Snorkeling Silfra Tour

Snorkeler hitting the surface of Silfra
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Highlights:

  • Snorkeling in crystal clear waters of Silfra
  • Floating between continental plates
  • Rift volcanic valley's
  • Unique experience

Description:

You don’t need to be a certified diver in order to experience water at its clearest!  Snorkeling Silfra is for everyone who feels comfortable in water and is ready for a fantastic snorkeling adventure. We offer daily snorkeling tours at Silfra where you can explore, relax and float between two continental plates, in the rift valley’s of Silfra with tendering clarity of the water and the mesmerizing colors of this magical underwater world.You don’t need to be a certified diver in order to experience the snorkeling Silfra tour! This tour is for everyone to enjoy who feels at ease and comfortable in water and is truly an amazing adventure for the whole family.

What to expect? On this Iceland adventure tour you’ll explore the four main parts of Silfra. You’ll float through Silfra’s narrowest section “Big Crack”, where the continental plates are so close you can almost touch them. As the fissure widens you find yourself in the magical Silfra Hall where the full spectrum of Silfra’s colors and clarity become all more apparent. You then enter the Silfra Cathedral, near to the opening to Þingvallavatn, as the depth reaches 23 meters you feel like you are flying over the boulders and glacial silt. The snorkel tour ends in the endless visibility of the Silfra Lagoon.

Travel tip: Take the opportunity to float in between North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. This tour is operated from Þingvellir National Park - approximately 1 hour drive from Reykjavik. 

Reykjavik to Silfra Fissure

 

Availability:

  • All year
Duration: 3 hours

Difficulty:

  • Rated 2 out of 5 or Easy

Pickup:

  • No

Meet on Location:

  • Yes

Minimum Age:

  • 14 years old

Ratio:

  • 6:1 per guide
Price: ISK 17,490

Included:

  • Guided snorkeling tour
  • All necessary snorkeling equipment
  • Hot chocolate and cookies after the snorkeling trip
  • Entrance fee of ISK 1.500,- into Silfra

Not included:

  • Lunch

What to bring:

  • Long underwear
  • Thick socks
  • Suitable clothes for the weather of the day
  • Contact lenses if you wear glasses

Departures:

  • 08:30, 10:30, 11:30 AM, 14:00 & 17:00 PM

Operates:

  • Every day

Good to know:

  • ✓ Participants are not allowed on tour without signing the Diving Silfra Medical Statement and, if necessary, a physician’s approval which can be found with the Medical Statement.
  • ✓ Drive to Þingvellir National Park is approximately 1 hour from Reykjavik.
  • ✓ You can expect to be with us for about 3 hours.
  • ✓ You will be in the water for around 30-40 minutes and the remaining time is needed for getting in and out of the gear.
  • ✓ Pick up service is available for this tour. Pick up service costs an additional 5.000,- ISK.
  • ✓ Snorkeling Silfra Fissure (tour) is w/pickup.

Special Requirements:

  • ✓ Be physically fit
  • ✓ Each participant must sign our liability release form at the start of the tour
  • ✓ Having read, signed, and followed directions on the Silfra Medical Statement
  • ✓ Be at minimum 45 kg / maximum 120 kg
  • ✓ Be at minimum 14 years of age
  • ✓ Be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit
  • ✓ Be able to communicate in English or have a translator available at all times during the tour
  • ✓ Not be pregnant
  • ✓ Minimum of 2 participants
  • ✓ Maximum of 6 participants per guide

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