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Snorkeling Silfra Tour with Pick up

By: DIVE.IS
Highlights
  • 5-hour Thingvellir Park Silfra snorkeling tour from Reykjavik
  • Experience the only place where you can snorkel between two continental plates
  • Don a dry suit to float through Silfra's ultra-clear waters
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Snorkeling Silfra Tour with Pick up
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Pick up in Reykjavík is from 9am to 9:30am, please be ready to go at 9am. Please select the closest pick up location on busstop.is and advise in Special Requirements.
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Pick up is from 7am-7:30am, please be ready to go at 7am. Please select the closest pick up location on busstop.is and advise in Special Requirements.
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Overview
Experience Iceland’s incredible geology from underwater on a 5-hour snorkeling tour at Silfra from Reykjavik, including round-trip transport. Travel to Silfra, a water-filled fissure between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates at Thingvellir National Park. Then, don a dry suit and snorkel through the ultra-clear waters, admiring the luminous plants and rocks at the only place on earth where you can snorkel between continental plates. All equipment, and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
What to Expect
Start your 5-hour tour with a pickup from your central Reykjavik hotel or alternatively, from a central location in the city. Then, travel by air-conditioned vehicle into Thingvellir National Park, where Silfra is located.

As you travel, take in the volcanic landscapes and hear from your guide about the park’s geology and history as the site of Iceland’s earliest parliaments. Thingvellir is also famous for the rift valley between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates: a valley becoming gradually ever wider as the plates slowly pull apart. Some of the fissures and faults between the plates, such as Silfra, are filled with clear, cold water.

On arrival at Silfra, hop out, and listen to an introduction to snorkeling in the fissure. Then, don a special dry suit over your everyday clothes to stay dry and warm in the cold water. 

Learn how to use your snorkeling equipment, and enter the water via steps. Then, follow your guide on a 30- to 40-minute tour of the only place on the planet where you can snorkel between two continental plates.

Float through the intensely blue glacial waters that are famously clear for having filtered through the underground lava for 30 to 100 years. The incredible visibility — more than 328 feet (100 meters) — showcases the rocks, with their emerald plant life and algae creating beautiful colorscapes.

Swim the narrowest section known as the Silfra Big Crack, following the fissure as it widens into Silfra Hall. Gaze through the waters into Thingvallavatn Lake before entering the deep Silfra Cathedral. Float over the boulders here before finishing in stunning Silfra Lagoon.

Afterward, change out of your dry suit, and warm up with hot chocolate and cookies before your return transfer and drop-off at the Reykjavik start point.
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Reviews (314)
1 - 5 of 304 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Awesome trip!

Our first booking got cancelled due to weather and Dive.IS was super helpful and accommodating to get us on another trip a couple days later. The trip was amazing! Our guide Nino was super friendly and helpful. He had a lot of knowledge to provide...More

Thank 788stephg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent, Fraser was an amazing guide, worth every penny!

Overall was the most amazing experience. Our guide Fraser was excellent in helping us stay as warm as possible when getting in and out of dry suits. Excellent

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jenkotravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
amazing

Thanks for Jammi for an amazing snorkelling experience today. Great from start to finish! A must do when in Iceland! Not as cold as you might think either

Thank tom866
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Winter warrior

The snorkeling tour was excellent. I have some dive experience and would generally have picked scuba diving but the site is breathtaking from above. Bart is a great guide and I would love to buy him a beer. His backstory inspired me to want to...More

Thank Skywatermelon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
The most amazing trip- a must do in Iceland!

This was one of our most anticipated trips while we were in Iceland and it definitely didn't disappoint. We were met at the BSI Bus Terminal by our guide Fraser in a big Dive IS minibus that drove us to the dive site in the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ChilternHills27
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Bria L
1 October 2018|
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Response from DIVE IS I | Property representative |
Hi Bria, We run tours all year round and each tour time is adjusted to the seasonal daylight duration :)
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