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Snorkel Between Continents in Silfra

  • Snorkel for two hours in the Silfra Fissure at Thingvellir National Park
  • Explore the marine life between the North American and European plates
  • All necessary snorkeling equipment and thermal wetsuit are provided
Snorkel Between Continents in Silfra
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Explore one of Iceland’s unique geological features during this 2-hour tour. Snorkel between the North American and European tectonic plates at the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park. This area is known as the Silfra Fissure and is home to a number of unique marine species as well as incredible shades of blue. All necessary snorkeling equipment is provided as well as GoPro photos taken during the excursion.
What to Expect

Join this tour to explore the glacial depths of Iceland’s best diving spot, the stunning Silfra Fissure in this snorkelling tour. This is the perfect opportunity for any explorers in Iceland looking to visit one of the most unique places in the world. You'll get your picture taken while swimming across the continents and receive them on your email immediately after your tour at no extra cost!

You will begin this tour at the designated meeting point, Silfra Parking lot by the marked van at Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Once here, you will take a short journey through the volcanic, moss-laden fields of the National Park, finally unloading at the Silfra car park. Here, you will listen as your friendly and experienced PADI Divemaster guide provides a quick safety briefing. 

They will also hand out all of the necessary kits for snorkelling in Silfra, including neoprene hoods and gloves, a thermal undersuit, a drysuit and, of course, your own mask, snorkel and fins. This equipment will keep you buoyant throughout your time in the fissure, as well as offering a great deal of thermal protection against Silfra’s 2°C / 35°F glacial water. 

Once you enter the water, you'll be immediately awestruck by the incredible shades of blue so prevalent in the fissure, as well as its jagged, algae strewn canyon walls. As you float above this canyon, you will have the opportunity to touch each side; this means that you’re placing your hands on both the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, Thingvellir's most famous characteristics. 

Swimming further, you'll discover Silfra Hall (the fissure’s widest section) and the magnificent Silfra Cathedral (the fissure’s deepest section), as well as a gorgeous shallow oasis at the fissure’s end known as the “Real Blue Lagoon”.

Reviews (235)
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Reviewed yesterday
Incredible Experience!

My husband and I had an awesome time and Demitris really made the experience for us! He was entertaining but informative as we prepared - and getting the pictures from him was awesome (I don't think those dry suits are flattering on anyone!). We had...More

2  Thank Sara V
Reviewed 2 days ago
Snorkeling in Silfra was AMAZING!!!

We just returned from our 9-day trip to Iceland and a highlight of our trip was this experience! It was absolutely amazing!!! The guides were very kind yet professional; and always made sure we were safe. The clarity of the water was incredible. I thought...More

Thank LoriLovesGolf
Reviewed 3 days ago
Unique by definition

Snorkelling in drysuits along a glacier-water-filled fissure in volcanic lava beds along the continental divide is, in itself, pretty amazing. Doing this in Iceland... well, I'm not sure it can be done anywhere else. Our guide, Cordelia, was enthusiastic and helpful throughout - we could...More

1  Thank David U
Reviewed 4 days ago
Awesome Adventure

This was such a cool experience! Our guide Dimitrus was fantastic, he was knowledgeable about the site, he was engaging and made the experience a lot of fun, too. For those who are wary, it was not as cold as expected and totally worth going...More

1  Thank Olivia P
Reviewed 5 days ago

This tour was well worth it. I looked up a few different tours and troll was the most affordable. Our tour guide Matias was awesome, he made sure we were ok every step of the way. The cold water was worth the beauty of the...More

Thank Lizzy M
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If she answers the health questionnaire positively, she should be fine. You might be able to access this from their website. They are very attentive to anyone who feels a bit anxious since there were some who had never... More
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Response from Roberto C | Reviewed this property |
I was there last week and it was fine. You’ll get a bit cold towards the end but it is 100% worth it.