Snorkel between Continents in Silfra | Free Underwater Photos & Small Group

Snorkeling in Silfra is truly once in a lifetime experience! National Geographic describes Silfra as one of the top dive sites in the world.
Available: All year
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: ~ 3 Hours
Minimum Age: 12 years
Pick Up: Not Available. Check: Golden Circle & Snorkeling Silfra With Free Photos
Price From: ISK 19.900
Cancellation Policy: Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Reviews: 42 reviews

Tour Highlights

✅ Small group (max 6 people per guide)
✅ Thingvellir National Park
✅ Silfra Fissure Snorkeling in Iceland
✅ North American and Eurasian tectonic plates

Tour Details

Availability: All year.
Meeting point: Silfra parking lotView on Google Maps here.
Bring with you: Thick socks, contact lenses if you wear glasses, long underwear and a change of clothes (just in case) & a towel.
Group size: 6 persons per guide.
Minimum age: 12 years (Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian booked on the same tour).
Duration: Around 3 hours (around 45 minutes in the water).
NOTE: Participants must have read, signed and followed directions on the Snorkeling Silfra Medical Statement Form -(You can sign the form at the meeting location).

To be able to do this tour, you have to be able to comply with the following requirements:

– Have read, signed, and followed directions on the Snorkeling Silfra Medical Statement Form. We recommend you bring the Form already printed out and signed, but you cal also can sign the Form at the meeting location. – Be comfortable in water and be able to swim.

– Communicate in English at the time of the tour. – Be physically fit. – Not be pregnant. – You must be ready to wear a tight and constricting dry suit to protect your body from the cold.

– You must be a minimum of 150 cm and a maximum of 200 cm in height and weigh between 45 and 120 kilos along with being physically fit. – You must be a maximum of 69 years of age to participate in this tour. If you are 60 years of age or over, you need a medical waiver, available on page 2 of the Medical Statement.

– You must be a minimum of 12 years of age to participate in this tour. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian booked on the same tour.

– If you are over 45 and partake/have partaken in pipe smoking or heavy alcohol intake, you need a medical waiver.

– Please note that should you have any neurological, circulatory or respiratory problems or underlying diseases, battled any illnesses or have any physical problems you might have to turn in a physicians allowance to participate in this tour.

Meeting point:

We will see you at our meeting point 20 minutes before the departure time stated on your ticket. Please note that if you arrive after departure time, your place on the tour can’t be guaranteed or refunded.

The meeting point is by the company’s van at the companies’ parking lot in Silfra. You need to park your car in parking lot P5 and walk back to the companies’ parking lot.

You can look up “Troll Expeditions Silfra” on Google Maps to find the exact location. Click “Directions” on the map.

The estimated driving time from Reykjavík to Silfra is 50 minutes in good road conditions.


✅ Small group (max 6 people per guide)
✅ Certified snorkeling guide
✅ Free GoPro underwater photos
✅ All necessary snorkeling equipment
✅ Warm undersuit and drysuit
✅ Silfra admission fee
✅ Hot drinks and cookies after the tour!

Tour Description

Come with the trolls to discover the amazing sights of Silfra glacial fissure in the world’s clearest waters one of the major wonders to be found in Iceland.

You will begin this tour at our meeting point at Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Once you are there, you will take a short journey through the volcanic, moss-laden fields of the park. Here, you will listen as your friendly and experienced PADI Divemaster guide provides a safety briefing. Later, you will receive all of the necessary equipment for snorkeling in Silfra, including a thermal undersuit, a drysuit, neoprene hoods and gloves, and, of course, a mask, snorkel and fins. This equipment will keep you buoyant throughout your time in the fissure, as well as offering protection against the glacial water.

Once in the water, your eyes will meet the incredible shades of blue so prevalent in the fissure, as well as the natural under-water flora canyon walls. As you are swimming you will have the opportunity to move across continents, as you will be switching back and forth from both the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, which is one of Thingvellir’s most famous characteristics. Swimming further, you will meet Silfra Hall, which is the widest section on the fissure and the majestic Silfra Cathedral, its deepest section. Even more, the stunning shallow oasis will be presented before your eyes at the end, “Real Blue Lagoon”.

Upon exiting the water, you’ll be invited to warm up hot chocolate and cookies with your friendly guides while having a nice chat. Then, after the tour is over you will receive the photos in your email to remember all the happy memories created with old and new friends.

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42 reviews

  1. Do it!!!!

    This tour was excellent! We drove straight from the airport to here which was an excellent choice! We got to the park just as the sun was rising. What a beautiful place for us to see our first Iceland sunrise! The water is cold, but you don’t even notice. Cordelia and Riccardo were amazing! Highly recommend using Troll for anything you book in Iceland!

  2. Chance of a lifetime!! Do not miss!!

    Cordelia was an amazing tour guide!! Very informative and so friendly!! She was very patient with our 16 y/o who was a little overwhelmed with the thought of this tour!! Lol
    All of us had a wonder time, it’s so amazing!! Highly recommend!!
    We are a family of 4 with 2 kids aged 12 and 16 and this was the most affordable option we found as well!

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