Silfra fissure is the only place in the world where you can dive or snorkel directly between two continental plates!
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Easy
  • eTicket

  • Meet on location
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Description

Please note: This tour includes hotel pick up and drop off service. You can select your hotel from the list or select the "I'll type the address (next step)" message and write the name and address of your hotel in the relevant field during the booking process.

Please note: If you don't want to be picked up, you can meet us at Silfra, Þingvellir National Park, Selfoss, 801 for the snorkelling and at Whale watching, Ægisgardur 5, Reykjavik, 101 for the whale watching trip.

The summer season in Iceland gives you the opportunity to truly make the most out of one day. The combination of snorkelling in Silfra followed by whale watching is a great way to get to know the many forms of one of Iceland’s most prominent element: water.

Silfra is a crack in the earth between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. This remarkable fissure is filled with the glacial water and with over 100 meters visibility underwater, it is among the clearest bodies of water on our planet.  

On the snorkelling tour, we will 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 colours, and sensation of flying provide a very unique environment for liquid meditation that you will never forget. 

After the diving tour, you will make your way back to Reykjavik and the old harbour (you can choose a tour with or without transportation). The whale watching tour departs from the harbour and takes about 3 hours. 

Itinerary

Pick up

We can pick you up at any centrally located accommodation in Reykjavík. Due to city council regulation, we are only allowed to pick up our customers from selected bus stops around the downtown Reykjavik area. You can find your closest bus stop on https://busstop.is/ - all you need to do is type your accommodation address in the top search bar.  

Snorkeling in Silfra

At your arrival at SIlfra, we will welcome you and give you a detailed briefing of the snorkeling tour. Here you will also get dressed into our top quality snorkeling gear.

We have a heated changing van, but it's best if you wear your long thermal underwear before coming to the National Park.

After gearing up, we will take a short walk over to the Silfra entry platform from where the activity starts.

The exit point is at another platform in the Silfra Lagoon. The time spent in the water is approx. 35 minutes.

After the snorkeling tour we will warm you up with hot cocoa and cookies.  

Whale Watching

We will drop you off at the harbor in Reykjavík for your whale watchiWe will drop you off at the harbor in Reykjavik, where you will have the time to eat something before you get on the whale watching boat for an unforgettable trip into the world of whales and sea birds.

What's included

  • guided snorkeling trip
  • all necessary snorkeling equipment
  • hot chocolate and cookies after diving in Silfra
  • Silfra entrance fee of 1.500 ISK per person 
  • guided whale watching tour 

What's excluded

Clothing to be worn under the dry suit and undergarment is not provided. Please bring:

  • Long thermal underwear. 
  • Warm wool socks. 
  • Hat, gloves and scarf.
  • Please dress appropriately for the weather of the day - recommended: windproof and rainproof jacket and pants.  

What do I need to bring

  • Long underwear 
  • Thick socks 
  • Suitable clothes for the weather of the day 
  • If you wear glasses, please bring contact lenses or your own prescription mask if you have one  

Important information

Participants must:

  • have read, signed, and followed directions on the Snorkeling Silfra Medical Statement 
  • sign our liability release form at the start of the tour
  • be between 150cm and 200cm in height
  • be between 45kg and 120kg in weight
  • fit within our dry suit size chart 
  • be minimum 12 years of age on the year
  • be comfortable in the water and be able to swim
  • be physically fit
  • be ready to wear a sometimes tight and constricting dry suit
  • be able to communicate in English or have a translator available at all times during the tour
  • not be pregnant

Please note
Participants are not allowed on tour without signing the Snorkeling Silfra Medical Statement  and, if necessary, a physician’s approval which can be found on the second page of the Medical Statement document. Please read the Diving Silfra Medical Statement prior to booking to make sure that you are eligible for the tour. Each participant must sign our liability release form at the start of the tour.   

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 2 days or less before departure
  • Cancellation fee of 10% if cancelled 1000 days or less before departure

Categories

  • ADVENTURE
  • SNORKELING
  • DOLPHIN OR WHALEWATCHING
  • DAY TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS
  • NATURE
  • SIGHTSEEING
  • SAILING OR BOAT TOUR

Guided Language

  • English

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