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Drift peacefully in the crystal clear waters of Silfra and swim your way between continental plates in this unique snorkeling adventure!
Located in the heart of the Thingvellir National Park, the Silfra fissure is one of the world's most desirable snorkeling spots. While the gorgeous blue waters spread over a giant lava field, the best part can be found beneath the surface. Supernatural shades of blue and incredible rock formations make for a magical snorkeling experience. The colorful marine algae, also known as ‘troll hair,’ adds jewel bright colors to this deep blue world. What's more? The Silfra fissure is the only place in the world where you can snorkel between the continental plates.
For this snorkeling adventure, you can choose to meet your guide on location in Silfra or be picked up in Reykjavík. Once you arrive to the Silfra car park in Thingvellir National Park, your expert diving guide will provide you with the necessary gear and a short safety briefing. Whether you are an experienced snorkeler or just beginning, this will be a mesmerizing experience! Underwater, you can touch the moving lava rocks and feel the true power of Icelandic nature. Visibility in Silfra is stunningly clear, reaching up to 150 meters. For some, snorkeling in this unique environment is meditative! Running from the Langjökull glacier about 50 km away, this water has been filtering through lava for 100 to 200 years. The water temperature ranges between 2 C and 4 C but you will be nicely insulated in an undersuit and drysuit. Once the activity has come to an end, you will enjoy a nice cup of hot cocoa before returning to the meeting point in Silfra or back to Reykjavík.