Water activity

From Reykjavik: Silfra Fissure Snorkeling Half-Day Trip

Activity provider: Arctic Adventures

From Reykjavik: Silfra Fissure Snorkeling Half-Day Trip

Activity provider: Arctic Adventures
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From US$ 153.84 per person

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Snorkel between large volcanic canyons and discover the crystal clear waters that flow between the North American and Eurasian continents.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 - 5.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
You will be picked up from your accommodation at pickup points in Reykjavik. Only pickup locations specified on the pick-up list will be served. Due to traffic restrictions, pick up from hotels in the city center is not possible, nor from private Air BnBs. Please contact the activity provider to find out the closest pickup point if your accommodation is not on the list.
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Snorkel in one of the world's top-10 dive sites, at the Silfra Lava Fissure
  • Swim over the divide between the American and European continental plates
  • Enjoy underwater visibility in the crystal-clear waters of Thingvellir Lake
  • Drink in the history, culture, and geology of one of Iceland‘s most sacred sites
  • Take advantage of included transfers from Reykjavik or make your own way there
Full description

Undergo a unique underwater experience by snorkeling in the Silfra fissure on a half-day tour from Reykjavik. Frequently rated as one of the world's top 10 dive sites, Silfra offers up to 100 m (300 ft) of underwater visibility.

Admire views of Iceland's stunning landscape as you ride from Reykjavik to the heart of Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site. Snorkel in this location for 45 min with your guide, before returning to the warmth of the tour van and heading back to Reykjavik.

The cold waters melt off a glacier 50 km (30 miles) away and make their way through lava fields to beautiful Thingvellir Lake. Although the chilly waters are too cold to support much in the way of marine life, Iceland's Silfra crack runs down between the American and European continental plates and offers amazing underwater views.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off (If option selected)
  • PADI certified Dive guide/Divemaster
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Silfra admission fee
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People with epilepsy
  • People under 4 ft 9 in (150 cm)
  • People under 99 lbs (45 kg)

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Silfra parking lot, Hörgshliðarlaug, before the activity starts. The directions to the park are Thingvellir Parking P5 (can be found on google maps). This is the 2nd car park, 400m further down the road from where you will be diving. Walk 400m back along the road until you reach the car park with all the snorkel and dive vans.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Change of clothes

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Participants need to be comfortable in the water and be able to swim
  • Snorkeling in the Silfra fissure involves a moderate level of exercise
  • Remember to bring: warm undergarments, preferably fleece/wool, no cotton, warm woolen socks, and a change of clothes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 399 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    3.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Service
    4.7/5

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Couldn’t praise this trip enough. As a plus size lady who found it difficult to get the suit on I was supported and made to feel so welcome by all the staff. After a bit of nerves and a tear or too, they comforted me and told me it was nothing they hadn’t seen before. Our guide Dimitris was absolutely brilliant. Took amazing pictures just like the photos and told us all the facts. The pick up was also brilliant who took us to the national park for a photo opportunity took the time to tell us all about the history which was wonderful too! A once in a lifetime trip… BOOK IT.

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January 23, 2023

Great trip. Went at Christmas and were treated to a snowstorm on the way to the site. The snorkeling was very cool, but only in the water for about 20-25 minutes. Instructions about what to bring were a little vague. You need to bring an extra change of base layer clothes ( thermals, etc) as they may get wet during the snorkeling. Outer clothes never get beat the water. Also, you change into the diving suit and dry suit (which goes over the diving suit) while you’re standing with your group outside. The changing process can take 20-30 minutes. You also change out of the dive gear outside, so doing this in the winter is invigorating, to say the least.

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December 25, 2022

well organized tour and adaptive to changes like last minute pick up challenges. The actual activity was fun and unique. It is cold waiting to go into the water but very manageable once in the water. Plan on wearing two pairs of socks. If you have neck problems i would say that the effort and force required to put on the dry suit and take it off could be challenging.

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January 8, 2023

Product ID: 26046