Marvel over Iceland’s hidden underwater world on this freediving tour of Silfra ravine. This trip should not be missed by those who love snorkelling but want more freedom than a standard drysuit tour would allow.
This tour begins in the carpark by Silfra in Þingvellir National Park; you can specify during booking if you would like to be picked up and dropped off. Þingvellir is one of Iceland’s most famous spots, being the only UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Icelandic mainland as it was the original site of what is now the world’s longest-running parliament.
The geology of Þingvellir is of more interest to you, however. Located right between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, it has become riddled with ravines as they have pulled apart. Due to underground meltwater travelling through the porous lava rock from Langjökull glacier, all these ravines fill with water, which has been filtered for decades.
It is thus some of the cleanest and clearest in the world. You can drink it, and see for over 120 metres.
Your guide will tell you all about your route and the safety requirements, before getting you in your wetsuit and providing you with your equipment. Once your group is ready, you will head to the staircase and enter the water.
The first thing you’ll notice is that it is chilly; the second thing is that it's unbelievably beautiful. You’ll warm up as you swim through Silfra, diving to its depths and exploring its dramatic features. For about forty minutes, you’ll immerse yourself in this underwater world, with far more freedom and flexibility than other snorkelers and divers in their drysuits.
Once you get out of the water, you’ll return to the car-park for some hot chocolate to warm up with.
Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the underwater wonderland of Silfra. Check availability by choosing a date.
You do NOT need any knowledge of freedive for this tour! You need to know how to swim. Advanced freedivers enjoy as much as non freedivers.
This tour is not suitable for pregnant women.
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. Everybody taking part in our tours will need to sign a medical form at arrival. If you are over 65 years of age and have any medical conditions you will need a medical waiver from a doctor agreeing you are able to do this tour.