Silfra Wet/Drysuit Snorkeling-FREEPhotos

Reykjavik, Iceland

Experience hosted by Bjarki

3 hours, Hosted in English, Spanish and Icelandic
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes drinks, tickets, and equipment

What you'll do

Snorkel in Iceland at one of the top dive sites in the world, situated in Thingvellir National Park, only about 50 kilometers from Reykjavik. Silfra fissure exists due to the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates separating around 2 centimeters a year – leaving a rift in the landscape between them.

This rift is filled with glacial water from Langjökull glacier that has been filtered through lava fields for decades before reaching Silfra – making the water exceptionally clear and drinkable.

Drysuit
Wearing a drysuit makes snorkeling in 2-4 degree Celsius (35 degree Fahrenheit) water achievable – without experiencing the cold. With a thermal undergarment and the protection of the drysuit, you manage to stay dry and warm.

Wetsuit
For our more daring and adventurous participants, who are after the ultimate Icelandic snorkeling experience, we usually recommend snorkeling in a wetsuit. You will have more mobility and are able to dive a little under the surface to explore Silfra up close and personal.

Incredible visibility and views
Experience the incredible visibility exceeding 100 meters, along with the breathtaking dramatic sights as rays of sunlight stretches its arms through the pristine waters, touching the rocks and algae growing on the walls of the canyon. Or watch as the snowflakes melt on top of the still, see-through water on a cold, crisp winter day.
Other things to note
NB; Stick to main roads and dont take any short cuts to Silfra, especially in the winter time. Give yourself time to get there and be prepared for any unexpected delays. Amending your reservation with less than 24 hour notice is 8000 ISK per person.
Snorkel in Iceland at one of the top dive sites in the world, situated in Thingvellir National Park, only about 50 kilometers from Reykjavik. Silfra fissure exists due to the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates separating around 2 centimeters a year – leaving a rift in the landscape between them.

This rift is filled with glacial water from Langjökull glacier that has been filtered through lava fields for decades before reachin…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Warm up over a cup of hot chocolate after snorkeling
  • Tickets
    Silfra entrance fee is included in the price
  • Equipment
    We will provide you with all the equipment necessary for your snorkeling ex...

Meet your host, Bjarki

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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I am an outdoor adventure enthusiast based in Reykjavik, Iceland – specializing in outdoor activities that are made possible by the versatile Icelandic nature.

"I have been offering various tours to visitors and locals alike such as surfing, snorkeling, caving, hiking and stand up paddle boarding / SUP. "

Dedicated to giving our visitors a rare glimpse into the absolute best experiences in Iceland we specialize in small groups which in turn makes for a more intimate, private setting for our participants. Friendly, professional guides take members from all over the globe on unforgettable adventures through Iceland’s most beautiful natural wonders – such as lava tubes, waterfalls, geysers, and rifts.

Join me on an unforgettable adventure!
I am an outdoor adventure enthusiast based in Reykjavik, Iceland – specializing in outdoor activities that are made possible by the versatile Icelandic nature.

"I have been offering various tours to visitors and locals alike such as surfing, snorkeling, caving, hiking and stand up paddle boarding / SUP. "

Dedicated to giving our visitors a rare glimpse into the absolute best experiences in Iceland we specialize in small groups which in turn makes for a more intimate, privat…
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From £90
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Tue, 17 Aug
£90 per person
15:00 - 18:00
£90 per person
Wed, 18 Aug
£90 per person
12:00 - 15:00
£90 per person
Wed, 18 Aug
£90 per person
15:00 - 18:00
£90 per person

Where you'll be

The meeting point is Silfra car park in the National Park. Park your car at “Thingvellir P5” and walk 400m back along the road until you reach a smaller car park with all the snorkel and dive vans, and look for your Adventure Vikings guide. Please be there, ready to meet your guide 5-10 min before your tour is due to begin. Pick up in Reykjavik is 75 min prior tour start for 5000 ISK per person. Phone: + 3545712900.

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 76 reviews.

Lauren
August 2021
What an incredible experience! We absolutely loved snorkeling in Silfra. The drysuits kept us very comfortable and our guide, Maria, was excellent. Overall highly recommend!
Jessica
July 2021
Amazing tour!!! Luis and Maria were fantastic!! We felt welcome, safe, and happy the entire time, even though it was cold ! Definitely worth freezing for the unbelievable views and experience!!
Lianne
July 2021
Super cool experience. Very knowledged guiding of Maria. Not that cold in the water! The silfra fissure hypnotized me by its beauty.unique place, must visit
Nathan
July 2021
Our guide Maria was great, she was warm, friendly, knowledgeable, was very kind to our family, took lots of pictures. We can not say enough good things about Maria.
Jake
July 2021
My wife and I did this, her in a dry suit and me in the wetsuit. We were both really nervous how bad the cold would hit us in the water, but it wasn’t quite as shocking as I was expecting. My wife only got cold on her hands and face, but could barely move around since the dry suit is quite constricting. I dove around easily but had to keep moving early on to stay warm, and even still your lips and face will go numb. The view is worth it, you will never see clearer, deeper water with such intense colors. We liked our guide Maria as well who did a good job getting pictures of us despite her GoPro freezing once. Overall this is a good experience, but we probably wouldn’t go again. It takes 2.5 hours and most of that is getting the suit on and off.
My wife and I did this, her in a dry suit and me in the wetsuit. We were both really nervous how bad the cold would hit us in the water, but it wasn’t quite as shocking as I was ex…
Laura
July 2021
We had a great experience with our tour guide, Luis. We chose the wetsuit option and were able to dive down and get some cool views and photos!

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    12:00 - 15:00
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Activity advisory

Expert industry partners
Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
Know your comfort level
Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Warm clothes - to wear after the snorkeling

Camera - you can also rent a GoPro from us