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SILFRA SNORKELING TOUR

239 review
All Year
Reykjavik

TOUR DESCRIPTION

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 then normal
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma (mild to severe)
  • Head/back/injure that might event sporting activities

Note: Pregnant women are not allowed to snorkel in Silfra

WHAT TO BRING

✔ MUST: Thin thermals wool layers, fleece or synthetic

✔ MUST: Warm Socks in wool or fleece

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.

AVAILABILITY

All Year

LEVEL

Moderate

MINIMUM AGE

12 Years

PICK UP

Yes

DEPARTS FROM

Reykjavik

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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Crystal Clear Water
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Snorkel between North American and Eurasian tectonic Plates
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Thingvellir National Park
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Silfra Fissure

WHATS INCLUDED

Snorkeling Tour
Certified Dive Master Guide
All Necessary Safety Equipment
Pickup & return transfer from bus stops downtown

(please check what bus stop is closest to your hotel) www.busstop.is

PRICE

21,490 ISK

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Arianne M.

We had the best time on this tour and was definitely one of the highlights of our trip! The views were breathtaking and loved seeing the frozen lake. Our guides Louis and Valentin were such a good laugh and loved hearing about their life in Iceland. Only wish we’d booked a longer excursion!

Arianne M.
Aviya G.

Best time ever! Great tour guide with great energy 😆 Highly recommend for anyone that’s looking for a bit more excitement in Iceland 🔝 I had a wonderful time, thank you!

Aviya G.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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All drivers must be 17+ years old and have a full valid driver's license in their home country. Passengers do not need a license. Motorbike or provisional licences are not sufficient due to Icelandic Law but they can ride as a passengers.
If you have any questions please contact us at safari@safari.is

No, everyone can drive them. Before each tour starts, our team will explain how to operate the ATV and explain all details so you are ready to hit the roads.

Yes, all of our tours have one or more stops where you can take as many amazing photos as you want! Even if you want a picture with one of the breathtaking views, our guides are more than happy to take them of you! But don't forget to take some time to simply relax and enjoy the icelandic beauty without worrying about getting the perfect shot.

Yes, we do! Our daily tours offer an optional transfer service for 3000 ISK per person. Please note that we offer transfer from all bus stops downtown. See more info here www.busstop.is *** Pick-up service is at 09:00, 13:00,17:00,20:00 – the Pickup window is 30 min.

All hotels downtown are in a no-pick-up zone. Therefore, you will need to walk to the nearest bus stop. You can check www.busstop.is for available bus stops. You can also search for them on Google Maps.

Yes, children can join as a passenger – they must be at least 6 years of age and in the company of an adult. Children between age 6 and 16 get a 25% discount.

The provided gear includes warm overalls, rain gear (if needed), a helmet, gloves & Balaclavas. Gear Size: we have gear for children & adults from XSmall – 3XL.

We suggest that you dress warm & accordingly to the weather on the tour day. We will provide all you need for the tour, but it's good to come with good underneath layers on cold days.

Yes, there will be a professionally trained guide for all our tours, speaking fluent English and Icelandic.

If you are two people and want to share a bike, in the booking widget, you will put two persons in sharing. If you have an odd number or a solo traveler, you must put 1 in a solo rider.

Yes, if you both have a valid driver's license, you can swap the seats to share the experience.

All drivers must be at least 17 to drive the ATV or buggies and have a valid driving license in their home country. The minimum age for a passenger is 6 years old.

220kg/530lbs per person as a solo driver. Combined weight per ATV/ Buggy = 240kg/530 lbs(double rider)

You can reschedule your tour anytime with a 24-hour notice.

Our address is Lambhagavegur 19, 113 Reykjavik. You can find it on Google Maps here. The estimated time is a 15-minute drive from downtown Reykjavik. You will need to arrive at least 10 minutes before departure time. Showing up late and missing the departure will result in no refund; we don't like that! We have a FREE parking at our basecamp :) Please email us if you have any questions regarding meeting us on location.

We do not recommend women who are pregnant participate in our tours. If you are traveling in a group, you are welcome to travel with them and stay at our base camp while the group goes on the snowmobile part of the tour.

Full refund if canceled within 24hr of notice. Less than 24hr, no refund.

No Refund for no-shows and cancellations on location.

No Refund for showing up under the influence.

  1. Reschedule for another day.
  2. Find another tour to do and use the deposit for it.
  3. Receive a full refund.

No, before and during activities. Driving under the consumption of alcohol or illicit drugs is prohibited. If we suspect a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.