AD AA-ITB #208
Snorkeling in Silfra in Thingvellir National Park in Iceland
Trip difficulty: 2 out of 5 possible. Rated: Easy
Day trip, available directly from Reykjavik in Iceland.
- Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir National Park)
- Silfra Fissure
- North American and Eurasian tectonic plates
Pick up Time: Pick up starts 1.5 hours before tour start; 8:30 for the departure at 10:00, 10:30 for the departure at 12:00, 12:30 for the departure at 14:00 and 15:30 for the 17:00 departure. Please be ready in time. Please note that it can take 30 minutes for us to arrive.
On Location Time: If you prefer to meet us on location you need to be at the Information Center at Þingvellir 15 minutes prior to your tour start.
Duration: Approximately 4 hours with pick up / approximately 2 hours if you meet us on location.
Included: Certified Padi Diveguide / Divemaster. All necessary snorkeling gear; including a specially made suit to keep you warm and dry in the glacier water.
Clothing: Warm undergarments, preferably fleece/wool (no cotton!), warm woolen socks and a change of clothes (just in case).
The Silfra Fissure is one of Iceland’s most desirable snorkeling spots. Located in the heart of Thingvellir National Park, this narrow channel of blue water meandering through a giant lava field does not look like much on the surface. But below, supernatural shades of blue, perfect visibility, and incredible rock formations make up a magical sub-aquatic paradise. Enjoy a great snorkeling experience as you drift peacefully in the comfort of a warmly insulated drysuit accompanied by our highly skilled guides. Silfra, frequently rated as one of the worlds top ten dive sites, is located between the tectonic plates of Europe and America. With up to 100 meters of underwater visibility, Silfra is truly a mesmerizing site, not to be missed by any snorkeler, experienced or not. Into the Blue offers a relaxing but exotic trip in a highly unique and captivating environment!
Bad eyesight? You will be wearing snorkeling goggles while in the water and you won’t be able to wear your glasses underneath. So unless you are bringing your own prescription goggles we recommend that you acquire contact lenses for your snorkeling tour
PLEASE NOTE: Although you don't need to "swim" while snorkeling, we recommend that you can because you have to be comfortable with floating in water to be able to enjoy to the fullest. People that can’t swim tend to panic water and we do not want you to do that.
Disclaimer: All snorkeling trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to there own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.
All necessary specialized snorkeling gear, including a specially made down suit to keep you warm in the glacier water.
What do I need to bring?
Warm undergarment clothing (fleece/wool sweater and pants), warm wool socks and a change of clothing (just in case).
• The tectonic meeting place of America and Europe.
• Þingvellir National Park
• The purest glacier water in the world.
• Up to 100 meters of underwater visibility.
• One of the world´s top ten dive sites.