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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

From US$ 134.70 per person

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
English, Spanish
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
  • Wetsuit or dry suit (depending on option selected)
  • Guide
  • Free photos of your experience
  • Hot chocolate
  • Bathing suit
  • Warm clothes
  • 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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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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
  • Socks
  • Swimwear

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Be at minimum 45kg (99 lbs) / maximum 120kg (264 lbs)
  • Be at minimum 145cm (4’9) tall / maximum 200cm (6’7) tall
  • Glasses not allowed. Contacts lenses required or, if you own one, a prescription diving mask.
  • You must be able to swim
  • You don't need to be certified diver, this tour is for everyone who feels comfortable in the water
  • If pregnant, you are not allowed on this tour
  • Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Warm undergarment clothing is advised (fleece/wool sweater, pants and thick socks)
  • Suitable clothes for the weather of the day
  • Additional things to bring: towel, lunch or snack, camera
  • You can rent a GoPro camera (6900 ISK)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 320 reviews

Review summary

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This was a great experience, truly once in a lifetime. The water was so clear and the view was amazing. Chico and his colleague were awesome guides and super fun; they made sure we were well equipped and safe. The drysuits are a bit uncomfortable to wear but you can’t feel the cold water at all. Overall this is a must do in Iceland, 10/10 would recommend! The only thing that would be better than this would be scuba diving-which they also provide :)

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June 24, 2022

Our guides were personably, educational, and amusing. They made the preparatory process (it takes a bit of time to put 12 people in dry suits!) fun. I'm very glad we had this experience. We also got bumped from our 10am to the 9am slot and were the first group in the water! So I was thankful for that and recommended early morning as the time to go :)

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April 14, 2022

This was an awesome once in a lifetime experience! Our guides Vero and Chico were terrific and very patient getting us ready and while in the water. The water is COLD but it's worth the chill and effort to suite up. The tour offers a warm place to put on gear and store your stuff. An added plus to end with hot coco. This tour is well organized and executed. I would highly recommend it.

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March 7, 2022

Product ID: 78785