Come along on an adventure in Þingvellir National Park and go snorkelling between two continents. Those looking for a unique experience in Iceland should not let this opportunity pass them by.
Silfra is a fissure located in Þingvallavatn lake, and it was created by the separation of the North American and Eurasian continental plates. The crack fills with glacial spring water that has been seeping through underground lava rock for decades. This natural filtering system makes the water crystal clear and provides unparalleled underwater visibility for snorkellers.
This is also the only place in the world that you can snorkel between two tectonic plates. Iceland sits atop the mid-Atlantic Ridge, where the North American and the Eurasian tectonic plates separate. Silfra is precisely the point at which these two continents are tear apart in different directions. This beautiful underwater world is, therefore, one you will never forget.
Silfra fissure is located in Þingvellir National Park, a short drive from Reykjavík city. You will be picked up in a comfortable van and driven the scenic route to Þingvellir. If you'd rather meet your instructors on location, please check out Snorkelling Silfra Tour | Meet on Location.
The water is very cold—just above freezing—but the expert guides will dress you in a dry suit so that you don’t get wet. Thereafter, the guides show you the best technique to manoeuvre in the water and then lead you through Silfra’s four sections. Floating through this canyon, you will see vivid colours and an underwater landscape that are completely unique—in fact, they seem totally otherworldly!
After your time in the water, you will take off the dry suit and get a cup of hot chocolate with some cookies to warm you up.
Join this fun-filled tour and explore the underwater world of Silfra fissure. Book now to secure your place on this exciting excursion. Check availability by choosing a date.
To participate in this tour you must be able to fully communicate in English or have a translator 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.