Silfra Wetsuit Snorkeling Tour with Underwater Photos - From Reykjavik

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From $179.00

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Iceland is the only place in the world where you can swim between two tectonic plates. Join a small group and head to the Silfra Fissure, located in the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, where you can snorkel between the North American and Eurasian plates. Don your snorkel gear, including a wetsuit, for your excursion and dive in the fissure for unparalleled views of this underwater world.
  • Receive photos of your excursion just days after the tour
  • A small group means more attention from your guide
  • Warm up after your dive with hot chocolate
  • Hassle-free round-trip transfers from Reykjavik are included

What's Included

  • Underwater photos
  • PADI Divemaster/ Instructor or equivalent
  • Hot chocolate
  • Use of Snorkeling equipment
  • Pick up and drop off in Reykjavik
  • Food
  • Clothing suitable for the weather, for example waterproofs
  • Swimwear and towel

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

09:00 AM

Pickup details

Our pickup can take up to 30 minutes 09:00 tour pick up between: 7:45 - 8:15 10:00 tour pick up between: 8:45 - 9:15 Reykjavik downtown official Tour Bus Stops: - Tour Bus Stop 1, Ráðhúsið - City Hall, Vonarstraeti (64.146316,-21.941491) - Tour Bus Stop 2, Tjörnin - The Pond, Maedragardur on Laekjargata (64.145763,-21.938547) - Tour Bus Stop 3, Lækjargata, Laekjargata 4 (64.14678,-21.937296) - Tour Bus Stop 4, Miðbakki, parking lot by Geirsgata (64.150278,-21.9405) - Tour Bus Stop 5, Harpa, Austurbakki 2 (64.14678,-21.937296) - Tour Bus Stop 6, The Culture House, Hverfisgata 15 by Arnarholl (64.147454,-21.932894) - Tour Bus Stop 7, Traðarkot, Hverfisgata 20 (64.146706,-21.930425) - Tour Bus Stop 8, Hallgrímskirkja, by Eiriksgata (64.141548,-21.927973) - Tour Bus Stop 9, Snorrabraut, Snorrabraut 24 (64.143497,-21.916289) - Tour Bus Stop 11, Austurbær, Snorrabraut 37 (64.142364,-21.917228) - Tour Bus Stop 12, Höfðatorg, Þórunnartún 6 (64.144389,-21.910327) - Tour Bus Stop 13, Rauðarárstígur, Laugavegur 120 (64.142658,-21.913866) More locations we also offer pick up service from: - Perlan Museum - Klambratún parking lot - Mjódd / Olís gas station - BSI Bus Terminal - front / taxi side - Sport Hostel - Glaesibær / Álfheimar - Kringlan - Orkan gas station / Joey & The Juice - Ártún - Orkan gas station / Vesturlandsvegur, direction out of town

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • All participants must know how to swim and be comfortable in water
  • All participants must be able to communicate in English
  • Bring a swimsuit and a towel
  • Minimum age is 12 years, please reach out regarding younger participants & Participants over the age of 65 need to get a physicians approval
  • Be at minimum 145cm (4’9) tall / maximum 200cm (6’7) tall, and be at minimum 45kg (99 lbs) / maximum 120kg (264 lbs)
  • Don't wear glasses, instead bring contact lenses or your own prescription mask (if you have one)
  • We recommend bringing warm clothes to wear after snorkeling, wool socks and thermals
  • Please dress according to weather - no heal or jeans
  • Most travelers can participate
  • All participants will need to fill out a medical form before participating in the tour. Please contact local operator in order to request the form via email
  • All participants heights, weights and age must be provided to local operator. If you do not provide at time of booking, please contact supplier immediately after booking to provide this information
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Crazy beautiful but never again!
Rhiannon_c, Apr 2022
Amazingly beautiful! Ended up in a dry suit, which I'd recommend unless you're used to super cold temperatures. Lips and finger tips ended up burnt/peeling later that day.
Wetsuit option tips (it’s worth it)
Adam_H, Nov 2021
Did the wetsuit option with Luis as the guide in November. Must have Tips for this are the following. Bring a towel (pref 2), a non baggy swimsuit, an extra pair of thick wool socks to wear during the swim and a bag to keep your clothes dry in while you do the tour and to use to put your wet stuff in after. It was a cold and rainy day outside right about freezing temps. Honestly waiting to get in was the hardest part. Your feet will go numb, no way to stop it and your hands to a lesser degree. It’s a little rough but it’s not miserable. That all aside once you get in. The view is amazing. Since I was wearing a wetsuit I was able to dive down below and take some great GoPro footage. If you choose this option, try to be one of the first to get in so you have some time to settle your breathing. I found early on it was hard to hold my breath as long I normally can. I was told later that is normal. Once you calm yourself you’ll be able to go down longer for that sweet footage. During the swim you have more freedom than the dry suit crowd to kind of go where you please, as long by as you keep moving along with the group. The guide was helpful and pleasant despite the weather conditions. I’d honestly give this a shot and then brag to your friends at home how tough you are to be one of the few (only one other guy did it with me out of the 50 or so there) who decided to wetsuit it up. From pick up to drop off total time was about 4-5 hours so plan accordingly.
Didn't get picked up
Tim_S, Oct 2021
This was something my wife was really keen on doing the moment she saw the photos online. Unfortunately we were forgotten to be picked up by the tour guide on the day we were booked despite confirming with company regarding the location and time for the the night before, we were hoping they were just late but by the time we have spoken to the company they informed us that we cannot join the tour anymore as they have already started going into the water. My wife was really upset as she was really excited for this activity and because it was towards the end of our trip there was no other days that we could try and reschedule, adding to the disappointment is not knowing when we will be able to travel to Iceland again. We understand that this was just a mistake and we appreciate that we got refunded right away but we do hope that the tour company will make sure that everyone booked for that day will be picked up next time and that no one gets left behind.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hello Tim S We are truly sorry for the mistake made with the pickup and apologize for that. It was a human mistake by a former staff member. We did have other people joining the tour and therefore unfortunately could not wait or delay with the start. We learn and progress and try our very best to avoid that these kind of mistakes ever happen. I hope that the rest of your vacation in Iceland lived up to your expectations. Best Regards The Adventure Vikings team
Grace_L, Oct 2021
Most amazing experience, guides were so helpful and really nice. The views from underneath the water was unreal
Cold but worth it
Eric_S, Sep 2021
Our guide Maria was awesome! The whole experience was good and fun and I highly recommend doing the wet suit. Both wet/dry are going to be cold but the wet suit gives you so much more options to see things and take in all this experience has to offer. It's cold but tolerable cold. The experience is a bit overpriced but I'd still do it again.
Stop thinking about it and do it.
Tricia_W, Aug 2021
Wow! Where to start... The great: Crystal clear water, once in a lifetime experience, AWESOME guides (Luis & Maria), good transportation. Yes, it's cold but you get used to it pretty quickly. The not so great: the drysuits are very uncomfortable and difficult to walk in to the entry point, but that shouldn't stop you from doing this!
Fun and cool experience, but a lot of prep!
Rachel_K, Aug 2021
This tour was really great! The tour guides were so helpful and friendly and really made it a good experience. They took pictures of us in spots they knew would come out great. The dry suit was a little uncomfortable to wear, but I guess that's because it has to be really snug all around in order to avoid getting water in. That wasn't the tours fault obviously, but I do want to mention it so you know what you are getting yourself in to... the water is COLD and you feel it on your face and your hands, you're only in the water 30 minutes, which is more than enough. My husband's hands were FREEZING and painful afterwards due to the cold, but, he survived. It's definitely worth the experience, but, it's a little rough of a process to get ready. You spend way more time getting ready then you do in the water. But again, it's a good experience and the staff do everything they can to make you safe and comfortable. I did have some water get in through the back so just bring some extra clothing incase that happens. My body wasn't too cold and the dry suit did it's job for the most part. The water is so clear and the rocks are pretty. If you can, I would do it!
Nice tine
DanielFisher, Aug 2021
The water was very cold, and my snorkel tangled up a bit. Maria was great! Helped me a lot and took great shots. Over all good experience
Olivia_R, Jul 2021
Amazing! Beautiful (though cold) water, great snorkling gear, and a fantastic guide. Luis was kind, funny, and very prepared. So glad we did it.