Snorkeling in Silfra in Þingvellir National Park in Iceland
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Day trip, available directly from Reykjavik in Iceland.
The Silfra fissure is one of Iceland’s best kept secrets. Silfra, which is situated in the heart of Þingvellir, the site of the world’s oldest parliament, is an otherworldly scene. The crystal clear water in the deep fissure gives you a feeling of being weightless as you float down with the lazy current. Frequently rated as one of the worlds top ten dive sites, the Silfra offers up to 100 meters of underwater visibility and is located on top of the separation between Europe and America! After an hour of snorkeling we climb out and head back to the car. Into the Blue is a relaxing but exotic trip in an environment most will only encounter in their dreams.
Bad eyesight? Since you are wearing snorkeling / dive goggles to see underwater there can be nothing in the way of the seal to keep them from filling up with water. That is, you can not wear glasses underneath the goggles. You will have to go without them, wear eye lenses or bring your own goggles with prescription.
PLEASE NOTE: Although you don´t need to "swim" while snorkeling, we recommend that you can. The reason for that is people that can´t swim tend to panic when they are in the water. You have to be comfortable with floating in water.
We also offer tour that combines sightseeing on the Golden Circle with Super Jeeps and Snorkeling in Silfra. Click here for more.
The Into The Blue Day Tour is included on the following great value adventure holidays:
What is snorkeling? Participants swim in specially made dry suits through the crystal clear water. We breath through snorkles to have an unobstucted view of the landscape beneath the water level and everyone swims with fins to make things easier.
If you plan to drive and meet us in the National Park the meeting point is at the Main Information station at the camp site, after you have entered the National Park it self - see map for details.
If you plan to drive and meet us on location, the meeting point is on the parking lot outside the Information Centre by the Thingvellir National Park campsite. Note: When driving from Reykjavík on road 36 you will first see a Visitor Centre and viewpoint for Þingvellir on your right hand side. This is NOT the meeting point, keep going and drive further for 5-10 min on road 36 and you will see the Information Centre on your left hand.
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.
Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from the 30th of November to the 30th of November
Optional pick-up from Reykjavík. You can also join the tour from our starting point in Þingvellir National Park. Certified Padi® Diveguide / Divemaster. All necessary specialized snorkeling gear, including a specially made down suit to keep you warm in the glacier water.
What to bring with you
Warm undergarment clothing (fleece/wool sweater and pants), warm wool socks and a change of clothing (just in case).
Duration of trip
Maximum number of participants
8 persons per guide