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Silfra Fissure Snorkelling Tour - Into the Blue

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Located in the heart of Thingvellir National Park, this narrow channel of blue water meandering through a giant lava field does not look like much on the surface. But below, supernatural shades of blue, perfect visibility and incredible rock formations make up a magical sub-aquatic paradise.
As if this wasn’t alluring enough, Silfra Fissure is also the only place in the universe where you can go snorkeling in between the continental plates. 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Silfra Fissure

Highlights

  • ├×ingvellir National Park
  • Silfra Fissure
  • Snorkeling in Iceland
  • North American and Eurasian tectonic plates

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Activities

Trip Type

  • Independent

Activity Level

Moderate

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Day 1 Silfra Fissure

strong>Þingvellir (Thingvellir)
A historical site, national park in Iceland and a UNESCO heritage site. Originally known for being the place where Alþingi (the parliament) was founded in 930 this place had served a grand role in Icelander’s saga since the settlers came. Still today you can find ruins of old stone shelters, the lakes and the Lögberg e. Law Rock. The park sits on a rift valley caused by the separation of two continental plates, with rocky cliffs and fissures like the huge Almannagjá fault. In this separation sits the amazing Silfra fissure.

Snorkeling in Silfra fissure
Enjoy an amazing snorkeling experience as you drift peacefully in the comfort of a warm drysuit accompanied by highly skilled guides. Silfra, frequently rated as one of the world’s top ten dive sites, is located between the tectonic plates of Europe and America so you will be snorkeling in between them. This is an experience like no other and Silfra is the only place in the world where this can be done. 
Take your Icelandic geology exploration to another level as you explore the crystal clear glacial water that runs from Langjökull glacier about 50 km away, water that has been filtering through lava for 100-200 years. Touch the moving lava rocks and get a feel for the power and uniqueness of Icelandic nature in complete calm.  The visibility at Silfra is without comparison reaching somewhere around 150 meters. Some have described the feeling of snorkeling in Silfra like flying and others experience an ultimate state of meditation. Snorkeling in Silfra fissure is often called liquid meditation and you will understand why when you try it!
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  • Gear Rental
  • Silfra Admission Fee
  • Transfer from/to Reykjavik
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