The Silfra lava fissure is one of Iceland’s best-kept secrets. Silfra, which is situated in the heart of Þingvellir, the site of the world’s oldest parliament, is an otherworldly scene. The crystal clear water in the deep fissure gives you a feeling of being weightless as you float along with the lazy current. Frequently rated as one of the worlds top ten dive and snorkeling sites. Silfra offers up to 100 meters of underwater visibility and is located in an lava field on top of the tectonic boundary between Europe and America! The snorkeling tour is about an hour and includes an optional cliff jump into the crystal clear water. Just imagine floating with the lazy current in the purest glacier water in the world, in an lava field between the continents, in Iceland´s most historic national park, sound interesting?
Into the Blue is a relaxing but exotic tour in an environment most will only encounter in their dreams.
Bad eyesight? Since you are wearing snorkeling / dive goggles to see underwater there can be nothing in the way of the seal to keep them from filling up with water. That is, you can not wear glasses underneath the goggles. You will have to go without them, wear eye lenses or bring your own goggles with prescription.
Please note: Although you don´t need to "swim" while snorkeling, we recommend that you can. If you can swim you will more comfortable with floating in water.
The Silfra snorkeling day trip is included on the following great value winter adventure tour to Iceland:
Driving and meet up directions: If you plan to drive and meet us on location, the meeting point is on the parking lot outside the Information Centre by the Thingvellir National Park campsite. Note: When driving from Reykjavík on road 36 you will first see a Visitor Centre and viewpoint for Þingvellir on your right hand side. This is NOT the meeting point, keep going and drive further for 5-10 min on road 36 and you will see the Information Centre on your left hand. - See map for more details.
Disclaimer: All snorkeling trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to there own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherit risk.
Þingvellir National Park
Þingvellir National park is one of Icelands most important historical and geographical sites, and thus it has been protected by law since 1928. Since 2004 Þingvellir has become part of the UNESCO world heritage list. The park is located approximately 40 km north east of Reykjavik and is home to the lake Þingvallavatn.
Silfra is a narrow canyon in the lava field located between the continents of America and Europe. The water in Silfra is a mixture of ground water from the surrounding area and melt water fromLangjökull glacier in the highlands. It takes the glacial water decades to filter through the massive lava field before it enters the fissure. This makes the water in Silfra one of the purest and clearest in the world, the underwater visibility, in the heavenly blue water, is normally 70-80 meters, better than anywhere else in the world.
Hvað er innifalið
Optional pick-up from Reykjavík. Certified Padi® Diveguide / Divemaster. All necessary specialized snorkeling gear, including a specially made down suit to keep you warm in the glacier water..
Hvað þarf að taka með
Warm undergarment clothing (fleece/wool sweater and pants), warm wool socks and a change of clothing (just in case).
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