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Snorkeling in Silfra from Reykjavik

      • Duration

        5-6 hours

      • Depending on time of year and weather conditions.

      • Certificate required


      • Medical form required


      • Silfra snorkeling medical form is required to be signed before this tour. Click here to fill it in

  • 21.900 ISK
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Snorkeling tour in Silfra fissure with pick up from Reykjavik. Enjoy a day tour out of Reykjavik snorkeling between the tectonic plates at the magnificent Silfra rift. Silfra Iceland is world famous for the crystal clear water that slowly runs through the Silfra crack which provides extraordinary visibility. Snorkeling in Silfra is a must do during your stay in Iceland!

The tour includes

  • Snorkeling in Silfra fissure
  • All snorkeling equipment
  • Hot chocolate and cookies
  • Pick up from Reykjavik
  • Silfra Entrance fee (1000 ISK)


Minimum requirements for tour:
A minimum age of 12 to participate in this tour. Height requirement: 150cm – 200 cm. Weight requirement: 45 kg – 120 kg.

You will need to complete an online medical for this tour, this will be sent to you when making your booking but you can view the for anytime to assess your suitability before making the booking. It can be viewed using this link SILFRA SNORKELLING MEDICAL RELEASE

Please note that if you answer “yes” questions in section 1 you will not be able to participate. If you answer “yes” in section 2 we need your doctor to fill out our PHYSICIAN APPROVAL FORM. It needs to be filled out in English.

There is a current in Silfra and you must be comfortable swimming against the current when needed.

This is Glacial water and is extremely cold, this tour is only recommended for those in good physical condition with no pre-existing medical conditions.

Please bring:
A set of long underwear and warm socks, also don’t forget your contact lenses as you won’t be able to wear glasses with the mask, everything else is provided for you as part of the tour.

All of our guides will have a camera with them and will take photo’s of you during the experience. Have some fun with the photos and then you have the option of purchasing them at the end. Speak to your guide on the day.

Pick up service:
You will be picked up from your accommodation in Reykjavik. Please note that it can take up to 30 minutes for us to arrive.


Silfra Iceland has frequently been rated as a world top ten dive sites. Where else can you snorkel literally between two continents? Silfra fissure is between the American and Eurasian tectonic plates, which have been moving apart at the rate of 2 cm per year. See amazing rock formations and colorful marine algae, including the bright green algae known as ‘troll hair’. Most people are very surprised to see brilliant jewel colors glowing within this deep blue/black world.  

At Silfra our experienced and well-qualified diving guide will ensure you are provided with all of the equipment you need and even help you to put on your dry suit, gloves, headwear and other equipment. You will be given all of the information you need to dive safely and confidently. The water temperature at Silfra is between 2 C and 4 C but you will be comfortable in an insulated drysuit. Whether you are an experienced snorkeler or a beginner, you will feel your excitement rise as you contemplate the truly breathtaking snorkel you are about to make!

The water at Silfra flowed from Langjokull Glacier, it has been purified on its journey through lava for around half a century, giving Silfra the unrivaled crystal clear visibility for which it is renowned. This really is an extraordinary snorkeling experience, truly a one-of-a-kind dive!

You will discover extraordinary sights as you glide through Silfra´s four sections: the deep Silfra Crack which has a depth of 25 m, the bright and wide Silfra Hall, Silfra Cathedral with its rich blues and great depth (maximum 63 m) and the shallow Silfra Lagoon which offers the most exceptional visibility of all.

Amazing experience. Small group size. Memorable.
In comparison to the groups from the other company with had over 15 people per group, I was very glad I went with Scuba Iceland. The more personal attention and smaller ratio helped with the experience. Also, from a cost point of view, they don't charge extra 5000 isk like some companies for pick up.

SingleWomanTravels – Jul 17, 2016