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Snorkeling in Silfra Fissure - Small Group Adventure

Product ID: 26046
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Brave the chilly waters of Iceland's Thingvellir Lake and go snorkeling in Silfra lava fissure between the American and European continents. With amazing underwater visibility, this top-rated dive site can be enjoyed on a half-day tour from Reykjavik.
About this activity
Duration 2 - 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup optional

Pick-up available from authorized Reykjavik pick-up points
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Snorkel in one of the world's top-10 dive sites, at the Silfra Lava Fissure
  • Swim over the divide between the American and European continental plates
  • Enjoy unique underwater visibility in the crystal clear waters of Thingvellir Lake
  • Drink in the history, culture and geological importance that make up one of Iceland‘s most sacred sit
Full description
Snorkeling in the Silfra fissure is a unique and exotic underwater experience. Frequently rated as one of the world's top 10 dive sites, Silfra offers up to 100 m (300 ft) of underwater visibility.

The cold waters here melt off a glacier 50 km (30 miles) away, and make their way through lava fields to beautiful Thingvellir Lake. Although the chilly waters are too cold to support much in the way of marine life, Iceland's Silfra crack runs down between the American and European continental plates and offers amazing underwater views.

Admire views of Iceland's stunning landscape as you ride from Reykjavik to the heart of Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site. You'll go snorkeling in this amazing location for an hour with your guide, before returning to the warmth of the tour van and heading back to Reykjavik.
Includes
  • Small group experience
  • PADI certified Diveguide/Divemaster
  • All necessary snorkeling gear
  • Silfra admission fee
  • Free Wi-Fi On Board
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Pick-up from Reykjavik (can be purchased upon booking)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • Pregnant women

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

If you do not require pick-up from Reykjavík, then meet at the Silfra parking lot. Directions to park: park at Thingvellir Parking P5 (can be found on google maps). This is the 2nd car park, 400m further down the road from where you'll be diving from. Directions to meet your guide: Walk 400m back along the road until you reach the car park with all the snorkel and dive vans. Your guide will be waiting here. There are other companies at the site so make sure you go to the right one and show your voucher. Please be ready to meet your guide 15 minutes prior to tour start time.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Warm clothing
  • Change of clothes
Know before you go
• Participants need to be comfortable in the water and be able to swim
• Pregnant women are unable to participate due to the small risk of cold water entering the suit
• Duration: between 3-5 hours depending on pick-up or meeting point
• Minimum age: 12 years old and over 45kg and 150cm tall
• Remember to bring: warm undergarments, preferably fleece/wool (no cotton!), warm woolen socks and a change of clothes (just in case) - you will get a specially made suit to keep you warm and dry in the glacier water
• Please remember to read the snorkeling handbook prior to your snorkeling adventure. The handbook provides you with all the necessary information you will need to be able to prepare for your Silfra adventure. Link to the handbook: https://adventures.is/wp/external/Snorkeling-Guide-2018.pdf
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 110 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.6/5
Organization
4.5/5
Value for money
4.0/5
Safety
4.9/5

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Arctic Adventures

Product ID: 26046