Drysuit Snorkeling in Silfra

Immerse yourself in the clearest water in the world and float between two continents in Iceland! A snorkeling adventure in the famous Silfra fissure is an unforgettable experience.

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  • Duration: 4,5 Hours
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  • Pickup available
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Description

Silfra is the name of a fissure between the North American and Eurasian continental plates. Located in the popular Þingvellir national park this remarkable fissure is filled with some of the clearest water you are ever likely to see, with visibility that spans around 100 meters. Silfra is filled with glacial water that has been trickling through underground lava crevices for approximately 30 years and when this water finally reaches Silfra it creates a very slight current.
During the snorkelling tour, we'll fit you into a dry suit and guide you through the various parts of the Silfra fissure.

Highlights

Highlights

  • Snorkeling

  • Þingvellir national park

Þingvellir


Þingvellir national park (also known as Thingvellir national park) is an area of great cultural, natural and geological significance.

The two main attractions here that draw people to the location is the fact that Þingvellir is the location of the world's first parliament as well as the place where the tectonic plates of America and Eurasia are slowly drifting apart from each other. The parliament that was formed here is known as the Alþingi and it still operates today although they have moved the main operations to Reykjavik. Meetings were held here though between 930 and 1798.

Itinerary

Snorkel in Iceland at one of the top dive sites in the world, situated in Thingvellir National Park, only about 50 kilometres from Reykjavik. We make this amazing experience easy thanks to our included pick up and friendly staff.

Silfra fissure exists due to the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates separating around 2 centimetres a year – leaving a rift in the landscape between them. This rift is filled with glacial water from Langjökull glacier that has been filtered through lava fields for decades before reaching Silfra – making the water exceptionally clear and drinkable. Make sure you taste it while you glide through the fissure between two continents – there is nothing quite like crystal clear glacial water.
Experience the incredible visibility exceeding 100 meters, along with the breathtaking dramatic sights as rays of sunlight stretches its arms through the pristine waters, touching the rocks and algae growing on the walls of the canyon. Or watch as the snowflakes melt on top of the still, see-through water on a cold, crisp winter day.
Wearing a drysuit makes snorkeling in 2-4 degree Celsius (35 degree Fahrenheit) water achievable – without experiencing the cold. With a thermal undergarment and the protection of the drysuit, you manage to stay dry and warm.

Important information

Please be sure that you fit the following criteria before you join the tour:

  • Be comfortable in water and be able to swim

  • Be physically fit

  • Be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit

  • Have read, signed, and followed directions on the Silfra Snorkeling Medical Statement (ask staff for help finding this)

  • Sign our liability release form at the start of the tour

  • Be at minimum 145cm (4’9) tall / maximum 200cm (6’7) tall

  • Be at minimum 45kg (99 lbs) / maximum 120kg (264 lbs)

  • Be minimum 16 years of age

  • Not be pregnant

What’s included

  • All necessary gear for snorkeling
  • English speaking guide
  • FREE photos 
  • Hot chocolate


What do I need to bring

  • Clothes suited to dress under a drysuit such as long warm underwear or sweat suit, warm socks
  • Warm clothes to wear prior and after the snorkeling
  • Towel
  • Lunch or Snack
  • Camera
  • You can rent a GoPro camera with us
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