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Snorkeling Silfra - Self-Drive Tour

Snorkel through the clearest water in the world! Come see the amazing Silfra fissure, with over 100 meters of visibility, on this amazing snorkeling tour.

Tour code: SSDT

Snorkeling Silfra - Self-Drive Tour

Snorkeling in Silfra

Come along on a remarkable snorkeling day tour in the crystal clear waters of Silfra fissure in Þingvellir National park, which has been rated a world top 5 diving site. Experience the amazingly clear glacial water with experienced PADI divemasters and instructors.

Silfra is a fissure between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates in Thingvellir National Park. The rift was formed in 1789 by the earthquakes accompanying the divergent movement of the two tectonic plates. The diving and snorkeling site at Silfra is right where the two continents meet and drift apart about 2 cm per year. Silfra is the only place in the world where you can dive or snorkel directly in a crack between two tectonic plates.

You will meet you at the parking lot of Silfra fissure, where you will be dressed up in a dry suit before entering the Silfra fissure. As the glacial water finally reaches Silfra it creates a very slight and comfortable current and all you need to do is allow yourself to float downstream. Because of the water’s clarity, this floating may feel in fact more like flying. You will spend about 30-40 minutes snorkelling through Silfra. After a short walk back to the parking lot, hot chocolate and cookies will be waiting for you.

Please be sure to bring a pair of long underwear and two pairs of thick wool socks to make sure that you stay comfortably warm in the 2°C water. Your hands and face will come into direct contact with the water, but the rest of you should stay dry. If the weather is less than favourable, no worries, this company has a “changing room” on wheels for you to take shelter in while changing.

This is truly an is an otherworldly experience; the near-freezing water, astonishing colours, and sensations of flying provide a unique environment for liquid meditation that you will never forget.

Tour Overview

  • Meeting point

    Silfra, Þingvellir National Park

    Meeting point,-21.116902/@64.255460,-21.116902

  • Language


  • Group size

    Maximum 6 snorkelers per snorkel guide

    Group size

    Minimum 3 snorkelers. The operator will refund you in full if the minimum is not met.

  • Note

    This tour is operated by our good partners at

  • Difficulty

    Moderate - Participants have to be physically fit, comfortable in water and be able to swim

  • Availability

    All year

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • 14

    Minimum age:

    14 yrs

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Tour Highlights


  • Guided snorkeling trip
  • All necessary snorkeling equipment
  • Hot chocolate and cookie after the tour
  • Entrance fee into Silfra

Not Included

  • Warm clothes and thick socks
  • Contact lenses if you wear glasses
  • A Covid-19 face mask

Optional Extras

  • Digital Snorkeling Tour Photos

Practical Information

  • have read, signed, and followed directions on the online Snorkeling Silfra Medical Statement (link provided in confirmation email) PDF

  • have our Snorkeling Medical form signed off by a doctor if they are age 60 or older PDF

  • sign our liability release form at the start of the snorkeling tour PDF

  • be at minimum 150cm / maximum 200cm

  • be at minimum 45kg / maximum 120kg

  • fit within our dry suit size chart PDF

  • be at least 12 years of age on the year and at least 45 kg / 99 lbs

  • be comfortable in water and be able to swim

  • be physically fit

  • be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit

  • be able to communicate in English

  • not be pregnant