Snorkeling Silfra & Northern Lights Self Drive Tour

Combine daytime snorkeling in Silfra with an evening experience of the northern lights.

Embark on an adventure starting with snorkeling in Silfra, a unique underwater world between tectonic plates. Equipped with a dry suit, you’ll glide through crystal-clear glacial waters and even taste the pristine Silfra water.

Later, chase the northern lights at Aurora Basecamp, complete with tips and an immersive indoor simulation. While seeing the real northern lights depends on solar activity and weather, the lifelike simulation ensures an unforgettable experience.

Please note

Participants are not allowed on tour without signing the Snorkeling Silfra Medical Statement and, if necessary, a physician’s approval which can be found on the second page of the Medical Statement document. Please read the Snorkeling Silfra Medical Statement prior to booking to make sure that you are eligible for the tour. Each participant must sign our liability release form at the start of the tour.

This tour is operated by DIVE.
Starting point
Silfra snorkelling pond
7 hours
Not included
Live tour guide
Minimum age
12 years
Sep - Mar
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 trip
  • all necessary snorkeling equipment
  • hot chocolate and cookies after the snorkeling trip
  • entrance fee of 1.500 ISK into Silfra
  • entrance fee at Aurora Basecamp
  • guided tour through the Dark Park at Aurora Basecamp
  • warm clothing, socks and thermal underwear
What do I need to bring
  • long thermal underwear
  • warm wool socks
  • suitable clothes for the weather of the day, hat, gloves and scarf
  • if you wear glasses, please bring contact lenses or your own prescription mask if you have one
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 beginning 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.
  • Participants must be comfortable in the water and be able to swim.
  • Physical fitness is essential for the activity.
  • Be prepared to wear a tight and constricting dry suit.
  • Effective communication in English or having access to a translator throughout the tour is mandatory.
  • Pregnant individuals are not eligible to participate.
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Everything in this tour was amazing. From the easy to find bus stop, to the perfect timing of the driver, the guide, the tour itself, ecc... My guide was "Baggy" and the driver "Albert" and they both ... Read more
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