The Silfra fissure is the most impressive snorkeling site in Iceland, and perhaps the world. Silfra is located in Þingvellir, a UNESCO world heritage site. Silfra river is located in a crack between two tectonic plates, the Eurasian and the North American plates. Snorkeling in between these plates and experiencing crystal clear water is an incomparable experience.
Silfra is a unique site of wonder where you can snorkel in crystal clear water with up to 100 meters of visibility. Your tour through Silfra starts in the „Big Crack“, followed by „Silfra Hall“ where you will see wonderful rock formations with magnificent colors. Then you continue towards „Silfra Cathedral“, the grandest part of the fissure, and end up in „The Lagoon“ where you can examine the algae that grow in the lagoon in the clearest water you will ever find and you can reflect on the beauty that you just witnessed. You can either meet up with the snorkeling guides at the site in Þingvellir or book a pick up from your accommodation in Reykjavík.
Important Information about the start of the tour: You can either meet your guide directly in Þingvellir Park on location or you can also book this tour with a transfer from Reykjavík included. Please select the relevant booking form below. Pick up from Reykjavik either from your accommodation or one of the official bus stops
Please note that participants do not require any experience and this tour is perfect for beginners. You float on the water and it is very easy to maneuver in the water in the drysuits. There is a steady slow current that carries you downstream and your guide will show you where to go. The water is very cold but you will be very well protected from it in a drysuit that covers your whole body. On your hands and head, you wear a wet-suit material that quickly heats up from your own body heat. People that wear glasses have to wear contact lenses, using eyeglasses is not possible.
All participants aged 60 or older and all participants under a doctor’s care for any ongoing medical condition must get their doctor’s clearance for this tour. The medical form to bring to your doctor can be viewed and downloaded here.
Please bring long underwear, thick socks, and a small towel. It is not possible to wear glasses – please bring contact lenses if needed
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Meeting point: Meet on location in Þingvellir Park or transfer from Reykjavík. Pick up in Reykjavík from your accommodation or one of the official bus stops
Duration: Approximately 2.5 hours with meet on location and approximately 5 hours with transfer from and back to Reykjavík.
What to bring?
You can either meet your guide directly in Þingvellir Park on location or you can also book this tour with a transfer from Reykjavík included. Please select the relevant booking form below. Pick up from Reykjavík either from pick up from your accommodation or one of the official bus stops
This Silfra snorkeling tour is an adventurous experience and participants must:
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