Dive into this drysuit snorkelling tour of Silfra fissure in Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Starting at the edge of Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland, this tour allows you to snorkel in the Silfra fissure between two continents. This tour is perfect for those who enjoy or would like to try snorkelling and enjoy a once in a lifetime experiences.
You'll have an unforgettable view down into the depths below, thanks to the silvery water which gives Silfra its name. The water is so clear, you'll be able to see as far as 100m (almost 330 ft) down, to the shadowy caves that are formed by centuries of earthquakes widening the fissure and releasing the pressures of the earth's crust.
It's the only place on Earth where you can swim between a meeting place of worlds: the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Witness the strength and power of the land as you drift on the current. Plants resembling troll hair grow on the rocks, floating in the water, and you'll see many shades of green and yellow algae.
Silfra was recently ranked #15 on the World's Best Dive Sites, chosen by CNN News. With this tour, you can experience the mysteries below without being a fully qualified diver, and make a fun afternoon of it while you enjoy the national park. There are also several walking trails around Silfra to enjoy the scenery by the water and witness this unique site from all perspectives.
Because you're wearing a drysuit, you'll view Silfra from the surface while the slow current carries you through a stunning underwater landscape. You stay dry underneath the drysuit, and you'll be warmer in the water, which is usually around 2–4 °C (36–39 °F).
The water is so cold because it is meltwater from Langjökull glacier, filtered through porous lava rock for as much as 100 years before finally flowing into the fissure at the height of purity. Go ahead, take a sip and explore this otherworldly phenomenon.
Don't miss your chance for a refreshing dip in the purest water on Earth!
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For the pick-up:
Look out for a white vehicle with Adventure Vikings written on the side of it.
Please be in a position where you can see where the vehicles park and approach your driver.
Pick up times for:
09:00 tour is 07:45-08:15
10:00 tour is 08:45-09:15
12:00 tour is 10:45-11:15
13:00 tour is 11:45-12:15
15:00 tour is 13:45-14:15
Prerequisites for this tour:
Be at minimum 145cm (4’9) tall / maximum 200cm (6’7) tall
Be at minimum 45kg (99 lbs) / maximum 120kg (264 lbs)
Be able to swim and be comfortable in water
Be physically fit
Be at least 14 years of age
Not wear glasses. We advise you to get contact lenses before joining us on tour.
Please note that should you have any neurological, circulatory or respiratory problems or underlying diseases, battled any illnesses or have any physical problems you might have to turn in a physicians allowance to participate in this tour. If you are over 45 and partake/have partaken in pipe smoking or heavy alcohol intake, you might need a medical waiver. If you are over 65 years of age, you need a medical waiver. Please contact the operator for further information and application papers.