Snorkeling between the continents, in the clearest water in the world

General information

All year

Guided small group tour

4-5 hours

14 years

Tour highlights

Snorkeling between continents
Silfra Fissure
North American and Eurasian tectonic plates
Thingvellir National Park

What’s included


All necessary snorkeling gear (including a drysuit)
All necessary safety equipment
Silfra admission fee
English speaking Certified Dive Master guide
Hot chocolate & cookies



Tour details

You don’t need to be a certified diver in order to experience water at its clearest! Snorkeling Silfra is for everyone who feels comfortable in the water and is a fantastic adventure for the whole family.

The snorkeling tour begins when we pick you up at your accommodation in Reykjavik and drive with you to Thingvellir National Park. During the one-hour drive, your guide will provide you with background information about the unique geology and cultural history of Silfra fissure, as well as the surrounding area of the UNESCO world heritage site – Thingvellir.

Upon arrival at Silfra, your guide will give you your dry suit and snorkeling equipment. Your guide will explain how to use this equipment and how to ensure that you will be warm and comfortable during your 30 to 40-minute snorkeling tour of Silfra Hall, Silfra Cathedral and Silfra Lagoon.

During your snorkel, you will explore the four main parts of Silfra. You will float through Big Crack, Silfra’s narrowest section where the continental plates are so close you can almost touch them simultaneously. The fissure then widens into Silfra Hall, where the full spectrum of Silfra’s colors and clarity become all the more apparent. At this point, if you look at just the right angle, you can see all the way to lake Thingvallavatn, over 150m away. Near the opening to Thingvallavatn, we will enter the Silfra Cathedral; as the depth reaches 23m you feel like you are flying over the boulders and glacial silt. Your snorkel is finished in the endless visibility of Silfra Lagoon.

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What should you bring on this tour?

Please bring long underwear, thick socks, and suitable clothes for the weather of the day. If you wear glasses, please bring contact lenses.

Safety requirements

Participants must:

  • have read, signed, and followed directions on the online Snorkeling Silfra Medical Statement (link provided in confirmation email)
  • have our Snorkeling Medical Statement signed off by a doctor if they are age 60 or older
  • sign our liability release form at the start of the snorkeling tour
  • be at minimum 150cm / maximum 200cm
  • be at minimum 45kg / maximum 120kg
  • fit within our dry suit size chart
  • be at least 14 years of age on the year
  • be comfortable in water and be able to swim
  • be physically fit
  • be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit
  • be able to communicate in English
  • not be pregnant

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Pickup from Reykjavík