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Snorkeling Silfra Tour with Pick up

By: DIVE.IS
Highlights
  • 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
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Snorkeling Silfra Tour with Pick up
From US$ 204.00
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Pick up 09:00Most Popular
Pick up in Reykjavík is from 9am to 9:30am, please be ready to go at 9am. Please select the closest pick up location on busstop.is and advise in Special Requirements.
US$ 204.00
Pick up 07:00
Pick up is from 7am-7:30am, please be ready to go at 7am. Please select the closest pick up location on busstop.is and advise in Special Requirements.
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Pick up 15:30
Our pick up time is from 15:30 - 16:00, please be ready to go at 15:30. Please select the closest pick up location on busstop.is and advise in Special Requirements.
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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.
What to Expect
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.
Reviews (303)
1 - 5 of 294 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago
Highlight of my trip!

A massive thank you to all those in DIVE.IS especially, Siobhan and Jammi (our snorkelling instructor) for helping me organise and enjoy a spectacular day of snorkelling in Silfra. This tour was recommended to me by friends and boy did it not disappoint. I can't...More

Thank Aideen M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Awesome from start to finish!

A once-in-a-lifetime experience made even better by Dive.is and our wonderful driver/tour guide, Fraser. Snorkeling the Silfra was a fantastic and unique way to end my solo trip to Iceland. The scenery was beautiful and the cold wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it'd...More

Thank Kacie W
Reviewed 1 week ago
BEST. TOUR. EVER!!!

I cannot say enough about this tour, and our guides Siobhan and Enno. It was EXACTLY like the photos and a highlight of our week in Iceland (2nd only to seeing the amazing northern lights)! Both Siobhan and Enno were knowledgeable, encouraging, and kind...especially for...More

Thank GigiTon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Such an incredible experience!

Had a brilliant morning on the Silfra snorkeling tour with Fraser, starting with a nice comfortable drive from Reykjavik, the small groups make the experience much more enjoyable. It was very clear that Fraser really enjoys what he does, from the way he explained the...More

Thank Kelly R
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing tour

Dive IS is a first rate tour provider. They responded promptly to all of my emails. Pickup was within the promised window. The staff, including our guide Nino, were top rate, addressing all of our needs in a friendly, reassuring way. All equipment was provided....More

Thank Fern369
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Bria L
1 October 2018|
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Response from DIVE IS I | Property representative |
Hi Bria, We run tours all year round and each tour time is adjusted to the seasonal daylight duration :)
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