Snorkeling Silfra Canyon, Thingvellir National Park

Snorkeling Silfra Canyon, Thingvellir National Park

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Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level: Beginner
  • Spoken languages: English
  • Fitness level: Beginner
  • Duration: from 3 hrs to 5.5 hrs
  • Cancellation policy: 
    flexible1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point: Offer n° 1
    Pick up from Reykjavík, to be arranged
    Offer n° 2
    Silfra Car Park in Þingvellir National Park: Þingvellir Parking P5, Iceland
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

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.

Offers

1
Pick up from Reykjavík, to be arranged

Pick up is at 08:30 AM from your hotel or a nearby meeting point in Reykjavík. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes, your patience is much appreciated.

Preferably wear fleece or wool undergarments (no cotton). 

Activity requirements

Participants need to be comfortable in the water and able to swim. You are unable to participate if you are pregnant, due to the small risk of cold water entering the suit.

Weight limit: 45-120 kg
Height limit: 150 cm -200 cm
Age Limit: 12 years old minimum. Guardian’s approval needed for minors under 18.
English: It is important that you can both understand and communicate in English in order to participate in the tour.

Do not forget to bring
  • Warm undergarments
  • Warm woolen socks
  • Change of clothes
Sport level:Beginner
Duration:5.5 hrs
Minimum Age:minimum 12 y/o
Meeting point:
Offer n° 1
Pick up from Reykjavík, to be arranged
Offer n° 2
Silfra Car Park in Þingvellir National Park: Þingvellir Parking P5, Iceland
Included:
  • Certified Dive Master guide
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • All Necessary Snorkeling Gear Including a Drysuit
  • All Necessary Safety Equipment
  • Silfra Admission Fee
  • Hot Chocolate & Cookies
  • Thingvellir - National Park fee (1500 ISK)
2
Meet on location in Silfra

Preferably wear fleece or wool undergarments (no cotton). 

Activity requirements

Participants need to be comfortable in the water and able to swim. You are unable to participate if you are pregnant, due to the small risk of cold water entering the suit.

Weight limit: 45-120 kg
Height limit: 150 cm -200 cm
Age Limit: 12 years old minimum. Guardian’s approval needed for minors under 18.
English: It is important that you can both understand and communicate in English in order to participate in the tour.

Special terms

Please note: The national park charges a small fee of 500 ISK for parking, you can pay with cash or card.

Do not forget to bring
  • Warm undergarments
  • Warm woolen socks
  • Change of clothes
Sport level:Beginner
Duration:3 hrs
Minimum Age:minimum 12 y/o
Meeting point:
Offer n° 1
Pick up from Reykjavík, to be arranged
Offer n° 2
Silfra Car Park in Þingvellir National Park: Þingvellir Parking P5, Iceland
Included:
  • Certified Dive Master guide
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • All Necessary Snorkeling Gear Including a Drysuit
  • All Necessary Safety Equipment
  • Silfra Admission Fee
  • Hot Chocolate & Cookies
  • Thingvellir - National Park fee (1500 ISK)

Meeting point

Offer n° 1
Pick up from Reykjavík, to be arranged
Offer n° 2
Silfra Car Park in Þingvellir National Park: Þingvellir Parking P5, Iceland
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