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Snorkeling Silfra Tour with Pick up

By: DIVE.IS
Highlights
  • 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
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Snorkeling Silfra Tour with Pick up
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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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Overview
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 (326)
1 - 5 of 317 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Awesome experience!

The snorkelling tour was incredible. Probably the best experience we had during our Iceland stay. It is definitely worth the cold hands. Our guides, Nino and Rami, were really great; funny guys who definitely made the experience more enjoyable. I would recommend this to anyone...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Hayleah P
Reviewed 1 week ago
One of the best experiences I have ever had

I went on a morning tour of Silfra with our guide Bart- a hugely experienced and qualified diver with both a professional and entertaining. Picked us up exactly on time, and during the drive to the dive site also regaled us with some of the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jamescraven303
Reviewed 1 week ago
10/10 would do again!

Snorkeling in mid-winter just south of the Arctic Circle? Capital idea! This was truly an incredible experience. Once suited-up you can barely feel the cold, and the views are so spectacular that I would jump in in my board shorts to see them again. Our...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Adrian_Mon_C
Reviewed 1 week ago
A must do in Iceland!!!

Fraser was a great guide! Very friendly and funny! After the snorkeling he offered to take us to a waterfall since we had some extra time and stopped on the way to some view point so we could take nice pictures. The pictures from the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank julie_dupless
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Fraser & Rami 1/4/19@11am

This was the best trip ever. Thank you to Fraser and Rami. We had a wonderful day. Would do it again.

Thank Francine702
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Bria L
1 October 2018|
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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 :)
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