Taking a snorkeling tour in the glacial waters of Iceland may sound like the idea of a mad person...but with the right equipment you can take a look into the crystal clear underwater world of the tectonic rift valley in Þingvellir National Park. Our snorkeling tours are operated in the world famous Silfra, a narrow canyon in the lava field located between the continents of America and Europe. Snorkeling in the Silfra actually includes a swim between the continents, not something you do everyday!
But that is not all, the water in Silfra is a mixture of ground water from the surrounding area and melt water from Langjökull glacier in the highlands. It takes the glacial water decades to filter through the massive lava field before it enters the fissure. This makes the water in Silfra one of the purest and clearest in the world, the underwater visibility, in the heavenly blue water, is normally 70-80 meters, better then anywhere else in the world.
Snorkeling is something anyone can do without any prior experience, you do not need a dive certificate to go snorkeling as you will not be going below the surface of the water.
We are the original operators of snorkeling tours in Iceland and our classic Into The Blue tour is available everyday, all year round.
Many years ago we decided to try combing two of our bestselling adventures (snorkeling & lava caving) into one combo trip and the Black & Blue was born. Today this incredible tour is our most popular tour that includes snorkeling.
...and there is more, you can combine a snorkeling tour in Silfra with a guided sightseeing tour of Icelands most famous natural sites on the Golden Circle. Two "must do" birds in one stone!
We operate two versions of this combo, one in a luxurious super jeep in an extra small group, The Golden Circle Safari, and another in a mini van in a small group, The Golden Waters. Both tours stop at Þingvellir National Park, Geysir Hot Springs & Gullfoss Waterfall.
We are also proud to offer (with our partners at Íshestar horse ranch) a combo tour, The Blue Lava Tour, featuring horse riding on the viking horse and snorkeling in Silfra in one easily booked day tour from Reykjavík.
We also guide diving tours in the Silfra, click here for more information.