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Silfra Snorkelling Experience
Activities in Thingvellir

Silfra Snorkelling Experience

  • English English
  • 3 hours

Can you imagine snorkelling between two continents? Dive into the Silfra fissure and swim between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates.

Silfra Snorkelling Experience

We'll meet at the Thingvellir National Park visitors' centre, where we'll board a bus which will take us across this volcanic land, declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On the journey, our expert guide will give you all the information necessary so that you can take part in the activity in the safest possible way.

After a short journey, we'll reach the Silfra fissure, and here we'll get kitted up and we'll start our snorkelling experience in this breathtaking, unique natural setting.

Not only is Silfra one of the best places in the world to go snorkelling because of its more than 262 feet (80 metres) of visibility below the water, it also sits between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, meaning you can snorkel between two continents.

We'll snorkel for 45 minutes, during which time we'll explore the canyon walls, the different shades of blue that form in the crystal-clear waters and the natural flora that is found in this area in Iceland. The fissure then widens into Silfra Hall, where you'll be able to appreciate the full spectrum of Silfra’s colours and the clarity becomes all the more apparent. Next, we'll enter Silfra Cathedral, and we'll end the snorkelling experience in the deepest part of the fissure; Real Blue Lagoon.

Important Information

  • You must know how to swim in order to take part in this activity.
  • Pregnant women and children under 12 years old cannot participate in this snorkelling experience. Children under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • In order to take part in this experience, you must have a reasonable level of fitness and weigh between 99 and 265 lbs (45 and 120 kg), with a height of between 4.9 and 6.5 ft (150 and 200 cm).
  • Before taking part in this activity, you must fill in and sign a liability waiver. People over the age of 60 years must also fill out a medical document.
  • You must be able to communicate in English when taking this tour.
  • On the day of the activity, we'll take photos with a GoPro both in and out of the water. The next day, we'll send you a link so that you can download these photos.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • Tours or activities will not consist of more than 6 people per group.
  • A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
  • The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
  • Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear gloves throughout its duration.
  • Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.
  • Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
  • The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
  • The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.
  • The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
  • The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 50% of their maximum capacity.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
  • Alcoholic drinks are not available.
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Per person
US$ 109.60


  • Per person

    US$ 109.60

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3 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.


English speaking expert guide.

Snorkelling equipment.

Silfr snorkelling experience.

Hot drink and snacks.

Underwater photos with a GoPro.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the previous day (12:00 am) if there are still places available.

Digital voucher

We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 109.60
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.