Snorkeling between two continents in Thingvellir 

Join the fascinating Snorkeling in Silfra Tour, one of the best rated experiences in the world, and you will discover the secrets under the blue waters of Silfra Canyon, where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates divide. Yes, you will actually snorkel between the continents and in one of the best diving spots in the world, inside the Thingvellir National Park.

The Snorkeling in Silfra Tour takes places directly in Silfra, in the Thingvellir National Park, one of the natural monuments that is part of the famous Golden Circle region. This National Park is part of the UNESCO heritage and now you can have a unique experience within it. You will explore the four main parts of Silfra and the astonishing clarity of the water between the continents will surely fascinate you.






Snorkeling in the Silfra waters

Level of difficulty: Moderate (2 / 5)
Reservation: It is recommended to book your seat in advance online to ensure availability.
Activity duration: About 2,5 hours.
Price includes: Snorkeling tour guided by a professional English-speaking diver, necessary snorkeling equipment, entrance fee to Silfra, hot chocolate and cookies, local VAT.
Scheduled departures: All year round (depending on weather conditions). The tour takes place directly in the Thingvellir National Park. To get to the meeting point you need a rental car.* Please note that you have to arrive at least 15 minutes before the booking time. The meeting point is the Silfra car park. If you write "Thingvellir Parking P5" on Google Maps, you can see where you can park your rental car. To find your guide, walk 400 m back along the road until you reach the parking lot where all the dive and snorkel vans are located, and look for the guide.
*There is also a snorekling tour transfer leaving from ReykjavíkReykjavík


Read, sign and follow the instructions in the Silfra Snorkeling Medical Statement (link provided in the confirmation email). Health form signed by the doctor if you are 60 years old or over (ask us for the certificate template).

Sign the disclaimer form at the beginning of the dive tour.

All divers must provide their height / weight at the time of booking to ensure we bring the proper equipment. For safety reasons, all divers must understand the instructions in English and be able to communicate with the dive guide in English.

Age limit: minimum: 12 years.
Weight limit: 45-120 kg
Height limit: 150-200 cm.

Participants should feel comfortable in the water and be able to swim.  They should be physically fit, be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit and be able to communicate in English. If you are pregnant, you cannot participate, due to the small risk of cold water entering the suit.

Looking for even more adventure? Check out one of the two scuba diving tours we offer to Silfra, one with transfer from Reykjavík, and one without. 

What should I bring? You must bring long underwear, thick socks, clothing suitable for the weather of the day (trekking clothing such as waterproof pants), good trekking shoes, gloves, light hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera and water) and contact lenses if you wear glasses.

Snorkeling in Silfra tour in Iceland
Snorkeling in Silfra tour in Iceland
Snorkeling Silfra Tour in Thingvellir, Iceland

Responsibility All of the activities during the tour happen according to the full and complete responsibility of the clients. ISLANDICA s.r.o. does not take responsibility for any incidents that occur involving the participants while on the excursion. Any action taken by the participants, is at their own risk and ISLANDICA s.r.o. is not liable for any harm, damage or injuries experienced by the participants. By signing up for and making a reservation for this or any other tour, excursion or outing with ISLANDICA s.r.o. the participants accept these conditions. It is possible that the participants will be asked to sign a waiver to ensure understanding of these conditions, declaring that he or she is conscious of the inherent risks that come with these activities. Code: DI-SST. ID852.