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Snorkeling in Silfra Day Tour

Duration

2,5 hours

Availability

All year

Difficulty

Easy

Pickup

Meet on Location

Min. age

12 years

Region

South

Discover a stunning underwater canyon between two continental plates in Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that makes Iceland one of the most special snorkeling places in the world.

Why you’ll love this tour

  • You will spend a day visiting the extraordinary Þingvellir National Park and enjoying the stunning landscape at first hand.
  • You’ll dive into crystal-clear Silfra Fissure, one of the highest-rated diving spots with unparalleled visibility.
  • The underwater scenery that you experience in Silfra is found nowhere else on Earth.
  • Our guides are all experienced PADI divemasters and instructors that have been through professional training before running any of our tours.
  • After snorkeling in the cold water, we’ll warm you up with hot cocoa and cookies.
  • We built our own changing room so you’ll have the opportunity to dress up inside a heated changing van.
  • A dedicated Surface Support will assist you before and after the snorkeling experience.  They also provide extra safety for you and the guides.

What’s included?

Included

  • Guided snorkeling tour
  • All necessary snorkeling equipment
  • Hot chocolate and cookies after the snorkeling trip
  • Heated changing room
  • Extra Surface Support person before and after the tour
  • Entrance fee into Silfra

Not included

  • Transportation between Reykjavík and Silfra

Highlights

  • Snorkeling between continents
  • Guided Snorkeling tour in Silfra with a Certified PADi® Divemaster
  • Small group guarantee (6 person max per guide)
  • Tectonic Rift Valley
  • Silfra Fissure
  • Thingvellir National Park

Tour itinerary

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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.

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 FAQ & Important notes

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The following is important information applicable to this tour. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us by email or phone, we are here to make your tour exceptional!

Operation:

This tour is operated by our trusted partner.

Meeting point:

Maps with directions to Silfra can be found here.

Please note that the Silfra car park is restricted to commercial vehicle parking. Your parking lot is P5, about a 5-minute walk down the road from Silfra. The National Park charges a fee for car parking to be paid on MyParking.
If you would like to book the transportation service from Reykjavík to Silfra, please contact us!

Driving time to Silfra from Reykjavík is ca. 1 hour. If you are early, you can stop at the Thingvellir Information Center.

Booking:

Our day tours are very popular and we have many days when all the available seats are booked out. Please book your tour early to avoid disappointment. You can book this tour online using the booking form or just call our office. We typically respond to phone calls from 8:00 AM to 17:00 PM GMT – if you do not reach us, please send an email and we will reply to your message as soon as possible.

Prices:

All prices are per person. We accept payment by major credit and debit cards with no additional fees. Gratuities are not included.

Tour itinerary changes:

At all times your safety is our first priority. You can expect any kind of weather in Iceland. For this reason, the tour itinerary may be subject to change the sights without notice or the tour might be canceled due to weather, or other unforeseen circumstances. If the timing changes, we will need your valid mobile phone number to contact you and inform you of the time change. Please don’t forget to fill out your phone number on the booking form. If the tour is canceled, you can choose to receive a full refund or to reschedule your tour for another day. We make every effort to avoid any such changes wherever possible.

What to bring:

Since the weather is unpredictable, always bring comfortable outdoor clothes. Since the water temperature is cold, please bring warm and long underwear layers and warm socks.  Jeans are not suitable clothing; a waterproof jacket and shoes and a warm sweater are highly recommended. It’s best to wear waterproof boots. Bring contact lenses if you wear glasses and your personal daily medications if required.

Safety requirements:

Participants must have read, signed and followed directions on the online Snorkeling Medical Statement (link will also be provided in the confirmation email).

Please have our Snorkeling Medical form signed off by a doctor if you are age 60 or older.

All participants must be at minimum 150cm / maximum 200cm and minimum 45kg / maximum 120kg. Please check our dry suit size chart and make sure that you fit within our snorkeling suits.

Be at least 14 years of age on the year, be physically fit and be comfortable in the water and be able to swim.

All participants must be able to communicate in English.

Medical conditions:

Persons with recent surgery, or who are pregnant are not recommended to participate in the snorkeling tours. Please let us know of any allergies or medical conditions that you may require assistance with.

Payment and cancelation:

Full payment is required at time of booking to secure your place. We require 24 hrs notice of cancellation for a refund. Any cancellation made within less than 24 hours prior to departure will be fully charged.

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14.990 ISK

All prices are per person.

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