Family Snorkeling Tour in Silfra

Minimum age

12 years old




3 hours


Golden Circle

A snorkeling adventure in the famous Silfra fissure is an unforgettable experience, an adventure in the purest water on Earth. There is a reason this Snorkeling Tour was awarded 5th place on the Best of the Best Traveler’s choice award of 2022 by Tripadvisor as well as being Tripadvisor’s No 4 experience in the world in 2019!

This tour is only available on request and it allows you to reserve a guide just for your group of up to 6 people.
This will give you a more personalised and intimate experience, away from the crowds. An unforgettable outdoor activity for the whole family!

About Silfra

Silfra is a fissure between the North American and Eurasian continental plates. Silfra constantly fills with glacial water that has been trickling through underground lava rock for 30 years. This remarkable crack between two tectonic plates is therefore filled with the clearest water on our planet, allowing for over 100 meters visibility.

Tour Description

At your arrival at Silfra, you will be welcomed by your guide. Your snorkeling equipment will be ready and your guide will instruct you on how to gear up and use the equipment in complete safety. The dry suit and the undergarment that we provide will keep you dry and warm for the duration of the tour.

After making your way to the entry platform (3-minute walk from the meeting point), you will spend about 30 minutes floating through the four parts of Silfra: the Big Crack, the Hall, the Cathedral and the Lagoon.
These sections offer different sceneries and rock formations and the full spectrum of Silfra’s colours and clarity become more and more apparent as you proceed through the fissure. When the depth reaches 23 meters below you, you will fell like you are flying!

At the end of the tour, you will make your way back to the meeting point, where your guide will help you out of your gear and offer you hot chocolate and cookies to warm up.

Included / What to bring
  • Guided snorkeling trip
  • All necessary snorkeling equipment
  • Hot chocolate and cookies after the snorkeling trip
  • Entrance fee into Silfra
What to bring
  • Long underwear
  • Thick socks
  • Suitable clothes for the weather of the day
  • Contact lenses if you wear glasses

Meeting Point

This is a self-drive tour and we will meet you at the Silfra meeting point in the Thingvellir National Park. If you need to be picked up in Reykjavik, please let us know in advance so that we can give you a final price.
Please note

For your safety, all participants must:

  • have read, signed, and followed directions on the online Snorkeling Silfra Medical Statement (link provided in confirmation email)  PDF

  • have our Snorkeling Medical form signed off by a doctor if they are age 60 or older  PDF

  • sign our liability release form at the start of the snorkeling tour  PDF

  • be at minimum 150cm / maximum 200cm

  • be at minimum 45kg / maximum 120kg

  • fit within our dry suit size chart  PDF

  • be at least 12 years of age on the year and at least 45 kg / 99 lbs

  • be comfortable in water and be able to swim

  • be physically fit

  • be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit

  • be able to communicate in English

  • not be pregnant

Cancellation policy
  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 1 day or less before the event
  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 10% if booking is cancelled 999 days or less before the event


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This tour can be added to our Family Itinerary!

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