You don't need to be a certified diver in order to experience water at its clearest! The Snorkeling in Silfra adventure is for everyone feeling comfortable in water - it is liquid meditation Icelandic style!
Upon arrival at Silfra, you will reveive your dry suit and snorkeling equipment and your guide will explain how to use the equipment and stay warm and comfortable during your 30-40 minute snorkeling tour.
Melting water from the Langjokull glacier travels for over 30 years through lava fields before it flows into the Silfra fissure, famous for its amazing visibility and underwater landscapes. This filtering process makes the Silfra water as clear as water can be, allowing you to experience visibility of over 100 meters. The Silfra fissure has been created by the tectonical drift of the American and Eurasian continental plates so you will literally snorkel and float between the two continental plates!
Make sure to drink some of the Silfra water while you are snorkeling - who knows when you will be able to drink water so pure again!
Included: Return transfers, guided snorkeling trip with all necessary equipment, hot chocolate and cookies after the snorkeling.
April - September: 09:00 (pick up from 08:00)
October, February, March: 10:00 (pick up from 09:00)
November - January: 11:00 (pick up from 10:00)
Duration: 4-5 hours
Season: All year
Price per person: From £163
Min age: 16 years Max age: 65 years
Prerequisites: Participants must be at least 150cm tall, weigh minimum 45kg, comfortable in water and able to swim, physically fit, be ready to wear sometimes tight and restricting dry suit. Not suitable for pregnant ladies.
The local tour company DIVE will email medical forms to be signed prior to taking part in the activity. Please make sure to print out, read and sign prior to travel. Failure to do so will result in not being accepted for the tour.
We recommend wearing warm clothes with thermal underwear and thick socks for the day. Please wear contact lenses if you need glasses. Since the water is cold, the snorkeling is conducted in dry suits. These suits will keep you dry and the thermal underwear will keep you warm and comfortable.
1) While booking your holiday, you will be given the option to add day excursions and airport transfers as part of the booking process. Please first select the package you wish to book with travel dates and accommodation.
2) If you have already booked a holiday with us, you can retrieve your booking and follow the instructions for adding day excursions and airport transfers.
3) If you have made a flight only booking with Icelandair, you can book day excursions and airport transfers. Please be sure to provide the name of your hotel when prompted for pick up purposes.