Silfra Rift snorkeling excursion from Reykjavik

Silfra Rift snorkeling excursion from Reykjavik

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146 people chose this activity this year

Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Chill
  • Spoken languages: English, Icelandic
  • Fitness level: Occasionally sporty
  • Duration: from 3 hrs to 6 hrs
  • Cancellation policy: 
    moderate1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    Silfra, Tingvellir National Park, 801 Selfoss, IS, Selfoss 801, IS
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

The Silfra Rift is one of the best scuba diving spots on Earth, if you're not a certified diver don't worry! You'll be able to experience water at its clearest on a snorkeling excursion in Silfra!

This snorkeling excursion inSilfra is designed for everyone. You just need to feel comfortable in the water and be able to swim. Being ready for a fantastic snorkeling adventure is a plus. This amazing outing in Silfra will allow you to swim between two continental plates. Get ready to be surrounded by the astonishing clarity of the water and the breathtaking colors of this underwater world.

If you are staying at Reykjavík the guides can pick you up at your accommodation, or you can choose to meet them at Thingvellir National Park. If you decide to ride with them, on the one-hour drive, your guide will share all the background info. about the unique geology and cultural history of Silfra as well as the surrounding area of the Thingvellir, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Once you've reached Silfra, your guide will provide you with all the equipment you will need: a wetsuit, a mask, and a breathing tube. Your guide will then explain to you how to use this equipment and how to stay safe and comfortable during your 30 to 40-minute snorkeling outing in the Silfra Hall, Silfra Cathedral, and Silfra Lagoon.

Snorkeling in Silfra will allow you to explore the four main parts of Silfra. Big Crack, Silfra’s narrowest section is where the continental plates are so close you can almost touch them! The fissure then widens into Silfra Hall where the full spectrum of Silfra’s colors and clarity become clearer. If you take some time to find the perfect angel, you'll be able to see all the way to Thingvallavatn, over 150 m. away. Further on, and almost reaching Thingvallavatn, you'll enter the Silfra Cathedral as the depth reaches 23 m.! The amazing outing will have its end at Silfra Lagoon.

Have a drink of the Silfra water while you are snorkeling, you might never be able to drink water so pure again!

Offers

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Snorkeling Silfra

 

 

Activity requirements

Participants must:

- have read, signed, and followed directions on the Snorkeling Silfra Medical Statement
- sign a liability release form at the start of the tour
- be 1.5 m. - 2 m. tall
- be 45 kg. - 120 kg.
- be minimum 14 years of age on the year
- be comfortable in the water and be able to swim
- be physically fit
- be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit
- be able to communicate in English or have a translator available at all times during the tour
- not be pregnant

Special terms

The tour starts at Silfra at the time stated above, please be 15 min early. If you arrive after the tour starts, your place on the tour cannot be guaranteed. 

Driving time to Silfra from Reykjavík is ca. 1 hour. If you are early, you can stop at the Thingvellir Information Center, which has a gift shop, cafe, and restrooms.

Do not forget to bring
  • Long underwear
  • Thick socks
  • Suitable clothes for the weather of the day
  • Contact lenses if you wear glasses
  • Long thermal underwear
  • Warm wool socks
Sensation Level:Chill
Fitness level:Occasionally sporty
Duration:3 hrs
Minimum Age:minimum 14 y/o
Meeting point:
Silfra, Tingvellir National Park, 801 Selfoss, IS, Selfoss 801, IS
Included:
  • Guide
  • All necessary snorkeling equipment
  • Hot chocolate and cookies after the snorkeling trip
  • Park entrance fee
Excluded:
  • Transportation
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Snorkeling Silfra with Pick Up

 

 

Activity requirements

Participants must:

- have read, signed, and followed directions on the Snorkeling Silfra Medical Statement
- sign a liability release form at the start of the tour
- be 1.5 m. - 2 m. tall
- be 45 kg. - 120 kg.
- be minimum 14 years of age on the year
- be comfortable in the water and be able to swim
- be physically fit
- be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit
- be able to communicate in English or have a translator available at all times during the tour
- not be pregnant

Special terms

Please get in touch with your guide after the booking is confirmed.

Do not forget to bring
  • Long underwear
  • Thick socks
  • Suitable clothes for the weather of the day
  • Contact lenses if you wear glasses
Sensation Level:Chill
Fitness level:Occasionally sporty
Duration:6 hrs
Minimum Age:minimum 14 y/o
Meeting point:
Silfra, Tingvellir National Park, 801 Selfoss, IS, Selfoss 801, IS
Included:
  • Guide
  • All necessary snorkeling equipment
  • Hot chocolate and cookies after the snorkeling trip
  • Park entrance fee
  • Transportation
Excluded:

    Meeting point

    Silfra, Tingvellir National Park, 801 Selfoss, IS, Selfoss 801, IS Get directions
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    Reviews

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    Fantastic
    • 4.5 / 5
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    It's really worth the money for this activity! The view, was amazing. It was really nice

    Amazing experience
    • 4.8 / 5
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    • 5 / 5
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    Beautifull views, amazing!!

    Amazing!!
    • 5 / 5
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    Snorkeling Silfra

    So worth it!
    • 5 / 5
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    Beautiful views under the water. The tour is also not too long, and not too short and you get enough time to explore.

    Snorkelling
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    Snorkelling

    AWESOMETASTIC (but loads of cold)
    • 5 / 5
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    Snorkeling was so cool! Even though it was very cold the water was perfectly clear and all the different blue colors were magical.

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    • 5 / 5
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    Great activity, great guide

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    • 5 / 5
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    This was such a brilliant tour. It was a very small group, so it was easy and personal. The drive was very beautiful, and the snorkeling itself was incredible. I felt safe, happy and comfortable the whole time. And the hot chocolate at the end was such a lovely touch.

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