Snorkeling between the continents
Into the Blue
Discover the secret underwater canyon between continents that makes Iceland a most unusual snorkeling destination. Great adventure available all year round!
Price from 18.990 ISK per person.
- Þingvellir national park (Thingvellir)
- Silfra fissure
- North American and Eurasian tectonic plates
Duration: Approximately 4 hours with pick up / approximately 2 hours if you meet us on location.
Pick up time: Pick up starts 1.5 hours before tour start. Please be ready in time. Please note that it can take 30 minutes for us to arrive. Not all tours have a pick up available so please check when making your booking that this is an option if you need a pick up from Reykjavik hotels.
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. GPS 64°15’23.508″N 21°6’58.676″W (WGS84).
Minimum requirements: 16 years old, 45kg and 150cm. Participants need to be comfortable in water and be able to swim.You are unable to participate if you pregnant.
There is a current in Silfra and you must be comfortable swimming against it.
The water is Glacial water and is 2 degrees, we don not recommend this tour for anyone with pre existing medical conditions
Included: Certified PADI Diveguide / Divemaster. All necessary snorkeling gear; including a specially made suit to keep you warm and dry in the glacier water. Silfra admission fee.
Remember to bring: Warm undergarments, preferably fleece/wool (no cotton!), warm woolen socks and a change of clothes (just in case).
This product is also available as a private tour, for more information click here.
- + − More details
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. This tour is available throughout the year and is a great choice in winter as well as summer. Silfra, frequently rated as one of the world’s 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!
Please note that pick up costs 5.000 ISK extra.
- + − Driving directions
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.
Please note that the national park charges a small fee for parking.
If you have your own transport and want to meet us, then the meeting time is 15 minutes before announced departure time at the Þingvellir service center/campsite. See map for details.
- + − Need glasses?
You will be wearing a snorkeling mask while in the water and you won’t be able to wear your glasses underneath. So unless you are bringing your own prescription mask we recommend that you acquire contact lenses for your snorkeling tour.
- + − Swimming
You need to know how to swim because you have to be comfortable with floating in water to be able to enjoy to the fullest.
All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.
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