Journey to the heart of Thingvellir National Park, to take the most incredible dive of your life: you will be snorkelling inside The Silfra Fissure, one of the most amazing places in the world. Firstly the Silfra Fissure is actually a gap between two tectonic plates: meaning that you will be swimming in the gap between Europe and North America.
The Silfra Fissure contains the clearest water in the world: you will be able to see everything within 100 metres, making for the most incredible diving experience you can find anywhere in the world.
- Þingvellir National Park
- Snorkeling between the tectonic plates
- Silfra Fissure
Meeting point: The meeting point is Silfra car park (P5) in Thingvellir National Park. Click here for driving directions. Please be ready in the Silfra car park to meet your guide 15 MINUTES before your tour is due to begin.
Pick-up: If you need transportation from Reykjavik see our Snorkeling in Silfra from Reykjavik
Departure times: See the booking system for details
Prerequisites: Participants need to be comfortable in the water and be able to swim. You are unable to participate if you pregnant.
Included: Certified PADI Diveguide / Divemaster, all necessary snorkeling gear & Silfra admission fee.
Bring with you: Warm undergarments, preferably fleece/wool (no cotton!), warm woolen socks and a change of clothes (just in case).
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* On our afternoon departures
Snorkeling in the Silfra Fissure - Thingvellir
You will experience a truly breath-taking diving experience, as you drift peacefully through, the electric blue waters of the Silfra Fissure. The water is astoundingly clear, because it is glacial water from the Langjökull Glacier, meaning that the temperature is about 2-4 degrees. But don’t worry, we provide fully insulated dry-suits and there will be a certified expert with you at all times. The water in Silfra is as pure as water can get: meaning that you can drink it at any time during the dive!
Silfra is also the only place in the world, where you can swim between two continents: those of North America and Europe, which are actually drifting apart (at a rate of 2cm a year)! This combined with the incredible visibility makes Silfra and experience that you won’t want to miss! Our ‘into the blue tour’ offers you the chance to take a journey into an alien world: both beautiful and captivating.
Want photos from the tour?
We try to offer everybody who snorkels in Silfra the chance to have their photo taken, whilst experiencing the wonders of Silfra (and most people take us up on the offer, in such a stunning and unique setting). You can buy the photos at the end of the tour for 3900 ISK, using either cards or cash. Just make sure to let your friendly guide know once you get there (before you walk to Silfra). Kindly note that we cannot guarantee that your photo can be taken.
Where we will meet
If you are planning to meet us at Silfra, then please come to the Silfra car park at Thingvellir National park. Then once you have parked, walk about 400m back up the road, until you reach a smaller car park containing all the snorkel and dive vans. Once you have got there then you can look for your guide. Please make sure that you arrive at Silfra car park early enough to meet your guide 15 minutes before the tour is due to start. Trust us seeing the icy blue waters of Silfra is definitely worth it!
GPS to meeting location: 64°15’23.508″N 21°6’58.676″W
You won’t be able to wear glasses underneath your snorkelling mask, whilst you are in the water. So if you need glasses then we recommend that you make alternative arrangements: either acquiring a prescription mask or using contact lenses on the tour.
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Disclaimer: all snorkeling trips undertaken are the responsibility of its participants. Extreme Iceland does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver stating that they realize that outdoor activities carry an inherit risk.