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Snorkeling Silfra - Selfdrive tour


Certified Operator     Tour Operator: DIVE.IS     3 hours     Travel method: Self-Drive     Region: Capital Region

Silfra is a fissure between the North American and Eurasian continental plates. Silfra constantly fills with glacial water that has been trickling through underground lava rock for 30 years. This remarkable crack between two tectonic plates is therefore filled with the clearest water on our planet, allowing for over 100 meters visibility.

On the snorkeling tour we will dress you in a dry suit and 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 colors, and sensations of flying provide a very unique environment for liquid meditation that you will never forget.





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Minimum age: 12 years
Difficulty: Moderate



What is included

  • guided snorkeling trip
  • all necessary snorkeling equipment
  • hot chocolate and cookies after the snorkeling trip
  • entrance fee of 1.500 ISK per person into Silfra

Important information

  • 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



  Attention

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 Snorkeling 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. 




  Meeting Point Information

The tour starts at Silfra at the time stated above on this ticket, please be 15 min early. If you arrive after the tour starts, your place on the tour cannot be guaranteed.

Please follow the map on page 2 of this ticket. Driving time to Silfra from Reykjavík is ca. 1 hour. If you are early, you can stop at the Thingvellir Information Center, which has a gift shop, cafe, and restrooms.
Please note that the National Park charges a 500 ISK fee for car parking to be paid at the meter in the parking lot. If you need transportation service from Reykjavík to Silfra, please contact us!

Please bring: long thermal underwear and two pairs of thick wool socks.Please be sure to fill out the required Medical Statement by following this link: http://checkin.dive.is/


If you have any questions, please be in touch at dive@dive.is.
We look forward to meeting you!

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