Snorkel between Continents in Silfra Fissure | Free Photos

Snorkel between Continents in Silfra Fissure | Free Photos
The entrance staircase to Silfra Fissure.
Overlooking the surface of Silfra Fissure. You'll never believe what's just below the surface!
Experience the majesty of Silfra Fissure with a snorkelling tour.
Silfra Fissure is well known for its dramatic underwater scenery.
Your dry suit will keep you buoyant on the water's surface.
You'll make memories to last a lifetime at Silfra Fissure.
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Join this fantastic day exploring the glacial depths of Iceland’s premier dive spot, the exquisite Silfra Fissure, with this incredible snorkelling day tour. This is an amazing opportunity for any explorers in Iceland looking to visit one of the most unique places, not just in the country, but in the world. 

You will begin this tour at the designated meeting point, the information centre at Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Once here, you will take a short journey through the volcanic, moss-laden fields of the National Park, finally unloading at the Silfra car park. Here, you will listen as your friendly and experienced PADI Divemaster guide provides a quick safety briefing. 

They will also hand out all of the necessary kits for snorkelling in Silfra, including neoprene hoods and gloves, a thermal undersuit, a drysuit and, of course, your own mask, snorkel and fins. This equipment will keep you buoyant throughout your time in the fissure, as well as offering a great deal of thermal protection against Silfra’s 2°C / 35°F glacial water. 

Once you enter the water, you will be immediately awestruck by the incredible shades of blue so prevalent in the fissure, as well as its jagged, algae strewn canyon walls. As you float above this canyon, you will have the opportunity to touch each side; this means that you’re placing your hands on both the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates (one of the major reasons as to why Þingvellir is so internationally beloved). 

Moving along the fissure, you will discover Silfra Hall (the fissure’s widest section) and the magnificent Silfra Cathedral (the fissure’s deepest section), as well as a gorgeous shallow oasis at the fissure’s end known as the “Real Blue Lagoon”.

So don't delay any further! Hurry now and you too can discover the amazing sights of Silfra glacial fissures, one of the major wonders to be found in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Snorkelling, Cultural Activity
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 12 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Þingvellir, Silfra, Þingvallavatn
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 09:00 10:30, 13:00, 14:30,

You meet us at the departure location.
Silfra Parking lot - at Thingvellir National Park
  • Free photos from the tour

  • Small Group Guarantee

  • Certified PADI Divemaster

  • All Snorkelling Equipment

  • Hot Drinks and Cookies

  • Silfra entrance fee

  • Transfer to/from Reykjavík

  • Meals

What to bring:
  • Warm Outdoor Clothing

  • Thick Socks

  • Comfortable Underwear

  • A Towel

  • Snacks and Drinks

Good to know:

To participate in this tour you must be able to fully communicate in English or have an interpreter with you at the time of the tour. Please note that you must be ready to wear a tight and constricting dry suit to protect your body from the cold.

You should be a minimum of 150 cm and a maximum of 200 cm in height and weigh between 45 and 120 kilos along with being physically fit. Be able to swim and be comfortable in the water. You must be a minimum of 14 years of age. 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 60 years of age, you need a medical waiver. 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.

Before partaking in this tour you will have to read, signed and followed directions of the Snorkeling Silfra Medical Statement, along with signing a liability release form at the start of the tour.

Please contact the operator for further information and application papers.

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