Journey to the heart of Thingvellir National Park, to take the most incredible dive of your life: you will be snorkeling inside The Silfra Fissure, one of the most amazing places in the world. Firstly the Silfra Fissure is actually a gap between two tectonic plates: meaning that you will be swimming in the gap between Europe and North America.
Snorkel the world's clearest water
A 100-Meter visibility gives a sensation of flying
An absolute must-do when in Iceland
Pick-Up in Reykjavik or Self-Drive
Duration: ~3 / ~5.5 hours
Available: All year
Age limit: 12 years
- Þingvellir National Park
- Snorkeling between the tectonic plates
- Silfra Fissure
- Small Group Tour
- Incredibly clear water
- Certified PADI Diveguide / Divemaster
- All necessary snorkeling gear
- Silfra admission fee
- Hot Chocolate & Cookies to warm up after the dive
Meeting point: The meeting point is Silfra car park in Thingvellir National Park.
Parking: Click here for driving directions where you can park your car (P5 Parking in Thingvellir).
To meet your guide: Walk 400m back along the road until you reach a smaller car park with all the snorkel and dive vans, and look for your guide. Please be ready in the Silfra car park to meet your guide 15 MINUTES before your tour is due to begin.
For GPS: 64°15'22.2"N 21°06'58.1"W
Departure times: See the booking system for details
Need Pick-up in Reykjavik? Pickup service from Reykjavik is offered for two departures each day. If you need transportation from Reykjavik, please choose the "From Reykjavik" option when booking.
Requirements: Participants need to be comfortable in the water and be able to swim. You are unable to participate if you are pregnant, due to the small risk of cold water entering the suit.
Weight limit: 45-120 kg
Height limit: 150 cm -200 cm
Age Limit: 12 years old minimum. Guardian’s approval needed for minors under 18.
Bring with you: Warm undergarments, preferably fleece/wool (no cotton!), warm woolen socks and a change of clothes (just in case).
Reviews on TripAdvisor
"I had a recommendation from a friend to check out Extreme Iceland as she had such an incredible time doing the snorkelling tour and couldn't stop talking about it. I checked out the reviews online and was instantly sold! We met up with our group and our guide gave us a a brief orientation on what to expect and how the tour will go, which I found pretty informative. Our group was split up into two just so it wouldn't be overcrowded when we actually go into the Silfra fissure. Our guide, Marta, was wonderful!"
You will experience a truly breath-taking experience, as you drift peacefully through the electric blue waters of the Silfra Fissure. The water is astoundingly clear, because it is glacial water from the Langjökull Glacier, meaning that the temperature is about 2-4 degrees. But don’t worry, we provide fully insulated dry-suits and there will be a certified expert with you at all times. The water in Silfra is as pure as water can get: meaning that you can drink it at any time during the dive!
Silfra is also the only place in the world, where you can swim between two continents: those of North America and Europe, which are actually drifting apart (at a rate of 2cm a year)! This combined with the incredible visibility makes Silfra and experience that you won’t want to miss! Our ‘into the blue tour’ offers you the chance to take a journey into an alien world: both beautiful and captivating.
Want photos from the tour?
We try to offer everybody who snorkels in Silfra the chance to have their photo taken, whilst experiencing the wonders of Silfra (and most people take us up on the offer, in such a stunning and unique setting). You can buy the photos at the end of the tour for 3900 ISK, using either cards or cash. Just make sure to let your friendly guide know once you get there (before you walk to Silfra). Kindly note that we cannot guarantee that your photo can be taken.
Where we will meet
If you are planning to meet us at Silfra, then please come to the Silfra car park at Thingvellir National park. Then once you have parked, walk about 400m back up the road, until you reach a smaller car park containing all the snorkel and dive vans. Once you have got there then you can look for your guide. Please make sure that you arrive at Silfra car park early enough to meet your guide 15 minutes before the tour is due to start. Trust us seeing the icy blue waters of Silfra is definitely worth it!
GPS to meeting location: 64°15’23.508″N 21°6’58.676″W
You won’t be able to wear glasses underneath your snorkelling mask, whilst you are in the water. So if you need glasses then we recommend that you make alternative arrangements: either acquiring a prescription mask or using contact lenses on the tour.
Map - (click to enlarge)
Read customer reviews
Snorkeling in Silfra - Rated 4.8/5 based on 10 customer reviews
Amazing tour5 by Margaret 2018-01-01
Had a lot of fun5 by Danielle 2018-02-22
Fantastic view4 by Hainan Lyu 2018-02-25
Great tour5 by The Hahn Family 2018-02-25
Thanks for a great time4 by D 2018-02-26
Demetrious is the man5 by andrew lowey 2018-02-26
Glacier hike and ice cave5 by Lindsey B. 2018-02-26
awesome experience!5 by Lena 2018-03-03
Great experience5 by Rachel 2018-03-07
So much fun!5 by James Shaut Jr 2018-03-09
Disclaimer: all snorkeling trips undertaken are the responsibility of its participants. Extreme Iceland does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver stating that they realize that outdoor activities carry an inherit risk.