Add some incredible adventure to your stay in Iceland with this snorkelling tour between tectonic plates. This tour is perfect for those who want an exciting and unique way to see Iceland.
Iceland is a place abundant with natural beauty, and this tour will take you headfirst into it. Þingvellir National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It sits within the famous Golden Circle of Iceland. The Golden Circle is a group of attractions that are considered must-sees on a stay here.
Þingvellir is also the place where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet. The point where they converge is under a body of water called the Silfra Fissure, and with this tour, you can dive right into it.
Your tour will begin at the meeting point on site. You will be given a safety briefing and fitted with a drysuit. Drysuits are precisely what they sound like, a suit that allows you to enter the water and stay dry.
Once you have been geared up, you will be ready to take the plunge. The drysuit makes anyone float, allowing the current of the water to carry you along gently. The waters of the Sifra fissure are incredibly clear, with visibility of up to 100 m (330 ft). As you snorkel, you will get a fantastic view of the world beneath you.
The deep underwater cliffs have been created by earthquakes over hundreds of years, causing the fissure to get wider as pressure is released from the earth’s crust. The experience is second to none.
The waters of Silfra stay at a consistent temperature of around 2-4 °C (36–39 °F) all year round, so with the help of your drysuit, this experience is comfortable as well. Silfra is the only place in the world where you can have this kind of adventure.
If you would like to take this tour but be picked up from your accommodation instead of meeting on-site, select this version of the tour here.
Don’t miss the change to plunge into one of the most unique experiences on the planet. Pick a date to check availability today.
You must know how to swim.
You must be able to speak English or know enough for a safety briefing
Participants over the age of 65 need to get a physicians approval
Minimum age is 14 years, please reach out regarding younger participants
Not recommended for people with claustrophobia (dry suits can sometimes feel quite tight and constricting, especially around the neck and wrists)
Minimum 145cm (4’7) tall / maximum 200cm (6’6) tall
Minimum 45kg (99 lbs) / maximum 120kg (265 lbs)
Not be pregnant