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Silfra Tectonic Snorkeling w/Photos

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 161 reviews.Reykjvík, Iceland

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Experience hosted by Hedinn

2.5 hours
Includes food, drinks, tickets, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

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.
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…

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What's included

  • Food
    Chocolate bar
  • Drinks
    Coffee, Hot chocolate or Tea
  • Tickets
    National Park entry fee
  • Equipment
    Drysuits with dry gloves, Maks, Fins and a Snorkel
From $130
/ person
Tue, Oct 27
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$130 per person
$130 per person
Wed, Oct 28
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$130 per person
$130 per person
Thu, Oct 29
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$130 per person
$130 per person

Meet your host, Hedinn

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 161 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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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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 161 reviews.

Ana
October 2020
Amazing experience. One of the best experiences ever! We snorkeled in many places before, but this was one of the best by far! We recommend this experience, it's just fantastic and Hedinn was very friendly and professional! We loved it and we will recommend it to our friends!
Amazing experience. One of the best experiences ever! We snorkeled in many places before, but this was one of the best by far! We recommend this experience, it's just fantastic and…
Anthony
August 2020
This was an excellent personal tour. Two of the most salient aspects were the efficiency with which Hedinn operates and the personal experience which is offered because of this. Hedinn is very knowledgeable about the area and about the sports relating to water more generally; this makes it helpful for getting along. Hedinn was all set up ready for us when we arrived which was great. His equipment is a good quality and he provides more equipment to keep you warm than other operators. What is exceptionally enjoyable about Hedinn's tour is that he operates with small groups. This means you're ready quicker and likely to be first into silfra. I was very fortunate to be only woth Hedinn and my son in silfra whilst the larger groups were still getting ready at the car park. Even after we had completed our snorkel (with sufficient time in the water) the others groups were still (faffing) getting ready. Whilst being effective Hedinn maintains a high degree of safety. He also takes great pictures and makes a delicious hot chocolate Fully recommended
This was an excellent personal tour. Two of the most salient aspects were the efficiency with which Hedinn operates and the personal experience which is offered because of this. H…
Anna-Katharina
August 2020
Snorkelling was a very special and exciting experience. At first I didn’t know what to expect. All together it was a unique and wonderful experience. We were a small group of 3 people and explored the Silfra and the hidden lagoon which is absolutely amazing. The water was crystal clear and one could see the ground even though it is up to 22m deep. I felt save and the equipment kept me warm. By the way you can drink the water which is also very delicious. Hedinn is the perfect guide and a nice guy! In the end we had a nice conversation and a coffee. Everything was very well organized. Thank you Hedinn for this wonderful experience.
Snorkelling was a very special and exciting experience. At first I didn’t know what to expect. All together it was a unique and wonderful experience. We were a small group of 3 peo…
Marie
August 2020
Formidable expérience. Nous n'étions pas beaucoup (3 personnes) et nous avons plongé les premiers dans la faille de silfra. Le site était vraiment très calme , c'était un moment privilégié. La combinaison est totalement étanche et permet de ne pas avoir froid dans l'eau, ce qui rend l'expérience très agréable. C'est presque un moment de détente.
Formidable expérience. Nous n'étions pas beaucoup (3 personnes) et nous avons plongé les premiers dans la faille de silfra. Le site était vraiment très calme , c'était un moment pr…
Frederikke
July 2020
Such a unique, down to earth experience! I felt welcomed and cared about~ the place is absolutely wonderful, and I got everything I needed and more. We got a few hours delayed because Hedinn was late, but he made up for it in a really nice and professional way, and handled it well :) An experience I'll never forget❤️
Such a unique, down to earth experience! I felt welcomed and cared about~ the place is absolutely wonderful, and I got everything I needed and more. We got a few hours delayed beca…
Christopher
March 2020
This experience was amazing! We showed up and it turned out that the entire tour would comprise of 3 people, not a ton like most other tours. Going between peak times was great, too. A quick, detailed rundown of what we were going to do was followed by us changing into our dry suits. This wasn’t super comfortable, but much needed. We then made our way over to the site and had to wait a few min behind another group. Hedinn was really knowledgeable and friendly. We talked about his experience diving here and around the world. At one point, the instructor in front of us explained that Hedinn is one of the best underwater photographers in all of Iceland! Once we got in, it took no time to get adjusted to the freezing water. The suits were great in keeping us as warm as they could.. I suggest wearing a base layer, two pairs of socks, and an additional thin long sleeve shirt on top of the base later. Your feet, hands, and face will be cold though. Again, worth it. The views were incredible. It’s amazing how clear the water was. I expected to feel anxious or out of breath, but slowing floating downstream and taking in the depths was extremely relaxing. Like nothing I’ve experienced. We were in the water for 25-30 min before we got out and made our way back to the van. Hedinn provides hot coffee and biscuits to enjoy. We received the pictures he took during the experience, and they turned out great. I suggest going back to the site after you change. The pictures we took were amazing. We 100% recommended this experience!
This experience was amazing! We showed up and it turned out that the entire tour would comprise of 3 people, not a ton like most other tours. Going between peak times was great, to…

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  • Tue, Oct 27
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $130 per person
  • Wed, Oct 28
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $130 per person
  • Thu, Oct 29
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $130 per person
  • Fri, Oct 30
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $130 per person
  • Sat, Oct 31
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $130 per person
  • Sun, Nov 1
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $130 per person
  • Mon, Nov 2
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $130 per person
  • Tue, Nov 3
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $130 per person

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

More tips

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.

What to bring

Optional: A thin baselayer, merino wool or thermal

Thick socks