Snorkeling in Silfra, Iceland
Experiencing the beautiful Thingvellir National park from under water is something you will never forget! Swim in the crystal clear Silfra fissure, between the tectonic plates of North America and Europe and enjoy indescribable views up to 100 meters ahead of you.
Thingvellir is a UNESCO world heritage site and snorkeling in the National Park has become one of the most popular things to do in Iceland, and we are not surprised! Silfra fissure is a small rift that opened between the tectonic plates of North America and Europe so you will be snorkeling between the two continents. Furthermore, the water in Silfra is incredibly clear and the visibility reaches up to 100 meters. All this makes Silfra one of the best dive sites in the world.
- Snorkeling in Silfra
- Thingvellir National Park
- Silfra fissure
- Being able to drink the water you’re snorkeling in
- Swimming between the N-America and Europe tectonic plates
- Pick-up and drop-off in Reykjavik
- All necessary Snorkeling gear
- Silfra Admission fee
- Certified PADI Diveguide / Divemaster
This tour includes the pick up service from Reykjavik, please be ready for pick up at your pick up location at your booked time. Note that the pick up can take up to 30 min.
Silfra Iceland offers a breathtaking snorkeling experience which is frequently rated as one of the world´s top ten dives. Snorkeling here in the canyon between the American and Eurasian tectonic plates, which have been moving apart at the rate of 2 cm per year, will take you into a magical sub-aquatic world. Colorful marine algae, including the bright green kind, often called ‘troll hair’ add jewel bright colors to this deep blue world. The water at Silfra flowed from Langjökull (Long Glacier), it has been purified on its journey through lava for around half a century, giving Silfra the unrivaled crystal clear visibility for which it is famous. This really is a remarkable dive, truly a once in a lifetime dive!
Our experienced and well qualified specialist diving guides will ensure you are provided with all of the equipment and information you need. The water temperature at Silfra is between 2 C and 4 C but but you will be nicely insulated in a drysuit. Whether you are an experienced snorkeler or a beginner this dive is an absolutely mesmerizing experience!
Tour starting time: 09:00am (pick up starting 30 minutes earlier)
Duration: 5.5 hours total
Availability: All year round
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All our tours are with small groups to ensure a personal experience.
So, please book in advance when possible since dates tend to get fully booked rather early!
This partner tour is operated by Arctic Adventures. All tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.
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