According to National Geographic, snorkeling in Iceland is among the Ultimate Bucket List Adventures. In the heart of Thingvellir National Park in Iceland, snorkeling takes place in Silfra Fissure between two continents, in the glacial meltwater from nearby Langjökull glacier. Icelandic tour company Dive Silfra offers year-round tours into Silfra Fissure for both the novice snorkeler as well as the more experienced scuba diver.
The crystal clear water is naturally filtered through underground lava fields, and can take up to 100 years until it comes to its final resting place between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. It is this virtually flawless water that creates an underwater light show of sparkles and reflections. At a temperature of 2-4 °C, the water in Silfra Fissure is some of the purest on earth, as well as some of the most delicious. Thanks to dry suits, visitors are kept nice and warm during their time exploring the extraordinary waters.
PADI® certified Divemasters of Dive Silfra lead daily excursions into the aquatic cathedral-like crevasse. No matter the level of expertise or the season, visitors over 18 can snorkel in Silfra Fissure thanks to the heavy duty equipment that is included in the price.
In order to maintain the pristine nature and fragile environment of the Silfra Fissure, guests are encouraged to take nothing but pictures and make nothing but memories.
As one of the most unique ways to experience Iceland, there is a for everyone, no matter the skill level or previous experience. With industry-leading standards in safety and equipment, the team of professional, experienced, and friendly guides are comitted to sharing their passion for diving and the aquatic wilderness.