Silfra is a fissure between the North American and Eurasian continental plates. Silfra constantly fills with glacial water that has been trickling through underground lava rock for 30 years. This remarkable crack between two tectonic plates is therefore filled with the clearest water on our planet, allowing for over 100 meters visibility.
On the snorkeling tour we will dress you in a dry suit and guide you through the four parts of the Silfra fissure. Floating through Silfra's crystal clear water is an otherworldly experience; the near-freezing water, astonishing colors, and sensations of flying provide a very unique environment for liquid meditation that you will never forget.
The tour starts at Silfra at the time stated above on this ticket, please be 15 min early. If you arrive after the tour starts, your place on the tour cannot be guaranteed. Driving time to Silfra from Reykjavík is ca. 1 hour. If you are early, you can stop at the Thingvellir Information Center, which has a gift shop, cafe, and restrooms. Please note that the National Park charges a 500 ISK fee for car parking to be paid at the meter in the parking lot. If you need transportation service from Reykjavík to Silfra, please contact us! Please bring: long thermal underwear and two pairs of thick wool socks. Please be sure to fill out the required Medical Statement by following this link: http://checkin.dive.is/ If you have any questions, please be in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to meeting you!
Þingvellir National Park, Selfoss 801, IS
The tour starts when we pick you up at your hotel in Reykjavik. If you have your own transport, you can also meet us at the Tourist Information Center in Thingvellir National Park. The drive to Thingvellir takes 45-60 minutes.
Information Center Thingvellir
We take a short stop at the Information Center in Thingvellir National Park. This is a good stop to buy some snacks or use the facilities.
At the Silfra fissure is a parking lot with benches where we will dress into our Snorkeling gear and then walk over to the Silfra entrance platform from where the activity starts. The exit point is at another platform in the Silfra Lagoon. The time spend in the water is approx. 35 minutes.
After Snorkeling in Silfra we will drive back to Reykjavik and drop you off at your hotel. The drive back to Reykjavik takes 45-60 minutes.