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Into the Blue – Half Day Snorkeling Tour in Þingvellir National Park

Price from: 15.990 ISK per person.
Price with pick up: 19.990 ISK per person.
9:00-9:30. Note from 15th Nov – 1st Feb departure times are delayed by 1 hour!

Half Day Snorkeling in Silfra Fissure in Þingvellir National Park. Available Directly from Reykjavík City.

Trip difficulty 3 out of 5 possible. Rated: Easy


The Silfra lava fissure is one of Iceland’s best-kept secrets. Silfra, which is situated in the heart of Þingvellir, the site of the world’s oldest parliament, is an otherworldly scene. The crystal clear water in the deep fissure gives you a feeling of being weightless as you float along with the lazy current. Frequently rated as one of the worlds top ten dive sites. Silfra offers up to 100 meters of underwater visibility and is located on top of the separation between Europe and America! After an hour of snorkeling we climb out and head back to the van. Into the Blue is a relaxing but exotic trip in an environment most will only encounter in their dreams.

Bad eyesight? Since you are wearing snorkeling / dive goggles to see underwater there can be nothing in the way of the seal to keep them from filling up with water. That is, you can not wear glasses underneath the goggles. You will have to go without them, wear eye lenses or bring your own goggles with prescription.

PLEASE NOTE: Although you don´t need to "swim" while snorkeling, we recommend that you can. The reason for that is people that can´t swim tend to panic when they are in the water. You have to be comfortable with floating in water.

The Silfra snorkeling day trip is included on the following great value winter adventure tour to Iceland:




If you plan to drive and meet us on location, the meeting point is on the parking lot outside the Information Centre by the Thingvellir National Park campsite. Note: When driving from Reykjavík on road 36 you will first see a Visitor Centre and viewpoint for Þingvellir on your right hand side. This is NOT the meeting point, keep going and drive further for 5-10 min on road 36 and you will see the Information Centre on your left hand. - See map for more details.


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Disclaimer: All snorkeling trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to there own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherit risk.
You can rent a good quality digital waterproof camera from us for an additional 7.500 ISK total price. We will email you a link straight after the tour. Please note this has to be booked in advance. Subject to availability.

We also sell disposable analog cameras at our shop/office down town Reykjavík or directly from our snorkel trailer on site for 5.000 ISK.



Guaranteed departures: Everyday from 16th of September to 14th of May for minimum 2 persons.

Please note: for Christmas and New Years we have different availability for the 24th-26th of December and 31st of December - 1st of January. Please contact our office for further information or click here for our holiday schedule.


Pick-up from Reykjavík, snorkeling and snorkeling gear.

Warm undergarment clothing (fleece/wool sweater and pants), warm socks and a change of clothing.

4 hours

14 years or 150 cm height.

2 persons.

8 persons per guide.

50 km / 31 miles



Disclaimer: All snorkeling trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to there own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherit risk.

I can´t swim.. Is that a problem?

Although you don´t need to "swim" while snorkeling, we recommend that you can. The reason for that is people that can´t swim tend to panic when they are in the water. You have to be comfortable with floating in water.

Do I need diving certifications to go snorkeling?

No, snorkeling is something that anyone with a taste for adventure can do, it is as easy as one, two, three .. : )

How cold is the water in the Silfra fissure?

The temperature in the Silfra is almost constant all year round at about 2°C but during extended sunshine and warm weather in the summertime the water can sometimes can go up to 4°C.

Where is the Silfra located?

The Silfra is located in a lava field inside Þingvellir National Park about 45 minutes from Reykjavík City. 

From Reykjavík you drive towards Mosfellsbær road nr 1, at the last roundabout in Mosfellsbær you turn right to road 36, the sign says Þingvellir. You drive straight for around 30 minutes until you see the information center at Þingvellir. 

Does Arctic Adventures provide snorkeling equipment on their trips?

Yes, we provide you with everything you need no go diving in the glacier spring water in Silfra. This includes a specially made thermal suite, a dry suit, a neoprene hoodie, neoprene gloves and neoprene shoes. All you need to bring is a towel to dry of and some warm thermal layers to wear underneath.

Will I get wet on the my snorkeling trip?

We have the best dry suits available in the business BUT for dry suits to be 100% watertight they have to custom made to measure for each individual. That is to say gaskets have to be custom made to fit the wrist and neckline of each person to be 100% watertight. We do our very best to fit you with the best fitting suit available but we can not guarantee that you will be dry, however our thermal suits (we call them Teddy bear suits) are designed to be warm even when wet. To be safe make sure you bring a extra set of thermal layers to wear underneath and if the one you wear on the trip should get wet.

What is the visibility under the waterline in Silfra?

In summer when there is some vegetation in the fissure the visibility is normally somewhere between 65-85 meters, in the winter visibility can be even better or 80-100 meters on clear days. This is absolutely world class visibilty, no where on earth will you find such conditions in fresh water.

How long am I in the water?

It takes anywhere from 45 minutes to one hour to go snorkeling in the Silfra.

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