Snorkeling – Silfra Fissure


On this tour you’ll explore the four main parts of Silfra. You’ll float through Silfra’s narrowest section “Big Crack”, where the continental plates are so close you can almost touch them. As the fissure widens you find yourself in the magical Silfra Hall where the full spectrum of Silfra’s colors and clarity become all more apparent. You then enter the Silfra Cathedral, near to the opening to Þingvallavatn, as the depth reaches 23m you feel like you are flying over the boulders and glacial silt. The snorkel tour ends in the endless visibility of the Silfra Lagoon.


We offer daily snorkeling tours at Silfra where you can explore, relax and float between two continental plates, in the rift valley’s of Silfra with tendering clarity of the water and the mesmerizing colors of this magical underwater world.You don’t need to be a certified diver in order to experience the snorkeling Silfra tour! This tour is for everyone to enjoy who feels at ease and comfortable in water and is truly an amazing adventure for the whole family.



Participants must:
✓ Be comfortable in water and be able to swim
✓ Be physically fit
✓ Be comfortable with wearing a tight & constricting dry suit
✓ Be at least 12 years old
✓ Be at least 150 cm tall and weigh at least 45 kg
✓ Not be pregnant


✓ Guided snorkeling tour
✓ All necessary snorkeling equipment
✓ Hot chocolate and cookies after the snorkeling trip
✓ Entrance fee of ISK 1.000,- into Silfra

What to bring

✓ Clothes suitable to weather
✓ Long underwear
✓ Thick socks


• Snorkeling Silfra fissure
• Raft valley’s
• Unique experience
• Þingvellir National Park


Difficulty: Rated 2 out of 5 or Easy
Duration: 4-5 hours
Location: Silfra
Season: 08:00-08:30 from 1.April until 30.September
10:00-10:30 from 1.October until 31. March
Operation: Every day
Maximum number of participants: 8 persons per guide
Minimum number of participants: 2 persons per guide
Minimum age: 12 years old

Pickup times & Returns

Pick up: 08:00-8:30 and 10:00-10:30 & 12:00* for price of 5000 ISK
(*no pickup at 12:00 during summertime)
Arrival time: 09:00 & 11:00
Return time: 4-5 hours after pickup

Please note

• The tour starts when we pick you up at your accommodation or hotel in Reykjavík. We then drive you drive to Þingvellir National Park, about 40 minutes drive from Reykjavik. During the drive your guide will provide you with information about the history of Silfra and it’s unique geological area as well as the surrounding area of Þingvellir.
• When we arrive at Silfra, your guide will provide you with dry suit and snorkeling equipment. Your guide will explain how to use the snorkeling equipment and give you tips on how to keep warm and comfortable during your 30 to 40 minute snorkeling tour.
• If you choose to have your own transportation, you will have the option of meeting us directly at Þingvellir Park. Meeting point is at the Information Center at Þingvellir National Park one hour after scheduled pickup.