Fantastic 3 Hour Wetsuit Snorkeling in Silfra Tour with Transfer from Thingvellir

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4 hours
English, Icelandic, Danish
Mar. - Jan.
Minimum age
12 years old


Join this fantastic snorkeling tour in the world-famous Silfra Fissure in Iceland's only UNESCO World Heritage site, Thingvellir National Park. This is the perfect tour opportunity for adventure-hungry travelers looking to experience an activity that can be found nowhere else on earth; swimming between the continents.

This tour begins at Thingvellir National Park, a stunning location 29 miles (47 kilometers) from Reykjavik. Not only is this one of the only places in the world that you can see both the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates exposed from the earth, but it is also where the world's first democratically elected parliament, the Alþingi, was formed in 930 AD. 

Aside from its rich geological and historical draws, Thingvellir is also home to the glacial spring, Silfra Fissure. Here, water originating from the Langjokull glacier travels for half a century through underground tunnel networks before exiting at Silfra. 

The fissure itself is directly between the North American and Eurasian plates, taking the form of a deep blue canyon with visibility that can often reach 330 feet (100 meters). The water at Silfra is 35-39° Fahrenheit (2-4° Celsius), never freezing thanks to the light current that runs through the fissure. 

In order to give yourself thermal protection in the water, you will wear 7mm wetsuits. While thinner than a drysuit, wetsuits provide more flexibility and movement in the water, allowing you to dive and swim to your heart's content rather than merely float on the surface. 

Silfra Fissure is split into three distinct segments; Silfra Hall (the fissure's widest point), Silfra Cathedral (the fissure's deepest point) and "The Real Blue Lagoon", a shallow area of cracks and sand at the fissure's end.," snorkeling in Silfra Fissure is available as a tour all year round. 

While wildlife is scarce in Silfra, the views are unforgettable. The water is also so clean that you can drink it as you swim!

Because of the wetsuits' buoyancy and flexibility and the fissure currents, you will find the journey easy and comfortable. 

After over half an hour in the water, you'll return to drop off your equipment. You can then continue with your day, perhaps driving on to Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir Geothermal Area, the two additional sites of the Golden Circle.

So don't don't hesitate any longer. Hurry now and you too can experience this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the underwater majesty of Silfra Fissure. Check availability by choosing a date. 

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All snorkel gear needed to do the tour
Thingvellir national park fees
Dryrobe overcoat while doing the tour
Hot cocoa after snorkel tour




What to bring

Bathing suits and a towel
Warm Clothing
Your Camera

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Prerequisites for this tour:

Be at least 145 cm (4’9") and max 2.10m (6,10")

Be at least 45 kg (100 lbs) and max 130 kg. (300 lbs)

Be able to swim and be comfortable in water

Be physically fit

Not pregnant

Be at least 12 years of age

Be mentally, physically, psychologically and medically fit to do swim in the water

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. 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. Please contact the operator for further information and application papers.

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