gking91 - 14 dec 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Truly Fantastic ”
We did the snorkeling Silfra Tour and it was fantastic. Our guide was Jonas who was incredibly passionate about diving and the location we were at. He was knowledgeable and spoke through everything we would be doing.
After getting on the dry suits we walked to the site where to dive and in we got. The waters are incredibly clear and the colours of blue on show are amazing.
Was anxious about being too cold but nothing to worry about. The only cold part were the hands (your cheeks go numb pretty quickly).
Everything was on time and they made sure every enjoyed themselves and Jonas got some great photos.
Hot Chocolate and biscuits at the end were pretty decent to!
TheYetE - 18 nov 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Brrrrrreathtaking!!!! ”
We did a snorkeling tour of Silfra with DIVE.IS on November 11, 2018 and thoroughly enjoyed our experience! Our guide Mika was exceptional. He was personable, knowledgeable, and humorous. He went the extra mile on getting us suited up and especially helped me as it was my first time snorkeling and it took me a short time to get the hang of it. The scenery in the fissure was breathtaking. Literally and figuratively! Though, we weren't as cold at the end as we had worried. And the pictures that Mika took were fabulous. We are thankful to have the memory of the trip captured for us! Overall, we would highly recommend snorkeling Silfra and booking your tour with DIVE.IS.
dba18 - 05 nov 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Snorkelling Silfra ”
Me and my girlfriend booked ourselves on the snorkelling tour on 01 November and had an unforgettable experience.
We weren’t sure what day we wanted to do the tour so we waited until the day before to book. The booking process was super quick and easy. However, as a note of advise for other travellers... DIVE.is require you to complete a medical before you go. We weren’t aware of this at the time, but a number of medical conditions (I.e. asthma, diabetes etc.) will prevent you from doing the tour UNLESS you have the DIVE.is medical form signed by a Doctor. My girlfriend has light Asthma and we ended up having to make some pleading phone calls to our GP to get it all signed off in time. Therefore, I would advise new travellers with pre-existing medical conditions to book ahead of time so you can visit your Doctor before your visit.
Although the whole issue was probably our fault for not checking properly, Efemia
at DIVE.is was incredibly kind and understanding of our situation. She offered us both a full refund if we couldn’t get the medical certificate in time and she did everything she could to help us make the tour. We were seriously impressed by the service we received.
With a bit of luck we managed to make it on the next day tour. We opted for pickup at Reykjavík and were met by a DIVE.is vehicle. Our guide, Chris, came out and introduced himself and then introduced us to our fellow snorkelers - always a nice touch in my opinion as it gets a bunch of strangers talking. Overall, Chris was simply fantastic and was definitively the best guide we had throughout our whole trip. He was good humoured, friendly and most of all reassuring! Let’s face it, most of us would be slightly concerned about swimming in to 2 degree water for 30 minutes but, after the drive, Chris had quelled all our anxiety.
Once we reached the diving centre you could certainly tell why DIVE.is are so well accredited. Several other tour operators were in the vicinity but none took the care and attention to check our equipment and brief us on safety more that DIVE.is. We felt safe from the start and knew exactly what we were meant to do. They really are a very professional outfit.
Regarding the snorkelling itself, I don’t think I can add to anything that has been said before. It truly is an amazing experience and it was certainly one of the highlights of our trip. However, I will say that Chris and DIVE.is made the experience better than we ever could have expected. If you’re planning on your own adventure to Silfra, go with these guys. You won’t regret it!
Kim A - 14 oct 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Snorkeling Silfra ”
Did the Silfra snorkeling trip today with Fee and she was phenomenal! We had a blast with her and felt super comfortable getting into freezing temp waters. The setup had a great flow from the moment we got there, from changing and instructions all the way thru the dive. We even had a rainbow as we got out of the lake. We were the last dive of the day- but never felt rushed to be finished with our experience. I highly recommend Fee and Dive.IS!
Sander H - 28 sep 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Snorkeling Silfra with dive is ”
Today we decided to take a snorkeling tour in Silfra with dive is. The weather was a bit windy, however according to them it was still manangeble and worth it.
Our guide for the trip was Eleonora, Ele as she told us to call her. She was loads of fun to talk with, gave us clear instructions and a great guide.
I would absolutely recommend this tour and you can count yourself lucky if you get her.
Gina C - 11 sep 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Snorkeling Silfra ”
The colors you experience while snorkeling Silfra are amazing...I’ve never seen water that clear. We had a great guide, Mikael, who taught us about Silfra to get us hyped for the tour, and it was a lot less cold than I thought it would be! It’s crazy how warm the dry suits keep you. It was a great tour, especially because you get hot chocolate and cookies after :)
Stephen K - 31 aug 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Snorkeling Silfra ”
Snorkeling Silfra was one of the highlights of our trip! GC was a terrific guide who made sure the experience was a good time for everyone in the group. His preparation and thorough inspections ensured everyone was adequately prepared for the experience of a lifetime!
Laura P - 06 aug 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Snorkeling Silfra is an amazing experience not to be missed ”
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience with dive.is from start to finish. From pick up to drop off we were very impressed with our guide Chris who was professional, helpful, and you could tell he is passionate about his job.
We arrived to the parking lot early when the team was setting up equipment and gear. Within minutes, everything was set up. This company operates like a well- oiled machine and it even has a mobile change room which we didn't need but I can see how it would be useful in chilly winter temps. It was our first experience wearing dry suits and the team made sure our suits were sealed properly - we stayed completely dry.
We purchased the photos when we booked and were pleased with the quality and number of photos we received. Also, their office replied promptly to my email inquiry. I previously emailed a different tour company and didn't receive any response after 3 days so I am glad it worked out and we went with this company. Silfra is a beautifully unique setting to go snorkeling and after we finished, we were treated with hot cocoa and cookies. Then, we wanted to take photos of the area and took the scenic route back which Chris was very accommodating. This was the best end to our Iceland trip as we were flying home the same day. 5 stars!
Robyn L - 30 jul 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Snorkeling Silfra was pure bliss ”
My daughter and I did the Snorkeling Silfra tour with Dive.IS, and it was amazing, the whole experience is unforgettable. From the moment the guides picked us up to the very end they take care of you. Tanya and Nino are the best guides ever. Silfra is beautiful and everything you can imagine. Quite magical.
mtwill - 16 jul 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Awesome Experience ”
Our final experience in Iceland was with DIVE.IS and with AJ who was both our driver and guide for the snorkeling experience. AJ was prompt with the pickup and an awesome guide during the tour, making sure everyone was comfortable with the endeavor of getting the dry suit on for the snorkeling adventure. AJ also provided a lot of information/history of Iceland during the drive to and from the location. Highly recommend this company for this unique experience.
AH_C_2020 - 16 jul 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Amazing first snorkeling experience! ”
Snorkeling at Silfra is like physically photoshopping yourself into a Silfra google image. Everyone who works there is super nice and helpful! My name instructor was Giancarlo and he made sure everyone was ok the entire time and also gave us a really good background information about the area. I never snorkeled before so I was extremely nervous but I am glad I did it in Iceland! Highly recommend!!!!
V D - 16 jul 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Beautiful well organized snorkeling experience ”
Just had a great snorkeling experience at Silfra. Our guides Bart and Alexis were very attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. I enjoyed the peaceful crystal clear (cold) waters. It is quite busy with divers at Silfra but once in the water you don't notice that at all. Beautiful experience.
kmlind - 16 jul 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Unique Snorkeling Experience! ”
First of all its an easy drive from Reykjavik to the National Park,35-45min, so I definitely recommend driving yourselves if you have a car. We did the Midnight Sun Snorkeling tour on a Wednesday night--and really lucked out. We were the only people (there was 2 of us) on our tour that night. Enno was great, super knowledgeable, shared interesting facts and was flexible on what we wanted to do (definitely helped to be the only ones). My husband and I look for unique experiences to try when traveling and this is definitely one of them!
The cold water really isn't bad at all. Wear the two pairs of socks as instructed (read the FAQs before people!) So really just our hands got cold, which if you follow their instructions, it can be minimized. We would definitely recommend this tour, even if you're in town for a quick couple day stopover. The water is so clear and mysterious. Worth the $$$.
Katie H - 02 jul 2018, TripAdvisor
“ the best snorkeling experience ”
I went to snorkel Silfra with a group of 13 people. We got split up into smaller groups. Ants was the instructor for my group. He was very nice, personable, and knowledgeable. The snorkeling was a lot of fun and unique! I could not stop laughing and smiling! I would recommend this experience to anyone interested in an adventure!
ccd12345 - 02 jul 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Great Snorkeling Experience ”
Snorkeling Silfra was one of the highlights of our trip. The company was incredibly organized and the people friendly. Our guide Remco was amazing. My friend got a bit nervous right before we went in the water. Remco was incredibly patient with her throughout the entire snorkeling experience, checking in with her throughout the trip (she ended up loving the experience).
There is no animal life in Silfra, just algae, so if you are expecting to see fish you will be disappointed. However, the water is crystal clear and the colors and rock formations you see are breathtaking.
One thing to note is that you will get cold. They do provide dry suites and they definitely help, but nothing can completely insulate you from the cold when you snorkel in near freezing water. That being said, it is totally worth it.
Francis O - 25 jun 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Incredible snorkeling experience with Nino! ”
Nino, Stefano and all the guides with Dive.is made our snorkeling experience in Silfra so much fun!! It’s obvious they love what they do and have a great time working together, since they’re always cracking jokes! We arrived a few minutes late due to some driving confusion and they totally made us feel welcomed and comfortable right away. The guides are super careful with all the gear and take time to explain each step of how the dive/snorkel trip will go. They showed us the route on a large map and gave us options for the end too. It’s great too that all the guides caution people not to touch anything so that Silfra stays just as beautiful for each new group of people to enjoy. Thank you Nino for an unforgettable experience!
Jeanette H - 23 jun 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Snorkeling Silfra ”
Snorkeling Silfra with Ants, this was my first and best snorkeling experience ever! We booked an early morning tour, Ants was very informative, so helpful. The view was breathtaking. The water was freezing, it was a cold day, but I wouldn't change a thing! So worth it! Thank you so much for such a great time!! Highly recommend this to tour to everyone. Ants also provided us with hot chocolate, tea and cookies after.
Vivian L - 13 jun 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Great snorkelling with wonderful guides! ”
The snorkelling experience was simply amazing! The dry suit did keep me completely dry! The hot chocolate after the tour was a heart-warmer. Extremely clean water with good visibility. No fish though as water too clean for fishes.
Eileen S - 02 jun 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Great experience with Bart ”
Bart made our snorkeling experience very enjoyable and comfortable despite the pouring rain and high wind. The experience was very well organized. We would do it again, hopefully when not raining.
tripjunkie1 - 01 jun 2018, TripAdvisor
“ A fabulous snorkeling experience ”
I’ve always wanted to snorkel or dive in Iceland, with its crystal clear blue waters, where you seem to be able to see forever, with ultimate visibility. So after doing some homework, I chose Dive.is, and boy am I glad I made that decision.
All the staff who we met were wonderful. Really professional and helpful, and our guide Bart was quite exceptional. He made the almost impossible task of kitting up, quite painless and simple. I was worried about getting cold, but their clothing advice was spot on and I felt quite comfortable through the whole snorkeling experience. No mean feat when you’re spending about 45 minutes gently floating in glacier melt water around 1 degree Celsius.
I am a 56 yr old lady of only average fitness, having only just recovered from frozen shoulder, although I have a few years of diving experience some time ago. But I found the whole experience unforgettable and wondrous.
I would highly recommend Dive.is, and indeed heard from other adventure companies in Iceland, who we booked other experiences with, that Dive.is is in their opinion the best dive/snorkeling company on the island.
Great value for money, exceptional care and customer service.
Try to order photos and merchandise at time of booking, as I’m sure it was cheaper that way.
jaredwonch - 30 may 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Snorkeling Silfra with Fabienne and Andi ”
Great experience!!! Please don’t miss this when you come to Iceland! Fabi and Andi were super funny as well as highly professional and knowledgeable about the history of the Silfra Fissure. Fabi was extremely attentive to everyone throughout the dive always checking in to make sure we were safe, comfortable and having a great time. She is great with people, speaks multiple languages, has a caretaking personality, and is an all around talented guide. Andi was great as well. He helped us gear up, had us dying of laughter, and showed an extreme amount of knowledge with diving and snorkeling.
Thanks Dive.Is for providing talented guides along with a life changing experience!!
- Jared and Lainey
Lee R - 29 may 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Amazing experience snorkeling Silfra ”
We had the best time snorkeling silfra! Our guide Ellie was amazing- she put everyone at ease and took wonderful pictures of our experiences! I would highly recommend this experience to anyone visiting Iceland!
ozirka - 26 may 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Magical Experience! ”
The entire snorkeling experience was incredible. The staff was very understanding and helpful when we had to reschedule our reservation last minute, and made us feel comfortable throughout the trip. Our guide - Ants, was amazing and we couldn’t have lucked out more with having him as a guide! His sarcasm and easygoing attitude made the trip that much more fulfilling and entertaining. I highly recommend this adventure!
Melanie_Cleary - 16 may 2018, TripAdvisor
“ The Most Unique Snorkeling Experience Ever ”
This snorkeling excursion was so unique. Our group of 6 had a private tour with Stefanino in late September. He was awesome! He made sure we felt completely comfortable, kept us cracking up the entire time and took underwater photos too. Getting into the suits is not the easiest thing but his assistance made is much easier -and you’ll be grateful for the suit once you get in the water. The water is obviously very cold but you only feel it for the first minute or so. The 30 minute option was the perfect amount of time for us. The underwear views were amazing and we were comfortable in the cold water. Stefanino gave us cookies and hot chocolate to warm up after we changed out of the suits. When booking this tour I would definitely ask to go with Stefanino he was a big part of what made our experience so memorable.
Claire S - 28 apr 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Unforgettable Snorkeling Experience ”
My sister and I snorkeled with Jammi from Dive.Is and it was an incredible experience. From the moment we put our faces into the 4 degree water, we were stunned by the views of underwater geology. Thingvellir Park has plenty to see as well, we rented a car so drove ourselves to the snorkeling and spent the rest of the morning in the park! We didn't do the golden circle tour with Dive.Is but we were able to see those sights on our own with our rental car. Highly recommend buying the photos; do your best to smile and wave for the camera while not letting your mask leak!
StarrS81 - 19 mar 2018, TripAdvisor
“ Loved Silfra snorkeling! ”
Snorkeling Silfra was amazing. A friend and I went on March 10th. Our guide Tanya was very informative and funny. It was cold, but so beautiful and the best part of my trip.
kaitlynsuarez93 - 01 sep 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Awesome experience! ”
Snorkeling at Slifra was on the top of my list when I came to Iceland - and it did not disappoint! I would highly recommend this company to anyone thinking about going. We had such a wonderful experience, especially thanks to our guide, Fee. She made us excited about the tour while also making us feel relaxed and calm about all the gear. If you've never worn a dry suit (like me) it can be overwhelming at first, but Fee made us all feel totally secure and confident in our gear. Everything went exactly as was described, and I was completely dry the whole time (besides the hands, as expected). Snorkeling at Silfra was unlike anything else. The cold water wasn't too bad, besides having cold hands! While you are at Silfra, you can also go over and check out where they filmed a Game of Thrones scene: "the Bloody Gate". Big thanks to Fee for telling us about it! It was cool! Can't wait to come back and experience it again one day.
Callie A - 31 aug 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Mrs. ”
We loved snorkeling at Silfra and we had a wonderful instructor named Marie! I have to admit I was afraid it would be too cold but it was wonderful! Our dry suit kept us nice and warm but my fingers did get a little cold the last five minutes of the excursion. I had even forgotten to bring socks but my feet were fine. The scenery was beautiful and we did opt to buy the photos and was so glad we did. My teenage son and I had a blast! It was one of the highlights of our trip to Iceland!
Mountainstormer - 28 aug 2017, TripAdvisor
“ AMAZING ”
This had to be one of the most awesome experiences in my life. Bart was our guide and the guy couldn't have done it better. Throughout the entire time while Bart was being funny (well as funny as someone from Denmark with a New Zealand accent working in Iceland can be), I felt that he took his responsibility as our guide very seriously. He gave us an in-depth pre-snorkel review of what to expect during the entire time. While suiting us up he was meticulous in every single detail, always letting each person know exactly what he was doing and why he was doing it every step of the way. It was the first time I have ever been snorkeling and it was amazing. Indescribable so I won't even try. But if you come to Iceland, this is something you have to do. I cannot recommend this enough and when you go, ask for Bart
621sheilat - 25 aug 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Fascinating ”
Takes a bit to get suited up, but Ants was there with us helping us along and was a great guide. The water is 35 degrees cold year round and I'm a cold water wimp, but the suits keep you warm and your face just feels cold when you first get in. Bring warm socks and a warm layer of clothes underneath. Then it's just so cool snorkeling in water that is so clean and pure, you can drink it, and look down 60 meters just like you are looking across the room. The guide took great pictures and you get a link to them all for about $30 USD. If it weren't for seeing the top of the water, you wouldn't know the pictures were underwater, they are so clear. Plus you're snorkeling between the American and Euroasian tetonic plates, how cool is that?
quincee2017 - 23 aug 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Congestion be gone! ”
Chris was my type of guide. He was punctual, personable,made me feel safe, and not too chatty. I was a bit under the weather a couple of days prior to snorkeling and as soon as I put the mask on my face I could feel the congestion in my nose. That all went away as soon as I hit the refreshingly cool water. Yes, the water is cold but Chris and the others do help you into the dry suits and they try to make sure everything is on properly so that the least amount of water gets in. Your hands will get wet, but that's the price to pay to look at coolness up close!
Brianne S - 20 aug 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Breathtaking Snorkeling Adventure! ”
I'm so glad my friends and I went on this "bucket list" snorkeling tour! We drove to the park ourselves and had no trouble finding the location to park and walk to the meeting point. Thingvellir National Park is beautiful - the photos do not do it justice. It was so exciting to snorkel between the North American and Eurasian continents - we even saw an arctic char (it's rare they swim into Silfra)! We had the BEST tour guide, Fee (pronounced Faye), and highly recommend her! She was so knowledgeable, first explaining the history of the area and then what to expect while snorkeling (she also let us know about local Game of Thrones filming, so we went on a hike after snorkeling to see "The Wall" and a waterfall). We felt very at ease with Fee, and even got to enjoy hot chocolate and cookies after snorkeling! The snorkeling lasts ~45min, and the cold isn't that bad in the dry suits (we wore warm athletic wear and thick socks under the dry suits and it was helpful). You naturally float in the thick dry suits, so you can spend your time calmly looking at the beautiful water and underwater landscape. Fee took a ton of pictures for us as well - she's super funny and helped make our experience memorable. Thank you for such an amazing adventure!
Heather H - 19 aug 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Snorkeling Adventure ”
My cousin and I were a little hesitant at first to pay money to snorkel since we can easily do so back home, but we thought it would be fun since we would swim directly between the split of North America and Eurasia. We are glad we did it! From the experienced, kind, and patient staff, to the quality of the snorkel we couldn't have asked for a better experience. Fee was exceptional with answering any questions we had, filling us in on the history of the area, and entertaining us with good humor. I highly recommend this unique Icelandic experience!
luigibalsamo3 - 18 aug 2017, TripAdvisor
“ This experience was amazing and well worth it! ”
I went snorkeling with Dive.IS, and was pleasantly surprised how beautiful and comfortable (37 degrees) the dive was. You could see so well underwater at Silfra. Tanya was our guide and I loved her personality and understanding of the Geography. She was funny, very skilled, made us feel safe, and she was pretty and sassy. I am a diver, so not having the dry suit certification was a bummer, but Tanya showed us how to let air out and free dive a little, safely. Had a great time, cant recommend this experience enough.
Hamilton A - 18 aug 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Great time ”
This was a unique experience. Our guide, Fee, was wonderful. The snorkeling lasts for less than 1 hour and the rest of the time was spent either getting ready to go snorkel or downloading equipment. You are provided all equipment. Everyone was really friendly & I would recommend this experience. The suit provided keeps you comfortable. I wasn't cold at all the entire time (other than my lips...those are exposed to the cold water). The park this is in is amazing!
Webb B - 18 aug 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Life is about Experiences ”
My wife and I booked a snorkel dive for July 11th and were super excited until we got lost and ended up missing our scheduled dive. We decided to drop by anyways to apologize and have a look at what we were missing. That is when Tania offered to take us on the dive if we still wanted to go. Thank you for that. Life is about experiences and this is one experience we will never forget. The dive was beautiful, serene and enthralling but the kindness was something we are still talking about. Thank you Tania and we hope one day we are able to return your kindness.
JennyValdi - 17 aug 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Once in a lifetime snorkel trip. ”
I figured I'd only get a chance to do this once in my life and my 20 year old son wanted to do it so I gave it a try. I was so nervous about being cold but I was pleasantly surprised. My hands did get wet and they were cold but it wasn't too bad. The rest of my body was cool but totally fine and completely dry. My lips were completely frozen and went numb but it happened so quickly I barely noticed and it wasn't a big deal. We had Chris as a guide and he was really good - very informative and patient. If you are thinking of doing this but afraid of the cold - don't let it stop you. I'm glad I didn't.
Reitz37 - 17 aug 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Snorkeling between 2 continents ”
My entire experience with dive.is was great.
Because of restrictions the guides must now pick you up at bus stops. My stop next to the large church which was only a few blocks away.
The two guys in the van that picked us up was great. They gave us some basic information but said that we'd get all of the information when we joined our group leader.
My group leader was Clarence. I can't say enough good things about him. He walked to the water entry site to discuss a little about the environment and a little about the wet suits. He helped each of us get dressed, ensuring after each added piece of equipment that we were comfortable. He was out photographer as well. All of the pictures that he took while we did the snorkeling tour were on sale for 2990 ISK. You'll get a Dropbox link where you can view and download them for 30 days. I'm excited to see the photos (link should be sent out later today). All of the people that work for dive.is were polite and catered to you but I was really impressed with Clarence. If you have the opportunity to request him as your guide- do it.
The shuttle van promptly returned us back to our pickup location. Chris (driver) was open to answering questions- and the woman next to me had a lot of them. Being a runner, I enjoyed chatting with him about trail running (good luck with your 250km ultra!).
This tour was recommended by a friend that had taken the same tour. I was happy that I took it. I had a water proof case for my iPhone but wouldn't have been able to take underwater pictures because the gloves are somewhat like lobster claws. If you don't already have a GoPro, just buy the photos from Dive.is and it's one less thing to worry about (Clarence was a film major, so I'm sure he's better at taking photos than I am).
I had a blast and wouldn't hesitate to do another tour through this well run tour group.
cac - 17 aug 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Snorkling the Divide ”
Had a wonderful experience snorkeling with Ants, our Estonian dive master in Silfra. I appreciated that we were organized in small dive groups, and that it was all so relaxed. The focus of everything we did was about just enjoying the experience, taking our time, never feeling rushed, and just really enjoying a quiet, personal experience in this incredibly beautiful place. Ants did a great job of making my friend, who was pretty nervous about the cold water and a bit claustrophobic in the dry suit, feel very comfortable, cared for, and helped every step of the way. And even took underwater pictures for us so we didn't have to worry about doing that part. I would recommend this dive company 100%!
Derek C - 17 aug 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Snorkeling with Jon ”
Jon was our tour guide for the Silfra snorkeling tour and it is one of the best experiences we have had during our stay in Iceland. He took great pictures of us in the water and shared interesting information about the area surrounding the Silfra. Neither of us were experienced using dry suits and as our guide he made sure we were both comfortable before entering the water. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience Jon!!
Caroline H - 09 aug 2017, TripAdvisor
“ An absolute Must-Do! ”
I struggled to begin this review because there are no words that can describe the amazing and breathtaking experience you have while snorkeling.The views are incredible and it's surreal that you're between two tectonic plates!
Mika, our guide, was incredible! He was very personable and knowledgeable! He definitely takes time to make sure everyone is properly secured in their dry suit before you head off into the water! Definitely recommend him!
Tyler C - 08 aug 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Favorite Experience in Iceland! ”
We had an amazing time snorkeling at Silfra with Tanya! From the moment we showed up at the meeting point, everyone involved with the company was friendly, professional, and incredibly helpful. My girlfriend and I had not been snorkeling in quite some time, and had never used dry suits before, so we were a little anxious going in. But it could not have been easier. Tanya explained everything to us, got us fitted with equipment perfectly, and even warned us that it would be a pretty big shock when we first got in the water. Once in the water, she was a great guide, and a great photographer. We can't say enough good things about Dive.Is, Tanya, and snorkeling in Silfra!
A couple of tips:
-Make sure you wear the clothes they recommend. I went with a pair of running leggings and an Under Armour long sleeve, and I was very comfortable and warm.
-Bring an extra pair of socks for when you get out.
-It will be very cold at first, especially on your hands, face, and lips, but once you start downstream, you pretty much forget all about it.
chandani p - 07 aug 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Silfra snorkelling was one of the best experiences of our trip ”
Dive.is is a wonderful community, they were extremely helpful in helping us figure out which tour in silfra works best for us, and the snorkelling we did with them at silfra was an unforgettable experience. We did the tour this morning and are still reeling, just had to share it with anyone who is considering it, do not think twice! We didn't get cold except for our hands and face which wasn't uncomfortable once you're immersed in the beauty of the underwater world of this fissure. Once we were out of the water and about in the park, we couldn't help but feel that the above ground experience of the place pales in comparison to what we had just experienced.
eco4fam - 07 aug 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Beware!!! Read through their policy before you book, and check again 2 days before!!! ”
We booked with Dive.is over a year ago to snorkel in Silfra. All paperworks were done, passports, age, weight, etc.. Little did we know, they had changed their policy for who they will let in to snorkel, who they will not. Also they are now requiring medical clearance for all over age 60. Finding this out at the last minute was most upsetting. Our 11 year old, whose snorkeling trip was paid a year ago, now does not even old enough to snorkel?! Two of our group of 10 need medical clearance.
It is incredible that they did not try to contact us to let us know of their change of policy. On top of that, they did not want to refund us. Shame!
Rolythecat - 07 aug 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Fantastic snorkelling trip at Silfra ”
This was the highlight of our trip to Iceland. Our guide, Tom, was encouraging, informative and a reassuring lead. We were a group of mixed ability and experience, but all came away with a buzz. The hot chocolate and chocolate biscuits at the end were a most welcoming touch. The photos from our swim came through quickly and were of good quality - a great memento. Would thoroughly recommend this tour but book in advance.
kaka1102 - 06 aug 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Unreal Experience ”
Our group of 4 snorkelled with our guide, Ants, and he did not disappoint. We are from chilly MN and very pleased with the dry suit outfitting they have included in the tour. We were able to stay warm (except for your face and hands, which is normal) and dry throughout the 45 minutes we were in the glacier water. The views were unreal and I completely recommend paying $30 for the professional pictures taken while in the water. Again, Ants was an amazing guide, giving spectacular service to those who needed it. He definitely deserves a beer.
Larry C - 06 aug 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Drink the Water! ”
Wow... this was just a fantastic, once-in-a-lifetime experience! We wore thermal underwear as they recommended, but I'm not sure it was really necessary. You can put their thermal suit over your normal clothes, and then the dry suit over that. Your cheeks will go numb in the first 60 seconds, and your fingers and toes may get a little chilly, but other than that, the cold water is not an issue - you will stay warm and dry inside the suit. The suit might make you feel a little claustrophobic, especially the way it fits around your neck (they describe it as a small child trying to strangle you) - once I was in the water I forgot all about that feeling! They take lots of underwater photos - be sure to LOOK INTO THE CAMERA - the pictures will turn out much better. We didn't have any Kronos for a tip after the tour, but our guide was happy to accept U.S. dollars! Bring a change of clothes just in case your suit leaks a little - ours didn't, but it did happen to one of the girls in our small 6-person group. They have a changing van, and a place to safely store your clothes.
Fargo2016 - 05 aug 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Have done this before, but undoubtedly one of the highlights of the trip. ”
Superb activity: Full marks. You snorkel along the start of the Mid-Atlantic ridge in the glacial melt waters of Iceland at Pingvellir. A real treat. The water is like glass and on a sunny day (and ours was) you can see forever. Our guide (Ants from Estonia) was great (affable, talkative and obviously knew what he was doing). You get about 35-45 mins in water and initially think this may not be enough - it is as even with a full dry suit on it becomes pretty chilly. Expensive (everything in Iceland is) but one of the few trips where you feel you have had decent value for money.
SimoItaly - 31 jul 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Amazing tour! That's awsome!! ”
Super experience, my two boys ( 16 and 14) liked soo much! They had a great time snorkeling with Stefanino as guide! The best guide of dive.is
Thanks to all the staff, and hope to come again... perhaps to dive really and not only snorkel...
It was too short for them they wanted to stay moooore, even with the cold water!!
Only a note: if you are very thin could enter a little bit of water... so bring an extra change suit....
Emma S - 31 jul 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Once in a lifetime activity, great company, great guide! ”
This was an amazing experience with a great company. To start, the responses to our email questions from the company prior to our trip were quick and incredibly friendly. I saw a few negative reviews about the cost. It's definitely worth it. They pick you up from your hotel, and provide you with a full morning or afternoon of an experience you won't ever get anywhere else. Our guide Chris was so laid back and easy to be around. Very informative too. I commend him on his patience with us. It's not easy getting 6 people into those dry suits!
Honestly speaking for those who are thinking about doing this...
The dry suits are hard to get used to. They are tight and it's not exactly easy to breath. You just have to relax yourself. You will be kept warm, but its freezing...if that makes any sense. They advise you not to use your hands to swim, listen to them! Unless you want severely numb hands.
Also, the instructions say to bring two pairs of wool socks, but you only need and are actually told to wear 1 pair. Long thermal underwear, or soft leggings and a top are all you need. They put you in a snowsuit like onesie that is worn under the dry suit.
The snorkel is fairly short, but so beautiful. They also offer to take pictures for purchase. $30 USD.
Chelsea M - 30 jul 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Rick was an excellent guide! ”
We booked our tour through a hotel in Reykjavik, and the liaison mistakenly booked a tour that was not supposed to include transportation to the snorkeling site and back to the city. Rick, our snorkel tour guide, picked us up anyways and dropped us back off to the city and was very pleasant the whole time. Rick is a very calm, easy-going person, and has good and informative conversation on the bus.
One of my friends stopped in the middle of the snorkeling experience and asked to get out, and he accommodated her very well, and even let us have the snorkeling pictures for free because of that! The experience was amazing, beautiful scenery underwater, and unique.
Brisbane_Family_ - 30 jul 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Snorkelling Silfra -amazing experience - don't be put off by the water temperature ”
This was one of the highlights of our recent family holiday in Iceland. We were very lucky to have a perfect day - sunny and clear outside. The equipment provided ( drysuits etc) are of a high standard and the assistance and instruction getting ready to snorkel ( which takes just as long as the actual snorkelling does!! ) was great. Yes your face gets cold, yes the suits fit firmly (if they didn't you would get wet and that wouldn't be fun) but these are only minor irritations compared to the pure bliss of snorkelling in the crystal clear waters of Silfra. I am a real cold frog and honestly I have been colder diving in tropical water in a wetsuit that was too thin than I was snorkelling at Silfra in the cosy onesie and drysuit. Hot chocolate at the end soon warms you up. Do not miss this experience.
BostonBostonGirl - 28 jul 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Excellent ”
Bart was our snorkeling guy today and we had a spectacular day. His personality was engaging, family, and accommodating, as well as filled with humor. Don't be afraid of being cold! Only my hands and part of my face was cold. The water was very clear and it was very relaxed swimming. There wasn't a specially so much to see in the water, but, knowing that you were between the two tectonic plates was What made it special.
Dee L - 28 jul 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Fabulous, Unforgettable Snorkeling Experience ”
So much more than what I ever expected!!! Wonderful. First, we met the company there on site. The map is online. Just make sure that the GPS doesn't send you to the business office like it did with us, instead of the National Park. We called the office and they gave us directions. They were so nice. Marie, our guide was so patient helping us get our Dry Suits on, and getting us prepared for our swim. She was a perfect guide, too. I would highly suggest this to anyone going to Iceland. Things to help you: You must have a medical form filled out that is online on Dive.is. If you take any prescriptions, you must get it signed by your Dr. I filled mine out prior to the trip and had it ready when I arrived. They have a large changing van to put your things in, and to change into what you are going to wear under your dry suit. I had worn most of it under my clothes, so I didn't need to change there. Go to the restroom BEFORE you start to get the Dry Suit on. I wore 2 pair of leggings. Not cotton, just in case my Dry suit leaked (which it did not). Cotton would make the cold water spread worse. I wore 32Degrees brand Long Underwear (from Costco). It is very thin and fits perfect under my shirt. I kept thinking I was going to freeze with so few clothes on, but I didn't. I wore Merino Wool Socks on my feet that I got from Amazon. I did not get cold one bit, other than my pointy finger. I have only snorkeled in the Caribbean, so I had never had a dry suit on. It is a little tricky, and took a while to get them on all 6 of us, but Marie was great helping us get them on. It is very tight around the neck and wrists, but when you get in the water, it seems to take some of the pressure off. Too, you don't want water leaking in. You forget about the suit once you see the beauty under the water.When I put my face in that water, the beautiful colors took my breath away. I would highly suggest this to anyone going to Iceland.The guide stays with you the entire time. Marie took pictures and video the entire time, that is available to us for 30 days for a very reasonable price (I think around $30). I had a GoPro that worked great. I bought a floating handle, with a wrist strap for it on Amazon. The video was gorgeous. I also brought my own snorkel that I got for $15 at TJMaxx, since I'm not a fan of using snorkels, no telling who has used... It was the same brand they had there. Worked great. I was completely dry when I finished. You may want to bring a towel, and a change of clothes with you (in case you get wet). Our ages ranged from around 36-55. I believe they have a cut off of 65. The stairs make it very easy to get in and out of the water. I LOVED the experience. Highly recommend it!!! Thanks Marie!!!
malfaris - 28 jul 2017, TripAdvisor
“ it was ok ”
to be honest I dont know whats all the hype about, it wasn't as everyone say the best thing I didn't in my life, I know everyone have there own taste, but I think many are exaggerating maybe because they ask you after the trip to review them nicely in Tripadvisor ?!
anyhow I went there with high hopes but let me tell you I only saw rocks not that deep most of it, I think the photos are deceiving a bit, dont get me wrong I love diving and snorkeling but didn't get the hype also it was freezing cold because your face isn't cover, I didn't mind that much. what I hated is our guide didn't seem to care much to fit the gloves correctly , after snorkelling for while the gloves got lose and water went inside and fill my hands with freezing water, it should only leak little bit, not everything. and when I told him he was we can't do much now, that cause me to want to finish it even earlier. I had to activities to pick between this one and going inside volcano and didn't have time to do both. if I have to do it again I would cancel this one for sure and pick the other one for sure
my advise pick what you like and dont let others exaggeration effect you.
Laura H - 27 jul 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Amazing underwater tour, amazing guide! ”
This was my first snorkeling experience -- so glad I started here!
We started by being given the run down of what to expect and how to get dressed with all of our many layers. My guide was meticulous and thorough with his explanations.
The water, as to be expected, was *extremely cold.* However, we were well dressed and mentally prepared -- the cold didn't take away from my experience at all!
My guide's name was Richard. He was attentive and took his time with us once we were in the water. I felt safe but also like I could take some risks in the water! He gave us an opportunity to free dive down -- breaking the surface of the water is harder than you'd think!
A couple of notes: You'll wear your street clothes under the wet suit. Wear something that's comfortable and moveable so that you're ready to dress.
darkwatersimilkam - 25 jul 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Amazing blue! Great snorkel! ”
My wife and I did the morning snorkel of the Silfra fissure. Our guide was Ants and he made everyone in the group feel comfortable and confident. We were dealt with professionally, but with a sense of humour, which made the experience more enjoyable.
I appreciated that we were given a thorough orientation prior to actually going in the water. We knew exactly what to expect and this helped with any nervousness. Ants was meticulous in preparing us, and made sure that each and every aspect of our gear was as it should be - he didn't just ask us , he checked!
It is this kind of attention to detail that allowed all the participants to get in the water and really enjoy the wonder that is Silfra!
Well done Ants and dive.is!!!!
AndrewB-traveller - 25 jul 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Snorkel tour of Silfra, Iceland ”
Our guide, Fee, was excellent. Very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. I'm a PADI scuba instructor and I thought her briefing and conduct as a guide were outstanding. She helped my non-diver wife and advanced-diver daughter with the drysuit and gear and she did everything with a smile and great attitude. Well done Fee! I would recommend Dive.Is and Fee to anyone interested in Silfra.
Lotuseaters42 - 23 jul 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Amazing site: Get Drysuit certified if you want to dive ”
Lots of operators run at Silfra, but the PADI certified Dive.is was my choice. We drove to Silfra so that other sightseeing could be done afterwards. My guide was Stefanino who was brilliant. Excellent briefing and suiting up of the 6 snorkellers he was leading. Once in the water the only cold water contact was around the mask, and very tolerable. Glove whilst not sealed did a good job and I did not get cold at all. Visibility and the surreal sights are all as you see in the pictures. A small current meant that this was also a lazy drift along with very little finning needed. I wish I could have dived at the site, but was not certified and did not have the time to do the Dive,is 2 days training course - day 2 being your dives at Silfra. Don't miss this.
Emily Y - 22 jul 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Really Cool Experience ”
This is definitely one of the most unique experiences I've had in my life. I was extremely hesitant to go through with this because I was already a little wet and cold (and tired) from the wind and rain showers in the Golden Circle area earlier in the day. But I'm glad that I did it. Marie was our guide, and she was fantastic. She explained every step of the tour to us ahead of time, and helped us get into our gear. It wasn't until we physically got into the water that my hesitation dissipated.
I've snorkeled in warm water many times before, but this was such a different experience. The various hues of blue that we saw and the difference between the view underwater and the view above water was unreal. Marie guided us through the whole route, while also taking pictures and making sure that we were enjoying ourselves. My hands were definitely cold the whole time and borderline numb at the end of the tour, but my face wasn't as cold as I thought it would be, and the rest of my body stayed completely dry. After getting out of the water and changing out of our gear, Marie gave us hot chocolate and cookies, which was a very nice touch.
We bought the photos from our tour, which was provided to us via Dropbox and available for a month after our tour for download. It was accidentally deleted earlier than expected (and before we were able to download our photos), but we reached out to DIVE.IS about it, and they were able to bring it back up so that we could download them. This to me was extremely professional, and I'm glad they were so responsive.
juliemwalker40 - 21 jul 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Jon made our snorkel trip awesome! ”
We had a fantastic time snorkeling with Jon from dive.is. He gave us a ton of much information on Iceland and the geology, delivered via a sexy accent. After getting our dry suits on and learning about the route and the geology, we did about a 40 minute snorkel/float along the crevice, ending in a little lagoon where everyone tried out diving to the bottom. We were lucky because there was a really cool looking algae bloom going on while we were there. Our hands and lips got cold, but it was pretty manageable.
At the end they gave us cookies and hot chocolate. Try drinking some water while you're in there, it is pure and tasty. We ended up buying the photos that Jon took of us along the way for ~4000 isk.
Definitely a great experience!
Erik L - 21 jul 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Great experience, professional setup! ”
We joined the snorkling tour with our guide Tom. It's quit an expensive trip, but for sure worth the money. They spend a lot of time on briefing you and making sure you dress up correctly in your dry/suit. Even though the water is 2 degrees and it was a stormy raining day, the under water vision was perfect and the tour is sensational. Don't worry about the cold water, you'll be fine. The guide takes pictures with a good underwater camera and you'll get the link to the pictures 1-2 days later .. Brilliant! Thanks Tom for being a great guide!
Adam F - 20 jul 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Awesome Experience!! ”
We snorkeled in the park last week and had a blast. We were lucky enough to have Ants as our guide and he did a great job. Everything was explained to us in detail so that we were able to really enjoy the dive and know exactly what we were looking at. I can't recommend this trip enough. Not many people can say they can do something like this and when you are taken care of as well as we were it makes it that much better. go early so that you can avoid any potential lines. Plus, there was hot chocolate and cookies when we got out! Thanks again Ants!
gmurphy2017 - 18 jul 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Snorkeling in Silfra ”
Our guide was AJ - He was fantastic! Really made you as comfortable as is possible. The suits are difficult to get on and pretty uncomfortable (better once you get in the water) but it was a great experience. Took my two teenage kids and all of us had a blast. If you take a gopro - make sure you have a good strap. Gloves make it difficult to press any buttons, so turn it on before you start and leave it on.
If you go, make sure you ask for AJ. He was really great and as a native of Iceland (not all guides are), was able to answer a lot of our questions about Iceland in general.
Lily R - 16 jul 2017, TripAdvisor
“ One of a kind experience ”
Diving in 37 degree water is not for the faint of heart and if you are extremely sensitive to the cold I would reconsider if it is for you, but I'm glad I did it because the water is clearer than any other place I've ever been and the views are stunning. It is also only 30 minutes in the water with a small group so just as you feel like you cannot take the cold anymore, it'll be almost over. Additionally, the dry suit works wonders so only my fingers and face were cold- the rest of my body was nice and snug- and the wonderful guides will be sure to help you in and out of your suit :) At the end of the tour we were given hot cocoa and cookies to warm up to- yum! The perfect end to a perfect tour.
shubanacadie - 13 jul 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Incredible! ”
Wow! What an incredible experience. Our guide Stefanino :) made us feel safe the whole time, was very informative and made us feel at ease - it's not everyday you snorkel in water that is 2 degrees! In the back of your mind is how cold the water is going to be but as soon as you put your head in the water that is forgotten. The water is clearer than anywhere I've ever snorkelled (Caribbean and Maldives included!) and you are blown away with the beauty of the water world.
TSB44 - 12 jul 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Amazing experience and Bart was awesome! ”
We went snorkling as a family of five. My husband and myself, our 26 year old daughter, and our 20 and 16 year old sons. Bart was unbelievably helpful and reassuring. I got a bit anxious when we first entered the water and Bart really helped me relax and enjoy the experience. He was very attentive to the whole group throughout the dive - which allowed me to just enjoy the scenery without feeling the need to keep track of everyone. Overall, I would highly recommend this. I am extremely sensitive to the cold but the suits they gave us made it bearable and pleasant. It was an unforgettable experience!
Michelle F - 12 jul 2017, TripAdvisor
“ 5pm Snorkel was an Incredible Experience! ”
My boyfriend and I visited Iceland on our mini-European tour and one of the things we had heard about was snorkeling the Silfra Fissure. Simply put, it was quite an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Mike was our guide (although he was just giving his final dive with the company unfortunately due to his own personal decision to move on from Iceland). My boyfriend was a bit hesitant as he hadn't been the best snorkeler in previous attempts but he had no issue and absolutely loved it, as did I. The water may be a constant cold 37 degrees (F or 2C) but honestly, we couldn't tell. The dry suits they provided kept us that warm. Parts of your face are obviously exposed, but you adjust (basically you go numb, ha! But as long as you focus on the beauty surrounding you, you forget about the cold). Your hands can also get a bit cold as the water can flow through the gloves they give you, but, only spending 30-40 minutes in the water, it is bearable. The staff (besides just Mike, we also had a female staff member with us) was so very helpful in getting prepared for the dive, between their instructions, as well as helping to put on the suits since they are meant to be quite snug fitting. We wore some thick wool socks underneath on our feet plus underarmour pants/top for me (and a thermal shirt and pants for my boyfriend) and we were both plenty warm. What was crazy for our experience was that that day in Iceland was rainy and overcast, but once you were in the water, you'd never have guessed it as the water was so clear, bright and the visibility was excellent! I definitely would recommend this tour though! Oh and they provide cookies & hot chocolate post snorkel, so that was a nice treat! We also decided to stay around the area for a little bit post snorkel as there's a great walking trail just nearby the water entrance with some beautiful rock formations and waterfalls (which, for any Game of Thrones lovers, the path is actually a filming location for the show.)
kagriffin56 - 11 jul 2017, TripAdvisor
“ One of my favourite tours! ”
This tour was my first time snorkeling and I loved it! The water was so clear and also so cold. My face was numb after the first few minutes and my hands were stiff with cold, but the dry suit kept the rest of me comfortably warm. I did wear fleece-lined leggings, wool socks, and a long-sleeved running shirt under the dry suit, so I am sure that helped. Our guide, Mika, was very patient and helpful. We had plenty of time in the water and the hot chocolate after was extra chocolatey, so bonus points for that! There is a restroom onsite for those who need it and all diving gear is provided. This is definitely an experience I am thankful to have.
ValeriaCastro1293 - 10 jul 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Snorkeling in Silfra w/ Scott ”
OMG This was a breathtaking experience, once in a lifetime. If you are coming to Iceland, you can't leave without doing this, I highly recommend it.
Although I was worried about the coldness of the water, it was completely bearable and you won't even feel its 2C with all those amazing viewa.
Our guide Scott was very nice and very customer oriented.
Once again, if you are coming to Iceland, DO IT. Its worth every penny
Jenna H - 09 jul 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Breathtaking snorkel experience! ”
This tour was so beautiful, all of our pictures don't need any filters the colors are so vibrant! AJ was our guide and was super friendly and fun- 5 stars! The dry suits were great, only our lips and hands got a bit cold but you are so focused on the scenery it's totally worth it. Then we got cookies and hot chocolate after which was a plus- 6 stars for that if I could ! :)
SueSwede - 09 jul 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Wonderful snorkeling in Silfra. ”
This is surely a once in a lifetime experience. Snorkeling in 2°C water between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates, with amazing visibility.It was quite an experience, kitting up in the drysuit. It took an hour for the 6 of us in our group, but that was no problem with the entertaining Bart to help us. He led the snorkelling and was and excellent guide, very safe. I would definitely recommend this experience and this company to anyone.
A TripAdvisor Memb - 06 jul 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Crystal clear waters. ”
As soon as I put my head in the water l gasped, the vista was like another world. The photos on the website is exactly what it looks like - spectacular. Our guide Bart was excellent. His briefing was knowledgeable and entertaining. The putting on of the dry suits is an activity in itself. I have snorkeled and dived in many places and this is very special. Although I was oddly disappointed not to see fish even though I knew there weren't going to be any. I have never seen so many divers and snorkellers in one place I wonder what the environmental impact on Silfra is. There must be other places to snorkel. Loved this activity and I got a great video to irritate my friends with.
A TripAdvisor Mem - 06 jul 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Great experience, Great guide -- Steve ”
A group of 4 of us went to Silfra Fissure to snorkel not knowing what to expect. From start to finish we had an incredible experience. Our guide, Steve, was extremely helpful, accommodating and friendly!! One of our group members had never snorkeled before and Steve helped him throughout the entire snorkel. We would recommend Dive.IS to anyone visiting Iceland and looking for a fun adventure. To top off the experience, Steve gave us hot chocolate and cookies at the end to complete a perfect day.
hanskristjan - 06 jul 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Highlight of our trip! ”
Me and my friend stayed in Reykjavik for a while and had a blast. Snorkeling with dive.is was recommended to us, at first we were a bit hesitant due to the water being about 2 degrees Celsius. Still, we gave it a shot.
At first, we met our instructor Ants who was beaming with positivity and great energy.
From there on, it was all smiles, we were given world class gear and headed to Tingvellir. Ants gave as enthralling insights into Icelandic culture and history on our way. As it was my first time snorkeling, I'm grateful that really thorough instructions we're given to us, I felt really safe.
The whole snorkeling experience lasted around thirty minutes. The water was crystal clear, the lava stones underwater had an amazing palette of color. To be honest, it was mesmerizing. I didn't feel uncomfortable at all, the dry suit was that great. What is more, Ants took amazing under-water photos and all my friends were jealous/delighted after seeing these.
Me and my pal both thought it was the highlight of our trip! It can't get any better than that, would definitely recommend to all adventure-seekers.
Tina T - 05 jul 2017, TripAdvisor
“ GO SNORKELING IN SILFRA WITH ASGEIR (AJ)!! ”
Definitely do it! You won't regret doing this bucket list thing! It was one of the highlights of our trip to Iceland. We were pretty nervous about the cold but the drysuits kept us pretty comfortable. Just don't move your head around so much so the water gets in. I learned the hard way. We had Asgeir (AJ) as our guide, and we cannot say enough great things about him. He was so patient and helpful when gearing us up and ensuring that we were safe and warm the entire time. You're in the water for about 30 minutes, but honestly, you may not want to be in there any longer. Your body may be fine, but your hands and face are basically frozen (from the cold and how awesome the view looks). The tour ends with some hot chocolate and cookies - perfect for warming up and talking about your experience. Thanks Asgeir for the best time!!!
dpkuehnen - 05 jul 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Amazing Experience with a Great Guide ”
I cannot say enough positive things regarding the experience we had with Dive.IS when we did their snorkel tour. Our guide's name was Mikhale ("Mika"). Mika was took a great deal of care to ensure that our experience met our high expectations and he did not disappoint! Also, All other guides and support staff were very helpful and very nice. As far as Silfra is concerned, our tour was not rushed and we had plenty of time to explore the underwater formations. We were in a small group of 6 people and other groups are very spaced apart. You will by no means feel like herded cattle. Once you move through the main water-filled crack you have time to freely snorkel around the area on your own. Snorkeling or diving Silfra is a MUST DO. The colors and everything that you see in pictures do this place no justice. I conducted a lot of research prior to choosing Dive.IS for this snorkeling tour and I am glad I did. Thanks again Dive.IS and staff, and big thanks to Mika for providing a perfect experience!
DRC93 - 04 jul 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Absolute must!!! ”
Cannot recommend this highly enough to anyone traveling to Iceland and wanting to do something a little adventurous. Our guide Steve was brilliant from the get go. Helping us get in our dry suits and ensuring we all felt comfortable and secure to when we got in the water and helped us snorkeling along the silfra to the end safely. He went above and beyond for our tour group. The silfra itself is just incredible, lost for words. The visibility in the water is unlike anything else in the world. My friend and I both got out of the freezing cold water with smiles on our faces, we were so happy we did this tour!! 100% worth it!!!
Jenny J - 04 jul 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Once in a life time experience!! ”
My father and I went to the snorkeling tour with our guide Jon, and it was beyond words and superb! Not only the world heritage is as stunning as I imagined (crystal clear water, unique sensation, first-time dry suit experience in 2 degree water), but also Jon was very attentive and gentle and funny and of course professional!! I had to translate for my father all the instructions, and Jon always paused for me so that my dad was on the same page with everyone. We really enjoyed it and we're more than amazed by what Dive.is and iceland have to offer. Cannot recommend more!
Isaac F - 04 jul 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Highlight of my trip! ”
I'll keep it short and sweet: Go snorkelling in Silfra with Dive.is!!!!
Our guide Jon was fantastic - knowledgeable, funny, friendly and very helpful. There was a man in our tour who only spoke Chinese so he would say a sentence at a time and let his daughter translate...now that's good service!!
The water was incredible - very cold but in the dry suit only your lips and hands get cold and you're so amazed by the views underwater you barely even notice.
Definitely one of the coolest things I've ever done.
Thanks again to Jon and the crew from Dive.is
746kelseys - 04 jul 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Snorkel Silfra!!! Do it!!! ”
This was the COOLEST THING I'VE EVER DONE! We had a beautiful drive out there and Fraser set us up in the dry suits so well (so uncomfortable but who cares, you're snorkeling the tectonic plates). He was really awesome and funny in telling us about the trip, and because we were the first tour of the day, we had some extra time in the lagoon at the end! We chatted a bunch about Iceland while the rest of the group was swimming about, and it was totally fantastic. On the way back, we were ten minutes ahead of schedule, so Fraser took us back to Reykjavik the long way around the lake to show us some more scenery. Such a great cherry on top of a wonderful day!!
Pro tip: Get the first tour of the day if you can and don't move your head around looking every which way--you'll get a bit of water in your dry suit that way but if you bring a change of clothes it doesn't really matter. It's SO WORTH IT--this was seriously the coolest thing I've ever experienced.
David C - 01 jul 2017, TripAdvisor
“ One of the best acitivites of the trip and service was perfect ”
This was definitely one of the top activities during my 8 days in Iceland (other highlights were ATV and snowmobiling). The snorkel itself was incredible, the water is so clear and although there are no fish that landscape is more than enough to keep you engaged.
What I was especially happy with was the service of this company. Our guide was Steve who could not of been more enthusiastic and knowledgeable. He did a great job making us feel comforted and safe (which can be tough when you're heading into 1 degree water) and his overall demanor was incredible.
Aside from our guide the company was great as they provided all the gear we needed, had a changing room, had another staff helping us get into the water, took pictures with an underwater camera, and then provided us with coffee and tea once complete.
I would definitely reccomend doing this snorkel / dive and you must use Dive.IS and request Steve!
FYI - don't worry about the cold. Your lips are cold and hands get cold but other than that we were completely dry and warm and a frozen lip shouldn't be enough to deter you from the incredible dive.
Tamachu - 01 jul 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Caring for beginners! ”
I have been practising swimming for 2 years but never had a chance to swim in open water. Taking the chance to travel in the beautiful iceland, I decided to challenge myself to snorkel in the famous Silfra for the stunning view of the 2 continents plates underwater.
I am quite worried before as its my first time to snorkel and its in a 2C water and it can be as deep as 30M! I was picked up punctually by Dive.is at 7am for the 8am tour. Its was quite early but I found the "early birds" took the advantage to avoid traffic.
Chris is our coach and he took good care of all our group members. He guided and helped us to put on dry suit carefully step by step, monitored and checked thoroughly. Honestly I am quite tensed in the beginning as I am even new to the mask and tube. Chris ensured I got the right mask, changed for me 3 times to get the best fit. In the beginning I was slow and he kept guiding me the right way to move my legs. Everything went well but in the middle, i felt my mask was wet and couldnt breath well. I was panic and moved my mask. Chris immediately came and helped me to fix and reminded me again the right way to avoid same thing happen.
For rest of the trip I could handle and able to complete with all other group members which I feel so satisfied and happy. Thank you very much and I would love to join again and for sure next time I will be better!
A TripAdvisor Mem - 01 jul 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Just excellent. Don't miss out folks! ”
Dive.is is a first rate dive outfit from top to bottom. Booking was very easy and pre dive communication was second to none. Directions to get to silfra were bang on and iceland is very easy to get around.
Dive briefing was good and not too long. Equipment was comfortable and very well maintained. The crushed neoprene dry suit was a little different than the trilam I usually dive but I think I might like it better!
Although I can't say enough about how great dive.is was, the true standout (other than silfra itself) was Marie. She was very friendly and super professional and obviously a very skilled diver. Such a great divemaster!!!
I wouldn't call myself a very experienced diver but I have been to some interesting places and done some unique dives. I have never seen anything like silfra though. It is a must do for those who are passionate about diving. You have to see it at least once in your lifetime folks. The cost of this dive will make you a little gun shy.... but that's not dive.is.... that's Iceland. It is a very expensive place to visit. However saying that... GO! You will never see another place like it. It is truly remarkable....and diving silfra with dive.is is not to be missed!
A huge thanks personally to Marie! You made my trip!
mitch9101 - 01 jul 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Silfra snorkel trip ”
This was an amazing experience for my daughter and me. I am a certified diver and have had many guides. Richard, our guide, was off the charts amazing. He was extremely knowledgeable and very professional. In all my trips I can't remember a more professional guide.
My daughter who has never snorkeled had an amazing time and had an experience of a lifetime. It was Richards attention to his wards that made the trip great.
David and Kate
Hanno P - 01 jul 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Snorkeling with an amazing instructor Ants ”
Me and my friend visited Iceland about a month ago - we mostly stayed in Reykjavik but then also rented a car and drove to the south, on the way visiting Silfra. Couldn't resist hopping in of course - despite of 2 degrees C water :). We were given a dry-suit, signed some papers, received a thorough instruction and hopped in - WOW - the water was crystal clear, at least with 50m visibility underneath and then snorkeled for about half an hour between rocks. So amazing! And what made it extra special -was Ants - such a talented professional guy. We felt completely safe while at the same time could also enjoy some witty humor. ...and of course, his smile was something you rarely get to experience ;)