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Snorkel Between Continents in Silfra

Snorkel Between Continents in Silfra
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Overview

You'll arrive at Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Once there, you'll take a short journey through the volcanic, moss-laden fields of the park. Here, you will listen as your friendly and experienced PADI Divemaster guide.

Later, you'll receive all of the necessary equipment for snorkeling in Silfra, including neoprene hoods and gloves, a thermal undersuit, a drysuit, snorkel and fins. The equipment will keep you buoyant throughout your time in the fissure, as well as offering a protection against the water.

Once in the water, your eyes will meet the incredible shades of blue so prevalent in the fissure, as well as the natural under-water flora canyon walls. As you are swimming you will have the opportunity to swim across continents, as you will be switching back and forth from the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. After the tour GoPRO pictures will be sent to you by email for free.

What to Expect

Join this tour to explore the glacial depths of Iceland’s best diving spot, the stunning Silfra Fissure in this snorkelling tour. This is the perfect opportunity for any explorers in Iceland looking to visit one of the most unique places in the world. You'll get your picture taken while swimming across the continents and receive them on your email immediately after your tour at no extra cost!

You will begin this tour at the designated meeting point, Silfra Parking lot by the marked van at Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Once here, you will take a short journey through the volcanic, moss-laden fields of the National Park, finally unloading at the Silfra car park. Here, you will listen as your friendly and experienced PADI Divemaster guide provides a quick safety briefing. 

They will also hand out all of the necessary kits for snorkelling in Silfra, including neoprene hoods and gloves, a thermal undersuit, a drysuit and, of course, your own mask, snorkel and fins. This equipment will keep you buoyant throughout your time in the fissure, as well as offering a great deal of thermal protection against Silfra’s 2°C / 35°F glacial water. 

Once you enter the water, you'll be immediately awestruck by the incredible shades of blue so prevalent in the fissure, as well as its jagged, algae strewn canyon walls. As you float above this canyon, you will have the opportunity to touch each side; this means that you’re placing your hands on both the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, Thingvellir's most famous characteristics. 

Swimming further, you'll discover Silfra Hall (the fissure’s widest section) and the magnificent Silfra Cathedral (the fissure’s deepest section), as well as a gorgeous shallow oasis at the fissure’s end known as the “Real Blue Lagoon”.

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Reviewed today
awesome! Perfect capstone to our trip in Iceland

I would definitely recommend this! We couldn't decide between snorkeling or scuba diving in Silfra but I'm glad with went with Snorkeling. We had a beautiful sunny day and the water was so calm and clear, but with a strong current, that just lying on...More

1  Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed today
Great tour group for the Silfra snorkel

We used Troll Expeditions to Snorkel at Silfra in September 2018. Christina was our guide, and all around it was a great experience. Their gear was clean and fit well, and Christina was a very fun and helpful guide. She made sure we stayed safe...More

1  Thank Laith A
Reviewed yesterday
Great experience!

The whole experience was just awesome! It's beautiful and the water is crystal clear!! Our guide was Ronan and we had the best time. Thank you! If you're thinking about doing it, you should you won't regret it!

2  Thank Valérie B
Reviewed yesterday
Great experience!

The whole experience was just amazing. The water is beautiful clean and has amazing colors. But the real highlight was our guide Ronan. He is incredibly funny, knowledgeable and caring. A lot of reviews of silfra snorkeling tours complain about how annoying the long process...More

2  Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 2 days ago
AMAZING snorkel with the best french man!!

My boyfriend and I snorkeled the silfra and had the best experience. Our guide was Pierre-Henri (or PH) and we had a blast with him, he was funny but very professional and made us feel at ease going into icy cold water. He was super...More

1  Thank Hayley F
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bweber31
5 September 2018|
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Response from rubytoo | Reviewed this property |
If she answers the health questionnaire positively, she should be fine. You might be able to access this from their website. They are very attentive to anyone who feels a bit anxious since there were some who had never... More
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Anna W
4 August 2018|
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Response from Roberto C | Reviewed this property |
I was there last week and it was fine. You’ll get a bit cold towards the end but it is 100% worth it.
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