Snorkeling in Silfra Tour – Meet on location in Thingvellir National Park

Snorkel in the world´s clearest waters

For many who come to Iceland, snorkeling is not the first thing that comes to mind. Our Silfra Snorkeling tour is not just for experienced snorkelers though.

Silfra, situated in Thingvellir National Park, is an underwater fissure considered to be one of the world’s foremost snorkeling and diving destinations. The purity of the crystal clear waters ensures total visibility here, attracting enthusiasts from all over the world. Silfra fissure or rift is located on the mid-atlantic ridge, the boundary between the North American and Eurasion tectonic plates and has formed as these plates diverged. The plates diverge an estimated 2cm per year so in effect silfra grows larger every year.

On this silfra drysuit snorkeling tour, suitable for beginners, our passionate, expert instructors introduce you to this underwater dreamworld. Silfra snorkeling in Thingvellir National park can also serve as a wonderful add-on to your Golden Circle exploration.


  • Thingvellir National park
  • Silfra fissure exploration
  • Dry suit experience gained
  • Optional photo add-on
  • Hot chocolate and cookies
This tour is operated by DIVE.
Starting point
Thingvellir Parking lot P5 - Silfra
3 hours
Not included
Group size
Minimum age
12 years
Qualified, energetic and fun guides for the best adventure!
We take immense pride in our exceptional team of local guides who are professionals, experts, and friendly. Their goal is to make your tour unforgettable.

Tour highlights & itinerary

This is what awaits you
What's included & excluded
  • Guided snorkeling experience
  • All gear and equipment
  • Hot chocolate and cookies. Vegan goodies available
  • Silfra entrance fee
  • Base layer to be worn under the dry suit. We recommend long thermal underwear and thick socks.
What do I need to bring
  • Long underwear
  • Thick socks
  • Suitable clothes for the weather of the day
  • Contact lenses if you wear glasses
Important information
  • Ensure that you have carefully reviewed, signed, and adhered to the guidelines outlined in the Snorkeling Silfra Medical Statement.
  • Please sign our liability release form at the commencement of the tour.
  • Participants must have a height ranging from 150cm to 200cm.
  • Weight requirements dictate that participants should fall within the range of 45kg to 120kg.
  • Ensure that you fall within the parameters of our dry suit size chart.
  • Participants must be a minimum of 12 years old in the current year.
  • Comfort and proficiency in the water, along with the ability to swim, are prerequisites.
  • Physical fitness is essential for the activity.
  • Be prepared to wear a dry suit that may occasionally feel snug and restrictive.
  • Effective communication in English or having access to a translator throughout the tour is mandatory.
  • Pregnant individuals are not eligible to participate.
  • Cancellation policy: 10% of the cost is non-refundable regardless of cancellation time, 90% of the cost is refundable up to 48 hour before your tour.
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