Silfra: Snorkeling Between Tectonic Plates, Meet on Location

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Float between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates in the clear water of the Silfra Fissure in Thingvellir National Park on this guided snorkeling tour.


  • Snorkel in the crystal clear waters of the Silfra Fissure
  • Discover where the two tectonic plates are drifting apart
  • Marvel at the colors of the pure glacial meltwater
  • Get back to nature in the beautiful Thingvellir National Park
  • Float between the continents in the underworld of Iceland


Enjoy a snorkeling tour of the Silfra Fissure in Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the wonders of the famous Golden Circle route. Float between two tectonic plates in the clearest water in the world with 300 feet, or 100 meters, of visibility. Once you arrive at Silfra, you will be divided into groups of 6 people, one group per guide. Gear up in a wetsuit to keep you warm and comfortable in the cold water. After a safety briefing, make your way to the entry platform to spend about 45 minutes in the water. Float through what is called the Big Crack, Silfra’s narrowest section where the continental plates are so close you can almost touch them. The fissure then widens into Silfra Hall. If you look from the right angle, you can see all the way to lake Thingvallavatn, over 150 meters away.  Enter the Silfra Cathedral at the depth of 23 meters and feel like you’re flying over the boulders and glacial silt. End the snorkeling adventure at the Silfra Lagoon. Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies to warm up. Chat with your guide and ask any questions you might have.


Snorkeling gear Drysuit and warm undersuit Live guide/PADI instructor Entrance fee to Silfra (ISK 1,500) Heated van to change clothes Hot chocolate and cookies

Important Information

  • Thermal underwear, thick socks, and warm clothes are recommended Bring contact lenses if you wear glasses All participants must read and sign a medical statement to take part Participants over the age of 60 need a physicians approval to join the tour You don’t need to be a certified diver, this activity is suitable for anyone over the age of 12 who feels comfortable in water and knows how to swim

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