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Snorkel Between Continents in Silfra

Snorkel Between Continents in Silfra
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Overview

You'll arrive at Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Once there, you'll take a short journey through the volcanic, moss-laden fields of the park. Here, you will listen as your friendly and experienced PADI Divemaster guide.

Later, you'll receive all of the necessary equipment for snorkeling in Silfra, including neoprene hoods and gloves, a thermal undersuit, a drysuit, snorkel and fins. The equipment will keep you buoyant throughout your time in the fissure, as well as offering a protection against the water.

Once in the water, your eyes will meet the incredible shades of blue so prevalent in the fissure, as well as the natural under-water flora canyon walls. As you are swimming you will have the opportunity to swim across continents, as you will be switching back and forth from the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. After the tour GoPRO pictures will be sent to you by email for free.

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”.

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Reviewed 2 days ago
Thank you, Matias, for convincing two, scared, old broads to give it a try!

When my friend suggested snorkeling during our Iceland vacation, I thought she had completely lost her mind. She can't swim and I'm scared to death of water - so, let's go snorkeling in a really deep void between two tectonic plates. What a perfect idea!...More

1  Thank prmulcahy
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Amazing Experience

Dimitri was a great guide on this adventure! I was nervous about the cold and being able to finish, but he put us all at ease and made it a fun and exciting excursion. I would highly recommend this experience.

1  Thank Aimee K
Reviewed 3 days ago
Amazing experience and great guide

Overall an amazing experience, truly worth it. Great guide Ronan who took care of everyone in the group. He was accommodating and pleasant and willingly shared great information. I did the experience alone and this what not an issue, I never felt left out. It...More

2  Thank MissAnnaBC
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Professional and good fun

Excellent session snorkelling in Silfra with Christina. She took good care of us and made it an enjoyable activity.

3  Thank Kerrigan P
Reviewed 4 days ago
Excellent tour guide, beautiful views, and GoPro pictures!!!

We had a blast starting our Golden Circle adventure snorkeling at Silfra. The experience comes with free cookies and hot chocolate to end your visit on a warm note.

3  Thank Jeremy L
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Response from Louise H | Reviewed this property |
I think they said the water stays the same temperature all year round. You wear what’s basically a snow suit under a dry suit. You’re hands and face get cold but it’s not too bad
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