Snorkeling in Silfra From Reykjavik – Free Underwater Photos
Information about Silfra
The Earth’s surface is composed of tectonic plates, with Iceland located between the North American and Eurasian plates. Silfra Fissure, located underwater, provides a unique opportunity to witness the gradual separation of these plates. The crystal-clear waters in this region are considered among the purest in the world, originating from the Langjökull glacier’s melted ice.
Experience a one-of-a-kind adventure, snorkeling in the middle of two tectonic plates, with us at Silfra – the only place on Earth where this is possible. During the tour, you’ll be swimming along the plates, and your guide will share GoPro photos with you afterward.
About the tour
Located in Thingvellir National Park, Silfra Fissure is approximately a 50-minute drive from Reykjavik. We provide pick-up service from your designated bus stop, and during the ride, you’ll witness some of Iceland’s breathtaking nature.
Upon arrival, please provide your snorkeling guide with a completed medical form (it’s essential to read the form before booking the tour). Your guide will then provide you with all the necessary equipment, including a thermal undersuit, a dry suit, fins, and other snorkeling gear, to ensure your safety and comfort.
Hraun ChocolateAfter getting geared up and warming up, your guide will instruct you on how to snorkel, safety procedures, and other essential information. Secure storage is available for your clothes and personal items in our Tröll bags.
Afterward, you’ll walk for about five minutes to reach Silfra, suited in your dry suit.
- Free underwater GoPro photos
- Small Group experience
- Snorkeling between North American and Eurasian tectonic plates
- Transfer from Reykjavík and back
- Certified Snorkeling Guide
- Snorkeling Drysuit
- Snorkel Fins
- Snorkel Mask
- Go Pro Photos
- Hraun Chocolate
- Hot Chocolate
IS SNORKELING IN SILFRA DIFFICULT
Snorkeling in Silfra is a gentle and effortless experience – you won’t need significant strength. The melting glacier water creates a mild current that will guide you along during the first part of the tour, allowing you to enjoy the mystical underwater environment in complete relaxation.
However, it is essential to have basic swimming skills and conquer any fear of water beforehand.
WILL I FEEL COLD WHILE SNORKELING IN SILFRA
Dry suits keep most people warm while snorkeling, and they usually do not feel cold while in the water. However, it is important to note that air temperatures during winter are typically colder than the water, which can cause a chill when exiting the water.
Good to know
Before the tour, it is mandatory for participants to read and sign this Snorkeling Medical Statement. It is recommended to bring a printed and signed copy of the form. If necessary, the form can also be signed at the meeting location.