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Snorkeling in Silfra Tour

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Snorkeling between two continents at Iceland National Park Thingvellir


WHAT’S INCLUDED 

✔ Small Group Experience

✔ Snorkeling Tour

✔ Certified Dive Master Guide

✔ All Necessary Safety Equipment

✔ Hot Chocolate & Cookies

✔ Pickup & return transfer from your Reykjavík Hotel or bus stop, (please check if your hotel is listed to a bus stop)

 

HIGHLIGHTS

✔ Crystal Clear Water

✔ North American and Eurasian tectonic Plates

✔ Thingvellir National Park

✔ Silfra Fissure

✔ Unique Experience

 

   WHAT TO BRING

MUST: Thin thermals wool layers, fleece or synthetic

MUST: Warm Socks in wool or fleece

MUST: Read the snorkeling silfra handbook on how to prepare for your adventure and hazards. Click here for link


Minumum Age: 12 Years

Max Weight for Women 110 KG

Max Weight for Men 120 Kg

Disclaimer
All tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. The Operator does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions.
Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that our activities carry an inherent risk.

 

Tour Details

Duration:

5.5 hrs

Departures:

08:30 / 12:00

Season:

All Year

Requirements:

Atleast 12 years old
Good physical health

Remember:

Thin thermals wool layers, fleece or synthetic

Trip Difficulty:

Moderate

Snorkeling in Silfra

The experience of snorkeling in Silfra is otherworldly and probably the most exciting adventure you will do in Iceland. It does not require any certification or previous snorkeling experience, the only requirements are that you can swim independently and are in good physical shape.You will begin your day by being picked up at your hotel in Reykjavik and driven to Thingvellir National park.

Please read thoroughly this section and evaluate if you accept the following for the Silfra snorkeling tour

  • Snorkeling in silfra fissure involves a moderate level of exercise
  • The dry suit has seals on the neck and wrists that stop water from getting in. a very good thing when entering the glacial water but these needs to b quite tight and if you are claustrophobic this might be a little uncomfortable.
  • The time spent snorkeling is about 30 – 45 minutes and the water temperature is 2′ Celsius so its best to eat and drink before the tour starts.
  • Although you might have realized since this is a snorkeling tour we still want to mention that your face, hair and hands will get wet during this activity.
  • Outside temperatures in Iceland can be quite cold. After all we are in the so called country Iceland. You will spend up to 3 hours outside. Dress accordingly and make sure you have warm thermals, winter coat, hat and gloves during winter time.
  • Participants cannot wear any type of jewelry in the water as sharp items can break the suit.
  • There are no locker rooms at Silfra. Please do not bring any valuable items that you don’t need on the tour.

You are not allowed to snorkel if you have any of the following conditions.

  • Inability to perform moderate exercise (swimming 500m and walking 600m)
  • Current or previous heart disease, heart surgery or heart attack
  • Current lung disease
  • Previous pneumothorax (collapsed lung), chest disease or chest surgery)
  • Head injury with loss of consiousness during recent years
  • Thrombocytopenia or other blood dsorders
  • Colostomy or ileostomy
  • Recent Epilepsy or conditions resulting in sudden unconsciousness
  • Obesity
  • Raynaud’s Syndrome

If you have any of the following conditions below you will need to provide a doctor’s letter before the tour.

  • Higher or lower blood pressure thennormal
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma (mild to severe)
  • Head/back/injure that might event sporting activities

Note: Pregnant women are not allowed to snorkel in Silfra

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