Water activity

From Reykjavik: Silfra Snorkeling with Underwater Photos

Activity provider: Adventure Vikings

From Reykjavik: Silfra Snorkeling with Underwater Photos

Activity provider: Adventure Vikings
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From US$ 165.48 per person

Likely to sell out

Immerse yourself in the clear blue waters of Silfra, with visibility consistently over 100 meters (300 feet). Spend your time enjoying the moment while guides snap expert photos of you in the best areas. Relax with round-trip transfers from Reykjavik.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup will start 75 minutes prior to your booked starting time. The starting time you booked is the time when the activity will begin in Silfra.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Snorkel in Silfra and travel between the American and European continental plates
  • See 100 meters of underwater visibility and bright blue colors
  • Be guided along the lagoon often called "the real blue lagoon"
  • Choose from a drysuit or wetsuit to experience the lagoon's natural environment
Full description

Enjoy a guided wetsuit snorkeling tour in the Silfra fissure, located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Thingvellir National Park. Leave Reykjavik behind and discover this hidden natural wonder, where the 100-meter underwater visibility and bright colors make the experience almost unrealistic.

Immerse yourself in the pristine water of Silfra—some of the purest waters on the planet. When snorkeling in Silfra, travel between two continents, ending the tour in a lagoon often called "the real blue lagoon" because of the bright blue color of the water. Snorkeling in Silfra fissure, where you are guided into this magnificent scenery, is a total must-see for all nature and adventure-thirsty travelers. Enjoy freedom in terms of movements and free dive by holding your breath.

Stay dry underneath your drysuit or, for the more adventurous, choose a wetsuit to feel the natural cool waters. The wetsuits used are six millimeter in thickness and isolate the body well from the cold water. Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and leave feeling reinvigorated

Includes
  • Snorkeling tour
  • All snorkeling equipment including wetsuit or drysuit (based on option selected)
  • Roundtrip transportation from Reykjavik
  • Guide
  • Photos
  • Hot chocolate
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with heart problems
    • Wheelchair users
    • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
    • People under 3 ft 9 in (120 cm)
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Participants

    Date

    Important information

    What to bring

    • Warm clothing
    • Swimwear
    • Camera
    • Waterproof camera
    • Medical statement
    • Socks

    Not allowed

    • Alcohol and drugs

    Know before you go

    • You must be able to swim and be comfortable in the water
    • Your weight should be between 45kgs (99 lbs) - 120kgs (264 lbs)
    • Your height should be between 145cm (4’9) - 200cm (6’7)
    • Glasses are not allowed. If you wear glasses, you should wear contact lenses, or a prescription diving mask if you have one, instead
    • You do not need to be a certified diver, this tour is for everyone who feels comfortable in the water
    • The age limit in Silfra is 12 years. An adult must accompany children under 18 years
    • You can rent a GoPro camera for 6900 ISK
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 109 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      4.6/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Safety
      4.9/5

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    With the booking as well as the transfer and implementation, everything went well. We were picked up very close to our guesthouse and then drove to the Silfra fissure in a small bus. Everything was ready there and we were instructed well and precisely. The dry suit was great and you even got a layer underneath the dry suit to keep you warm. I had more cold during my 2 week vacation in Iceland than in the Silfra fissure in the equipment provided. Our guide was Luis, super personable, humorous and competent guide. I would recommend anytime. Whether the photos turned out anything, I can't judge yet. I took my own GoPro to photograph the Silfra fissure as the guides (at least I think) focused more on people photos. The hot chocolate at the end was delicious and soothing.

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    June 20, 2022

    This was such an amazing experience and I highly recommend everyone to do this. It was unlike anything I've ever done before. I felt really safe with the instructors and Chico kept checking in on me to make sure I was okay as I was there by myself. Would definitely do again.

    March 28, 2022

    If I could give this 10 stars I would. An absolutely amazing experience!!! I was so weary of how cold the water would be but the dry suits were insanely warm. The views you see underwater are next level. Our guides Luís and Chico were beyond brilliant, eased everyone's concerns and made the tour even more enjoyable than it already was. I definitely 100% recommend going with Adventure Vikings based on the amazing guides and the additional pictures they get for you when you're between the plates. Once in a lifetime experience and I can't express how much we enjoyed it!

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    November 3, 2021

    Product ID: 74057