We spent a week in Iceland and had arranged 3 active tours through Extreme Iceland. Every tour was exceptional from the ease of scheduling, advice given about preparation, through on time meeting at tour or pick up sites, and including the quality of instruction and interaction with our guides. We traveled with another couple who routinely commented on how smooth everything went with EI. Needless to say we were very impressed and would use EI again anytime we return to Iceland.
Great, funny, informative guide. Leisurely snorkel down an amazing river with a fascinating fissure.
Super fun experience! Thanks!
I had the best time during this tour, my instructor was very professional and helpful, thank you so much for everything!
Very much enjoyed the activity and you’re very lucky to have Alex on your staff!!
My daughter and I recently visited Iceland. One of the highlights of our trip was snorkelling in glacial water between the tectonic plates. Our guide was extremely knowledgable, had a great sense of humour and added to the overall experience. We did this in September and were pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t as cold as we anticipated. We wore a wool base layer with two pairs of wool socks under the dry suit they supplies. I would highly recommend doing this activity if you visit Iceland.
We had Taz and she was AMAZING. I don't think I would've had such a great experience with anyone else, I'm so happy we were in her group!
At first I was a little hesitant, because the day before the tours, we had no emails confirming or anything. But on the day of the tour, when we arrived to the meeting point, the guides where there ready and waiting for us. Everyone speaks English and everyone was super friendly and fun. All of them made our experience much better. Also on one of the tours we had trouble finding the meeting point, we called the company and they explained the directions to us in detail. Would definitely recommend this tour company for all of your tours!
"Great tour and great guide. The water was very cold but it didn't matter as the experience overrode any discomfort. From the first briefing to the cup of hot echolocate at the end, this was a professional operation that made you feel welcome and worked hard to ensure you enjoyed the experience.
As someone in their sixties I can readily recommend this tour to all ages; snorkelling in Iceland is not something most people get to do."
This was an absolutely fabulous adventure! The dry suits kept us warm and dry and the water was amazingly clear. Our tour bus guide, Jonas, provided a lot of great information and history about Iceland on our drive there. He was very entertaining and informative! And our tour guide in the water was exactly the same. They both made our experience one to remember. Snorkeling Silfra was a once in a lifetime experience I would love to do again!
Unique experience! Snorkeling between two continents in very clear water and a mystic surrounding. Tour was well organized, we were only four people which speeds waiting time up (may be because we went there on our own, so you are not part of a bigger group). The equipment was good, tour guide helpful and professional, an opportunity for improvements would be the availability of lockers for your valuables and may be a changing room or even a tent would help.
I was so happy to have booked my Silfra snorkel excursion with Extreme Iceland! They really took care of me and the other participants. The ratio of guide to participants was great 1:5. Vlad was thorough and charming in his instructions about safety and the geological wonders we were to see in the water. The guides all work very hard to ensure you have the warmest and driest possible experience. I was thoroughly expecting to get the dreaded trickle of water find its way into my dry suit but thanks to Vlad and his careful attention before we entered the water I stayed nice and dry. Only my hands got wet but somehow not too cold. The day we snorkeled; 31 July 2018, it was semi overcast, about 9 degrees Celsius with the water temperature listed as 3 degrees Celsius. I was glad I was part of the first excursion of the day. Driest suits etc. The photos and YouTube videos you’ve seen don’t do this justice!!! It’s phenomenal in Silfra. The colours and clarity are magical. When you go, and you should, book with Extreme Iceland, put a red filter on your GoPro and just float along and enjoy. Really enjoy it!! You can watch your video later. Be in the moment. Thank you Vlad and Extreme Iceland!!
This was amazing. My wife, my two children, and I LOVED this adventure. Our GPS got us lost on our scheduled day, but they let us reschedule with no charge for the next day and it was the best part of our Iceland vacation, which was itself the best vacation we have ever been on. Our guide was particularly attentive to my 12 year old son, who had never been snorkeling before. The water was cold but beautiful, and the rift was gorgeous. Could not have been better. THANKS
We originally weren’t going to get this tour and bought it as an afterthought. It was the best tour we took our entire trip.
Highly recommend this tour. Awesome experience with a mighty brain freeze and fabulous clear water. Our guide ‘Taz’ was particularly good.
Nice stuff, Expert Guide. Great experience.
Fantastic staff and equipment. So much fun. With the dry suit, the water wasn't even cold!
Very well organized, very friendly and helpful guide, an over all great experience
I am so glad I did not miss out on this amazing experience. Our guides were funny and really knew what they were talking about. The dry suit that they provide worked wonders. Although I didn’t dress as well as I could have, the suit kept me warm and dry. My hair, face, and hands are the only parts that got wet. Don’t miss out on this experience.
We did the experience with our adult children and everyone thought it was close to the top of experiences during our week in Iceland. Andrew(?) was our guide. He was a little gruff at times but kept us safe and informed throughout the experience. Of the 5 of us one had a wet sleeve at the end, 3 had cold faces and hands. Even though it was drizzling the visibility was clear. We went slowly through the route with extra time at the end if you wanted it. Be sure to frog kick, it is much more effective than flutter kicks. Great hot cocoa
This was an amazing experience! Our tour guide was great. He was very helpful as I was struggling to put on some of the gear. He was kind and informative. I was so worried about being cold in the water but I wasn’t at all cold! This is such a unique experience that you must try.
We snorkeled at Silfra on July 10th and it was AMAZING!!! The tour guide could not have been more awesome to us! Zoltan was not only patient with us, (we missed our turn and couldn't find the lot). Zoltan was so accommodating, hilarious, and we appreciated his guidance. The whole experience was incredible! We would tour with Extreme Iceland again!
The Silfra Snorkeling tour was definitely like no other tour I've ever done. I can't say I would do it a second time, but I am VERY glad to have done it once! Putting the dry suit on is an activity of it's own - especially the choker! The suit actually does an excellent job keeping you warm in the water. Your face will go totally numb instantly, and the amazing views will help you forget about how cold everything is. Overall this is definitely an unforgettable experience that I would recommend if you have a sense of adventure!
The tour guide is very caring. Not only taking care of us, he also provides lots of travel information for us. It is the first time for my friend to snorkel. The tour guide took good care of my friend and left her a very pleasant experience.
We had a group of four. This is a must see. The guide was great! One of our favorites in Iceland.
It sounds crazy, going snorkeling in near-freezing waters in Iceland, right? but it was such a fun and memorable experience. Yes, it was very cold, but the suits helped a ton and your face goes numb pretty quick, but the sights are unforgettable! It's remarkable to see such geological wonders right below you in such clear water. Our guide was funny, informative and helpful with everything from suiting up to tips when snorkeling. We only wish we brought our go-pro or waterproof camera to take pictures. The meetup spot was easy to find and in no time, you are ready to go. Make sure you wear warm thin underlayers! Overall, a great experience and would recommend to others because when else are you going to go snorkeling in Iceland?
extreme iceland/arctic adventures is a great team. their guides are great. the organization of the activity is at the top. the material is of very good quality. I highly recommend. you can go there with your eyes closed
The dry suit snorkell was amazing. Highly recommended to anyone!!
The gear was top quality and the guide, Demetrius, was really good! Will definitely recommend to friends going to Iceland who want to experience a unique adventure!
The tour was great, my only complaint was the wait time between groups entering the water. The suits are very uncomfortable and I wish the process could have been a bit more streamlined
It was an awesome Experience. The guide was very kind and helpful. Everything was perfect!
Zoltan was excellent, made it an informative and enjoyable experience.
Nothing, the driver and snorkeling guide were very nice and funny.
Thanks so much for an amazing tour! The tour was just as advertised and we got to see the amazing blue waters and geology of Silfra! Definitely once in a lifetime experience. The tightness of the dry suit definitely freaked me out (claustrophobic a bit), but I felt confident in my guide when out on the water. The hot chocolate and cookies were the perfect touch at the end :)
This has always been a bucket list item of mine to dive in the silfra fissure, I'm not dry suit certified so I settled for snorkeling, which is still amazing! The staff was amazing. They picked us up from our hostel and took us to the dive spot. They were extremely helpful and informative in setting up expectations during the trip. Everyone was friendly, helpful and it was a ton of fun. Highly recommend!
An amazing tour with a very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful guide. the guide allayed all of our anxiety so we were just able to enjoy this stunningly beautiful experience. This is a must see and well worth the cost.
Cold water but definitely worth it! Tons of fun and great people! Highly recommend.
Zoltan was the best guide we could ever wish!
"Fantastic and friendly experience.
We were 18 for a bachelor party and everything was perfect:
Our guide Courtney was awesome. Everyone was super helpful and friendly. My three teen sons had a great time. I had a link with the photos taken underwater following our experience so I contacted customer service via email. They immediately responded and addressed the issue. The photos were great also and my sons were excited to post on their Instagram. : )
Thank you Kalin for the incredible, once in a lifetime experience of snorkeling through 2 tectonic plates. Fantastic guide with great passion & knowledge, we loved every minute of the experience :)
What an experience! Great guide and brilliant equipment meant we had a never to be forgotten afternoon snorkelling between North America and Europe! We returned bone dry and not really that cold - the hot chocolate sorted that out anyway (although as Brits we'd hardly call custard creams "cookies" haha!). We purchased the photo package which was all emailed through fine and will be a fond memory of a great day - thanks to all who made it such a wonderful experience!
My friends and I had a hard time wearing our dry suits, it was too windy outside and the place was a little crowded. We paid for our photo and expected to have a good quality photo. We were disappointed when we got our copy. However, the tour was really good. Silfra is indeed the clearest water in the world. Hope you add a better facility like a small house where we could change before and after.
"Our guide was Peter from Hungary and he was awesome! Very friendly and informative about the history of the park.
The hot chocolate and cookies at the end was a nice touch and well deserved as our group had an extra unique experience with two of our tourists, haha!
The whole process was very well organized and my belongings felt safe and secure while snorkeling.
Thank you for the amazing experience!
This was hands down one of my favorite activities of the trip and I did a lot of stuff while in Iceland. The set up of the thermal suits was fun, sliding into the -2 degree water was amazing and the view was spectacular. My tour guide(s) were amazing to work with, made me and a buddy feel comfortable while setting up and took amazing pictures for us. Highly recommend this trip to everyone that goes to Iceland.
The staff was very friendly and helpful, and the excursion was so much fun! I would highly recommend to anyone looking for something fun to do in Iceland.
It was an absolutely amazing and unique experience I never want to miss! Our guide from Poland explained everything in an interesting way and our group had a lot of fun with him. Snorkeling through the fissure was so unreal you have to see and feel it on your own, it's incredible! I'd love to do it again!
Overall an outstanding experience. Only negative is after we ‘suited up’ and hiked to the put in we had to stand and wait for over an hour.
I loved the tour, it's something unique to see
This was an exceptional tour! The experience was even better than the pictures you can find on the website. Perfect length too, had a good amount of time in the water but not to where we got too cold. Our guide made things fun and relaxed. I do wish the swim through the main fissure was slower to allow for pictures. But there were a lot of group needing to file through and the current of the water sets the pace. We got a lot of extra time at the end in the lagoon that had its own parallel fissure to the main one. So in the end it was ample time to capture the experience. Would definitely recommend!
Carl was an excellent guide and we thoroughly enjoyed the dive and the pictures and the videos after. Thanks again.
My friends and I spent a week in Iceland for our spring break this year. We saw the diving in Silfra online and thought it would be a cool experience so we booked it. Extreme Iceland sent us all the information that we would need so we knew exactly how to get there and what to bring. Our guide and the rest of the staff was extremely helpful with getting our drysuits on and preparing us for what to expect. Once we got into the water it was unlike anything we could have imagined. It was so beautiful and the water was so pure that you could take your snorkel out and drink it. This was by far my favorite experience on the island and I would recommend it to anyone I know!
This was my first time leaving the country and it was unbelievable. It was so life-changing and exciting, I would do it again in a heartbeat. Thank you so much for this experience -- it was truly amazing!!
It was a bit cold waiting to go into the water. Perhaps, a schedule could be set up between the various tours so not everyone is geared up at the same time so you are not standing in the cold waiting so long before entering the water. Other than that the experience was awesome, the guide was very helpful during the dive keeping us together and setting a good pace. Thank you, D.
I'm not quite sure of the spelling of his name but Demetrious (the greek tour guide) was hilarious and was incredibly knowledgeable of the terrain and answered all of our questions thoroughly. Could not recommend him enough. Checked off a bucket list goal and got to see some other Americans give up within 5 mins of hitting the water, gave me a good laugh.
We wait approximate 30min in to the water after we completed gear up, our foot was frozen before we jump to cold water. But the view is fantastic"
It was an adventure of a lifetime! I took my teenage kids and enjoyed every minute. Steve did a great job of helping us and making sure we were safe the entire time.
Our tour guide Chris was amazing and made everyone relaxed, yet have a lot of fun. Really enjoyed our trip!
Great experience and the guide was very informative and funny too
Snorkeling between tectonic plates is something that should be on a bucket list. It was on mine. When I visited Iceland in late Nov 2018, it was warmer than normal, but not the morning of this tour. It was freezing! Arctic Adventures had us covered, though. Our driver and guide, Albert, was fantastic- engaging, knowledgeable, and quite the comedian! Once in Þingvellir National Park, our small group was immediately and efficiently dressed, and we were divided into smaller groups. Lena, our snorkeling guide, was patient, careful, and very friendly. I made it all the way to getting initially getting into the water- looking down at a incredible crevice through unbelievably clear blue water-and then I panicked. Therefore, I didn't finish the 30 minute swim, and I regret it. Kudos to Lena, who made sure that all of us were safe and as comfortable as possible. Having an impossibly kind guide made it all the better.
We had an amazing adventure .. a definite must when in Iceland . Everyone was friendly knowledgeable and made it a great time . Thank you Lisa from Michigan
The dry suits were amazingly effective. The guide did an excellent job explaining how to get the most out of our experience in the water. The visibility was incredible and the views were spectacular. I will recommend this trip to friends traveling to Iceland
We would like to say a big thanks to Taz and Steve for a wonderful tour. The preparation and the help getting us all into our dry suits and gear was for us the hardest part. The view while you are snorkelling is fantastic and Taz knowledge of the area helped to make the tour. Thanks again for a great trip
One of the best experiences in our lives! It will be better if our guide can help us take photos and videos while we were in the waters.
"Three adults and one special needs teenager went snorkeling with Extreme Iceland. We found the team to be very organized and helpful. Our guide, Jaz, was so wonderful with our special needs 16 niece. I can't say enough about how much fun she made the experience for this girl.
We will be forever grateful for Jaz making it such a positive experience. Thank you thank you thank you!"
Everything was awesome. Julia was great. Perfect day. Would recommend this to anyone going to Iceland.
Alex was our guide for snorkeling and he was great, personable and a lot of fun. I really enjoyed the experience of snorkeling in such a unique place.
Nice experience! Only the scotish guide was sometimes not good to understand for not native english speakers ;-)
"There really are no words to describe this excursion! The views underwater are breathtaking! It is a very surreal experience.
Taz was an exceptional guide - she is very engaging, with a great sense of humor while you gear up and wait in the queue to snorkel. But in the water she is all business and makes you feel safe! She really helps out when/if you're feeling uncomfortable or nervous.
Realize that you WILL get REALLY cold. My only criticism is that the wait time to get into the water was way too long (we waited 90+ minutes - just standing there in all your gear), but it is worth it."
I chat with them using Messenger on their Facebook account and ask if I can try to use my FULL-MASK snorkel and they said that to bring it along with me and they even ask to send them a picture of my FULL MASK snorkel. I even mentioned that this is for testing purposes only but they didn't even bother to test it. I should not brought it with me on the first place when they will not even let me try it.
Anyway, I let it pass. Regarding the gears that includes the DRYSUIT. My first drysuit is damaged so they let me removed it then gave me a small one which took my breath away then finally the third drysuit fits. So it is really time-consuming and very exhausting to fit and remove those drysuits. They should already know the size that will fit me at first glance to avoid the difficulty of wearing and removing the drysuits. Powder will also help to ease the difficulty of fitting the drysuits.
Overall, I am satisfied with this activity and the staff are friendly.
This was a highlight of our trip! Our guide Taz was amazing and very knowledgeable. The views were absolutely amazing. I would highly recommend this excursion, worth every cent!
Enjoyed the experience. Would have been even better if photos could have been taken and sent to us.
"The guide Erik was super knowledgeable about everything and anything Iceland!
The tour was amazing and would definitely do it again!"
The guides were really nice and the snorkeling was beautiful. I was really surprised when 45 minutes had already passed. Also I had no problems with the temperature even tho it was the middle of January.
Loved our guide, Steven, he was informative, friendly and kind to those of us hesitant to do this activity. One thing to mention a little more is the claustrophobic feeling some might get with the tight neck of the suit. It did keep us dry though. The biggest drawback for us was being dressed and waiting up to 30 minutes for our turn to come to start the snorkel tour. It was very cold but the suits kept us dry and warm. My hands were extremely cold as they do get wet
This was a must when visiting Iceland. It was just an amazing experience and the whole team is fantastic. They are so nice and make you feel extremely welcome and are so helpful.
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