Small Group Silfra Snorkelling Adventure from Thingvellir

Small Group Silfra Snorkelling Adventure from Thingvellir
Silfra is the most famous glacial gorge in Iceland, though there are many, many more spread out across Þingvellir National Park.
Silfra is a large fissure, with a number of smaller fissures found within it.
Silfra Cathedral is the deepest section of the fissure, with towering canyon walls that descend 21 metres.
When the sun pours through the glacial water, snorkellers are blessed with fantastic underwater patterns imprinted on Silfra' bottom.
You are sure to be amazed and dazzled by the many shades of blue so prevalent in Silfra Fissure.
To snorkel in Silfra, you will need to wear specialist gear, such a dry suit, mask and snorkel and fins.
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Swim between the continents with this fantastic snorkelling tour at one the top marine sites in the world, Silfra Fissure, located in the heart of Þingvellir National Park! This tour is perfect for those visitors looking to balance adventure with picturesque surroundings.

The tour takes place in the country's only UNESCO World Heritage site, Þingvellir ("Fields of Parliament"). The park takes its name from a significant event in Icelandic history, the establishment of the Alþingi, the first democratically elected parliament on earth.

It is also here where it was decided that Iceland would forgo its heathen belief system in preference for Christianity in 1000 AD. For these reasons and more, Þingvellir makes up one-third of Iceland's famous Golden Circle sightseeing route.

At Silfra car park, your guide will provide more historical information, whilst also point out the park's main feature, the exposed North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. It is between these plates that you will be snorkelling, truly a rare experience.

Your guide will proceed to provide all necessary equipment for snorkelling in Silfra; a drysuit, snorkel, mask, fins and neoprene hoods and gloves. This thermal wear is important given Silfra's chilly temperature, 2-4°Celsius. When you are all kitted up, your guide will lead you to down to the entrance point.

Once snorkelling, you will be privy to a dark and dramatic underwater canyon, with visibility reaching up to 100 m. This is because of the purity of the glacial water; in fact, it's so clean that it's drinkable! You will stay floating on the water surface as the gentle current pulls you over this fantastic and hidden Icelandic paradise. You will be snorkelling at Silfra for roughly forty minutes.

So why the delay? Book now to join this thrilling snorkelling tour at the gorgeous Silfra Fissure. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Snorkelling
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 12 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: South Iceland, Þingvellir, Silfra
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 09:00 10:30, 11:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 15:00,

You meet us at the departure location.
Silfra parking lot in Thingvellir National Park
  • Small group guarantee

  • Experienced snorkeling guide (Dive Master)

  • All necessary specialized snorkelling gear

  • Specially made down suit to keep you warm in the glacier water

  • Food & drinks

  • Reykjavik pick up service

What to bring:
  • Warm undergarments (fleece/wool sweater and pants)

  • Warm wool socks

  • Change of clothing (just in case)

  • Small towel

Good to know:

The following regulations must be met:

be between 150-200 cm tall

be between 45-120 kg

be at least 12 years of age

be able to swim independently without a life jacket

be healthy and fit

be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit

not be pregnant

be able to understand instructions in English


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