thank Aleixs S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A great water adventure!

This snorkeling tour was great! Easy pick up and drop off. Professional crew and equipment. Jammi was my guide, he's personable, entertaining and fun. The water was spectacular, clear and easy to navigate. Hot chocolate and biscuits to warm you up after. Dry suits provided,...More

Thank john h
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Bria L
1 October 2018|
Response from DIVE IS I | Property representative |
Hi Bria, We run tours all year round and each tour time is adjusted to the seasonal daylight duration :)