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Snorkeling in Silfra from Reykjavik

      • Duration

        5-6 hours

      • Depending on time of year and weather conditions.

      • Certificate required

        No

  • 21.900 ISK
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Snorkeling tour in Silfra fissure with pick up from Reykjavik. Enjoy a day tour out of Reykjavik snorkeling between the tectonic plates at the magnificent Silfra rift. Silfra Iceland is world famous for the crystal clear water that slowly runs through the Silfra crack which provides extraordinary visibility. Snorkeling in Silfra is a must do during your stay in Iceland!

The tour includes

  • Snorkeling in Silfra fissure
  • All snorkeling equipment
  • Hot chocolate and cookies
  • Pick up from Reykjavik
  • Silfra Entrance fee (1000 ISK)

Description

Prerequisites:
Minimum age: 12 (guardian´s approval needed for minors under 18)

You need to know how to swim, and be comfortable spending up t0 40 minutes in the water.

There is a slight current in Silfra and you must be comfortable swimming against this slight current when needed.

Are you pregnant? Due to the small risk of cold glacial water entering the dry suit, we unfortunately can not allow you to participate in this tour. It is not worth taking the risk.

Please bring:
A set of long underwear and warm socks, preferable in wool or fleece. You can not wear glasses underneath the snorkeling mask, but contact lenses works fine.

Pick up service:
You will be picked up from Reykjavik. Please choose your pick up location from the list when making the booking. Kindly note that we only offer pick up from the hotels and hostels on the list. If your accommodation is not on the list please contact us and we will advise the closest pick up point. Please note that it can take up to 30 minutes for us to arrive.

Itinerary

Silfra Iceland has frequently been rated as a world top ten dive sites. Where else can you snorkel literally between two continents? Silfra fissure is between the American and Eurasian tectonic plates, which have been moving apart at the rate of 2 cm per year. See amazing rock formations and colorful marine algae, including the bright green algae known as ‘troll hair’. Most people are very surprised to see brilliant jewel colors glowing within this deep blue/black world.  

At Silfra our experienced and well-qualified diving guide will ensure you are provided with all of the equipment you need and even help you to put on your dry suit, gloves, headwear and other equipment. You will be given all of the information you need to dive safely and confidently. The water temperature at Silfra is between 2 C and 4 C but you will be comfortable in an insulated drysuit. Whether you are an experienced snorkeler or a beginner, you will feel your excitement rise as you contemplate the truly breathtaking snorkel you are about to make!

The water at Silfra flowed from Langjokull Glacier, it has been purified on its journey through lava for around half a century, giving Silfra the unrivaled crystal clear visibility for which it is renowned. This really is an extraordinary snorkeling experience, truly a one-of-a-kind dive!

You will discover extraordinary sights as you glide through Silfra´s four sections: the deep Silfra Crack which has a depth of 25 m, the bright and wide Silfra Hall, Silfra Cathedral with its rich blues and great depth (maximum 63 m) and the shallow Silfra Lagoon which offers the most exceptional visibility of all.

Definitely a must-do
A truly unique and amazing experience! The guides were professional, organised and knowledgeable, and everything ran smoothly.

Samit K – May 29, 2016