Into the Blue - Snorkelling Silfra


Into the Blue - Snorkelling Silfra

Unique experience in Iceland - explore the extraordinary underwater world of the Silfra rift in Thingvellir National Park

Join this day tour to explore the hidden world made of lava rock, sand and algae in the most surreal shades of colours.

Highlights: The heart of Þingvellir National Park • Snorkelling between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates

Activities: Sightseeing Tours in Iceland, Snorkelling
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 4-6 hrs
  • Region: South Iceland
  • Level of difficulty: Low
Price per person:
23990 ISK

Tour description

We drive to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your guide will tell you all about Thingvellir along the way. You then explore one of Iceland's best kept secrets: the Silfra freshwater fissure, a submerged rift between two tectonic plates. Iceland is the only place in Europe where you can see a mid-ocean ridge on land and in water. On this tour, you swim between the Eurasian and North American continental plates and watch an otherworldly scene unfold.

Snorkelling is for everybody and it's a fantastic experience. You don't need to be a certified diver in order to join our snorkelling tour and experience water at its clearest, revealing a fascinating world below the surface. The clarity of the Silfra waters is exceptional - the visibility exceeds 100 meters (328 feet), making it one of the world's top snorkelling and diving sites.

What’s included

  • Guided tour with snorkelling
  • All the equipment needed for snorkelling, including a dry suit
  • Transportation to Thingvellir National Park
  • Hot chocolate and cookies after the snorkelling trip
  • Entrance fee (ISK 1000) into Silfra

Info

  • Season: All year round
  • Duration: 4 - 5 hours
  • Departures: Daily

Morning Snorkelling Tour:
11:00-11:30 from 1 October until 31 March
08:00-08:30 from 1 April until 31 September

Midnight Sun Snorkelling Tour:
16:00-16:30 from 15 March until 31 August 

  • Pickup time from 1 October until 31 March: 10:00-10:30
  • Pickup time from 1 April until 31 September: 08:00-08:30
  • Meeting time at the Information Centre at Þingvellir National Park: approx. 1 hour later
  • Min / Max: Maximum of 8 snorkelers per snorkel guide.

Prerequisites:

Participants must:
be at least 150cm tall
be at least 45kg
be at least 12 years of age
be comfortable in water and be able to swim
be physically fit
be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit
not be pregnant

Anyone above 60 years old and/or with a history of medical condition fills out and present us the medical form attached here

Silfra is an extreme environment— the water is near freezing 2-4°C (35-39°F) year around, it is a health and safety aspect we take very seriously.

Please confirm via email:

 Your pick-up location, including the street address
Contact phone number with country code
● Name, height and weight for each participant
● Do all the participants have swimming experience? 

Please bring with you

● A towel, warm woollen socks & undergarments; a change of clothes
● If you have bad eyesight: wear contact lenses or bring your own goggles with prescription

● You can find more information about the site in the article on Þingvellir National Park

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