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Snorkeling Between Continents in Silfra with Photos Included

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    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 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.

    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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    Departure Point
    Vallarvegur, Iceland
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional English Speaking Guide
    • Guided snorkeling tour in Silfra Fissure
    • Free GoPro photos from the tour (underwater and out of the water)
    • Small-group guaranteed & personal experience
    • Certified PADI dive / Dive-master Guide for Snorkeling Tour
    • Drysuit and all other snorkeling equipment that will keep you warm and dry
    • Hot drinks and cookies after snorkeling
    • Parking fees
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Have read, signed, and followed directions on the Snorkeling Silfra Medical Statement Form –https://troll.is/medical). You can sign the form at the meeting location.
    • Be comfortable in water and be able to swim.
    • Communicate in English at the time of the tour.
    • Be physically fit.
    • Not be pregnant.
    • You must be ready to wear a tight and constricting dry suit to protect your body from the cold.
    • You must be a minimum of 150 cm and a maximum of 200 cm in height and weigh between 45 and 120 kilos along with being physically fit.
    • - You must be a maximum of 69 years of age to participate in this tour. If you are over 60 years of age, you need a medical waiver, available on page 2 of the Medical Statement.
    • You must be a minimum of 12 years of age to participate in this tour. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian booked on the same tour.
    • If you are over 45 and partake/have partaken in pipe smoking or heavy alcohol intake, you need a medical waiver.
    • Please note that should you have any neurological, circulatory or respiratory problems or underlying diseases, battled any illnesses or have any physical problems you might have to turn in a physicians allowance to participate in this tour.
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not suitable for people over 65 years old
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    All reviews dry suit amazing experience pierre henri tectonic plates hot chocolate and cookies once in a lifetime cold water explained everything guide christina snorkeling tour silfra fissure great guide amazing snorkeling great pictures photos taken the water was crystal clear free photos
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    Reviewed yesterday

    Anais was an amazing guide and although it was cold water it was an fantastic experience and I simple cannot recommend it more. Cookies and hot chocolate afterwards to warm up and it was a picture perfect afternoon 💕

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Julie H
    Reviewed 3 days ago

    So today I was pushed out my comfort zone by my partner and made to go snorkelling! And I am so glad i did!!! I was very scared and nervous but was put at ease when we arrived by a very welcoming guard called DAVID!!...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Terri-louise D
    Reviewed 3 days ago

    Incredible experience. The water is 3° Celcius but with the dry suit it's absolutely OK you will not be cold. The water is so clear even when 40 meters deep you will definitely be amazed.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Passport710293
    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    My husband and I had a blast snorkeling between the continents! We stayed warm despite the cold water and saw amazing rock formations deep below the surface of the crystal blue water. Our guide Ann was perfect! She was knowledgeable, engaging, gave us great instruction,...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank 448steve
    Reviewed 5 days ago

    This is an experience unforguettable! I hardly recommend to snorkel in Silfa! The whole activity lasts about two ours. First you get into the drysuit, then a good explanation about the place (National Park), history and security and then you get into the water, where...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank roseripunt
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    25 August 2019|
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    Response from Travelinggypsy62 | Reviewed this property |
    They go over all this prior to the tour. My boys had no issue with the current and one, my 22 yr old, was purposely swimming close to the lake area and got yelled at to get away. He’s was of course just checking it... More
    Julian M
    24 July 2019|
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    Response from An0uckA | Reviewed this property |
    Keep in mind that you will be required to swim at the very end where you will have to make a turn to get back to the exiting platforms. There is a current and by that time you will be tired. But as others have said the suits... More
    shannon d
    6 July 2019|
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    Response from Jessica D | Reviewed this property |
    Just a thermal shirt and thermal pants
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