Jason S - 23 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Silfra snorkeling with Jake!!! ”
Had a great time on this little adventure! The water is crystal and tastes great! Our guide Jake was awesome! Thanks Jake! -Jason
handymanjohnri - 19 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Terrific experience made even better by our knowledgeable guide, Anais. ”
First you put on a thick thermal “onesie” over your own thermal underwear. Then comes the Drysuit, hood, gloves, and of course flippers, mask and snorkel. Anais was very concerned for our safety and knowledgeable about our surroundings. She managed our expectations professionally and handled our concerns with compassion. She was very thorough in her explanation of the equipment and it’s proper use. Really a great experience.
Jnbos - 16 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Awesome experience and awesome guide! ”
For experienced snorkelers (myself and family) and first time snorkeler (my boyfriend) everything could not have been better! Annais (our guide) was so friendly and helpful. She explained everything to expect and do thoroughly and kindly and then led us on a gorgeous tour of the Silfra fissure. We learned a lot and saw so much! Definitely would recommend the tour and the guide to anyone ((just be honest about your weight and height when they ask— it’s important for your gear to fit right!))
OliviaChadwick - 13 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Flipping brilliant Snorkeling tour with Fraser! ”
We had an amazing time with an excellent guide! He put up with all our terrible jokes and made a truly incredible experience even more enjoyable. Would highly recommend!
safarial87 - 12 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ A Snorkel Experience Unlike Any Other in the World ”
Snorkeling at Silfra is wondrously unique, and though Iceland has many incredible experiences, this is one of the musts. The combination of the scenery between the continental plates, wearing dry suits in a near-freezing glacial lagoon, and seeing farther underwater than anywhere on earth is unforgettable. This was actually the second time for my wife and I, as the family who came on this trip wanted to do it after hearing about our first up close encounter with the waters of Thingvellir.
Some tips and notes regarding the experience:
Our first time to Silfra we were picked up at our hotel, and if you don't mind an hour bus ride or don't want to bother with a rental car this is a nice option. Our guide on that trip was also very friendly and informative about local living, although I cannot recall his name now. Something very Icelandic starting with a G, maybe Gunnar. We do prefer driving ourselves though, and did so on this occasion. If you do so, take note the parking area is south of the main road through Thingvellir at the northwest corner of the lake.
Even though it snowed during our first visit and was over 60 degrees F this time, the process didn't change; thermal suits under the dry suits are still necessary since the water doesn't fluctuate outside 2-4 degrees Celsius. With that being said, wearing thick socks is a good idea to keep your feet warm, and a base layer shirt should be sufficient, while I suggest tighter-fitting pants, as the thermal suit can make loose ones ride up funny beneath it.
And finally, a big shout-out to our guides, Jonas and Siobhan, who were both friendly and easygoing, as well as extremely knowledgeable about the geography of the area, the water, and the procedures for enjoying the experience to the utmost. They made everyone feel like friends to whom they were showing their home, even though neither was even originally from Iceland. Both, as well as the staff who helped outside the water with other logistics, helped make the experience even more amazing.
LOU020_2000 - 08 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Unique underwater experience ”
Silfra is a unique event that you really have to do. Our guide Anais helped us very well with putting on the dry suits and snorkeling gear. Once on the platform at the gorge, she indicated all the sights. Great clear view under water. It's just a short walk back. Quickly remove the suit afterwards. Fortunately we had no water in the suit. Afterwards hot chocolate is waiting. Thank you Anais for this unforgettable experience.
jorzzwy - 06 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Visibility is unreal! ”
Loved the experience! My wife and I have scuba dived many places but I chose to snorkel mainly because of the cost, time, and reviews. I have to say I’m happy I snorkeled. The visibility is so great that you don’t really need to dive. There are no fish to see and you can see everything snorkeling. Divining is very expensive. It was an amazing experience, Anna was incredible and I would highly recommend it!
Brybry2424 - 05 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Great Experience ”
Had a blast and Javi did a great job as tour guide. Sights were incredible and the cookies at the end were a nice touch
198bradw - 29 jul 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Silfra snorkel adventure ”
My wife signed us up for the Silfra snorkeling tour from dive.is. Following the guidance about what to wear along with the equipment provided kept us warm enough. You won’t freeze!
We had a memorable and satisfying experience. Our guide Fraser answered questions and helped us in every way. Fully recommend if you are into snorkeling and new experiences.
Beanstraveller - 24 jul 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Amazing Snorkeling at Silfra! ”
My two daughters and I had the best experience snorkeling in the crystal clear blue water at Silfra in May. Our guide, Kristyna, was very friendly and helpful suiting up and snorkeling in the water. We signed up for the 8:30 tour online which was great because we were in the water basically by ourselves. The other tour groups start later with more people getting into the water. If you have a GoPro, bring it to capture the unique blue environment. We also purchased the photos taken by Kristyna which were great. My daughters and I will not forget this unique experience! Thanks Krystina!
Mark M - 23 jul 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Awesome experience ”
Snorkeling Silfra was wonderful. Tom, our guide, gave us a thorough briefing and helped us gear up, explaining everything along the way. We entered the water from a metal platform that allowed you to squat down and gently push off. Yes, it is cold, but initially you only feel it on the parts of your face that are not covered by your hood. Your head and hands are covered by wetsuit, the rest of your body by a drysuit and under suit. As advertised, the visibility is incredible. I'd recommend booking an early tour so that there is less algae 'kicked up' by inexperienced snorkelers. We were on Tom's DIVE.IS 8:30 tour so were the first group into the water. By the time we had downed a post snorkel cup of hot chocolate and changed into warm clothes, there was a queue of at least 3 dive groups waiting to get in. Things we would have liked to have known beforehand - you change in the back of a heated van and there are two toilets at the back of the car park. Full marks to Tom and DIVE.IS.
Michaela T - 22 jul 2019, TripAdvisor
“ One of the best experiences ever! ”
Snorkeling Silfra is just amazing. The water is so clear, you feel almost like flying.
We had the nicest and funniest tour guide, who made us feel very comfortable and safe. He was so relaxed and gave us plenty of time to float around and experience the Silfra crack in all of it’s beauty. Like an in-water-meditation :D
Thank you, Ants from Dive.is!
Ongena513 - 21 jul 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Unique day! ”
Unique experience in a small group... our guide Frazer did an excellent job... highly recommend this trip to everyone!
seamurph - 17 jul 2019, TripAdvisor
“ DIVE.IS is a must do in iceland ”
This snorkel trip is amazing. I will recommend it to all of my friends. Our dive guide was Kristyna and she was the best. The other staff were helpful and friendly too. Here are some keys:
- They have dry-suits so your clothes don't get wet and you don't get that cold
- No snorkeling experience required
- You don't need expert swimming skills
- The location is unbelievable
- It is open year round but I went in the summer which was nice
- They have a bathroom and changing area that is warm
Annie H - 13 jul 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Beautiful Snorkling in Silfra! ”
Look at beautiful underwater rock formations as you float through the super clear water of Silfra! Cold water snorkeling is definitely a different animal - It was quite cold on the face and fingers! Lots of fun. I really enjoyed it but had hoped there would be more wildlife. Jake is a great guide.
Ann-Sofie L - 11 jul 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Best of Iceland! ”
Been in Iceland for about a week, and the snorkeling tour we did one of the first days is still the best part of the trip! Amazing experience and we had the greatest guide (Chris) who also gave us the "little extra" and made it even better! Thank you!
Ragnill S - 10 jul 2019, TripAdvisor
“ A unique experience ”
Well organized tour and a beautiful and unique experience. It was not cold or scary at any point. Our guide Kriatyna was so nice, knowlegeable and patient - it took a while to get everyone in the group of 6 into the gear. Highly recommended!
JJSker - 08 jul 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Snorkel Silfra - Highly Recommend ”
This tour was an amazing experience all around. I am so glad to have booked through Dive.is. The process was very easy as they gave great instructions and directions on where to meet. The guides were all very friendly and welcoming. Our guide Anna was nice, fun, patient, and thorough, especially when suiting everyone up in the dry suits. I was impressed that she took the time to learn and remember everyone’s names in our group and continuously make sure everyone was comfortable. The fissure was absolutely stunning and refreshing, it was very cool to be able to drink the water. Would highly recommend to anyone!
felixcap - 08 jul 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Silfra is a Fantastic Snorkel Experience ”
The day started started off with a slight problem. We had booked an 8:30AM tour the night before thru Trip Advisor, but when we arrived at Silfra the next morning Dive.is. did not have our booking. After a call to the main office, the guides onsite told us that they would make it happen. Luck was on our side as Anna Maria, one of the guides scheduled to provide support that day, volunteered to guide us and three others and we could not have had a better guide and teacher. Anna Maria is a wonderful person with the unique ability to share her passion for diving, snorkeling and the area with everyone in the group. We highly recommend this tour for anyone that wants a unique and memorable experience from their visit to Iceland.
lauramv19 - 05 jul 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Snorkeling Silfra ”
We had Anna Maria as our tour guide and she was amazing! She took the time and patience to help everyone get into their suits, give us some history about the Silfra and the park, and just truly made it an amazing experience. The water was so clear and we were able to see everything. You had the chance to free dive in the cathedral, the deepest part, and it is something you should definitely try! We had hot chocolate and cookies after, which was the cherry on top! Definitely recommend doing this!
timothy m - 04 jul 2019, TripAdvisor
“ A great experience made better by our guide ”
We just returned to Michigan from 2 weeks in Iceland and this was one of our best tours and Viktoria was our best guide. Let's start with driving to the parking lot I was stuck behind a lot of slow moving cars so I was getting stressed. We called DIVE.IS and they worked with us even though we were running late. When we arrived Viktoria and her co-worker (female wearing a Viking rune "strength" necklace) did not rush us, they took their time helping us into the dry suits, made sure we were comfortable with the suits, and made sure we knew what during the snorkeling. During the snorkeling Viktoria took pictures of us and as a nice surprise the pictures are reasonably priced. Nothing was rush. We had extra time in the lagoon before getting out of the water. The staff was friendly and helpful throughout the entire tour and Viktoria even chatted with us for about 20 minutes afterwards as we had hot chocolate and cookies they provided. I can't say enough good things about the company, the experience, or Viktoria. THANKS!
Portia E - 04 jul 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Snorkeling Silfra fissure! Amazing experience! ”
We only had a few days in Iceland and knew we just had to do the snorkeling tour. Our tour guide Anna maria was the absolute best! She was friendly, funny, and informative. She made the experience so much better by really getting to know us and by being so warm and welcoming! I hope to come back some day and do the tour with her again!
Teemingwithlife - 03 jul 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Fun, enthusiastic tour guide ”
Enno was a wonderfully pleasant, patient tour guide for this surreal experience. He was extremely friendly and informative about the Silfra experience. He even helped me (multiple times!) with my phone camera to take pictures of the fissure. 5/5!
Jackie D - 02 jul 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Snorkeling ”
We had the best time snorkeling with our guide Javi. He was extremely helpful and patient and informative. Definitely worth a trip!!
Nastya G - 01 jul 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Great time! ”
Amazing place with the clearest water, really enjoyed the experience! Thanks, Victoria, for a wonderful snorkeling.
jpatnode7 - 30 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Excellent Experience ”
My husband and I snorkeled with the guide Fraser and had an incredible experience. Aside from the wonderful snorkel views, everything was very well organized, professional, and an overall 5 star excursion.
richardlX391IM - 29 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Amazing ”
Saw the snorkelling trip on a flyer and thought it might be cool. It certainly was and more! Unbelievable visibility and the water beautiful. GC was a terrific guide, setting people’s minds at ease. Wonderful experience, would recommend to anyone who likes a hint of adventure.
John G - 28 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Solid Snorkeling Tour with a good lad ”
The tour was great and the water was amazing! I've never seen water so clear, and the wet-suit was able to keep me dry. Jake was our tour guide, and in addition to being a fun person, he was very knowledgeable about the area and the water itself.
moarrightmeow - 27 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ So much fun!! ”
I went with a group of 7 friends and we had a blast!! It was easy to park and to walk a short distance to the changing site. Our guides were GC and Bart - they were so much fun! Knowledgeable, made it fun when we were all awkwardly stuffing ourselves into the dry suits, and overall very approachable. There was a changing trailer where you could leave things, but it was not locked so leave valuables behind. There were toilets on site, so don't feel you have to stop at the information center up the road like some places said. The tour was a perfect amount of time - about 30 minutes in the water, which was enough to really see and experience what there is to see, but short enough that you get out just before your face and hands feel like they're going to fall off. (Side note, I paddled a lot with my hands, which apparently you're not supposed to do if you want to keep your hands warmer and dryer. Oops!) The water was so clear, and they really do encourage you to drink it - it was so refreshing right off the glacier! They welcomed us back with hot chocolate and cookies. Highly recommended!!
Mr-Mrs-Puffinbear - 25 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Silfra Snorkeling with Eleonora ”
It was an amazing experience. Our guide Eleonora was awesome. She was friendly, funny and very knowledegable. She explained everything to us and let us feel totally safe the wohle time. She was cheerful the whole Trip, which made the Trip even greater. Definetely recommandable. Ask for her and You will have a great time and a great experience.
The suits and gear provided are great. You feel warm and safe the wohle time ( +one thermal layer beneath). Do as your guide says and everything will just be finde.
All in all totally worth it! Again, Thank You very much for everything Eleonora, our most favorite Italian girl ;)! Sabine and Tobi
Mobile587003 - 23 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Amazing! ”
If you are even slightly considering this, do it! I can't imagine that there is any way to see clearer water! Our guide, Fee, was incredible! Her enthusiasm for her job was contagious and it was great having someone that knew what they were doing but also made a point of making it fun. It's definitely chilly, but you absolutely won't regret it!
Caitlin P V - 21 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Once in a lifetime snorkel adventure! ”
This was definitely the highlight of our Golden Circle outing. Our guide, Javi was so kind, knowledgable, gentle and took really memorable pictures. He stayed by our sides the entire time. Anna helped to assist on land that day; she was also very sweet & helpful. Our experience could not have been any better with the weather, water, the gear and staff. Highly recommend.
807jasons - 19 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Silfra snorkeling - nothing else like it! ”
I have snorkeled and scuba dove in some pretty cool places... And none of them is nearly as unique or memorable as Silfra. Didn't see a single fish - but being underwater in that clear of water was otherworldly.
As a company, dive.is was great to work with. Easy and clear reservation process, the on site organization was impeccable, and our guide (Alexis) was an absolute boss. Would definitely recommend!
TWNTVLR - 16 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Wonderful experience ”
Mika and Anna we're wonderful guides on our snorkeling under the midnight sun tour. I highly recommend trying this. An experience of a lifetime!
TravelMoreLiveBetter - 16 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Beautiful snorkeling trip ”
My husband and I did the Silfra snorkeling tour. Our guide was Anne and she was so great. She was super friendly and easy to talk to. She explained everything really well, took pictures of our group throughout the trip, made sure we all felt comfortable the whole time, etc. after the tour we were treated to hot chocolate and cookies. The only down side was that my husband and I did not enjoy the dry suit at all. We found it to be very constricting and uncomfortable, however, we were not cold the entire time we were in the water and even though the suit is uncomfortable it’s worth it to do this once. The water is so clear and beautiful. The colors are so rich and it was so neat! It was a real treat to be able to go snorkeling here, and with such a great guide.
achoy945 - 14 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ A unique experience ”
Snorkelling at Silfra was a highlight of our Iceland trip. The pristine clear blue waters provided one of the most breathtaking and surreal underwater views. The staff were very accommodating and helpful with our equipment. Our guide, Clarence was very friendly and informative. He was also patient in briefing and instructing is to what to do. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who is looking for something unique to do in Iceland!
Fabi04 - 11 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Snorkeling in Silfra with Thomas ”
The snorkeling was amazing! I was a little bit anxious to get into the cold water but our guide Thomas made it really fun and easy, he also took great pictures. This is a must experience in Iceland to snorkel between the tectonic plates.
Jenny S - 09 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Snorkling ”
A fantastic experience. It was so beautiful and peaceful. Our guides names was Thomas and did a great job. We will be back.
Ann-Marie L - 09 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Memorable adventure for our family! ”
We drove up to this beautiful location. Once we arrived, the snorkel tour was very organized and the our guide Marco along with the other staff made sure we were comfortable in our dry suits, with the route and in the water.
We were a group of six people which made it feel more personal. The scenery above and below the water was beautiful. This is a story we will be telling for quite some time.
Miraij85 - 09 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ BART! :D ”
This was the finaly of our trip in iceland and it was totally awesome! Great guide, great experienxe, great everything! Do it!!!
acpost19 - 09 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Lots of fun! ”
My friend and I kicked off our trip to Iceland with a snorkeling tour here and, despite being a little wiped out from traveling, it was great! Would highly recommend. Bart was a fun and knowledgeable guide, and the experience was awesome!
SScott322 - 09 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ One of the highlights of our trip! ”
We lucked out because we didn't have an appointment and it just so happened our amazing instructor and guide, Anna, wasn't supposed to come in to work that day, but because she made a mistake and came in anyway, my son and I were able to have an awesome experience snorkeling in a gorgeous environment on the last leg of our Iceland trip.
I would definitely plan on calling several days ahead to make your reservation. This way, they will make sure they have your equipment sizes ready for you.
The actual tour was an awesome experience. The orientation and safety lessons were fun and informational. Our guide, Anna, along with the rest of the on-site team were very energetic, fun, and bent over backwards to ensure our experience was something to remember. Your guide actually takes many photos, above and below water, throughout the snorkeling excursion. The photos are available for purchase for a reasonable price, which I would highly recommend.
Signe V - 08 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Snorkeling in Silfra ”
Super awesome and beautiful surroundings. Looked like a elephant in a swimsuit...but it worked and got some professional help from (Javi) pir guide;))
Paul_Dum - 08 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Snorkeled Silfra ”
Did a snorkeling trip through Silfra on 5/25 with Dive.is. Our guide Piotr was fantastic, as was the whole experience. It was my first time using a dry suit, and the guides made it easy, and while I was worried I would be cold, it really wasn't too bad. The water was extremely clear and it was a great experience. Highly recommend!
Christina C - 08 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Neat Experience! ”
My fiancé and I really enjoyed our snorkeling tour with Dive.IS. They are professional, knowledgeable, and make it fun. Our tour guide was Anna and she was fantastic. Being from Florida, we were definitely newbies to this temperature of water! Even though my face and hands were cold I was actually warm in my dry suit. Part of the fun was getting that thing on! If you have the time and are planning on visiting Thingvellir park, I would totally recommend this. It's a one of a kind experience. We did an 8:30am tour.
Danini0722 - 08 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ MAGICAL EXPERIENCE ”
This was my first snorkeling experience and... It's not just that! You're literally in between two tectonic plates in cristal clear water. That was truly magical!
Although we got to thank our amazing instructor VICTORIA, her dedication and caring made our experience the best we could get.
ErinGoBrae - 08 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Snorkeling at Silfra with Constanze ”
Our trip to Iceland would not have been complete without snorkeling at Silfra. My family enjoys diving and snorkeling, and none of us had ever been in a dry suit. The visibility and geology of the underwater landscape were awesome!! Constanze guided us for >30 min on a great tour. Highly recommended!
POzgul - 07 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Silfra snorkeling ”
Professional and friendly organization. Everyone seemed to know what they are doing. It was a well-organized, well-executed fun activity. Great way to spend half a day. The rift is short and it may be disappointing for someone who expects to be snorkeling for hours. I have found the environment sensational. Ants was the coolest guide :)
All people i have contacted at Dive.is were very helpful from the booking until the cookies and hot chocolate (cookies and hot chocolate part could easily be skipped :)).
Nicola Z - 07 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Experience of a lifetime! ”
We did the snorkeling tour at Silfra with Dive.is. First of all, the company were great, on time, professional and our tour guid Piotr was excellent. He was super friendly and knowledgeable with everything. The dry suit looked intense but both he and Ele were very calm and informative in explaining everything so we felt very comfortable. I can’t stress enough how both of these 2 made the whole experience very fun and relaxed. Once in the water it was like gliding in the clearest water you’ve ever seen, something we will never forget. We highly recommend this activity if you want a once in your lifetime experience.
Tw M - 07 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Amazing snorkeling in Silfra ”
Just got back from a week in Iceland and this was the highlight of our trip. We selected the “snorkeling under the midnight sun” package because of the extended sunlight in June and it fit best into our schedule. We were so glad we did! It was wonderful being there in the evening - it was so serene and we had the place to ourselves. Our guide, Fee, was absolutely fantastic - she was informative, friendly, safety-conscious and took great pictures that we will always treasure. Kristina, the surface support person was just as good and we really appreciated the cookies and hot chocolate with which she greeted us at the end of our journey. I highly recommend this tour and tour company.
Debbie H - 03 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Wonderful snorkel tour with Jake as guide ”
Wow! Snorkeling Silfra was so much fun! Our guide, Jake, was superb - I heartily recommend him as the guide for anyone interested in doing this. I thought at first read about the Silfra snorkel tour that it might be touristry. But being a geologist, I couldn't pass up looking at basalt/rift features this way. Glad I made the decision to do this!
SWTxBrandi - 03 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Beautiful, Crisp, Clear Views, Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity ”
We thoroughly enjoyed our snorkeling tour with our guide Alexis, and the other snorkelers put in our group were a fun group (only 5 of us total) of people to share this experience with us. My husband and I typically dive (in warm water locations), but decided to snorkel here. We both loved our snorkel adventure, drifting over the tectonic plates, with amazing views down into the divide. It was cold, yes, but worth it. Personally, I feel the snorkel was better than a dive would've been because the water is so crystal clear, and you can see everything perfectly while afloat atop the water. Silfra is simply beautiful, and very visible, even on our cloudy-day snorkeling adventure. I'd highly recommend. Our guide Alexis was very knowledgeable, witty, easy going, and he made the experience very fun. He was reassuring in his description of what it would feel like, what to expect, and helpful every step of the way. Thank you, Alexis for all your shared knowledge, assistance, and jokes along the way. The whole team that helped us was awesome!!!!
JENewton - 03 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Worth every last penny ”
Ele was our guide and she was absolutely INCREDIBLE! She did a great job of explaining what to expect, safety measures, and the geological movements. I always felt that I was taken care of and safe with Ele (and I could tell the others in my group, along with husband, felt the same!)! The views are absolutely breathtaking and worth every last penny! Ele did a great job of guiding us where to swim and checking in on us throughout snorkeling. It is an absolutely one in a lifetime experience. If you are visiting Iceland to check it off your bucket list, then book with dive.is to check off snorkeling between two tectonic plates! (Also, Ele deserves a raise!!)
Roosmxrijn - 20 may 2019, TripAdvisor
“ You have to do this! ”
Before we went to Iceland we saw this tour online. At first I thought it would be so incredibly cold, but it seriously wasn’t. Yes your lips and hands will be cold the first 2 minutes, but that’s it.
We had the tour from Bart. He is Dutch. We are also Dutch and we were in a group with 2 other Dutch people en 2 people from another country. Because he was Dutch was nice, because if you have a quick question or anything you can ask it quick. It also gave me a chill feeling. That if something happens or whatever you can speak Dutch (ofc. Nothing will happen).
The tour itself was incredible. I’ve never seen such clear water. It was so beautiful! I would really recommend this tour!
sannekrop - 20 may 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Outstanding excursion ”
We had watched some nice videos about this before we booked the excursion, so were a bit prepared what to expect. And it was exactly that: beautiful, cold and a unique experience. We had a lovely guide, Jake, who really took the effort to explain everything carefully and with enthusiasm. Overall a great experience and def recommended.
AnnfromSF - 19 may 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Not as cold as you might think ”
So glad I did this! OK they send you thorough instructions before you come. if you do what they say it works out just fine. I wore the two pair of wool socks just as they suggested and my feet were not cold. I also wore the long underwear that they suggested. The suit was very tight around your face but that’s how they keep the water out. The suit keeps you a float. As long as you can swim OK I think you’re fine. The most important thing is To just bring a ” I can do this” kind of attitude. Being in the water was the most amazing experience. The crack your swimming over goes down down down into the earth. The water is crystal clear and The most amazing color of deep blue.
They let you stay in about 50 min and they do not hurry you. He guides are solid and helpful. Worth the money, time and effort.
spokanemom2 - 13 may 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Incredible experience snorkeling Silfra ”
We booked a snorkeling trip with DIVE.IS and had a terrific experience. Our guide, Fraser, was very informative, friendly and fun to spend time with. Our group of gals were all a bit intimidated about getting into the "dry suits". Fraser and Ellie assisted us in donning the suits and were very kind and patient. Although the water is 34 degrees, it was quite tolerable in the dry suit. We followed Fraser into the water and he helped us all to feel comfortable and safe. Overall, a great c experience and I highly recommend this company.
nshah0 - 06 may 2019, TripAdvisor
“ An incredible experience :) ”
What a unique experience! Our guide, Javier was great - very friendly, knowledgeable and responsive. The brief before the snorkeling was very thorough and the dry suits are really dry! :) do watch the video that they send the link to if it’s your first time in a dry suit though.
Javi also took lots of pictures during the swim which were included in the fee, which I really appreciated as well.
Did this with my teenage son and was so happy he talked me into it!
Mallory S - 30 apr 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Once in a lifetime experience! ”
We had Ele as our guide, and she was fabulous! Funny,personable, and she made you feel safe/comfortable for the snorkel! The suits keep you warm...and they are definitely...tight! I was a little claustrophobic when they had to put tape and an extra collar around my neck (to keep it sealed so water could not leak in), but once we were in the water I forgot all about it! The scenery was unreal! One of the best experiences I've had traveling. It's about a 40-45 minute loop between the plates, then you can get warm with hot chocolate and cookies! :) Well worth it!!
rshi341 - 24 apr 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Best thing I’ve done travelling ”
Such a great experience! Travelled all over the world and this is in one of my top experiences. Jonas guided us through Silfra and was amazing! Thanks so much for a fun afternoon.
Lori T - 22 apr 2019, TripAdvisor
“ An Experience One Should Not Miss! ”
My husband and I just returned from Iceland, finishing our trip with a snorkel at the Silfra Fissure. We booked with Dive.IS through Nordic Visitor. Our guide Mikael was fantastic, well versed in his job, pleasant with a sense of humor, calming and very professional. He taught us about the area and the history and made sure we understood all equipment and safety. Snorkeling the Silfra Fissure was one of the best things I have done. It was fresh, pure and clear. We did not feel cold (in April +Rain) with the thermals and dry suits. Snorkeling was easy and mesmerizing. The clarity and colors in water was something to behold. Do not miss out on this experience in Iceland.
Ahmed A - 31 mar 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Amazing ”
This was an amazing experience. I had never used a dry suit previous to this and all of the staff were helpful and friendly. We did snorkel with Anna she was new but was amazing as well.
768emmad - 21 mar 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Excellent experience ”
A group if 4 of us took the snorkelling tour today with our amazing guide Victoria.
I was slightly nervous before the tour started but Victoria explained the entire tour step by step, how long each part would take and reassured us she would be with us at all times if we required help.
I was worried about the cold but the dry suits worked very well and we stayed dry.
The water is cold but you only feel the cold on your face and hands and its so beautiful under the water it takes your mind off it completely.
After finishing the tour we got changed out of the suits in the heated changing room and were offered hot chocolate and biscuits.
It was one of the most memorable days we have spent in Iceland and thanks so much to Victoria for making it extra special!
gijs_timmers - 04 mar 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Great experience with Alexis ”
We enjoyed our dive a lot with this cool guide. Great views and time for a laugh before and after. Thanks for the cookies.
swisty - 21 feb 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Bucket List Experience ”
Can’t say enough good things about our snorkeling experience with Javi. We booked a 9:30am tour but the morning of our tour, the main road from Reykjavík to the Thingvellir was closed due to weather so our tour was postponed until the road reopened and everyone could get there. We suited up, walked the short distance to the entry point, and got in the water. All throughout the process, Javi told us what we were doing, why, and what to expect. Once in the water, only my mouth/lips and hands got cold (the gloves are designed to let water in), but after a few minutes my lips were kind of numb and didn’t bother me. My hands were very cold by the end but still soooooo worth it. I’d seen tons of photos of the experience but was still blown away. Can’t recommend this experience enough. However, if you can’t stand the cold you will probably not enjoy this (though you likely won’t have Iceland in winter on your travel list to begin with!). We went in February and while the air will be warmer in summer months, the water is always the same cold temperature as it’s glacier-fed. We ended up deciding not to try to use a camera or GoPro and were glad with that decision - too hard to operate anything with the huge gloves and cold hands. And if you drop it, it’ll end up and stay at the bottom of the fissure. For $25, you can buy the digital hi-res photos of your tour taken by your tour guide. Ours got some great shots and we were really pleased with them.
The changing vans were very crowded but this may have had to do with the morning tours being pushed back and occurring at the same time as the mid day tours - they’re probably not as crowded usually. There’s also a bathroom right by the staging/changing area.
JoChipp - 08 feb 2019, TripAdvisor
“ An experience not too be missed in Iceland ”
After much research before our family of 12 ventured to Iceland we decided that the below reviews of DIVE.IS were too hard to ignore and decided that this was the company to go with. As their was so many we had to book via an email and the correspondence back and forth from one side of the world to the other was handle extremely well.
We stayed on the outskirts of Hveragerði as we had our own cars and made our own way to Silfra. We did have a bit of issue finding the parking point but that was mainly my navigational skills being a bit off that day! The instructions sent were pretty explanatory. From the moment we arrived our tour guides Chris and Reynor could not have been more helpful and the way they explained everything was exceptional. Our group of 12 got spilt into 6 as thats the maximum for each guide but we were still altogether until entering the water. Once we were all geared up it’s a short walk to the entry point and from there it’s into a world of just hearing the sound of your own breathing and the magic of the crystal clear water and tectonic plates. Not once did I feel worried as Chris was there to guide our way and also take some of the most amazing photos.
I must also add we had our youngest daughter who is turning 14 with us and she was a little apprehensive but Chris was truly wonderful to her so kind and caring especially when she exited the water and been of slim build really felt the cold, the care he showed was just lovely.
Don’t read another review just book with this fantastic company and snorkeling the tectonic plates in Iceland will be an experience you will remember with absolute delight. Thank you Chris and Reynor for your professional, welcoming, kind and caring tour it was truly appreciated.
402BrendaM - 04 feb 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Loved it ”
I want to thank Chris for a great trip. If you have never been in a dry suit it feels different that an wet suit. But they took care to help everyone get into the gear correctly. Good safety briefing at the start. He took the time to make sure everyone was comfortable before going into the water. The water clarity was amazing. The water felt a little cold but not very bad. The lava formations were interesting.
Looking out of the water as the sun was rising was beautiful. The hot chocolate to warm you up after is just what is needed.
jjfornow - 28 jan 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Feel the cold and snorkel anyway ”
When I told people I was going snorkeling in Iceland in the winter, they thought I was nuts. Is it cold? Yes. Is it worth it, YES! Clearest water I have ever been in and an amazing experience to be snorkeling between tectonic plates. Our guide Alexis was fantastic, super friendly and informative and very quick to get out the hot chocolate and cookies at the end of the trip (needed for defrosting fingers). Make sure you bring hats/gloves for winter trips so you can be semi comfortable while suiting up. If you are planning to go to Thingvellir, do this tour, and if you weren’t planning on it, add it to your itinerary!
SusanO768 - 14 jan 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Unbelievable Experience ”
Wow Wow what an awesome morning. We were two families from OZ of 12 who did the snorkeling. We were staying about 45 mins away at cottages at Hveragerði.
We did get a little confused with the meeting point so leave plenty of time if you are driving yourself there to car park P5 at Þingvellir National Park. Did get there in time - we should of checked the instructions properly!
From the first meeting with Chris and Reynar nothing was too much trouble. They were so friendly; informative and just great friendly and funny guides. The van where we got changed had plenty of room for us and was nice and warm. Chris and Reynar helped us all in getting our suites on and were so professional in making sure all the suites were on properly. A super efficient system they have. There is a bit if waiting around but that was fine.
Pretty chilly waiting but that's ok. The guides take their time to ensure everyone is comfortable in what they are doing.
Entering the water was a tad chilly but it is all forgotten when you start snorkeling. A truly special magical experience. We did try and duck dive but pretty hard to get down after you have expelled the air out of the dry suite.
Chris took great photos so worth buying. Hot chocolate and biscuits a warm van to get changed back into our clothes and special memories. My niece was pretty cold at the end and the care and concern shown by Chris was so much appreciated. Nothing was too much trouble. Chris and Reynar you are champions. A truly special time.
Make sure you do this, Dive.Is thanks ao much so so much fun.
tomalley4 - 07 jan 2019, TripAdvisor
“ ONCE IN A LIFETIME!!! ”
This experience was amazing. From start to finish the communication was exceptional. We decided to go for the self drive tour as we hired a car and were going to continue with the golden circle tour ourselves afterwards. The instructions given were very clear and the journey from Reykjavik takes less than 1 hour. Dive.is were very professional and the preparation and equipment for the trip was of the highest standard. The snorkel itself cannot be put into words. The water is so so clear it is crazy. It is very very cold though so beware. I took my GoPro but it broke due to the cold weather so don’t bother and just purchase the photos from Dive.is like we did. The photos were exceptional quality and there were lots. When you purchase you get a dropbox link to photos of your dive and also the best of Silfra. Would 100% recommend
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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 ;)