Silfra Iceland snorkeling tour (wetsuit, from Reykjavik)
Please make sure that you are comfortable in the water and are able to swim. Please be ready to read, sign and follow directions on the Silfra Snorkeling Medical Statement as well as to sign our liability release form at the start of the tour. Also, you should not have a problem with wearing sometimes tight & constricting wetsuit. You must be at minimum 145 cm (4’9) tall and maximum 200cm (6’7) tall. Your weight should be at minimum 45 kg (99 lbs) and maximum 120 kg (264 lbs). This activity is not suitable for pregnant women.
- Explore the vivid colors of stunning and exotic underwater fissure
- An incredible visibility of more than 100 meters
- Silfra is ranked as one of the clearest waters in the world
All about the trip
Snorkeling in a wetsuit in Iceland may sound like a daring idea but as soon as you dive into the pristine glacial waters of Silfra, your mind shifts away from the cold as you are immediately absorbed into exploring the vivid colors of this stunning, exotic underwater fissure.
Silfra is situated in Thingvellir National Park, where the earth drifts apart around 2 centimeters every year as the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates move in opposite directions – creating such natural wonders as is Silfra. However, one of the clearest water in the world comes with a price, as the temperature lingers around 2-4 degrees Celsius all year round (35 degrees Fahrenheit). The wetsuit covers your whole body, but it won’t protect you entirely from the just-above-freezing glacial water. Still, our wetsuit does an amazing job of keeping you relatively warm.
Unlike the drysuit, which allows you to float on the surface, the wetsuit enables you to dive a little under the surface to explore the beauty of Silfra a bit closer. We only recommend the wetsuit for our more adventurous participants because of the cold, but it will be absolutely worth it for those who are up for the challenge!Watch on Youtube
What is (and what is not) included in the price
- Pick-up from Reykjavik
- Free photos of snorkeling
- Hot chocolate
- All snorkeling equipment
- English speaking guide
- Clothes suited to dress under a wetsuit such as swimwear
- Warm clothes to wear prior and after the snorkeling
- Lunch or snack
Please note that pick up from your hotel starts 75 minutes earlier before the tour is due to begin. You can rent a GoPro camera from us.
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We guarantee the same price as the organising agency with no hidden fees.
Our cancellation terms are fair – we tell you about things just as they are.
All our prices are the same as from providing agencies. With the benefit of extra care, easier payment and cancellation policy.
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