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For an experience of a lifetime, the Silfra snorkeling tour in Iceland is like nothing else. Imagine plunging into icy waters between the continents of Europe and North America and seeing the most incredible underwater life as you swim from one continent to the next. The chilly 4-degree Celsius water presents crystal clear visibility that invites a mesmerizing view of Iceland's unique subaquatic terrain.

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For an experience of a lifetime, silfra snorkeling tour in Iceland is like nothing else. Imagine plunging into icy waters between the continents of Europe and North America and seeing the most incredible underwater life as you swim from one continent to the next. The chilly 4-degree Celsius water presents crystal clear visibility that invites a mesmerizing view of Iceland's unique subaquatic terrain.

Get ready to discover plenty of sea creatures swimming among vibrant corals, crustaceans, sponges, kelps, and more. Be sure to take some time to explore this rarely seen underwater world on silfra's snorkeling tour, located right at the heart of Iceland's River Thjorsa!

Snorkel the world renowned Silfra fissure; its beauty has been recognized globally, being awarded 5th place on Tripadvisor's Best of the Best Traveler's Choice Award 2022 as well as No 4 worldwide for 2019.

What is Silfra Fissure in Iceland?

Silfra Fissure, located in the Thingvellir National Park in Iceland, is a stunning oasis to explore and appreciate the wonders of natural beauty. It is one of the few places in the world to offer snorkeling tours to witnes the sights and activities that can only be found in this area.

The Silfra Snorkeling Tour gives visitors an opportunity to explore what lies beneath both between two lovely tectonic plates from different continental masses, which are slowly moving apart from each other at a rate of just few inches per year.

Photos taken here will certainly be impressive to share with friends; so come here to witness majestic natural wonder and to create lasting memories with loved ones!

Snorkel the clearest water in the world

The silfra fissure in Iceland is home to some of the clearest waters in the world and is widely considered one of the best dive sites in the world. Snorkeling at silfra allows you to explore a magical underwater environment while experiencing unparalleled visibility - sometimes as far as 100 meters away!

With an average temperature of 2-4 degrees Celsius, silfra’s frigid waters present a challenge for adventurers, but offer unbeatable rewards in terms of scenery, wildlife and exploration. You won’t believe your eyes when you see up close the vibrant hues and colorful surprises that await beneath the water’s surface while swimming to Silfra.

Thingvellir National Park: a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Thingvellir National Park in Iceland is as renowned for its breathtaking beauty as it is historical significance. It’s in Thingvellir where the world’s oldest functioning parliament, the Icelandic Althing, was established in 930 AD and continued to meet until 1798.

In addition to its importance in political history, Thingvellir is home to many natural wonders too. The park offers stunning views of awe-inspiring cliffs that were once part of glaciers in bygone eras, a beautiful lake known as Öxarárlón, and much more.

There’s no doubt Thingvellir is truly deserving of recognition in UNESCO’s World Heritage List as one of the most unique and impressive places in the world.

About the Tour

When snorkeling in Silfra, DIVE.IS offers a uniquely memorable experience to its guests. Our comfortable changing room and heated vans ensure that snorkelers are prepared before they take the plunge into the crystal-clear waters of Silfra Cathedral.

The experience is further enhanced with exceptional service from our qualified and well-trained PADI divemasters and instructors.

After snorkeling in Iceland's icy waters, snorkelers can relax with a cozy cup of hot cocoa and treats for added comfort and warmth. If you are looking for snorkeling in Iceland,

We are confident that our outstanding level of service will offer a unique snorkeling experience at Silfra that you won't find anywhere else!

Silfra Fissure Snorkeling Tour with Underwater Photos (3 Hours)

Dive into the depths of adventure and experience snorkeling in Silfra Fissure between the American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Perfect for those interested in seeing some of Iceland’s geology, this three hour tour will be sure to leave you mesmerized. You’ll even get to capture your experience with pictures taken underwater, allowing you to look back on your journey with fond memories!

From Reykjavik: Golden Circle with Snorkel in Silfra (10 Hours)

We have two options for the snorkelers- Self drive and Tour Pickup. Embark on an adventurous journey to the iconic Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site! Our tour option provides you with pick up from Reykjavík. Along the way your guide will share with you some captivating insights into this area’s geology and cultural history – having been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Alternatively, if you choose to self drive, the meeting location will National park of Silfra.

Enjoy snorkeling in Iceland in wetsuit at one of the top dive sites in the world; Silfra. Book your snorkeling tours with us today!

For Your Safety, all Participants Must Bring

  • Comfortable Underwear
  • A pair of fins
  • Neoprene gloves
  • Warm Outdoor Clothing
  • Contact lenses if you wear glasses
  • Should be age 12 years old or above
  • Should not be pregnant
  • Must know swimming
  • Should be physically fit.
  • Everyone need to read, sign and follow the directions of Snorkeling Silfra Medical Statement.

Inclusion in Silfra Snorkeling Tour

  • Undersuit and Drysuit
  • A snorkeling mask
  • All Snorkelling Equipment
  • An easy snorkel guide
  • Entrance fee to some places
  • Hot chocolate and cookies after the snorkeling trip.

Do You Questions in Your Mind? Let's Clear them

How Cold is the Water When Snorkeling the Silfra Fissure?

The silfra fissure is an amazing place to snorkel and take in the glorious underwater sights. This crack between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates is found atop langjökull glacier, but easy access is provided via Thingvellir National Park.

The water here is freezing, coming directly from a Spring at 2° Celsius all year long. If you're brave enough to dive right in without a dry suit, you will definitely feel the cold. But fear not, a dry suit allows even those sensitive to cold weather to enjoy its pristine environment.

This magical location can accommodate experienced divers with its depth of up to 64 meters as well as novice snorkelers who just want to get close to nature.

Best Time of Year to go Snorkeling in Silfra Iceland

Silfra Iceland is a destination every adventurous traveler must experience. For those looking to snorkel, the best time visit Silfra is during summertime when temperatures are warmer and the visibility underwater is higher. Our guide told us that on a good day, the the visibility can be up to 150 meters below the surface during a snorkeling. Once we submerged into the glacial waters, it was a breathtakingly beautiful sight! We could see for miles, it was a truly mesmerizing and unforgettable experience. Snorkeling Silfra is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, you must visit between two continents to experience best place in the world.

What to wear when going on a Silfra Snorkeling Tour

If you have been dreaming of snorkeling in the clear blue waters of Silfra, you must be sure to wear the correct attire in order to fully enjoy your experience. To begin, it is essential that you wear a wetsuit or drysuit for insulation against the icy temperatures of the fissure. A hooded wetsuit or lightweight gloves can also be useful for added warmth. For an extra layer of protection, you may want to consider wearing neoprene boots and gloves as well. Finally, a dive mask and snorkel are essential for taking in all the stunning sights below. By wearing the proper gear, not only will you stay warm throughout your Silfra Snorkeling Tour, but you will also be able to absorb an unforgettable experience with ease.

Why is the water in Silfra so clean?

The water in Silfra, a fissure between the two tectonic plates that spread across North American and Eurasian Iceland, is some of the clearest water on earth. This crystal clear water has an extremely high visibility rate, with divers being able to see up to 100 meters underwater.

The reason for this is because the water from a glacial river runs through the fissure and filters underground for 30 years before it emerges into Silfra. During this period of filtration, many particles and impurities are removed from the water, leaving it with its unique clarity.

Although volcanic activity keeps the temperature at a chilly 2 degrees Celsius, it doesn't stop people from diving into this beautiful valley every year, just to marvel at the remarkable clarity of its waters.

Is Silfra snorkeling worth it?

Many travelers visit Iceland to take in its landscapes, but the compelling attraction of snorkeling in Silfra should not be overlooked! þingvellir national park near Reykjavik, cathedral and silfra lagoon,  the parliament, Silfra is a freshwater fissure between two continental plates, providing a unique aquatic experience.

Its crystalline waters present a remarkable spectacle filled with vibrant shades of blue and green. As you glide through the underwater paradise, you can observe the wonders of towering cliffs that reach up from black depths below.

With its rich marine life, clear visibility and accessible location, the answer to the question of whether snorkeling in Silfra is worth it is an emphatic yes!

How much does it cost to snorkel in Silfra?

Snorkelling in Iceland's Silfra fissure can be a truly unforgettable experience - and it doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg! Entry for snorkeling at Silfra typically costs between $60 and $90, depending on the tour you choose.

Can you snorkel in Silfra without a guide?

Snorkeling silfra, a crystal clear waterway , offers a unique opportunity to experience underwater snorkeling in thingvellir national park. Despite its pristine beauty and incredible visibility, visiting this amazing natural phenomenon can be intimidating to novice snorkelers since most tours require you to have a guide.

However, savvy adventurers who are eager to explore the lake's depth without guidance should know that it is possible to snorkel in Silfra without a guide. To ensure you will not miss out anything, You will need a guide.

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