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Silfra: Fissure Snorkeling Tour with Underwater Photos

Silfra: Fissure Snorkeling Tour with Underwater Photos

Activity provider: TrollExpeditions
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From US$ 146.65 per person

Be the envy of all your friends and snorkel between the tectonic plates of North America and Europe at the Silfra Fissure in Þingvellir National Park.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Snorkel where the tectonic plates of 2 continents are drifting apart
  • Marvel at the amazing colors of the glacier meltwater
  • Get back to wild nature in Þingvellir National Park
  • Benefit from free souvenir photos of your unique experience
Full description

Snorkel at a site that National Geographic called one of the top dive sites in the world with this tour of the Silfra Fissure in Þingvellir National Park. Stay warm as you explore this magical underwater glacial world with a high-quality dry suit.

Swim through pure, filtered glacial meltwater and keep your eyes peeled for local plant species and marine life like the dwarf char. Located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Þingvellir National Park, explore the valley where the tectonic plates of North America and Europe drift further apart every year. 

  • Access to Silfra
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Other water transport
  • Hot chocolate
  • Hot chocolate
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Wetsuit
  • Photos taken by the guide
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 12 years
    • Pregnant women
    • People under 3 ft 9 in (120 cm)
    • People over 6 ft 6 in (200 cm)
    • People over 65 years
    • People under 4 ft 8 in (145 cm)
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    Meet at the company's parking lot at Silfra in Thingvellir National Park. You can park your car at P5 parking lot at Thingvellir and walk to the Tröll Snorkel Meeting Point.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Warm clothing

    Know before you go

    • Pregnant women are not permitted to take part
    • You must be physically fit to take part
    • You must be comfortable in the water and able to swim
    • You must be at least 12 years old
    • You must be able to communicate in English
    • You must weigh between 45 kilograms (99 pounds) and 120 kilograms (264 pounds)
    • You must be at least 145 centimeters and no more than 200 centimeters tall
    • Be prepared to wear a sometimes tight and constricting dry suit
    • All participants must read, sign and follow the directions on the medical statement form linked in the voucher information section
    • You will need to get medical clearance from a doctor in order to participate if you are 60 years old or over
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 409 reviews

    Review summary

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    Five of us (my wife and I plus three teenage boys) did this snorkeling experience in April 2022. Overall, we had a great time and received some very nice pictures from the tour operator later the same day. They did a nice job of explaining things and led small groups around the fissure. They key to staying warm is to dress in layers: we each had a warm initial layer, and then they give you a wet suit and, finally, a dry suit, plus gloves and a hood. This works and, while a bit uncomfortable, did keep us warm and allow us to enjoy the experience, which is unique and memorable.

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    April 27, 2022

    Super Erlebnis! Als Erstes zieht man den Anzug an. Darunter zieht man einfach eine Schicht von Kleidung an, am besten Sportunterwäsche bzw. Thermowäsche. Dann wird einem erklärt wie, was und wo. Alles relativ einfach. Und dann geht es schon zum Schnorcheln. Unser Guide, Victor, war super und witzig. Er machte auch vom ganzen Erlebnis Fotos welche man am Abend dann schon im Mail hatte. Die Fotos sehen super aus. Während dem ca. 45 Minuten langem Schnorcheln wird man nur an den Händen und im Gesicht nass und hat dementsprechend an diesen Stellen etwas kalt, was man aber nach einer Minute im Wasser vergessen hat. Sonst hat man schön warm und bleibt trocken. Nach dem Schnorcheln bekommt man heisse Schokolade und einen Riegel oder etwas ähnliches. Kann dieses Erlebnis nur dringend weiterempfehlen.

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    April 19, 2022

    This was such an in forgettable experience truly once in a life time of your on the fence about doing this I say 100% you should. Our guide was victor and he was wonderful and Really mad the experience you could tell he really enjoyed what he was doing and having us be apart of it so thank you so much!

    April 5, 2022

    Product ID: 166737