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Diving in Silfra with Arctic Adventures

Into the Blue from Reykjavik

20.490 ISK /

5,5 hours

Snorkeling is something you might not have imagined doing in Iceland - but it sure is amazing! In Thingvellir national park there is a fissure called Silfra, where you will be able to snorkel between two continents in the rift of the tectonic plates of North American & Europe.

Tour description

A breathtaking experience of snorkeling in the clear waters of Iceland! The tectonic plates in the national park have been moving apart at the rate of 2cm per year, creating this sub-aquatic world for us to enjoy. The water comes from one of the Icelandic glaciers (Langjökull), purified on its journey through lava for half a century, giving the water crystal clear visibility up to 100m.

Experienced and qualified diving guides will provide you with all equipment and information needed. The temperature in Silfra is between 2-4 degrees Celsius (brrr…) but thanks to the invention of drysuits you will be nicely insulated.

Whether you are a beginner or well experienced, everyone that joins this tour will be struck by the breathtaking experience of the clear waters and rock formations.


What's included

  • All necessary snorkeling gear
  • Certified PADI Diveguide / Divemaster
  • Silfra admission fee
  • Transportation from your accommodation in Reykjavik

Tour details


5,5 hours




Availability: All year around

Additional information

Pick up time: Starts 1.5 hour before the tour starts. Please note it can take 30 minutes for us to arrive to your accommodation in Reykjavik.

Want photos from the tour?
We offer every snorkeler the opportunity of having their picture taken whilst enjoying the wonders of Silfra. You can purchase the photos from the tour on site for 3900 ISK. We accept cards and cash. Please talk to your guide on the day.

Remember to bring: Warm undergarments, preferably fleece/wool (no cotton!), warm woolen socks and a change of clothes (just in case). You will get a specially made suit to keep you warm and dry in the glacier water.

Need glasses?

You will be wearing a snorkeling mask while in the water and you won’t be able to wear your glasses underneath. So unless you are bringing your own prescription mask we recommend that you acquire contact lenses for your snorkeling tour.


You need to know how to swim because you have to be comfortable with floating in water to be able to enjoy to the fullest.

Important information

Age limit: 12 years
Weight limit: 
45-120 kg
Height limit: 150-200 cm
Other requirements: Participants need to be comfortable in water and be able to swim. If you are pregnant you are unable to participate in this tour.

You can view the online medical form all snorkelers must fill out before going on the tour which is sent by email upon booking. If you mark YES on any of the questions in section 1 then you will not be able to participate. If you mark YES on any of the questions in section 2 you will need to get your Physician’s approval and signature on this approval form.

This tour is operated by Arctic Adventures

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