Snorkeling Tours
Snorkeling tours allow you to immerse yourself in one of the world's most astonishing underwater sites, Silfra ravine in Þingvellir National Park. In a drysuit or a wetsuit, you'll swim between two tectonic plates, through pristine water where the visibility exceeds 100 metres.

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Snorkeling tours allow you to immerse yourself in one of the world's most astonishing underwater sites, Silfra ravine in Þingvellir National Park. In a drysuit or a wetsuit, you'll swim between two tectonic plates, through pristine water where the visibility exceeds 100 metres.
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5 Day Summer Package with Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Explore the best of Iceland with this 5-day summer package. See all the main attractions of Iceland including Reykjavík, the Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon. You’ll travel all the way to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon taking in the wonders of Iceland’s South Coast as you go. Let us take care of the details of planning your perfect trip to Iceland whilst you focus on the adventure. This tour is all-inclusive, making the most of your stay in Iceland. It includes accommodation for 4 nights, all transportation and tours of all the best locations. You can also opt to hike on a glacier with a gorgeous view of the South Coast before you reach Jökulsárlón and the Diamond Beach. A view atop a glacier allows you to witness the full splendour of Iceland’s immaculate nature the best way possible. You'll see the most stunning waterfalls, an otherworldly black sand beach, magnificent glaciers, and awe-inspiring volcanoes. You'll also have the chance to explore Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík, and you can add on extra options during your day on the famous Golden Circle route if sightseeing at some of the most popular places in the nation isn't exciting enough. You can, for example, go horseback riding through a geothermal field near Gullfoss waterfall exploring Iceland’s wondrous terrains. You could also opt for more action and go snowmobiling on top of Langjökull glacier. Or, for some real geological excitement, snorkel in Silfra gorge and float between two continental plates, exploring the mysteries of the deep blue waters that make this location a true natural wonder. You'll make your home in the city center of Reykjavík for 3 nights, as well as spend another night in Vatnajökull National Park so that you can fully embrace Icelandic nature on your trip. This gives you plenty of time to enjoy the hiking trails in the countryside, just as much as the art galleries, museums, and cafés in the capital.  Enjoy the long summer days and explore all the best the country has to offer on this perfect 5-day itinerary! Reserve now to save on costs and choose a date to check for availability. Book your Iceland summer adventure today.
4.9
63 reviews

Duration
5 days
Available
Mar. - Oct.
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5 Day Self Drive Tour | Reykjavik, Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Book this 5-day self drive tour to visit Iceland's most famous attractions. On your trip, you'll visit some incredible places, including the Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, Reynisfjara black sand beach, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and many of Iceland's most famous waterfalls. Self drive tours are perfect for those wanting to take the wheel and have full control over your journey, without having to worry about tour groups and guides. You'll travel in full comfort throughout your trip. All lodgings will have an ensuite bathroom, and breakfast will always be included, so you will be able to rest comfortably between your days of adventure. On the first day, collect your car and head to the capital city, Reykjavik. You'll have the evening to decompress from your flight and settle in. If you like, you can relax at the world-famous Blue Lagoon before you go ahead to the city. Bathing in the tranquil azure waters amid a volcanic landscape can be the perfect start to your trip, and a great introduction to Iceland. You'll begin the proper adventure on the second day, by driving around the world-famous Golden Circle. You're in the driver's seat, so spend the day doing what you'd like. Visit the foundation of Icelandic history, Þingvellir, see the geysers and enjoy the famous Golden Waterfall, Gullfoss. Take your time at each destination to experience the true wonders of the Golden Circle in the best way. Further along on your trip, you will travel alongside the infamous glacier and volcano Eyjafjallajökull, and past the stunning Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls. The highlight of the South Coast is the otherworldly Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where you can sail among enormous icebergs, and walk along the rugged black sand shores of the Diamond Beach. Often referred to as the crown jewel of Iceland, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon will leave you amazed by the genuinely awe-inspiring moving icebergs. If you're lucky, you may also spot some seals resting in the lagoon. A boat trip around the glacier lagoon is just one option you can add to your stay. You can also go horse riding, glacier hiking, snowmobiling, and even take a trip inside the ice caves. All these adventures are at your fingertips and promise lasting memories of your arctic holiday. We understand that you are visiting Iceland to experience nature at its best, and to escape the city and its crowds. That is why we have included hidden gems and spectacular attractions not known to many others on this tour. The itinerary we'll provide you with will ensure you don't miss a thing. This will help you uncover some of the more secret natural wonders of Iceland. So don't hesitate to jump on this opportunity to see some of Iceland's best attractions in 5 days! Check availability by choosing a date and book your Iceland adventure.
4.7
31 reviews

Duration
5 days
Available
Apr. - Aug.
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Drysuit Snorkeling in Silfra with Underwater Photos | Transfer included

Dive into this drysuit snorkelling tour of Silfra fissure in Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Starting at the edge of Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland, this tour allows you to snorkel in the Silfra fissure between two continents. This tour is perfect for those who enjoy or would like to try snorkelling and enjoy a once in a lifetime experiences. You'll have an unforgettable view down into the depths below, thanks to the silvery water which gives Silfra its name. The water is so clear, you'll be able to see as far as 100m (almost 330 ft) down, to the shadowy caves that are formed by centuries of earthquakes widening the fissure and releasing the pressures of the earth's crust. It's the only place on Earth where you can swim between a meeting place of worlds: the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Witness the strength and power of the land as you drift on the current. Plants resembling troll hair grow on the rocks, floating in the water, and you'll see many shades of green and yellow algae. Silfra was recently ranked #15 on the World's Best Dive Sites, chosen by CNN News. With this tour, you can experience the mysteries below without being a fully qualified diver, and make a fun afternoon of it while you enjoy the national park. There are also several walking trails around Silfra to enjoy the scenery by the water and witness this unique site from all perspectives. Because you're wearing a drysuit, you'll view Silfra from the surface while the slow current carries you through a stunning underwater landscape. You stay dry underneath the drysuit, and you'll be warmer in the water, which is usually around 2–4 °C (36–39 °F). The water is so cold because it is meltwater from Langjökull glacier, filtered through porous lava rock for as much as 100 years before finally flowing into the fissure at the height of purity. Go ahead, take a sip and explore this otherworldly phenomenon. Don't miss your chance for a refreshing dip in the purest water on Earth! Check availability by choosing a date and book your Iceland adventure at Silfra now.
4.7
225 reviews

Duration
4,5 hours
Available
All year
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Snorkel between Continents in Silfra | Free Underwater Photos

Join this fantastic excursion to explore the glacial depths of Iceland’s premier dive spot, the exquisite Silfra Fissure, with this incredible snorkelling 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. Get your picture taken with a GoPro while swimming across the continents and receive them on your email immediately after your tour at no extra cost! You will begin this tour at the designated meeting point, Silfra Parking lot by the marked van at Thingvellir 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. 
4.9
90 reviews

Duration
3 hours
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All year
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Small-Group Golden Circle & Snorkelling in Silfra | Free Underwater Photos

See the classic sights of the Golden Circle, visit some hidden gems, and snorkel in crystal clear glacial water on this exciting day tour.  Those looking for a fun and unique way to experience both Icelandic nature and culture should book this tour now. Get your picture taken with a GoPro while swimming across the continents and receive them on your email immediately after your tour at no extra cost! Thingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area, and Gullfoss waterfall are the three natural attractions that make up the Golden Circle and no visitor to Iceland should miss visiting these beautiful sights.  On this tour, you will not only see the three essential sights. In addition to that, you will get to snorkel in the crystal clear waters of Silfra Fissure, found within Þingvellir National Park.  The tour starts when you are picked up in Reykjavík and whisked away to the fissure Silfra. After receiving a drysuit and other snorkelling equipment, you’ll enter the water and will undoubtedly be awestruck by the incredibly bright blue colours of the fissure. You’ll be snorkelling between continents as Þingvellir National Park is neither located on the Eurasian nor the North American tectonic plates, but in a rift valley between.  After your journey through Silfra, it is time to explore the rest of Þingvellir, with its beautiful canyons and lava fields. Þingvellir is also the birthplace of Iceland’s parliament as it was here where the Viking settlers would gather to set the laws of the land.  From Þingvellir you’ll visit the geothermal area of Geysir where you’ll see bubbling mud pools, steaming and hot springs, as well as the mighty geyser Strokkur which erupts every 5-10 minutes. Then, it is off to the stunning waterfall Gullfoss where you’ll watch as glacial water from Langjökull glacier, hurls down in two ‘steps’ into an ancient canyon. Then it is off to some hidden treasures found near the Golden Circle route, an aquamarine lake inside a crater which is made up of red volcanic rocks. Mix sightseeing and adventure with this fun-filled day tour. Travel to some of the best sites in Iceland in a small group and create memories that will last a lifetime and receive free photos at the end of your tour at absolutely no extra cost. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
36 reviews

Duration
10 hours
Available
All year
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Silfra Snorkelling Tour

Join this fantastic snorkelling tour in the world famous Silfra Fissure, found in Iceland's only UNESCO World Heritage site, Þingvellir National Park. This is the perfect tour opportunity for adventure-hungry travellers looking to experience an activity that can be found nowhere else on earth; swimming between the continents. After being picked up from your accommodation in Iceland's capital, Reykjavík, you will be driven roughly forty minutes to one of the country's most beautiful and important regions, Þingvellir. 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, 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, Þingvellir is also home to the glacial spring, Silfra Fissure. Here, water originating from Langjökull 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 100 metres. The water at Silfra is 2-4° Celsius (35-39°Fahrenheit), never freezing thanks to the light current that runs through the fissure.  In order to give yourself thermal protection in the water, you will be wearing 7mm wetsuits; whilst 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. Snorkelling in Silfra Fissure is available as a tour all year round.  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. 
5.0
14 reviews

Duration
4 hours
Available
All year
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Wetsuit Snorkeling Tour in Silfra with Underwater Photos | Transfer included

Join this wetsuit snorkelling tour in Silfra fissure at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thingvellir National Park. It's an out of this world adventure inside a hidden natural wonder, where the 100 m (almost 330 ft) underwater visibility and bright colours make for an unbelievable afternoon. The pristine water in Silfra is one of the purest and clearest streams you’ll find on the planet, which is why it is named Silfra (silver)! When snorkelling in Silfra, you are travelling between two continents, ending the tour in a lagoon often called "the real Blue Lagoon" because of the bright blue colour of the water. Silfra is one of the most highly regarded diving locations on earth for all these reasons and more. Located on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, it is one of the largest fissures on Lake Þingvallavatn, a result of the endless tension of the earth as pressure builds and earthquakes tear the landscape, widening into fissures and underwater caves. Snorkelling in Silfra rift where you are guided into this magnificent scenery is a treat for all nature lovers and adventure seeking individuals and groups. Because it is a wetsuit tour, you'll have more freedom of movement and will even be able to free dive by holding your breath. The wetsuits you will use are 6 mm in thickness and isolate the body well from the cold water. The water temperature is between 2–4 °C (36–39 °F). However, when wearing a wetsuit, water always gets underneath the suit, which slowly warms up. You'll need to bring a bathing suit to wear underneath the wetsuit. Thick or wool socks can help to keep your feet warm even whilst wet! In short, you'll be able to dive deeper, but you'll be exposed to colder temperatures. If you think the water might be too cold for you, try Adventure Viking's drysuit tour, which provides the same beautiful scenery while keeping you much warmer. So don't miss your chance to see the beautiful underwater world of Silfra fissure! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
69 reviews

Duration
4,5 hours
Available
All year
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Top-Rated Snorkeling Silfra Tour | Meet on Location

Come along on a unique snorkelling adventure to the crystal clear waters of Silfra fissure on the #1 Tour in Reykjavik, according to TripAdvisor. Those wanting to spice up their Icelandic holiday with a once-in-a-lifetime tour should not let this opportunity pass them by. Silfra is a fissure created by the separation of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. This remarkable crack between two tectonic plates continuously fills with glacial water that has been trickling through underground lava for approximately 30 years. This natural filtering system allows for over 100 meters of visibility and makes it among the clearest bodies of water on the planet. You will meet your instructors at the parking lot of Silfra fissure in Þingvellir National Park. The highly trained instructors will first dress you in an undergarment and drysuit. After suiting up, your guide will lead you through the four parts of the Silfra fissure. As the glacial water finally reaches Silfra it creates a very slight and comfortable current and all you need to do is allow yourself to float downstream. Because of the water’s clarity, this floating may feel in fact more like flying. You will spend about 30-40 minutes snorkelling through Silfra. After a short walk back to the parking lot, hot chocolate and cookies will be waiting for you. Please be sure to bring a pair of long underwear and two pairs of thick wool socks to make sure that you stay comfortably warm in the 2°C water. Your hands and face will come into direct contact with the water, but the rest of you should stay dry. If the weather is less than favourable, no worries, this company has a “changing room” on wheels for you to take shelter in while changing. This is truly an is an otherworldly experience; the near-freezing water, astonishing colours, and sensations of flying provide a unique environment for liquid meditation that you will never forget. This tour is run by the 5 Star PADI Dive Center that was the first company to offer snorkelling tours of Silfra. They are the pioneers in snorkelling and diving tours in Iceland and after 20 years of experience, they have become the experts in the field. They go above and beyond to offer the highest quality experiences and they love what they do! Don't miss this awesome adventure! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
35 reviews

Duration
3 hours
Available
All year
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Freedive Silfra Tour in a Wetsuit

Marvel over Iceland’s hidden underwater world on this freediving tour of Silfra ravine. This trip should not be missed by those who love snorkelling but want more freedom than a standard drysuit tour would allow. This tour begins in the carpark by Silfra in Þingvellir National Park; you can specify during booking if you would like to be picked up and dropped off. Þingvellir is one of Iceland’s most famous spots, being the only UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Icelandic mainland as it was the original site of what is now the world’s longest-running parliament. The geology of Þingvellir is of more interest to you, however. Located right between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, it has become riddled with ravines as they have pulled apart. Due to underground meltwater travelling through the porous lava rock from Langjökull glacier, all these ravines fill with water, which has been filtered for decades.  It is thus some of the cleanest and clearest in the world. You can drink it, and see for over 120 metres. Your guide will tell you all about your route and the safety requirements, before getting you in your wetsuit and providing you with your equipment. Once your group is ready, you will head to the staircase and enter the water. The first thing you’ll notice is that it is chilly; the second thing is that it's unbelievably beautiful. You’ll warm up as you swim through Silfra, diving to its depths and exploring its dramatic features. For about forty minutes, you’ll immerse yourself in this underwater world, with far more freedom and flexibility than other snorkelers and divers in their drysuits. Once you get out of the water, you’ll return to the car-park for some hot chocolate to warm up with. Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the underwater wonderland of Silfra. Check availability by choosing a date. 
5.0
6 reviews

Duration
4 hours
Available
All year
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Snorkeling in Silfra & The Golden Circle with Underwater Photos | Full day experience

Admire the incredible sites of the Golden Circle, and see one of them in an exhilarating and unique new way with a snorkelling adventure in Silfra. This tour is perfect for those who want to see Iceland’s most famous places, but don’t want to miss out on any excitement. You will be picked up in the morning and head straight towards your snorkel; nothing, after all, will wake you up like a plunge into Icelandic spring water.  Þingvellir, where Silfra is located, is within the rift valley between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, which are visible as soon as you enter the park. The geology and surrounding nature are breathtaking, and you will have your opportunity to explore them later in the day. First, however, you will reach Silfra and get into your snorkelling gear. When you enter the ravine, you will be instantly mesmerised by its incredible beauty. Not only is it a dramatic gorge, up to 63 metres deep, but it is a freshwater spring, with some of the clearest naturally occurring water in the world; the visibility exceeds a hundred metres. Once you have marvelled over this wonder, you will exit the water, get into your dry clothes, and start exploring Þingvellir. This park is not only famed for its geology but also its fascinating history. It was here, after all, that early Vikings formed a representative parliament in 930 AD, which still continues to this day. This makes Þingvellir the original site of the world’s longest-running parliament and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Following your walk through this area, you will head to the geothermal valley Haukadalur, home to hot springs, steam vents, and two geysers. The first of these was the first described in European literature and gave all others their name: Geysir itself. The second is Strokkur, which, unlike its neighbour, is incredibly active, erupting every ten minutes or so to heights of up to forty metres. Finally, you will head to Iceland’s most famous waterfall, Gullfoss. This majestic natural feature tumbles in two tiers into a beautiful canyon, and there are several viewing platforms to admire it from. One of these sits just feet away from where the water is falling. Do not hesitate to jump on this tour. Plunge into Silfra's depths, and explore the famed Golden Circle. Check booking availability by choosing a date.
4.9
18 reviews

Duration
9 hours
Available
All year
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Top-Rated Snorkelling Silfra & Horseback Riding Tour

Combine snorkelling and horse-riding on this action-packed day tour. This excursion should not be missed by those who are eager to actively immerse themselves in Iceland’s nature. You’ll be picked up from downtown Reykjavík in the morning, and your guides will drive you to Þingvellir National Park, where your snorkel will be conducted. Þingvellir is the original site of the world’s longest-running, ongoing parliament, but better famed for its dramatic geology. The North American and Eurasian tectonic plates visibly frame the park, and the tension caused by the way in which they pull apart has torn many ravines and fissures through the landscapes in the area. These fissures fill with spring water, as the lava fields of Þingvellir have a lot of groundwater travelling from Langjökull glacier. Due to the underground filtration process, the water that emerges in the fissures is so clean that it is drinkable and so clear that you can see for over 120 metres.  Before exploring the ethereal underwater world in one of these fissures, Silfra, your guides will tell you about the route, safety, and equipment. After gearing up, you’ll be escorted to the entrance and assisted into the blue. Throughout the forty minutes or so that you spend in the water, you will be left with no illusions as to why Silfra is considered one of the world’s best snorkelling and diving locations. The scale, colouration and clarity combine to make this an incredible underwater experience that you will never forget. You’ll warm up after the tour with hot chocolate and cookies, before travelling back along the route you came to the valley of Mosfellsdalur, where your horses are waiting. Again, you’ll get a quick safety briefing and be provided with the necessary equipment, before meeting your steeds.  Icelandic horses are incredibly special creatures. They are much friendlier, more sociable and smarter than other breeds, as well as being notably smaller. Their size and disposition make them perfect for beginners, although more experienced riders will be more than content and able to try out the unique gait, the 'tölt', that only Icelandic horses have. You’ll be paired with a horse that suits your experience, before setting out into Mosfellsdalur. There are beautiful rivers, towering mountains, and verdant country to explore here, and there is no better way to do it than by horseback. After an enjoyable ride, you’ll return to your van, and be taken back to Reykjavík. Combine two fantastic experiences into a single day with this awesome combination tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration
8 hours
Available
All year
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3 in 1 Bundle Discount Activity Tours | Volcano Exploration, Snorkelling, & Glacier Hike

Spice up your self-drive trip with this fantastic tour bundle. Iceland is a land of ice, water and fire and with this discount combo of three tours, you’ll have the opportunity to explore all these elements; you’ll hike up a glacier in Vatnajökull National Park, snorkel between continents in Silfra Fissure, and descend into the empty magma chamber of a volcano.  This is the perfect opportunity for those planning on driving from Reykjavík to the Golden Circle and South Coast because by booking this bundle, you’ll be booking three separate tours which you can take on three separate days, allowing you to fully customise your holiday here in Iceland. Plus, you’ll get a 10% discount by booking these excursions in one go! All you have to do is get to each tour start location and enjoy your adventure. You can start off your trip around Iceland with a visit to the vibrant magma chamber of Þríhnúkagígur volcano, located a short drive from Reykjavík city. Then, as you drive between the sights of the Golden Circle, stop at Þingvellir National Park to snorkel in the crystal-clear waters of Silfra fissure. Finally, after traversing the South Coast, you’ll end at Skaftafell Nature Reserve for an exhilarating hike up a glacier. Make your Icelandic holiday a memorable one with this excellent tour bundle. Save a buck and add to your trip some adventures unique to this country of ice, water and fire. Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
1 review

Duration
3 days
Available
May. - Oct.
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10 Day Self Drive Tour | Top Ring Road Attractions & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Make the most of your time in Iceland with this extensive 10-day self-drive tour. Throughout your adventure, you will discover all the famous natural wonders Iceland has to offer, and many sights you may not even know exist. Travel around Iceland on your own schedule and enjoy a complete adventure. This self-drive package helps you save money without sacrificing any of the experiences. You will drive around the entire Ring Road, taking you around the whole country, including the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and the famous Golden Circle. Better yet, it offers full comfort - your accommodation will always have an ensuite bathroom and breakfast is included. Best of all, you have total freedom to choose where to drive and when to leave. There are no bus schedules or impatient tour guides to worry about. You're free to spend as much time in each spot as you'd like, taking in Iceland at your own pace. At Guide to Iceland, we want you to experience the best of the natural beauty this country has to offer. We hope you'll leave feeling revitalised and exhilarated by the beauty of the Icelandic landscape. To help with this, we've handpicked hidden locations across the land where you can be almost entirely alone, far from noisy people or busy streets. These are included in our travel plan, which you'll receive after you book.  Customise your vacation during booking so that it's precisely what you've been dreaming of. On your way around the Golden Circle, snorkel in the space between two continental plates, go snowmobiling on Langjökull glacier or explore the inside of a volcanic magma chamber (if you're here between May and November). You can also take a tour to an ice cave in Mýrdalsjökull glacier and visit the world-famous Blue Lagoon Spa. Furthermore, you could hike atop a glacier or board a ship to see the giants of the deep in the whale watching capital of Europe. You can also get the lay of the land with a horse riding trek, journey into dark lava caves, or even walk inside man-made channels within Langjökull glacier. Check out how many stunning sights and activities you can see and do in Iceland on this fantastic trip! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
100 reviews

Duration
10 days
Available
Apr. - Aug.
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6 Day Summer Package with Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

See the best of Iceland with this 6-day summer package. Explore the quirky city of Reykjavík, the spectacular Golden Circle, and the renowned South Coast of Iceland to discover the most incredible attractions. This relaxing holiday package is the perfect opportunity for those looking to visit the country's most stunning spots in summer. By booking this package, you'll get to see waves crashing to shore on the famous Reynisfjara black sand beach and watch powerful geysers spout high into the air at the Geysir geothermal area. You will also have the chance to unwind in the warm and tranquil azure waters of the Blue Lagoon, discover the vibrant, diverse hidden gems of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and explore the vibrant city of Reykjavík. If you are looking to add some extra excitement to your trip, you can spice up the days with incredible adventures. These additional activities include snowmobiling on some of Iceland's vast white expanses, snorkelling in the glacial water of Silfra in between two continents at Þingvellir National Park, and riding an Icelandic horse through Iceland's wild countryside. You also have the opportunity to hike up one of Iceland's most spectacular glaciers or, if you're planning on visiting from May onwards, you could even sail between the magnificent and awe-inspiring icebergs of Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Before your arrival, all transportation, accommodations and activities will be taken care of so all that's left for you to do is to relax, enjoy the scenic nature and have fun. Let us take care of the details while you focus on fantastic experiences. What's more, you'll get to take advantage of the longer days under the stunning midnight sun, giving you extra time to explore. Come along on an adventure of a lifetime with this 6-day summer package. Experience the best of the land of fire and ice under the midnight sun. Check availability by choosing a date and book your Iceland adventure.
4.7
43 reviews

Duration
6 days
Available
Apr. - Oct.
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7 Day Self Drive Tour | The Ring Road of Iceland

Take a 7-day self drive tour around Iceland. You'll drive the complete ring road and see all the best spots along the way. This self drive tour gives you the freedom to explore Iceland at your own pace and discover the most beautiful parts of the country. This tour is the perfect combination of nature-loving outdoor fun and the comforts of Iceland's most beautiful historic cities: Reykjavík and Akureyri. On a self-drive tour, you have total control of where you go and what you see. There are no tour guides or other guests to worry about on this trip - you're in the driver's seat. You will travel the Ring Road around the whole of Iceland and visit two national parks, see some of Iceland's prettiest fishing villages and in between, marvel over countless waterfalls, volcanoes, craters, mountains and hot springs. At the end of each day, you will rest in full comfort accommodation with an ensuite bathroom. Breakfast is also included for every night of your stay, starting each day of adventure the right way. The Ring Road will take you to the most famous of all of Iceland's attractions, but most visitors seek to escape the crowds on their travels as well. There are many secret locations which will allow you to break free of that tourist feeling and get back to nature. You will receive an individual itinerary after you book, full of hidden gems and old favourites so that your holiday will be second to none. This will allow your adventure to cover both Iceland's best-kept secrets as well as the more well-known attractions. You can also add some extra activities to your tour during the booking process to make your holiday that extra special. There are options such as snowmobiling on top of the mighty glaciers, trekking to the top of Iceland with a glacier hike, visiting the world-famous Blue Lagoon, and a boat tour around the icebergs of Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. In a few clicks, you can add these fantastic extras to your trip to help make it a truly once in a lifetime experience. The summer days in Iceland are long, so make the most of them by starting early and finishing late. You won't ever need to reach a destination 'before it gets dark' since between May and August is midnight sun season, when it doesn't get dark.  Pack in as much stunning scenery as you can with this 7-day self drive tour! Check availability by choosing a date and book your Iceland adventure now.
4.8
34 reviews

Duration
7 days
Available
May. - Oct.
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7 Day Self Drive Tour | South and West Coast & the Golden Circle

Hit the road and see all of Iceland's most popular destinations on this awe-inspiring 7-day self-drive tour. This tour is perfect for anyone who wants to make their own choices about where to go and what to do in Iceland, without worrying about tour guides or other people in a group. Highlights include Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon on the south coast, Snæfellsnes peninsula in the west, the capital city Reykjavík, the famous Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon. All accommodation will come with an ensuite bathroom and, of course, breakfast is included so that you will lodge in full comfort during your stay. Although these sites are the most well-renowned, Guide to Iceland wants to help you find those unusual places where you can withdraw from the masses and get back to nature. The unique itinerary you will receive after booking, therefore, with attractions hand-picked by local experts, will help you find beauty and solitude within this country, and have an experience like no one else's.  You'll be visiting all three national parks in Iceland. You'll also get to see plenty of waterfalls, black sandy beaches, glaciers, volcanoes, and hot springs around every curve of the road. You can even add more activities, to make a fabulous combination of sightseeing and adventures. Before visiting Snæfellsnes Peninsula, you can explore a magma chamber of a volcano and on your way around the Golden Circle, you can snorkel in the divide between continents at Silfra gorge, or snowmobile on the ice cap of Langjökull. To top it off, all these fantastic adventures can be added to your holiday. To sweeten the deal, we also offer those who add these excursions to their Self Drive upon the time of booking a special, discounted price, making it budget friendly, and adding some thrill to your travels. You can take a boat tour around Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, strap on your crampons and go into an ice cave on Mýrdalsjökull glacier, or hike across the ridges of the glaciers Sólheimajökull or Skáftafellsjökull. On this trip, there is plenty of time to make the most of these incredible opportunities. Book now to see all Iceland's most popular spots, and to have the holiday of a lifetime. Check availability now, by choosing a date. 
4.8
42 reviews

Duration
7 days
Available
Apr. - Aug.
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6 Day Self Drive Tour | The Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Explore the best of Iceland on this affordable 6-day self drive tour. This tour takes you from the world-famous Blue Lagoon, through the vibrant capital city of Reykjavik, around the wondrous Golden Circle, along the beautiful South Coast, and all the way to the incredible Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. This is the perfect tour to explore some of Iceland’s most spectacular attractions. You are behind the wheel on this self-drive tour so you can fill every minute with beautiful scenery, local hot spots, and historical landmarks. Alternatively, you can choose a few must-see locations and go slowly, taking time to meet the locals and to capture gorgeous photos. On a self-drive tour, you are in total control to experience the best adventures of Iceland. To make sure your holiday is both relaxing and full of adventure, you will lodge in full comfort, with an ensuite bathroom and breakfast included each night. We hand-pick all the accommodation options to make sure your experience of Iceland is that extra special. On this tour, you will see the most incredible sights and experience the true wonders of our shores. The sites will include the spectacular waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, the fascinating rift valley of Þingvellir, and landmarks such as Gullfoss waterfall and Reynisfjara beach. The tour is crowned, however, by an afternoon at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, where you can watch in awe as beautiful icebergs break from Europe’s largest glacier and float serenely to the ocean. If you’re lucky you might even spot some lounging seals relaxing in the lagoon. It is important for most travellers that they experience the real Iceland, and feel its history within the stunning nature. To help you with this, you will receive a custom itinerary after you book. This will highlight plenty of unique spots that will allow you to relax without the crowds, and take in the true desolate beauty of this country.  Don't forget to take a look at the extra activities during booking. You can go hiking, ice caving, snorkelling, horse-riding, snowmobiling and even descend into an empty magma chamber of a volcano. There are near endless options for those with a taste for adventure to make this a truly once in a lifetime adventure. Take your time to read through and add some extra activities from our selection to pick the best options for you. From spectacular mountain hikes to black sand beaches, waterfalls to the glacier lagoon, this trip has it all. Check availability by choosing a date and book your Iceland adventure.
4.8
45 reviews

Duration
6 days
Available
Apr. - Aug.
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9 Day Self Drive Tour | Circle of Iceland & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Embark on a grand adventure encircling Iceland on this amazing self-drive tour. You'll be sure to see all the most popular sites, such as the world-famous Blue Lagoon,  the Golden Circle, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. You will have the opportunity to take your time at each place, choosing when to arrive and when to leave, as there are no tour guides, departure times, or other groups to worry about on this vacation. Your travel will be in full comfort, always lodging with an ensuite bathroom and, naturally, breakfast is included. Not only will you get to experience these incredible, popular places, but you will receive a custom itinerary after you book that will direct you to the more unique locations. For many travellers to Iceland, being alone in the untouched landscape is a huge part of this country's appeal; and by referencing this guide, you will be able to immerse yourself in the solitary landscape as much as you desire.  If all this is not enough, you have the option to add a multitude of exciting adventures onto your trip during booking at a discounted price. Ride a snowmobile on Langjökull glacier, hike a glacier on the South Coast, descend into an ice cave, take a boat trip on the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, go whale watching in Húsavík town, or a horseback ride in the North. The opportunities are endless and allow for a perfect balance between sightseeing and activities. Nine days is a great amount of time in which to explore Iceland, giving you the opportunity to fit in these experiences while still being able to reach your destinations in good time. There is no need to rush - unless, of course, you want to. As has been said, on this tour, it's all up to you.  Leave no part of Iceland undiscovered on this complete tour package. Check booking availability now, by choosing a date.
4.6
17 reviews

Duration
9 days
Available
May. - Oct.
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7 Day Northern Lights Self Drive Tour | Destination Ice Cave

Spend a week in Iceland travelling to the best attractions of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, the Golden Circle, and the South Coast with this 7-day tour. This tour is designed for those who wish to visit as many beautiful locations as possible. Visiting during the Northern Lights season is the perfect opportunity to tick this natural wonder off your bucket list. Upon booking, you will receive a personal itinerary guiding you to the country's top locations such as the Golden Circle, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, as well as all three national parks in Iceland, each with its own distinct beauty.  You'll journey through the wild terrains of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula with lava fields, mountains and the famous Snæfellsjökull glacier. Then you'll adventure into the awe-inspiring attractions that make up the Golden Circle route, which top the list for many travellers to Iceland. The rest of your trip will be spent exploring the beautiful natural landscapes of Iceland's South Coast and you will even get the chance to enter the famous blue ice cave. You are behind the wheel on this self-drive tour, so you will have the freedom to create your own adventure. During the booking process, you can add on tours to really make the most of your time in Iceland. You can choose to visit the azure waters of the Blue Lagoon, snorkel between two continents, race across the white expanse of a glacier on a snowmobile, visit a rare and unique ice cave in Vatnajökull National Park or a climb inside the magma chamber of a volcano. This is the perfect way to explore some of Iceland's best attractions and you will have the time to take it all in at your own pace. There are plenty of stops along this tour that will leave you with countless incredible memories. Visit Iceland's most iconic attractions and spend your nights searching for Northern Lights with this 7-day self-drive tour. Don't miss out on this winter adventure. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
189 reviews

Duration
7 days
Available
Sep. - Apr.
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8 Day Summer Self Drive Tour | West & South Coast In-Depth

Take your time getting to know all that Iceland's south and west coasts have to offer on this slow-paced self-drive tour. This is the perfect hassle-free vacation for those who want to explore Iceland's attractions in depth. On this 8-day tour, you'll have ample time to explore the Golden Circle and the attractions of Iceland's South Coast, including the glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón, various waterfalls, black sand beaches and picturesque little towns. This itinerary also includes some downtime in Reykjavík and time to enjoy the best of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, often named 'Iceland in miniature' due to its diverse natural attractions. On your route, you'll visit all three National Parks of Iceland, and you'll want to have plenty of time to enjoy each one, so on this holiday you'll never feel rushed, especially as it never gets fully dark and you can use the lingering days to explore long into the nighttime. As you are behind the wheel, you are in control of how long you stay at each attraction, but by spending two nights in the same accommodation, you can fully explore the area surrounding you. Instead of rushing through each part of Iceland and only skimming the surface of available attractions you'll have both two nights on the Golden Circle, as well as two nights on the South Coast. To help you make the most of each location, there are optional add-on tours in each area, as diverse as glacier hiking and exploring ice caves, to relaxing in modern spa retreats. Other options include exploring the depths of Iceland's volcanic lava caves, whale and bird watching, snorkelling between continents or pumping up your adrenaline on a snowmobile drive across a glacier! All of these come at a discounted price if you book them now. Don't wait any longer and book this 8-day in-depth tour of west and south Iceland now! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
19 reviews

Duration
8 days
Available
Apr. - Aug.
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4.6
20 reviews

Duration
4 days
Available
Apr. - Aug.
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4 Day Summer Self Drive Tour | The Golden Circle & Vik

Join this 4-day summer self drive tour of Iceland's most incredible attractions. You'll explore the famous sites of Iceland's Golden Circle and the wondrous terrains of the South Coast. This is the perfect tour for those who want to experience the very best attractions of Iceland in a short space of time under the longer daylight hours of the midnight sun. This self drive tour takes you through beautiful sites such as the Golden Circle and the Kerið eruption crater, where you'll find Iceland's most important historical and geological wonders. The Ring Road will take you along the South Coast, past two stunning waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, before you reach the impressive black sands of Reynisfjara beach and the quaint town of Vík. After you arrive in the country, you can choose to have a rejuvenating soak in the world-famous Blue Lagoon Spa before journeying to Europe's most northerly capital city, Reykjavík. Bathing in the tranquil azure waters of the Blue Lagoon amid a volcanic landscape is the perfect way to start your trip to Iceland.  Next, you'll journey into Iceland's famous Golden Circle where you'll see a range of fantastic sites. These include the dramatic landscape of Þingvellir National Park, the towering spouting geyser called Strokkur, and one of Iceland's biggest waterfalls, Gullfoss. Then you'll adventure down the Ring Road through the diverse plains of Iceland's South Coast. You'll witness waterfalls, glaciers, volcanoes, mountains, rolling hills, quaint towns and the famous Reynisfjara black sand beach. The wide variety of attractions and spectacular spots make Iceland's South Coast one of the best parts of the country to visit on a shorter trip. There are also plenty of other extra activities you can add to your trip to enjoy some incredible experiences. You can take a snorkelling tour in Silfra fissures between 2 continents or scale an ice cap on a glacier hike. You can descend into a unique blue ice cave, zoom across Langjökull glacier on a snowmobile or ride one of the charming Icelandic horses. Upon booking, you'll receive a personal itinerary created by a local travel expert so that you can experience the best of the natural world in Iceland. You'll be guided to some of the country's most popular spots as well as the hidden retreats only the elves know about. Furthermore, all lodgings on the tour are in full comfort, always with an ensuite bathroom and a full continental breakfast. So don't hesitate! Treat yourself to an incredible trip in Iceland with this 4-day summer self drive tour. Check availability by choosing a date and book your Iceland adventure today.
5.0
6 reviews

Duration
4 days
Available
Apr. - Aug.
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8 Day Summer Tour Package | Best Attractions in Iceland

Join this 8-day Iceland summer package to explore the very best spots in the country. During this trip, you can hike on Europe's largest glacier, explore the insides of a volcano, sail amongst icebergs, and even walk behind a waterfall under the long daylight hours of the midnight sun. This tour is perfect for adventurous people keen to take advantage of some once in a lifetime experiences. Over eight days and seven nights, you will be taken along the picturesque South Coast to famous places of natural beauty, such as the Golden Circle sightseeing route, Reynisfjara black sand beach, and Iceland's crown jewel, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. This package also offers you the chance to fly to the north to visit Lake Mývatn or head west to the richly diverse and picturesque Snæfellsnes peninsula. This tour package offers more optional activities and destinations so that you can tailor it to your interests. If you love to swim, snorkelling in Silfra fissure between 2 continents on your day touring the Golden Circle will make it that much more memorable. You could also add some extra adrenaline-pumping fun by going snowmobiling on Langjökull glacier or walk into the stunning ice tunnels under the glacier.  If you want to experience the firey side of Iceland and witness as many volcanos, craters, and geothermal fissures as possible, you should not miss out on the Þríhnjúkagígur volcano tour, which boasts the only place on earth that you can go inside of a volcano. Delving deep into this dormant volcano magma chamber is a very surreal experience with a multitude of colours, sounds and smells, making it one of the highlights of a trip to Iceland. Another thrilling option is to take off to the north for Day 6. The moon-like landscape of Lake Myvatn and its surrounding areas will make you feel like an astronaut on an interstellar space mission. Under the midnight sun, this geothermal hot spot is one of the most unique places in the whole of Iceland. If you want something more romantic and picturesque, head off to Snæfellsnes peninsula in the west, often referred to as "Iceland in miniature." Walk around the cute fishing villages and visit Mount Kirkjufell, and you will end the day with a refreshed spirit and some beautiful photos. If you've tired yourself out with all this activity, by day 7, you can opt to stay in the city and explore the cafés and souvenir shops of Reykjavik. Or, if you're determined to see it all, you can take a day trip to Snæfellsnes peninsula for more scenes bursting with nature's beauty. Due to limited availability and high demand for summer accommodation and these unique activities, it is recommended that you book as soon as possible, so this dream trip to Iceland becomes a reality this summer. So, don't hesitate to book and check availability by choosing a date and book your Iceland adventure.
4.8
35 reviews

Duration
8 days
Available
Apr. - Oct.
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7 Day Summer Package | Customise Your Trip

Create the perfect holiday in Iceland with this 7-day summer package. See some of Iceland’s most beautiful sights, such as Reynisfjara black sand beach and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and customise your days by adding exciting activities such as visiting the Blue Lagoon and hiking in the Highlands. This is the perfect holiday package for those who like to follow their own path but let others take care of the arrangements. With this 7-day package, you’ll get a tour of the famous Golden Circle which you can spice up by adding adventures such as snowmobiling on a glacier, snorkelling in Silfra fissure or riding an Icelandic horse.  You will also embark on a 2-day tour of the stunning South Coast of Iceland, seeing silvery waterfalls, stretches of black sand beaches, majestic glaciers, and a stunning glacier lagoon. There, you will have the opportunity to go glacier hiking and, if travelling from May onwards, sail between icebergs at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Back in Reykjavík, you will have the choice of taking a tour which allows you to step inside Langjökull glacier or entering the magma chamber of a volcano. You can also choose to spend the day exploring the city, take a journey into the Highlands or go whale watching. All accommodations, transfers, and activities will be taken care of prior to your arrival, and so all you have to do is decide what you want to do with your time in Iceland. Customise your trip to the land of ice and fire and book this fantastic 7-day summer package now. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
10 reviews

Duration
7 days
Available
Mar. - Oct.
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About Snorkeling Tours

Snorkeling tours in Iceland are conducted in Silfra fissure, which can be found within Þingvellir National Park. Silfra is a natural glacial spring, boasting water visibility that exceeds 100 m (330 ft). If you wish to partake in a tour here, you must wear a drysuit or wetsuit to stay comfortable in the 2-3°C water. Only those who can swim are permitted on snorkeling tours.

1. Can I meet the guides on the location?

Yes, though the specific meeting point will differ with each operator. Some may wish to meet you at the nearby visitor's centre, others in Silfra car park. Contact your tour operator directly, or alternatively, email info@guidetoiceland.is for further information.

2. Do I need to know how to swim?

Yes, all participants must know how to swim. Though the drysuits are very buoyant, guests are required to exert themselves physically whilst on the tour.

3. Is it possible to negotiate about the age limit?

No, the tour operators need to adhere to Icelandic law, which states that you must be 14 years of age in order to take part in snorkeling in Iceland.

4. Is the water cold?

The water in Silfra is a consistent 2-3°C (35-37°F), year-round. Because Silfra has a light current running through it, the fissure never freezes, not even during the winter.

5. Do you need to wear a drysuit?

Most operators require you to wear a drysuit, although some will also let you snorkel in a wetsuit. There are no options to snorkel without protective equipment, however, as the water is far too cold.

6. What other equipment will I use in Silfra?

Alongside the drysuit, you will wear a pair of neoprene gloves, a neoprene hood, a pair of fins and a snorkeling mask. 

7. Is the tour cancelled if it is raining or snowing?

No, tours at Silfra will go ahead unless extremely strong winds warrant a cancellation. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact the tour operator directly or email our team at info@guidetoiceland.is.

8. Are there snorkeling tours in the ocean?

No, all snorkeling in Iceland takes place in Silfra fissure.

9. Is the water drinkable in Silfra?

Yes, and absolutely delicious. Remember "The Golden Rule", however, and don't drink too much (drysuits are known for self-containing any liquid).

10. How long does the tour last?

The tour lasts at least two hours, with snorkeling time ranging between 30 and 45 minutes.

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Snorkeling in Iceland

Iceland’s majesty does not just exist at surface level. For explorers willing to brace the cold, this country boasts a number of hidden underwater treasures, some of which are heralded among the best snorkeling and dive sites in the world.

But snorkeling in Iceland is quite unlike what most world travellers are used to. Swap out the beach shorts for a drysuit, trade-in tropical fish for dark and mysterious canyons, and lower the temperature dramatically, and you’ve got yourself a closer impression.

Regardless of the differences, snorkeling in Iceland is one of the most exhilarating, unexpected and unique activities available to visitors. How often, after all, does one go snorkeling amidst the snow?

Silfra Fissure, while heralded as Iceland’s premier snorkeling site, is but one of many glacial rifts that exist within Þingvellir National Park. As the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates continue to separate little by little each year, the continental no man’s land between them bears the brunt of the tension, often forming deep cracks and ravines that are submerged by glacial water.

One day in the distant future, these plates will have split apart so much that the adjacent lake, Þingvallavatn, will come to flood the whole national park.

Silfra Fissure has a slight current, meaning there is little need to swim (though swimming ability is a prerequisite). As your drysuit keeps you buoyant in the water, you can merely float the gauntlet, breathing in slowly as your eyes fully take in this subaquatic paradise. With near 100 metres visibility, you’ll have a captivating bird’s eye view over the fissure, its rock laden bottom, domineering canyon walls and luminescent green algae.

As previously mentioned, Silfra Fissure is lacking in fish-life (though young and smaller fish are known to treat the ravine as a nursery), but more than trades off for its unbelievable aesthetic.

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