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Silfra: Half-Day Snorkeling Day Trip with Underwater Photos

Activity provider: Adventure Vikings

Silfra: Half-Day Snorkeling Day Trip with Underwater Photos

Activity provider: Adventure Vikings
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From US$ 141.39 per person

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Snorkel and immerse yourself in the bright blue and crystal clear waters of Silfra. Experience one of the top dive sites in the world, where visibility reaches up to 100 meters.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Private or small groups available


  • Travel between two continents, ending the tour in "the real blue lagoon"
  • Experience one of the purest and clearest waters you’ll find on the planet
  • View Silfra from the surface while the slow current carries you through the stunning underwater landscape
Full description

Have an out-of-this-world adventure while drysuit snorkeling in Silfra rift, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Thingvellir National Park. The hidden natural wonder has 100 meters of underwater visibility with bright colors that make the experience almost unrealistic.

Meet your guide and group directly at the site in Silfra and prepare to travel between two continents in the rift. Be guided through magnificent scenery and view Silfra from the surface while the slow current carries you through the stunning underwater landscape.

Stay dry underneath your drysuit or, for the more adventurous, choose the wetsuit to feel the natural cool waters.

Snorkel through the pure and clean waters of Silfra and end the tour in a lagoon often called "the real blue lagoon" because of the bright blue color of its water. 

  • Snorkeling tour
  • Wetsuit or dry suit (depending on option selected)
  • Guide
  • Free photos of your experience
  • Hot chocolate
  • Bathing suit
  • Warm clothes
  • Towel
  • Round-trip transportation to Reykjavik
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
  • People under 4 ft 8 in (145 cm)
  • People with mobility impairments
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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Meeting point

The meeting point is Silfra parking lot in Thingvellir National Park. Park your car at “Thingvellir P5” and walk 400 yards back along the road until you reach a smaller parking lot with all the snorkel and dive vans.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Towel
  • Snacks
  • Waterproof camera
  • Medical statement
  • Socks
  • Swimwear

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • You must be able to swim and be comfortable in water
  • You must weigh a minimum of 45kg (99 lbs)/maximum of 120kg (264 lbs)
  • You must be a minimum of 145cm (4’9) tall/maximum of 200cm (6’7) tall
  • No glasses - contacts lenses required or, if you own one, a prescription diving mask
  • You don't need to be a certified diver, this tour is for everyone who feels comfortable in the water
  • Age limit in Silfra is 12 years of age and under 18 need to be accompanied by an adult
  • You can rent a GoPro camera for 6900 ISK
  • The activity might be cancelled due to weather conditions if that is the case, you will get a refund or an alternative date.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 356 reviews

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I was anxious about this activity but our guide Miguel was very patient with me. Made sure I was comfortable and relaxed and checked in with me the entire time. The water didn’t feel that cold and I was completely dry at the end. I’d highly recommend you to give this a try if you think you’d like it but are apprehensive. Adventure Vikings will get you through!!

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August 16, 2022

Incredible experience! Definitely do it. The whole process -welcome, getting kitted out, safety briefing, walking to the snorkelling site, the actual swim and the dekitting experience was all so slick and well organised. But somehow these incredible guides made us feel like we were the first group of people to see this underwater world. We felt very safe and looked after. Definitely recommend this. I haven't yet found the words to describe the world under the water so I'll leave that to you to find out for yourself.

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August 15, 2022

Absolute highlight. After a good introduction and help getting dressed, it was a short walk to the "Entrance of the Column". We had blue sky sunshine and everything glowed in bright colors. The dry suit held up as promised, as previously stated, hands and head got wet. We felt differently. I wasn't cold, my son was. Then we were helped to undress and we got a warm chocolate.

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August 8, 2022

Product ID: 78785