Snorkel in the Gap between Europe and North America

Thu, Feb 25, 2021 - Fri, Dec 31, 2021 (8:00 am - 12:30 pm) GMT

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Snorkel in the Gap between Europe and North America

Thu, Feb 25, 2021 - Fri, Dec 31, 2021 (8:00 am - 12:30 pm) GMT
Extreme Iceland
Reykjavík, Iceland

You'll experience

Journey to the heart of Thingvellir National Park, to take the most incredible dive of your life: you will be snorkeling inside The Silfra Fissure, one of the most amazing places in the world. Silfra is actually a rift in the Earth between two tectonic plates. Swim in the gap between Europe and North America in crystal-clear water. The Silfra Fissure was named as one of the Top 5 activities in the world by TripAdvisor.

We’re Iceland’s biggest snorkeling operator!

Book with the pros – Safe & Professional

Snorkel the world’s clearest water

A 100-Meter visibility gives a sensation of flying

An absolute must-do when in Iceland

Free snorkeling photos

Pick-Up in Reykjavik or Self-Drive

You will experience a truly breath-taking experience, as you drift peacefully through the electric blue waters of the Silfra Fissure. The water is astoundingly clear, because it is glacial water from the Langjökull Glacier, meaning that the temperature is about 2-4 degrees. But don’t worry, we provide fully insulated dry-suits and there will be a certified expert with you at all times. The water in Silfra is as pure as water can get: meaning that you can drink it at any time during the dive!

Silfra is also the only place in the world, where you can swim between two continents: those of North America and Europe, which are actually drifting apart (at a rate of 2cm a year)! This combined with the incredible visibility makes Silfra and experience that you won’t want to miss! Our ‘into the blue tour’ offers you the chance to take a journey into an alien world: both beautiful and captivating.

Want photos from the snorkeling tour?

We try to offer everybody who snorkels in Silfra the chance to have their photo taken, whilst experiencing the wonders of Silfra (and most people take us up on the offer, in such a stunning and unique setting). You can buy the photos at the end of the tour for 3900 ISK, using either cards or cash. Just make sure to let your friendly guide know once you get there (before you walk to Silfra). Kindly note that we cannot guarantee that your photo can be taken.

Where we will meet

If you are planning to meet us at Silfra, then please come to the Silfra car park at Thingvellir National park. Then once you have parked, walk about 400m back up the road, until you reach a smaller car park containing all the snorkel and dive vans. Once you have got there then you can look for your guide. Please make sure that you arrive at Silfra car park early enough to meet your guide 15 minutes before the tour is due to start. Trust us seeing the icy blue waters of Silfra is definitely worth it!

GPS to meeting location: 64°15’23.508″N 21°6’58.676″W

Need glasses?

You won’t be able to wear glasses underneath your snorkeling mask, while you are in the water. So if you need glasses then we recommend that you make alternative arrangements: either acquiring a prescription mask or using contact lenses on the tour.

Duration:~3 / ~5.5 hours

Available:All year

Age limit:12 years*


Tour Highlights:

  • Þingvellir National Park
  • Snorkeling between the tectonic plates
  • Silfra Fissure
  • Small Group Tour
  • Incredibly clear water
  • Free snorkeling photos


  • Certified PADI Diveguide / Divemaster
  • All necessary snorkeling gear
  • Silfra admission fee
  • Hot Chocolate & Cookies to warm up after the dive
  • Free snorkeling photos

Meeting point: 

The meeting point is Silfra car park in Thingvellir National Park.

Parking: Click here for driving directions where you can park your car (P5 Parking in Thingvellir).

To meet your guide: Walk 400m back along the road until you reach a smaller car park with all the snorkel and dive vans, and look for your guide. Please be ready in the Silfra car park to meet your guide 15 minutes before your tour is due to begin.

For GPS: 64°15’22.2″N 21°06’58.1″W


You can also book this snorkeling tour with pickup in Reykjavik. See booking engine for details.


Participants need to be comfortable in the water and be able to swim. You are unable to participate if you are pregnant, due to the small risk of cold water entering the suit.

  • Weight limit: 45-120 kg
  • Height limit: 150 cm -200 cm
  • English: It is important that you can both understand and communicate in English in order to participate in the tour.
  • * Age Limit: 12 years old minimum. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian booked on the same tour.
  • Read our Snorkeling in Silfra Handbook for how to prepare for your adventure.

Bring with you:

Warm undergarments, preferably fleece/wool (no cotton!), warm woolen socks and a change of clothes (just in case).


Cancellation has to be made 2 days prior to the scheduled event.

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