Situated in the heart of Þingvellir, the site of the world's oldest parliament and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Silfra lava fissure is one of Iceland's best kept secrets and presents a somewhat unearthly scene. The crystal clear water in the deep fissure gives you the surreal feeling of being weightless as you float down with the lazy current, where you will have unobstructed views of this underwater wilderness.
Frequently rated as one of the world's top ten dive sites, the Silfra offers up to 100 meters of underwater visibility and is located on top of the separation between Europe and America. Silfra's waters can go down to as low as 2°C, however, you will be supplied with specially made dry suits, which combined with warm clothing worn underneath will help keep you warm and dry.
After an hour of snorkeling we climb out and head back to the car. This is a relaxing but exotic trip in a completely unique environment that many will only ever encounter in their dreams.
Eyesight and Eye Protection
Since you are wearing snorkelling / dive goggles to see underwater, it is important that there is nothing in the way of the seal to keep them from filling up with water. Consequently, you will not be able to wear glasses underneath the goggles and therefore, you will need to either wear contact lenses or bring your own prescription goggles.
Available Everyday with pick-up from your accommodation @ 08:30 or 12:00
Duration of Trip 4-5 hours (including transfer time)
Distance from Reykjavík 50 km / 31 miles
Minimum Age 12 years
Maximum Age 65 years
Maximum Weight 120kg
Maximum Group Size 8 snorkellers per guide
Activity Level Easy
We recommend you bring: Warm undergarment clothing (fleece/wool sweater and trousers), warm socks and a change of clothing
This Snorkelling Trip can also be enjoyed as combination day trips as per the following:
Lava Caving £420 per person
Golden Circle Guided Jeep Safari £310 per person
Please contact us for further details about the above combination options.
Please Note Although you do not need to be able to 'swim' while snorkelling, we strongly recommend that you can. Being unable to swim can lead to undue panic, so it is imperative that you are comfortable with floating in water.
Snorkellers must be at least 150cm tall and 45kg