Snorkeling in Silfra Fissure
Snorkeling in Silfra Fissure is a once in a lifetime experience, you don’t want to miss. We offer daily tours where you get the chance to float between the two continental plates. Meanwhile you´ll enjoy the clarity of the water. Be sure to put this tour on your bucket list.
Silfra Fissure is in the heart of Thingvellir National Park exactly at the point where the two tectonic plates meet. The National Park in Thingvellir is a UNESCO heritage site and is the site where Iceland’s first parliament (Alþingi) was founded in the year 930
The clarity of the water in Silfra is what attracts thousands of visitors every year, Silfra’s water is 1000-year-old melted glacier water. Beautifully clear water comes from the second largest glacier in Iceland (Langjökull) or the “long glacier”. It takes the water about 30 years to seep from the glacier through underground lava.
The Snorkeling tour starts at Thingvellir National Park where you meet the guides at Silfra parkinglot, you drive to P5 parkinglot and walk about 300m to the Silfra parkinglot where you will be welcomed by our guides :) When you arrive at Silfra you will be given a dry suit and snorkeling equipment and a warm undergarment (Teddy bear suit) to wear under the dry suit. Included in the price is all the gear you need for snorkeling, admission into the National Park, pictures from the snorkeling and hot chocolate and cookies after the snorkeling. The guide will show you how to use the equipment to ensure a pleasant snorkeling trip. The snorkeling trip takes about 30-40 minutes, you will explore the four main parts of Silfra The big crack, Silfra hall, the cathedral and Silfra lagoon. The guide will take pictures on the snorkeling trip and will send them to you afterwards free of charge of you wish.