Silfra Tectonic Snorkeling w/Photos

Reykjvík, Iceland

Experience hosted by Hedinn

  1. 2.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Fun for couples
Something to try together.

What you'll do

I take being a host on Airbnb very seriously and I’m all about offering the HIGHEST quality. When you choose my experience over others, you will have this super small and personal experience with a true local. I don’t have a HUGE operation with dozens of guides, where you never know who you are going with. This is why I have much smaller groups.
Please note that due to how expensive it is to run the tour I can not take only one person on the tour. Please contact me if you are booking for just one person and I will see what I can do to make it happen.

We will meet at Þingvellir national park, where the two tectonic plates, the north american and eurasian, are drifting apart from each other. Silfra is a fissure in between the two plates and has the clearest water on the planet. This makes Silfra one of the top dive sites in the world.

I will help you get suited up in the drysuit and explain how to use the snorkeling equipment. Followed by a small briefing about Silfra fissure and how everything regarding the snorkel works. The activity in the water is about 25-30 minutes. After we get out of the water we walk back to the car and enjoy a warm drink and some snacks.
Other things to note
You must send all participants Height (cm), Weight (kg) and Shoe size (EU).
This is very important so I can pick the right size of drysuit for you.

Please meet me 10 minutes before the start time.
If you arrive 15 min after the start time of the tour, you can not participate.
I take being a host on Airbnb very seriously and I’m all about offering the HIGHEST quality. When you choose my experience over others, you will have this super small and personal experience with a true local. I don’t have a HUGE operation with dozens of guides, where you never know who you are going with. This is why I have much smaller groups.
Please note that due to how expensive it is to run the tour I can not take only one person on th…

What's included

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  • Food
    Chocolate bar
  • Drinks
    Coffee, Hot chocolate or Tea
  • Tickets
    National Park entry fee
  • Equipment
    Drysuits with dry gloves, Maks, Fins and a Snorkel

Meet your Host, Hedinn

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 452 Reviews
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I am a local Icelander and very knowledgeable about my country. I am a freediving champion in Iceland and a scuba instructor with a huge passion for water activities and underwater photography. I was born and raised on a small island in the south of Iceland, Vestmannaeyjar.

Silfra is my favorite place in the world and I try to spend as much time there as I can. I would love to share it with you.
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From $130/ person

Where you'll be

Þingvellir national park is a UNESCO world heritage site and will leave you speechless. You will snorkel within a crack between the Eurasian and American continents. Silfra’s water, which filtrates from the nearby Langjokull glacier, is fresh, pristine, and drinkable at around 2°C - 4°C all year round. Visibility can reach more than 100 meters, and snorkeling often feels more like flying.

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 452 reviews.

Chris
November 2021
Hedinn is a superb host. He did everything possible to make our snorkel and time at Silfra fun, informative, and - to the extent possible in 28’F air and 34’F water (a pretty good extent, actually) comfortable and warm. We were rewarded with gorgeous views of the calm still water and dramatic fissures, even got to see an Arctic Char fish, and finished with hot chocolate and coffee. We hope to go into the water with Hedinn again!
Anne
November 2021
There are many tours of Silfra offered at a variety of prices. Hedinn’s tour is the one you want. He’s knowledgeable and patient and he did a great job of fitting us for our suits and Fin’s. If I were coming back the Iceland for one day only, I would choose this experience for a second time. Hedinn over delivered.
Isamar
November 2021
This was just much better than expected. The experience was mesmerizing, being able to snorkel between two tectonic plates, being able to swim in the clearest water on earth and actually to not be feeling the cold water was totally worth it. Hedinn had us covered with quality equipment, amazing service and he was very attentive at everyone, so we all was ok. At the and we had some hot chocolate or coffee and some cookies! Perfect way of concluding the experience. The view was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G, totally recommend this experience and with Hedinn as the Host!! Totally trying it again during summer, just to see some different color hues.
Katie
November 2021
10/10 would recommend - we had such a great time and it was a highlight of our trip to Iceland. There are many tour groups that offer snorkeling excursions, but I would recommend booking with Hedinn specifically - he was easy to coordinate with in advance, he was super easy to talk to and very knowledgeable, it was reasonably priced and we had a great time. In particular, our group was significantly smaller and less commercial-feeling than many of the other groups we saw - we have 5 total, which meant we had plenty of time to chat and it felt much more friendly. Additionally, the gear we used was visibly higher quality than many of the other tour groups, including dry gloves and thermal layers for underneath the dry suit. Don't worry about being cold - we were very cozy, although my feet did start to get a little cold near the end. Getting outfitted is an adventure in and of itself, and the dry suit is pretty tight and restrictive in some areas - word of caution if you're claustrophobic, but push through it if you can because the experience is well worth it! Light snacks and hot beverages afterward were an appreciated touch as well.
Ryan
November 2021
It was a very beautiful experience. Worth seeing definately. The water wasn't cold in the suit, but I do recommend to ware 2 pair's of socks! Hedinn is definately competent to offer this experience and make it an enjoyable one too!
Ricardo
November 2021
Amazing! I didn’t really know what to expect, but it’s probably one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. Snorkel in 33F waters, where the water is as clear as if there was no water at all, and seeing the incredible depth of the fissure it was just way too incredible. And those wet suits keep you very warm by the way. The cherry on the top is Heddin, an incredible, funny, knowledgeable, gracious host. Don’t miss this!

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 6 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

    What to bring

    Optional: A thin baselayer, merino wool or thermal

    Thick socks