Snorkeling in Silfra Fissure
Snorkeling in Silfra Fissure is a once in a lifetime experience, you don’t want to miss. We offer daily tours where you get the chance to float between the two continental plates. Meanwhile you´ll enjoy the clarity of the water. Be sure to put this tour on your bucket list.
Iceland sits on the top of the Mid Atlantic Ridge. It’s in between the North American and the Eurasian tectonic plate.
Silfra Fissure is in the heart of Thingvellir National Park exactly at the point where the two tectonic plates meet. The National Park in Thingvellir is a UNESCO heritage site and is the site where Iceland’s first parliament (Alþingi) was founded in the year 930
The clarity of the water in Silfra is what attracts thousands of visitors every year, Silfra’s water is 1000-year-old melted glacier water. Beautifully clear water comes from the second largest glacier in Iceland (Langjökull) or the “long glacier”. It takes the water about 30 years to seep from the glacier through underground lava.
So, this natural filtering system makes the water incredibly clear. The visibility is around 100-150 meters, make sure to taste some Silfra water while you are snorkeling.
The experience of floating in a dry and warm dry suit between the two tectonic plates is just something everyone should try at least once in their life. Just Realex and take in the uniqueness of Silfra in a complete calm.
You will explore the four main parts of Silfra: Big crack, Silfra hall, the cathedral and Silfra lagoon. Lastly, a guide will then take pictures of the snorkeling trip and send them to you free of charge.
You don’t have to be an experienced snorkeler to enjoy the Silfra snorkeling, but we do enquire that you be able to swim
Our guides are all highly qualified professionals and under their guidance you will feel secure, they will provide you with all the gear needed and provide you with all the information you need.
Your guide will show you how to use the equipment to ensure a pleasant trip, snorkeling in Silfra takes about 30-40 minutes.
Pickup and Meeting point
We offer pickup for the 10:00am ( Summer Time ) and 11:00am ( Winter Time ) Snorkeling tours for the price of 3.000 ISK per person.
The meeting point is at the Silfra car park in Thingvellir, please be ready to meet your guide at least 15 min before the tour starts. For directions click HERE
The national park charges a small fee of 500 ISK for parking, you can pay with cash or card.