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Top-Rated Snorkeling Silfra Tour with Pick up

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Reykjavik, Iceland

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Experience Iceland’s incredible geology from underwater on a 5-hour snorkeling tour at Silfra from Reykjavik, including round-trip transport. Travel to Silfra, a water-filled fissure between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates at Thingvellir National Park. Then, don a dry suit and snorkel through the ultra-clear waters, admiring the luminous plants and rocks at the only place on earth where you can snorkel between continental plates. All equipment, and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • 5-hour Thingvellir Park Silfra snorkeling tour from Reykjavik
  • Experience the only place where you can snorkel between two continental plates
  • Don a dry suit to float through Silfra's ultra-clear waters
  • Marvel at the fluorescent greens and blues of the waters and rocks
  • Refuel with hot chocolate and cookies
  • All equipment provided, only swimming experience required
  • Round-trip transport with hotel pickup and drop-off included on the below times: • 07:00 / 08:00 / 09:00 / 14:30 / 15:30
Guided snorkeling trip
Hot chocolate and cookies
All necessary snorkeling equipment
Souvenir photos of your snorkeling tour (available to purchase)
Additional food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick you up in your hotel in Reykjavik. If you are in the very center of Reykjavik, please check busstop.is for the bus stop closest to your hotel.

Start your 5-hour tour with a pickup from your central Reykjavik hotel or alternatively, from a central location in the city. Then, travel by air-conditioned vehicle into Thingvellir National Park, where Silfra is located.

As you travel, take in the volcanic landscapes and hear from your guide about the park’s geology and history as the site of Iceland’s earliest parliaments. Thingvellir is also famous for the rift valley between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates: a valley becoming gradually ever wider as the plates slowly pull apart. Some of the fissures and faults between the plates, such as Silfra, are filled with clear, cold water.

On arrival at Silfra, hop out, and listen to an introduction to snorkeling in the fissure. Then, don a special dry suit over your everyday clothes to stay dry and warm in the cold water. 

Learn how to use your snorkeling equipment, and enter the water via steps. Then, follow your guide on a 30- to 40-minute tour of the only place on the planet where you can snorkel between two continental plates.

Float through the intensely blue glacial waters that are famously clear for having filtered through the underground lava for 30 to 100 years. The incredible visibility — more than 328 feet (100 meters) — showcases the rocks, with their emerald plant life and algae creating beautiful colorscapes.

Swim the narrowest section known as the Silfra Big Crack, following the fissure as it widens into Silfra Hall. Gaze through the waters into Thingvallavatn Lake before entering the deep Silfra Cathedral. Float over the boulders here before finishing in stunning Silfra Lagoon.

Afterward, change out of your dry suit, and warm up with hot chocolate and cookies before your return transfer and drop-off at the Reykjavik start point.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All participants will need to fill out a medical form before participating in the tour. Please contact local operator in order to request the form via email.
  • All participant heights, weights and age must be provided to local operator. If you did not provide at time of booking, please contact supplier immediately after booking to provide this information
  • Participants must be at least 12 years of age
  • We recommend wearing long thermal underwear and thick wool socks as a base layer under the dry suit
  • Minimum height is 4ft 11in (150cm). Minimum weight is 100lbs (45kg).
  • Maximum height and weight is 6ft7in (200cm) and 264lbs (120kg).
  • Participants must be comfortable in water and able to swim, physically fit and healthy
  • Please note that that dry suits can sometimes feel quite tight and constricting
  • All participants must be able to communicate in English.
  • Not suitable for pregnant women
  • Dry suits are worn over your own clothing
  • Recommended to bring a change of clothes and warm undergarments
  • IMPORTANT: If you wish to be picked up from your central Reykjavik hotel or hostel, please provide details of the hotel/hostel in the relevant field at checkout. If you prefer to meet at the tour at the BSI Bus Terminal, please note this in the hotel field at checkout
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY DIVE.IS - The Sport Diving School of Iceland

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Top-Rated Snorkeling Silfra Tour with Pick up?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Top-Rated Snorkeling Silfra Tour with Pick up.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Top-Rated Snorkeling Silfra Tour with Pick up?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Top-Rated Snorkeling Silfra Tour with Pick up.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Top-Rated Snorkeling Silfra Tour with Pick up?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Top-Rated Snorkeling Silfra Tour with Pick up.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Top-Rated Snorkeling Silfra Tour with Pick up?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Top-Rated Snorkeling Silfra Tour with Pick up.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Dont use some kind of headstrap, it tricky to get on top of your gear and if you drop it you probably will not get it back." See review
  • "This is a must do on a trip to iceland the guides are so knowledgeable and helpful the silfra is stunning" See review
  • "Photos taken by Chris were really good and well worth purchasing." See review

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Do It
Helen_G
, Mar 2020
Wow Amazing. Stunning experience. Was nervous but so very pleased I did it!! Totally looked after by Chris. Photos taken by Chris were really good and well worth purchasing. Overall fantastic
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Awesome
Sharon P
, Dec 2019
Simply awesome. This is a must do on a trip to iceland the guides are so knowledgeable and helpful the silfra is stunning
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SIlfa Snorkling
Pierre J
, Aug 2019
Fantastic experience. Going into 2 deg Celsius water in a dry suit. Clarence our guide was top notch, not only as a guide but also as a host. A real top ambassador for your company.
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Don't let the water temperature deter you from this wonder!
Cindi W
, Sep 2018
Take advantage of this amazing chance to view the Earth's crust. Gear keeps you plenty warm,and you can drink the water! AJ was great. Lots of care given to ensure people stay dry.
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It was everything it promised to be...
nishana i
, Jan 2018
It was everything it promised to be and now, when I look back I am glad and pretty proud that we did it. But, on that day, we were super cold and we had to wait in line for an hour or more in that cold to do the 20 minute snorkeling. It would have been great if they had a better system for waiting in the winter, which did not involve getting frozen. But, the experience itself and the pictures and our guide were all great and am happy to check that off my list!
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Really great! Make sure you bring...
Alex
, Oct 2017
Really great! Make sure you bring your Gopro, I used a floating device for my Gopro since i had my hands free at all times, even if I would have dropped it I couldnt loose it. Dont use some kind of headstrap, it tricky to get on top of your gear and if you drop it you probably will not get it back. Charge your battery, the cold water Drains it faster! They took good care of us and were very friendly. The length of the tour was perfect, any longer in the water and I would have gotten cold. Snorkling instead of diving worked out just fine, no particular experience with snorkling needed. Highly recommended!
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This tour was wonderful. Our guide...
Nancy S
, Aug 2017
This tour was wonderful. Our guide Jukka was knowledge, conscientious and safety conscious. The underwater scenery was stunning! Though the water temperature was about 35 F I was not cold at all. The snorklers are dressed in a drysuit with a hood and lobster gloves. The gear worked as advertised and I was warm throughout the approximately 30 minute snorkel.
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My tour guide Fraser is amazing! As...
Lin C
, Aug 2017
My tour guide Fraser is amazing! As an experienced advanced open water diver, I'm not nervous about this snorkeling trip, but as someone grew up on a tropical island, I'm very afraid of cold water. Fraser was very patient to calm everybody down throughout the trip, and always encouraged us!
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Dive.is are incredible!! They are very...
aussievc
, Apr 2017
Dive.is are incredible!! They are very efficient and personable and my guide Jukka was fabulous in making sure everyone in our group was comfortable. Jukka was knowledgeable in the history of Silfra and the surrounding area and was able to answer any and all questions. I highly recommend Dive.is for your scuba or snorkeling adventure!!
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Definitely a 'bucket list' item. They...
marshall h
, Dec 2016
Definitely a 'bucket list' item. They provide EVERYTHING for a very enjoyable and unique experience. The equipment keeps your warm - which is really nice. Our guide, Michael, was outstanding and made the trip enjoyable for everyone. The hot chocolate and cookies at the end was a really nice touch !

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