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Small-Group Half-Day Silfra Snorkeling Tour from Reykjavik

Highlights
  • See where the continental plates are drifting apart

  • Snorkel under the watchful eye of a PADI-certified guide
  • Group tour limited to eight participants to ensure personal service
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Small-Group Half-Day Silfra Snorkeling Tour from Reykjavik
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Overview

 While most people don't associate Iceland with snorkeling, the cool Nordic country actually offers plenty of underwater marvels -- you'll just need a wetsuit. With this experience, a professional guide will take you to Silfra, a fissure between North America and Europe in Thingvellir National Park that marks where the two continental plates are slowly drifting apart. You and your group will get a chance to spend around 40 minutes in the water before heading back to shore.

What to Expect

Be picked up from your Reykjavík accommodation in morning or afternoon, or meet at Thingvellir National Park, about 50 km from Reykjavik. Once you have met your PADI divemaster certified guide, he or she will go through the procedure and safety measures of your tour. After, you will put on your gear and head to an exotic underwater canyon/fissure, Silfra, created as the continental plates drift apart at a rate of about 2 cm per year. Silfra is a freshwater fissure where you can see up to 100 meters ahead of you. The water here is so clear and pristine it feels like flying. The approximate time in the water is around 40 minutes.

End the snorkeling tour by warming up with some hot chocolate before you head back.

Once you have met your guide (who are all PADI divemaster certified) at Silfra car park he or she will be going through the procedure and safety measures of your tour. After that you will put your gear on and head to the water - approximate time in the water is around 40 minutes. End the snorkeling tour by warming up with some hot chocolate on us before you head back.

No diving experience or license is needed for this tour.
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Reviews (22)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Can't believe I did this....

It was awesome. The best part was our guide, Ivan. He was funny. He didn't mess around getting people in their suits, which wasn't easy. The hot chocolate at the end was a nice touch too! He took great pics for us. Overall, it was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Laura G
Gretar_Thorl, Manager at Adventure Vikings, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Laura G Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate each and every one, the kind words towards Adventure Vikings and our guides. More importantly the reviews help us improve and to connect better with our customers. Amazing to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Experience

I did the wet suit snorkeling at Silfra and I would definitely recommend the wet suit even though it's a bit colder! After the snorkeling we did the golden circle with 2 extra stops at Efstidalur and Friðheimar which was great. Would definitely recommend this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rakel B
Gretar_Thorl, Manager at Adventure Vikings, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Rakel B Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate each and every one, the kind words towards Adventure Vikings and our guides. More importantly the reviews help us improve and to connect better with our customers. Awesome to...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Wetsuit Snorkelling

We had an amazing experience snorkelling Silfra with Ivan from Adventure Vikings today! We were apprehensive about the idea of doing it in a wetsuit, but it was absolutely worth the initial chilly 5 minutes. After that, we were very comfortable and were too busy...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Natelyn
Gretar_Thorl, Manager at Adventure Vikings, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Hi Natelyn Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate each and every one, the kind words towards Adventure Vikings and our guides. More importantly the reviews help us improve and to connect better with our customers. First of, congratulations!...More

Reviewed 24 August 2018
Wetsuits rule!

My girlfriend is an active scuba diver and I had been freediving until 15 years ago. So we both wanted to give the wetsuit a try in order to be able to dive down on our snorkeling trip in the Silfra fissure. (We both consider...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Gretar_Thorl, Manager at Adventure Vikings, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Hi Uli_St_68 Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate each and every one, the kind words towards Adventure Vikings and our guides. More importantly the reviews help us improve and to connect better with our customers. Great to hear...More

Reviewed 23 August 2018
Wow, what an experience!

We booked this tour whilst in Reykjavik as we had a spare morning. It was difficult to find a company with space for this activity and I think we were lucky to get on this one. Booking in advance would definitely be worthwhile. The pickup...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Gretar_Thorl, Manager at Adventure Vikings, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Hi Slt1234567 Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate each and every one, the kind words towards Adventure Vikings and our guides. More importantly the reviews help us improve and to connect better with our customers. Fantastic to hear...More

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