Water activity

From Reykjavik: Silfra Snorkeling with Underwater Photos

Activity provider: Adventure Vikings
Water activity

From Reykjavik: Silfra Snorkeling with Underwater Photos

Activity provider: Adventure Vikings
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From US$ 192.94 per person

Likely to sell out

Immerse yourself in the clear blue waters of Silfra, with visibility consistently over 100 meters (300 feet). Spend your time enjoying the moment while guides snap expert photos of you in the best areas. Relax with round-trip transfers from Reykjavik.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please look out for a minivan with the activity provider’s logo on it. Pickup will start 75 minutes prior to your booked starting time. The starting time you booked is the time when the activity will begin in Silfra. Summer pickup is between 7:45 AM - 8:15 AM (March-October). Winter pickup is between 8:45 AM - 9:15 AM (November-February).
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Snorkel in Silfra and travel between the American and European continental plates
  • See 100 meters of underwater visibility and bright blue colors
  • Be guided along the lagoon often called "the real blue lagoon"
  • Choose from a drysuit or wetsuit to experience the lagoon's natural environment
Full description

Enjoy a guided wetsuit snorkeling tour in the Silfra fissure, located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Thingvellir National Park. Leave Reykjavik behind and discover this hidden natural wonder, where the 100-meter underwater visibility and bright colors make the experience almost unrealistic.

Immerse yourself in the pristine water of Silfra—some of the purest waters on the planet. When snorkeling in Silfra, travel between two continents, ending the tour in a lagoon often called "the real blue lagoon" because of the bright blue color of the water. Snorkeling in Silfra fissure, where you are guided into this magnificent scenery, is a total must-see for all nature and adventure-thirsty travelers. Enjoy freedom in terms of movements and free dive by holding your breath.

Stay dry underneath your drysuit or, for the more adventurous, choose a wetsuit to feel the natural cool waters. The wetsuits used are six millimeter in thickness and isolate the body well from the cold water. Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and leave feeling reinvigorated

  • Snorkeling tour
  • All snorkeling equipment including wetsuit or drysuit (based on option selected)
  • Roundtrip transportation from Reykjavik
  • Guide
  • Photos
  • Hot chocolate
  • Warm clothes to wear prior and after the snorkeling
  • Towel
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
  • People under 3 ft 9 in (120 cm)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Swimwear
  • Camera
  • Waterproof camera
  • Medical statement
  • Socks

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • You must be able to swim and be comfortable in the water
  • Your weight should be between 45kgs (99 lbs) - 120kgs (264 lbs)
  • Your height should be between 145cm (4’9) - 200cm (6’7)
  • Glasses are not allowed. If you wear glasses, you should wear contact lenses, or a prescription diving mask if you have one, instead
  • You do not need to be a certified diver, this tour is for everyone who feels comfortable in the water
  • The age limit in Silfra is 12 years. An adult must accompany children under 18 years
  • You can rent a GoPro camera for 6900 ISK
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 140 reviews

Review summary

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It was a really unique experience. Luis has guided us through a safe and fantastic (and freezing!) journey through this fissure between America and Eurasia plates. The water is so clear you can see very deep underwater. Safety first so all the equipment worked properly. They took many photos before and during the activity, and finished with a nice and warm hot chocolate.

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March 27, 2023

Amazing morning picked up outside of the hotel and headed straight to Silfra. Our guide was Arturo who was very funny and knowledgeable who walked us through safety. We wore a boiler suit over our swim stuff and a dry suit with gloves etc. It was cold but kept perfectly dry. Amazing experience looking forward to seeing the photos taken!

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March 27, 2023

This tour was one of the most amazing things I‘ve experienced while traveling and it‘s so unique to Iceland. The entire tour went very smoothly. Our tour guide Eyal was very nice and funny and took time to explain the history of the location and the safety instructions. Everyone was so helpful and I always felt very safe during snorkeling. I can only recommend this tour with Adventure Vikings! The photos we got a few days later and the hot chocolate was a great Bonus. 10/10 recommend!

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March 27, 2023

Product ID: 74057