Silfra Rift snorkeling excursion from Reykjavik
Silfra Rift snorkeling excursion from Reykjavik
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Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
  • Spoken languages
    English, Icelandic
  • Duration
    from 3 hrs to 6 hrs
  • Opening seasons:
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Activity description

The Silfra Rift is one of the best scuba diving spots on Earth, if you're not a certified diver don't worry! You'll be able to experience water at its clearest on a snorkeling excursion in Silfra!

This snorkeling excursion inSilfra is designed for everyone. You just need to feel comfortable in the water and be able to swim. Being ready for a fantastic snorkeling adventure is a plus. This amazing outing in Silfra will allow you to swim between two continental plates. Get ready to be surrounded by the astonishing clarity of the water and the breathtaking colors of this underwater world.

If you are staying at Reykjavík the guides can pick you up at your accommodation, or you can choose to meet them at Thingvellir National Park. If you decide to ride with them, on the one-hour drive, your guide will share all the background info. about the unique geology and cultural history of Silfra as well as the surrounding area of the Thingvellir, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Once you've reached Silfra, your guide will provide you with all the equipment you will need: a wetsuit, a mask, and a breathing tube. Your guide will then explain to you how to use this equipment and how to stay safe and comfortable during your 30 to 40-minute snorkeling outing in the Silfra Hall, Silfra Cathedral, and Silfra Lagoon.

Snorkeling in Silfra will allow you to explore the four main parts of Silfra. Big Crack, Silfra’s narrowest section is where the continental plates are so close you can almost touch them! The fissure then widens into Silfra Hall where the full spectrum of Silfra’s colors and clarity become clearer. If you take some time to find the perfect angel, you'll be able to see all the way to Thingvallavatn, over 150 m. away. Further on, and almost reaching Thingvallavatn, you'll enter the Silfra Cathedral as the depth reaches 23 m.! The amazing outing will have its end at Silfra Lagoon.

Have a drink of the Silfra water while you are snorkeling, you might never be able to drink water so pure again!

Cancellation policy: 
1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% refund

3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
→ No refund will be made


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Meeting point
Silfra, Tingvellir National Park, 801 Selfoss, IS, Selfoss 801, IS Get directions


Average rating
5 / 5
Very good
Snorkeling Silfra
  • 5 / 5

Great activity, great guide

Snorkeling sifra
  • 5 / 5

Snorkeling sifra

Silfra snorkeling
  • 5 / 5


Silfra snorkeling
  • 5 / 5

This was such a brilliant tour. It was a very small group, so it was easy and personal. The drive was very beautiful, and the snorkeling itself was incredible. I felt safe, happy and comfortable the whole time. And the hot chocolate at the end was such a lovely touch.

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