Snorkeling in Iceland: Into the Blue
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Snorkeling in Iceland: Into the Blue

Discover the secret underwater canyon between continents that makes Iceland a most unusual snorkeling destination!

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Discover the secret underwater canyon between continents that makes Iceland a most unusual snorkeling destination!

Additional Information

Departure from

Reykjavik, Thingvellir National Park

Destination

Silfra

Why we love this tour


  • Snorkeling in Silfra Fissure
  • Swim between 2 continents – North American and Eurasian tectonic plates
  • All necessary snorkeling gear; including a specially made suit to keep you warm and dry in the glacier water is included
  • Certified PADI Diveguide / Divemaster will take care of you in water
  • Daily departure

Detailed description

The Silfra Fissure is one of Iceland’s most desirable snorkeling spots. Located in the heart of Thingvellir National Park, this narrow channel of blue water meandering through a giant lava field does not look like much on the surface. But below, supernatural shades of blue, perfect visibility and incredible rock formations make up a magical sub-aquatic paradise. Enjoy a great snorkeling experience as you drift peacefully in the comfort of a warmly insulated drysuit accompanied by our highly skilled guides. Silfra, frequently rated as one of the world’s top ten dive sites, is located between the tectonic plates of Europe and America. With up to 100 meters of underwater visibility, Silfra is truly a mesmerizing site, not to be missed by any snorkeler, experienced or not.

Into the Blue offers a relaxing but exotic trip in a highly unique and captivating environment!

Please note that pick up costs 5.000 ISK extra.

What's included and excluded

Included

  • Certified PADI Diveguide / Divemaster
  • All necessary snorkeling gear; including a specially made suit to keep you warm and dry in the glacier water
  • Silfra admission fee

Excluded

  • Meals

What you need to know

Pick up between: Pick up starts 1.5 hours before tour start. Please be ready in time. Please note that it can take 30 minutes for us to arrive.

Duration:
Approximately 4 hours with pick up / approximately 2 hours if you meet us on location

On Location Time: If you prefer to meet us on location you need to be at the Information Center at Þingvellir 15 minutes prior to your tour start. GPS 64°15’23.508″N 21°6’58.676″W (WGS84)

Rated: Easy

Minimum requirements: 12 years old, 45kg and 150cm

Remember to bring: Warm undergarments, preferably fleece/wool (no cotton!), warm woolen socks and a change of clothes (just in case)

Wearing Glasses?
You will be wearing a snorkeling mask while in the water and you won’t be able to wear your glasses underneath. So unless you are bringing your own prescription mask we recommend that you acquire contact lenses for your snorkeling tour.

Swimming?
Although you don’t need to “swim” while snorkeling, we recommend that you can because you have to be comfortable with floating in water to be able to enjoy to the fullest. People that can’t swim tend to panic water and we do not want you to do that.

Driving direction

If you plan to drive and meet us on location, the meeting point is on the parking lot outside the Information Centre by the Thingvellir National Park campsite. Note: When driving from Reykjavík on road 36 you will first see a Visitor Centre and viewpoint for Þingvellir on your right-hand side. This is NOT the meeting point, keep going and drive further for 5-10 min on road 36 and you will see the Information Centre on your left hand.

Please note that the national park charges a small fee for parking.

If you have your own transport and want to meet us, then the meeting time is 15 minutes before announced departure time at the Þingvellir service center/campsite. See map for details.

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