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Where the Worlds Meet – Snorkeling in Þingvellir

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Swim between the tectonic plates in crystal clear water with great underwater visibility. The clear water might even get you afraid of heights. Silfra, the fissure between the continents, is known for it's pure glacier water and just recently the dive site made it's way of being known as the diving and snorkeling paradise in Iceland.

Departures

8:30 / 9:30 / 10:00 / 10:30 / 11:00 / 11:30 / 12:00 / 12:30 / 13:00 / 13:30 / 14:00 / 14:30 / 15:00 / 16:00 / 17:00 / 18:00 / 20:00 / 21:00

Availability

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Duration

Approx. 5 hours

Guiding language

English

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.

What's Included:

  • guided snorkelling dive
  • all necessary snorkelling equipment
  • hot chocolate and cookies after the snorkelling
  • entrance fee of 1.000ISK,- into Silfra
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Tour Highlights

Þingvallavatn

Þingvallavatn is the largest natural lake in Iceland, lies perched on the rift valley separating the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. Most of it is in Þingvellir. The Silfra fissure pumps glacial water, filtered through the surrounding lava , into the lake, where the mineral rich fluid fertilises a variety of vegetation.

Almannagjá

Historically, Almannagjá was a campsite for the people of the Parliament (Alþingi) every summer. Hence the name meaning Everyman's Gorge. Through it runs the Öxará river, cascading down a waterfall forming the infamous Drekkingarhylur, where adulterous women were thrown into the abyss to drown.

Þingvellir

Þingvellir is a site of historical, cultural, and geological importance and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland. It is a National Park since 1930 and a UNESCO world heritage site, hosting the old Þingvellir parliament. It lies in a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

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"We took three tours"

We took the Norther Lights, Golden Circle and South Coast Tours. All were great! It’s easy, convienient and th3 guides are knowledgeable and friendly. I would definitely recommend .

- bschelle, April 2018

"Awesome"

Having carefully researched and read the reviews of this trip, we booked and were so glad we did. The tour was well structured with plenty of time at each attraction (45 mins to 1hr at each). There were also refreshment and comfort breaks along the way. The coaches were very comfortable with WiFi and a USB charger point at each seat. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable and definitely enhanced the experience.

- RuthAOwen, April 2018

"An amazing experience!"

From pick up from our hotel to being dropped back at our hotel around 8 hours later, we had the most fabulous Iceland experience. Our tour guide was excellent, funny and engaging throughout...not overbearing but gave us all we needed. You get an interactive tablet (so bring headphones) that had a map and information as you drove along- excellent way of getting information as you could choose from a wide variety of languages. The map was GPS linked so as you drove the tablet automatically started to tell you information relevant to your position on the tour.

- JulieAlana, April 2018