Snorkeling trip in the Silfra Fissure, Thingvellir National Park (Þingvellir)

Snorkeling trip in the Silfra Fissure, Thingvellir National Park (Þingvellir)
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Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Chill
  • Spoken languages: English, Icelandic
  • Fitness level: Everybody welcome
  • Minimum age: minimum 12 y/o
  • Duration: 3 hrs
  • Cancellation policy: 
    flexible 1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    Meeting point is at Silfra Parking lot - Accessible from P5 at Thingvellir
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

What better place to enjoy a snorkeling trip than in some of the world's clearest waters in between two continents!

For all the adrenaline hunters out there, this is THE trip you need to check off your bucket list! Silfra is a truly extraordinary place, located between the European and American tectonic plates. The pure and filtered glacial meltwater is probably the clearest water you can find on our planet! It will feel like floating on air at the edge of two worlds.

The underwater visibility will be just astonishing, allowing you to completely immerse yourself in your surroundings and getting the most out of your snorkeling trip!

You will begin this tour at Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. After a short journey through the volcanic, moss-laden fields of the park, you will listen as your friendly and experienced PADI Divemaster provides a safety briefing. All equipment for snorkeling will be given to you, including a thermal undersuit, a drysuit, neoprene hoods and gloves, a mask, snorkel and fins. Then its off into the water!

After the tour you will receive the photos via email to remember all the happy memories created.

Wait no more and go on this out of the ordinary adventure across two continents!

Offer Description

The total duration of the activity is 3 hours with 45 minutes spent under water.

Activity requirements

To be able to do this tour, you have to be able to comply with the following requirements

– Have read, signed, and followed directions on the Snorkeling Silfra Medical Statement Form – click here. It's recommended you bring the Form already printed out and signed, but you can also sign the Form at the meeting location.
– Be comfortable in water and be able to swim.
– Communicate in English at the time of the tour.
– Be physically fit.
– Not be pregnant.
– You must be ready to wear a tight and constricting 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.
– You must be a maximum of 69 years of age to participate in this tour. If you are over 60 years of age, you need a medical waiver, available on page 2 of the Medical Statement.
– 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.

  • Hot drinks and cookies after the tour
  • Snorkeling equipment and drysuit
  • Certified snorkeling guide
  • Photos
Do not forget to bring
  • Thick socks
  • Towel
  • Long underwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Contact lenses if you wear glasses
Meeting point
Meeting point is at Silfra Parking lot - Accessible from P5 at Thingvellir Get directions



Average rating
4.6 / 5
Very good
Silfra snorkeling
  • 5 / 5

Great snorkeling. Water visibility is amazing and is truly an unforgettable experience to see the two plates (Eurasian and American).

Ein sehr schönes Erlebnis
  • 4.3 / 5

Unser Veranstalter war super nett, wir wurden gut eingewiesen. Es war für uns wirklich ein einzigartiges Erlebnis. Stern Abzug wegen sehr langer Wartezeit in der Kälte. Sonst top!

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