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Silfra: Half-Day Snorkeling Day Trip with Underwater Photos

Activity provider: Adventure Vikings

Silfra: Half-Day Snorkeling Day Trip with Underwater Photos

Activity provider: Adventure Vikings
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From US$ 140.14 per person

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Snorkel and immerse yourself in the bright blue and crystal clear waters of Silfra. Experience one of the top dive sites in the world, where visibility reaches up to 100 meters.

About this activity

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Travel between two continents, ending the tour in "the real blue lagoon"
  • Experience one of the purest and clearest waters you’ll find on the planet
  • View Silfra from the surface while the slow current carries you through the stunning underwater landscape
Full description

Have an out-of-this-world adventure while drysuit snorkeling in Silfra rift, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Thingvellir National Park. The hidden natural wonder has 100 meters of underwater visibility with bright colors that make the experience almost unrealistic.

Meet your guide and group directly at the site in Silfra and prepare to travel between two continents in the rift. Be guided through magnificent scenery and view Silfra from the surface while the slow current carries you through the stunning underwater landscape.

Stay dry underneath your drysuit or, for the more adventurous, choose the wetsuit to feel the natural cool waters.

Snorkel through the pure and clean waters of Silfra and end the tour in a lagoon often called "the real blue lagoon" because of the bright blue color of its water. 

  • Snorkeling tour
  • All snorkeling equipment including wetsuit or drysuit (based on option selected)
  • Guide
  • Free photos of your experience
  • Hot chocolate
  • Warm clothes to wear prior and after the snorkeling
  • Towel
  • Round-trip transportation to Reykjavik
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
  • People under 4 ft 8 in (145 cm)
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

The meeting point is Silfra parking lot in Thingvellir National Park. Park your car at “Thingvellir P5” and walk 400 yards back along the road until you reach a smaller parking lot with all the snorkel and dive vans.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Towel
  • Snacks
  • Waterproof camera
  • Medical statement
  • Socks
  • Swimwear

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • You must be able to swim and be comfortable in water
  • You must weigh a minimum of 45kg (99 lbs)/maximum of 120kg (264 lbs)
  • You must be a minimum of 145cm (4’9) tall/maximum of 200cm (6’7) tall
  • No glasses - contacts lenses required or, if you own one, a prescription diving mask
  • You don't need to be a certified diver, this tour is for everyone who feels comfortable in the water
  • Age limit in Silfra is 12 years of age and under 18 need to be accompanied by an adult
  • You can rent a GoPro camera for 6900 ISK
  • The activity might be cancelled due to weather conditions if that is the case, you will get a refund or an alternative date.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 429 reviews

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Awesome experience to float in very clear and cold water. The air was -6 and water +1 Celsius. Although I first was a little nervous for the whole experience, our very professional guide made me comfortable. In the end, it was colder standing in line to get into the water than actually being in the water.

January 14, 2023

This was a bucket list item for my wife and I and I couldn't have imagined it any better. First, our guide, Arturo, was absolutely incredible. He was extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and had a great attitude even though it was freezing! He kept the mood super light with lots of smiles and jokes. He got us all ready very easily and quickly and explained in great detail what we should expect and answered any questions we had. The snorkeling experience itself is something I will always treasure and could not recommend this more to someone on the fence about it. It is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience and the photos that this included were amazing! Definitely do this and see if you can ask for Arturo! The hot chocolate at the end is an added bonus as well, so don't miss out on that.

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December 12, 2022

We're lucky that it was sunny on the day of our activity. The guides took their time to explain everything to all participants and answer our questions. We were also sealed up pretty nicely and no water went inside our dry suits. Our guide Eyal made us feel comfortable during the entire activity and he took some nice photos. We had some nice hot chocolate to warm ourselves after, too.

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November 2, 2022

Product ID: 78785