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Snorkelling in Silfra | Depart from Reykjavik

Snorkelling in Silfra | Depart from Reykjavik

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Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration
5,5 hours
Difficulty
Moderate
Languages
English
Available
All year
Minimum age:
12 years old

Experience pure bliss while snorkelling in the mesmerizingly blue glacial waters of the Silfra fissure in Thingvellir National Park. This tour will pick you up in Reykjavík and take you to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Þingvellir, where Iceland's first parliament (Alþingi) had their meeting during the Viking times in 930 CE.

The North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet in Þingvellir, so this is your unique chance to snorkel between the tectonic plates. This can be done nowhere else on the planet, so make sure to join us for this once in a lifetime chance of an extraordinary adventure. The water in the Silfra ravine is crystal clear and mesmerizingly blue. You will experience unmet visibility of up to 150 meters as you float along the ravine. Some even call this exclusive experience "a liquid meditation". 

 The glacial water in the fissure comes from Langjökull glacier. The water has been filtering through the lava rocks for 100 to 200 years. You will feel all the opposing yet complementary forces of Icelandic nature and geology with rough and harsh lava stones and floating soft lakes and streams. Underwater you will feel complete calm while being carried down the fissure by a lazy stream. The Silfra site has been voted one of the world's ten best diving sites for a reason, so join us in this captivating environment, and experience it for youself.

Many travellers name snorkelling in Silfra as one of the best experiences on their trip to Iceland, so it's clear this isn't a tour to be missed.

We will supply you with all gear necessary, and our highly skilled and qualified guides will give you a thorough introduction into snorkelling.

Come prepared with questions for your guide as they are highly experienced working in this fantastic area and will be more than happy to answer any questions you have.

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Included

- Certified PADI Diveguide/Divemaster
- All necessary snorkeling gear; including a specially made suit to keep you warm and dry in the glacier water
The tectonic meeting place of America and Europe
Þingvellir National Park
The purest glacier water in the world
Up to 100 meters of underwater visibility
One of the world´s top ten dive sites

Activities

Snorkelling

Attractions

Þingvellir
Silfra
Þingvallavatn

What to bring

Warm undergarment clothing (fleece/wool sweater and pants), warm wool socks and a change of clothing (just in case)

Good to know

Please make sure to read our Snorkeling handbook to prepare for the tour: https://adventures.is/wp/external/snorkeling-silfra-guide.pdf

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