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Snorkelling in Iceland? It might sound unlikely, but it’s actually a thrilling highlight of any visit to the country. Float in some of the world's clearest waters and navigate an aquatic realm transformed by tectonic shifts. Once you resurface, be prepared for equally breathtaking landscapes on land!

Why go snorkelling in Iceland?

It might not be the first place in the world that comes to mind when you think of snorkelling. But Iceland is full of surprises. Beyond the glacial landscapes and volcanic views, the Land of Ice and Fire also boasts many breathtaking diving and snorkelling experiences.

In fact, snorkelling in Iceland offers some of the clearest waters in the world, awe-inspiring tectonic landscapes, and the unique chance to go snorkelling between continents. It’s an experience you won’t have anywhere else—and a snorkelling tour is the only way to enjoy it.

The most popular underwater experience in Iceland is the Silfra snorkelling tour. Silfra is a tectonic fissure that can be found in Lake Þingvallavatn in the Golden Circle’s Þingvellir National Park. It’s here that you can go snorkelling between continents in Iceland, as the fissure is actually the gap between Europe and North America.

The waters of the lake come from melting glaciers, so it can get quite cold. But overall it’s a completely unforgettable experience. You’ll swim above the enormous spires and rock formations in the trench and see an ever-changing world that most tourists won’t see above the water.

Thanks to its location in the Golden Circle, it’s easy to take Silfra snorkelling tours from Reykjavík. You can either organise transportation yourself or we’ll pick you up from the city centre.

Plus, you can also customise your experience to create your very own best snorkelling tour in Iceland. For example, go snorkelling and then take a whale-watching tour, see the northern lights with us, or take a horseback ride across the beautiful landscapes of Þingvellir National Park. There’s something for everyone.

Ready to see a different side to Iceland? Dive into our snorkelling tours to find the best option for you.


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