SNORKELLING WITH THE BEST UNDERWATER VISIBILITY IN THE WORLD.
Have the adventure of a lifetime by literally snorkelling between the American and Eurasian continents whose boundary line cuts across the Þingvellir National Park. What makes Iceland so special is that it is sitting right smack on top of the boundary line between the American and Eurasian continental plates. This is what gives us all that wonderful geothermal energy, as well as spectacular volcanic eruptions every five years and regular earthquakes. Now you have the opportunity to do something unique and highly adventurous by snorkelling in the Silfra fissure between the two continents. Located in the Þingvellir National Park, Silfra is a remarkable phenomenon where the clarity of the pure spring water makes for unrivalled visibility in this underwater wonderland.
DETAILS ON WHERE THE WORLDS MEET TOUR
Price & Availability: See booking window on right
Available all year round (depending on weather)
Min: No minimum number of participants.
Age limit: 12 years
Participants must meet the following requirements:
Be at least 150cm tall
Be at least 45kg
Be at least 12 years of age
Be comfortable in water and be able to swim
Be physically fit
Be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit
Not be pregnant
Bring with you: Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always wise to dress in warm, waterproof clothes, weather changes can be sudden so expect the unexpected. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended.
For the snorkelling, please bring long underwear & thick socks.
Duration: Approx. 3 hours including a minimum 30-40 minutes in the water, total time of tour with pick up is approx. 5 hours.
Pick up: Hotel pick up is operated by Dive.is. Transportation with them from Reykjavík is not available for all of the tours. If you need transportation, please be sure to pick a tour that gives you the option of pick up in Reykjavík (add 5.000ISK). Pick up in Reykjavík begins one hour EARLIER than the tour times shown on the right. If you prefer to meet us on location you need to be at the Information Centre in Þingvellir 15 minutes prior to your tour start.
Local Tip: Bring a waterproof camera or buy a photo package from your guide. Silfra fissure is one of the best places to take underwater pictures in the world.
Additional info: Please pay close attention to the safety briefing and your guide´s snorkelling instructions before entering the water.
guided snorkelling dive
all necessary snorkelling equipment
hot chocolate and cookies after the snorkelling
entrance fee of 1.000ISK,- into Silfra
The tour starts when we pick you up at your hotel in Reykjavik. If you have your own transport, you can also meet us at the Tourist Information Center in Thingvellir National Park. The drive to Thingvellir takes 45-60 minutes.
We take a short stop at the Information Center in Thingvellir National Park. This is a good stop to buy some snacks or use the facilities.
At the Silfra fissure is a parking lot with benches where we will dress into our Snorkeling gear and then walk over to the Silfra entrance platform from where the activity starts. The exit point is at another platform in the Silfra Lagoon. The time spend in the water is approx. 35 minutes.
After Snorkeling in Silfra we will drive back to Reykjavik and drop you off at your hotel. The drive back to Reykjavik takes 45-60 minutes.
Full refund if cancelled due to weather. Cancellation fee can be witheld if cancelled with short notice.
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