Telephone Consultation +49 221 534109-300
DE / FR / EN

Thank you for your interest in this trip. If you want to revisit this page, use the QR-code shown or use the following link:

Experience - Iceland

Silfra - snorkeling between two continents


  • The only place in the world where you can dive between two tectonic plates

  • Crystal-clear water filtered through volcanic rock

  • Suitable for both beginners and experienced snorkelers


Silfra is an Icelandic natural fissure that allows divers to swim right between two tectonic plates. Discover one of Iceland’s best-kept secrets in the Thingvellir National Park. Swim through the clear water as the light current calmly drifts you through the distinct underwater landscape.



  1. Iceland

The western part of the Icelandic highlands, very close to the Langjökull glacier, is where the American and European continental plates meet. The Silfra Fissure formed 135 million years ago in the middle of the Thingvellir National Park. As the continental plates drifted apart, they created four active volcanic zones. Since continental drift is a continuous process, the fissure is still getting wider today by about 7 mm to 2 cm per year.

It takes 30 to 100 years for the melted water from Langjökull to penetrate the 50-kilometer-long basalt rock surrounding Silfra. The beautiful stone ensures that the smallest particles filter out, making the water crystal clear.

This unordinary snorkeling trip adventures through cold waters (2°C to 4°C), so the tour will provide a thick wetsuit. The wetsuit also helps you stay afloat near the water's surface. Whether a brave beginner or an experienced snorkeler, this extraordinary experience is suitable for everyone. Float in the water above the deep crevice and nearly touch the outer walls as you drift by. At its deepest point, the fissure is about 65 meters deep and the only place in the world where you can dive between the two earth plates that tear the earth apart. The underground springs create a light current that slowly drifts you beside the aperture.

With your diving goggles and snorkeling gear, you can easily observe the crystal-clear water several feet away. You will discover entrances to cave and tunnel systems that lead to hidden underwater labyrinths.

Are you a diver with an appropriate diving license and would like to explore the Silfra depths instead? Contact us, and we will find the right offer for you.

Duration of the trip: Five hours

Minimum number of participants: min. 2 people

Date of the trip: Year-round, daily


  • Snorkeling trip with an English-speaking guide
  • Required snorkeling equipment and a thick wetsuit
  • Entrance fees to Silfra


  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the scope of services


  • Duration: approx. four to five hours
  • Prices apply on a 2-person basis.
  • This experience requires a minimum age of 18 years old. This excursion is not recommended for guests over 60.
  • Minimum height of 150 cm and a minimum weight of 45 kg are required for the snorkeling trip
  • You should feel comfortable in the water and swim well. Physical fitness and wearing tight, possibly restricting wetsuits are a prerequisite for participation.

Other interesting trips