Snorkeling Silfra Day Tour incl. transfer *5h* ISK 19.990*

SNORKELLING SILFRA IS LIQUID MEDITATION ICELAND-STYLE

You don’t need to be a certified diver in order to experience water at its clearest!  Snorkeling Silfra is for everyone who feels comfortable in water and is ready for a fantastic snorkeling adventure.

We offer daily snorkeling trips to Silfra where you will float between two continental plates, surrounded by the astonishing clarity of the water and the mesmerizing colors of this underwater world.

We will pick you up at your accommodation in Reykjavík and drive with you to Thingvellir National Park. During the one-hour drive, your guide will provide you with background information about the unique geology and cultural history of Silfra as well as the surrounding area of the UNESCO world heritage site – Thingvellir.

Upon arrival at Silfra, your guide will give you your dry suit and snorkeling equipment. Your guide will explain how to use this equipment and how to ensure that you will be warm and comfortable during your 30 to 40 minute snorkeling tour of Silfra Hall, Silfra Cathedral, and Silfra Lagoon.

During your snorkel you will explore the four main parts of Silfra. You will float through Big Crack, Silfra’s narrowest section and where the continental plates are so close you can almost touch them.
The fissure then widens into Silfra Hall. Here the full spectrum of Silfra’s colours and clarity become all the more apparent. At this point if you look at just the right angle you can see all the way to Thingvallavatn, over 150m away. Near to the opening to Thingvallavatn we will enter the Silfra Cathedral; as the depth reaches 23m you feel like you are flying over the boulders and glacial silt. Your snorkel is finished in the endless visibility of Silfra Lagoon.

Make sure to drink some of the Silfra water while you are snorkeling! Who knows when you will be able to drink water so pure again.

NOTE ABOUT PICK UP:
Pick up in Reykjavík begins 1,5 hours earlier than the tour times show below.

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Tour details

NOTE ABOUT PICK UP:
Pick up in Reykjavík begins 1,5 hours earlier than the tour times show below.

AVAILABILITY:
All year around, daily
REQUIREMENTS:
Participants must:

  • have read, signed, and followed directions on the Snorkeling Silfra Medical Statement
  • sign our liability release form at the start of the tour
  • be at minimum 150cm tall / maximum 200cm tall
  • be at minimum 45kg / maximum 120kg
  • be minimum 16 years of age / maximum 65 years of age
  • be comfortable in water and be able to swim
  • be physically fit
  • be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit
  • be able to communicate in English or have a translator available at all times during the tour
  • not be pregnant

Please note:
Participants are not allowed on tour without signing the Snorkeling Silfra Medical Statement and, if necessary, a physician’s approval which can be found with the Medical Statement.

Please read the Snorkeling Silfra Medical Statement prior to booking to make sure that you are eligible for the tour.

DURATION:
Approximately 5 hours from the time of pick up in Reykjavík to the time of drop off.

You will be in the water for around 30-40 minutes and the remaining time is needed for getting in and out of the gear.

MIN / MAX:
Maximum of 6 snorkelers per snorkel guide.
PLEASE BRING:
  • Long underwear
  • thick socks
  • suitable clothes for the weather of the day
  • contact lenses if you wear glasses
INCLUDED:
  • guided snorkelling trip
  • all necessary snorkelling equipment
  • hot choclate and cookies after the snorkeling trip
  • entrance fee of ISK 1.000,- into Silfra

What´s included

Silfra, the fissure between the continents

The Silfra fissure, is known as one of the top dive sites in the world for two main reasons.

First, the Silfra fissure is actually a crack between the North American and Eurasian continents, meaning that you dive or snorkel right where the continental plates meet and drift apart about 2cm per year.

Silfra is the only place where one can dive or snorkel directly in the crack between two continental plates.

Secondly, the underwater visibility in the Silfra fissure is over 100 meters, which creates an underwater experience that will rarely, if ever, be surpassed. The reasons for this astounding water clarity are twofold: the water is cold (2°C – 4°C year round ) as it is glacial water from the nearby Langjökull and this water is filtered through porous underground lava for 30-100 years until it reaches the north end of Thingvellir lake, seeping out from underground wells. The Silfra water is as pristine as water can get and you can drink it at anytime during your dive or snorkel.

Although Thingvellir Lake has an abundance of fish species and trout fishing is very popular in the lake, the fish usually do not venture far into the Silfra fissure.  The marine life in Silfra consists mostly of bright green “troll hair” and different types of algae that provide a colorscape unlike anything that occurs naturally above the surface.

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