Into the blue from Thingvellir

Snorkle between two continents

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Price from 16.900 ISK

Difficulty Medium
Availability All year
Duration 3 hours

Be adventurous, go snorkeling in Silfra fissure!

 

Snorkeling in Iceland has become one of the most popular things to do because of Silfra fissure. On this tour, you will snorkel in Silfra, located in Thingvellir National Park. The park is a UNESCO world heritage site. Silfra is a rift between the tectonic plates of North America and Europe. This means you will be snorkeling between the continents. The water in Silfra is remarkable clear and has a visibility up to 100 meters. Snorkeling in Silfra is an unforgettable experience.

About Tour:

 

Snorkeling in Silfra fissure is an experience rated by professional as one of the world´s top ten dives in the world. You will be swimming between the American and Eurasian tectonic plates. The plates have been moving apart at the rate of 2 cm per year making the location a unforgettable one. You will find yourself in a magical sub-aquatic world. Colorful marine algae, including the bright green kind, often called ‘troll hair’ add jewel bright colours to this deep blue world.
The water at Silfra flowed from Langjokull glacier and the lava purified the water for over 50 years. Due to this, Silfra has crystal clear visibility for which it is famous for. This is a remarkable dive, a once in a lifetime experience.

Our experienced and well qualified specialist diving guides will provide you with all the equipment and information you need. The water temperature at Silfra is between 2 C and 4 C but but you will be insulated in a drysuit. Whether you are an experienced snorkeler or a beginner, this dive is a mesmerising experience!

As you glide through Silfra extraordinary rock formations will become clear to you. There are four sections, each with a different character. The deep Silfra Crack. The majestic Silfra Hall. The expansive and rich blue world of Silfra Cathedral and Silfra Lagoon which has the most incredible visibility. The photo opportunities are incredible!

Meeting point: The meeting point is Silfra car park in Thingvellir National Park. Please be ready in the Silfra car park to meet your guide 15 MINUTES before your tour is due to begin.

Weight limit: 45-120 kg
Height limit: 150-200 cm

Other requirements when snorkeling in Silfra fissure:

 

Participants need to be comfortable in water and be able to swim. If you are pregnant you are unable to attend this tour.

Please review the online medical form all snorkelers must fill out before going on the tour here; This form is sent by email upon booking. If you mark YES on any of the questions in section 1 you will not be able to participate. If you mark YES on any of the questions in section 2 you will need to get your Physician’s approval and signature on this approval form.

Extras:

Want photos from the tour?
We offer every snorkeler the opportunity of having their picture taken whilst enjoying the wonders of Silfra. You can buy the photos from the tour on site for 3900 ISK. We accept cards and cash. Please talk to your guide on the day.

Remember to bring: Warm undergarments, fleece/wool (no cotton!), warm wool socks and a change of clothes (in case you get wet). You will get a suit to keep you warm and dry in the glacier water.

Need glasses?
You will be wearing a snorkeling mask while in the water and you won’t be able to wear your glasses underneath. Unless you are bringing your own prescription mask we recommend that you bring your own contact lenses for your snorkeling tour.

Swimming:
You need to know how to swim because you have to be comfortable with floating in water .

Tour highlights

Silfra fissure

Thingvellir National Park

UNESCO world heritage site

What's included

Drysuit

Scuba gear

Bragging rights that you snorkled between two continents

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