Water activity

Silfra: Fissure Snorkeling Tour with Underwater Photos

Activity provider: TrollExpeditions
Water activity

Silfra: Fissure Snorkeling Tour with Underwater Photos

Activity provider: TrollExpeditions
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From US$ 161.59 per person

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Be the envy of all your friends and snorkel between the tectonic plates of North America and Europe at the Silfra Fissure in Þingvellir National Park.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Snorkel where the tectonic plates of 2 continents are drifting apart
  • Marvel at the amazing colors of the glacier meltwater
  • Get back to wild nature in Þingvellir National Park
  • Benefit from free souvenir photos of your unique experience
Full description

Snorkel at a site that National Geographic called one of the top dive sites in the world with this tour of the Silfra Fissure in Þingvellir National Park. Stay warm as you explore this magical underwater glacial world with a high-quality dry suit.

Swim through pure, filtered glacial meltwater. Keep your eyes peeled for local plant species and marine life like the dwarf char.

Explore the valley where the tectonic plates of North America and Europe drift further apart every year, located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Þingvellir National Park.

Includes
  • Guided snorkeling at the Silfra Fissure
  • Certified PADI dive guide
  • Small group activity
  • Dry suit and other snorkeling equipment to keep you warm and dry
  • Hot drinks and cookies at the end of the experience
  • Free GoPro photos of the experience
  • Parking fees
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
  • People under 3 ft 9 in (120 cm)
  • People over 6 ft 6 in (200 cm)
  • People over 65 years
  • People under 4 ft 8 in (145 cm)

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet at the company's parking lot at Silfra in Thingvellir National Park. You can park your car at P5 parking lot at Thingvellir and walk to the Tröll Snorkel Meeting Point.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing

Know before you go

  • Pregnant women are not permitted to take part
  • You must be physically fit to take part
  • You must be comfortable in the water and able to swim
  • You must be at least 12 years old
  • You must be able to communicate in English
  • You must weigh between 45 kilograms (99 pounds) and 120 kilograms (264 pounds)
  • You must be at least 145 centimeters and no more than 200 centimeters tall
  • Be prepared to wear a sometimes tight and constricting dry suit
  • All participants must read, sign and follow the directions on the medical statement form linked in the voucher information section.
  • You will need to get medical clearance from a doctor in order to participate if you are 60 years old or over
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 751 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Service
    4.9/5
  • Organization
    4.9/5

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Despite the cold weather (-17C), the experience was totally worth braving the chill. The water was so clear, you could see all the way down. Our guide, Andrea, was very knowledgeable and friendly, explaining how Silfra was created. Highly recommend the activity.. definitely back an extra pair of socks or two!

March 28, 2023

We were nervous about how cold the water would be since we went in January but once you get it, it’s not that bad. It’s mostly your feet, hands, and face that get cold but you’re not in the water for long so it’s manageable! Highly recommend- the views were amazing!

March 28, 2023

As a 50+ woman never having snorkelled before, let alone in Iceland in December, I was very apprehensive but this turned out to be the most amazing experience of a lifetime and once suited up I didn’t even feel the cold! Luce was an amazing guide and talked us through each step patiently.

March 28, 2023

Product ID: 166737