The snorkeling tour begins when we pick you up at your accommodation in Reykjavik and drive with you to Thingvellir National Park. During the one-hour drive, your guide will provide you with background information about the unique geology and cultural history of Silfra fissure, as well as the surrounding area of the UNESCO world heritage site – Thingvellir.
Upon arrival at Silfra, your guide will give you your dry suit and snorkeling equipment. Your guide will explain how to use this equipment and how to ensure that you will be warm and comfortable during your 30 to 40 minute snorkeling tour of Silfra Hall, Silfra Cathedral and Silfra Lagoon.
During your snorkel, you will explore the four main parts of Silfra. You will float through Big Crack, Silfra’s narrowest section where the continental plates are so close you can almost touch them simultaneously. The fissure then widens into Silfra Hall, where the full spectrum of Silfra’s colors and clarity become all the more apparent. At this point, if you look at just the right angle, you can see all the way to lake Thingvallavatn, over 150m away. Near the opening to Thingvallavatn, we will enter the Silfra Cathedral; as the depth reaches 23m you feel like you are flying over the boulders and glacial silt. Your snorkel is finished in the endless visibility of Silfra Lagoon.
Do you have a PADI diving license? You can also dive in Silfra fissure!
(if your travel companions do not have a diving license, please contact us to book. Your friends can snorkel while you dive!)
Duration: 4-5 Hours
Operation: All year
Pick up time: Please see booking engine – note that pick up is not available for all departure times
Meeting time: 10-15 minutes before tour time. Directions HERE.
Included: Guided snorkeling trip, all necessary snorkeling equipment, hot chocolate and cookies after the snorkeling trip, entrance fee to Silfra of ISK 1.000
Bring: Long underwear, thick socks, suitable clothes for the weather of the day
This tour can change depending on weather conditions, so this tour needs to be flexible. We are concerned about your safety.
Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!
NOTE that all participants age 60 or older AND all participants under a doctor’s care for any ongoing medical condition must receive a doctor’s clearance for this tour. The medical form to bring to your doctor can be viewed and downloaded HERE.
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