Silfra Snorkeling Day Tour - SC01

Swim in the Gap between Europe and North America

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

Difficulty: Moderate

Tour Highlights:
  • 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).

Contact us: If you have a question about this tour you can use the contact form here below.
If you have a general inquiry (cancellations, feedback, reschedule etc) please click here

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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!"

Tour Description

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Experience the mesmerizing underwater world

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.

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Adventure time!

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. 

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Footage from our snorkeling tour

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

Need glasses?

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.

Read customer reviews

Snorkeling in Silfra - Rated 4.8/5 based on 10 customer reviews

Amazing tour

5 by Margaret 2018-01-01
This was a must when visiting Iceland. It was just an amazing experience and the whole team is fantastic. They are so nice and make you feel extremely welcome and are so helpful.

Had a lot of fun

5 by Danielle 2018-02-22
Our tour guide Chris was amazing and made everyone relaxed, yet have a lot of fun. Really enjoyed our trip!

Fantastic view

4 by Hainan Lyu 2018-02-25
We wait approximate 30min in to the water after we completed gear up, our foot was frozen before we jump to cold water. But the view is fantastic"

Great tour

5 by The Hahn Family 2018-02-25
It was an adventure of a lifetime! I took my teenage kids and enjoyed every minute. Steve did a great job of helping us and making sure we were safe the entire time.

Thanks for a great time

4 by D 2018-02-26
It was a bit cold waiting to go into the water. Perhaps, a schedule could be set up between the various tours so not everyone is geared up at the same time so you are not standing in the cold waiting so long before entering the water. Other than that the experience was awesome, the guide was very helpful during the dive keeping us together and setting a good pace. Thank you, D.

Demetrious is the man

5 by andrew lowey 2018-02-26
I'm not quite sure of the spelling of his name but Demetrious (the greek tour guide) was hilarious and was incredibly knowledgeable of the terrain and answered all of our questions thoroughly. Could not recommend him enough. Checked off a bucket list goal and got to see some other Americans give up within 5 mins of hitting the water, gave me a good laugh.

Glacier hike and ice cave

5 by Lindsey B. 2018-02-26
This tour was incredible! What a magical experience to hike on top of a glacier and then explore a beautiful blue ice cave. Our tour guide Ollie was fun and informative. I felt very safe and comfortable on our adventure. He showed us the best sites and helped us take amazing photos. The group was small and friendly. We booked this tour last minute because our original ice cave tour was cancelled due to heavy rain and flooding. Extreme Iceland was very accommodating and also helped other people who had cancelled tours have a great experience. The groups were staggered and it never felt crowded. I would definitely recommend this tour and company.

awesome experience!

5 by Lena 2018-03-03
It was an absolutely amazing and unique experience I never want to miss! Our guide from Poland explained everything in an interesting way and our group had a lot of fun with him. Snorkeling through the fissure was so unreal you have to see and feel it on your own, it's incredible! I'd love to do it again!

Great experience

5 by Rachel 2018-03-07
The staff was very friendly and helpful, and the excursion was so much fun! I would highly recommend to anyone looking for something fun to do in Iceland.

So much fun!

5 by James Shaut Jr 2018-03-09
This was hands down one of my favorite activities of the trip and I did a lot of stuff while in Iceland. The set up of the thermal suits was fun, sliding into the -2 degree water was amazing and the view was spectacular. My tour guide(s) were amazing to work with, made me and a buddy feel comfortable while setting up and took amazing pictures for us. Highly recommend this trip to everyone that goes to Iceland.
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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.