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Silfra Wetsuit Snorkeling - Meet on location | Free Photos

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Iceland, Iceland
Silfra Wetsuit Snorkeling - Meet on location | Free Photos
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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.
  • See where the continental plates are drifting apart
  • Snorkel under the watchful eye of a PADI-certified guide
  • All equipment and wetsuits are provided
  • Group tour limited to six participants to ensure personal service
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Underwater photos
PADI Divemaster/ Instructor or equivalent
Hot chocolate
Use of Snorkeling equipment
Food
Clothing suitable for the weather, for example waterproofs
Swimwear and towel

Departure Point

Iceland

Park at “Thingvellir P5” & walk 400m back along the road until you reach a smaller car park with all the snorkel & dive vans. Please be there, ready to meet your guide 15 min before your tour is due to begin. Stick to main roads & dont take any short cuts to Silfra, especially in winter.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • All participants must know how to swim and be comfortable in water
  • All participants must be able to communicate in English
  • Bring a swimsuit and towel.
  • Minimum age is 12 years, please reach out regarding younger participants & Participants over the age of 65 need to get a physicians approval
  • Be at minimum 145cm (4’9) tall / maximum 200cm (6’7) tall, and be at minimum 45kg (99 lbs) / maximum 120kg (264 lbs)
  • Don't wear glasses, instead bring contact lenses or your own prescription mask (if you have one)
  • We recommend bringing warm clothes to wear after the snorkeling
  • Please dress according to weather - no heals or jeans
  • Most travelers can participate
  • All participants will need to fill out a medical form before participating in the tour. Please contact local operator in order to request the form via email.
  • All participants heights, weights and age must be provided to local operator. If you do not provide at time of booking, please contact supplier immediately after booking to provide this information
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Adventure Vikings

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Silfra Wetsuit Snorkeling - Meet on location | Free Photos?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Silfra Wetsuit Snorkeling - Meet on location | Free Photos.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Silfra Wetsuit Snorkeling - Meet on location | Free Photos?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Silfra Wetsuit Snorkeling - Meet on location | Free Photos.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Silfra Wetsuit Snorkeling - Meet on location | Free Photos?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Silfra Wetsuit Snorkeling - Meet on location | Free Photos.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Make sure whatever camera you bring is in a flotation device." See review
  • "With the wet suit you wear just your bathing suit under and you get completely wet; the dry suit- you wear mainly what you have on, maybe just a base layer, and for the most part stay dry." See review

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Awesome experience!
Jules
, Sep 2021
Adventure Vikings was awesome! We had Maria as our guide, and she was excellent! She was super friendly and did a great job!! We had the option of using a dry or a wet suit. I choose the wet suit, and it was COLD. Definitely the coldest I have ever been. If you are a smaller build or get cold easily, I would definitely recommend using the dry suit (almost everyone who had the wet suit was shaking/was blue and purple). You will enjoy your experience more if you are warmer. Having said that, I still had a great time, but I wouldn’t wear the wet suit again. It was absolutely gorgeous!! The water is so clear and the view of the lake is stunning.
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Beautiful Silfra!
Casey_B
, Sep 2021
What a beautiful trip! Maria was our guide and she kept us entertained and smiling all day! One of the best guides that we have ever had for a tourist experience, we would have loved to hang out with her longer. We were comfortable in our wetsuits and the water didn't feel as cold as we expected. On a sunny day the views underwater were incredible. We are experienced divers and this was something unique to see (just snorkeling and diving down). Don't forget to take a sip of the water when you're in :)
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Memorable silfra dive
Brian_M
, Sep 2021
Maria and Alberto were awesome guides. Friendly and entertaining, they helped coach me through the initial cold to make it really enjoyable. Highly recommended.
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3 pm snorkel tour August 14, 2021
Andrea_H
, Aug 2021
Luis & Maria were awesome guides. They even made the safety information fun & comical. They were very caring & helpful. Made it enjoyable!
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Very cool (and very cold)!
GBB
, Jul 2021
This is a pretty unique experience, and the views underwater are amazing... But I feel more could've been done to make it more comfortable. For example, we were asked to wait for a long time (for some participants who didn't come) outside in the cold and rainy weather, and only after a long while told that we could wait on the (unheated) bus. Since we were about to get really cold, it would have been easy to keep us warm at the start. Similarly, when we came back, the bus wasn't warm at all, and only got heated after a while. It would've also been nice to get more help getting the suits, gloves, etc. properly on.... As for the wet vs. drysuit, I wish I'd understood that unless you are a very strong diver, you will likely just float on the surface in the wetsuit (it's very buoyant, making it difficult to go under). I would've chosen the drysuit and avoided feeling incredibly cold afterwards. Also, if you don't have much body fat and tend to get cold anyway, the wetsuit may not be for you. Finally, this is not for this company/guide, but the park should consider building a changing facility for these tours, rather than each company bring their own changing buses. There is a small bathroom on that parking lot, that could've easily been expanded for this purpose. And for the pie-in-the-sky dream, a nice sauna/hotpot afterwards :)
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Fun tour but no photos because they were not prepared.
Jessica_S
, Jul 2021
It was absolutely beautiful and the guides were really nice. One big issue is that out guide forgot to check her SD card and it was full, so we got no photos. The whole reason I choose this tour over others was the included photo. I’m really disappointed.
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Wetsuit Snorkeling
Ericka
, Jul 2021
My friend and I did the wetsuit, and while it was cold, it was totally worth it! Our guide / leader Rob was great and made us all feel really comfortable. The pictures were awesome, and the hot chocolate afterward was a nice way to warm up. FYI there’s no changing room (though there is a bathroom with a sign on it saying that it’s not a changing room), and while they provide a big, warm parka, they don’t provide towels (which was in the description, but it’s worth noting).
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Well worth the experience
Nathaniel
, Jul 2021
It was completely amazing. My girlfriend and I loved Maria, our guide, and Luis was also a great Gide. Highly recommend
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Fun
Bradley_H
, Jul 2021
Great! Very fun time. Cold. Just do it. You will not regret it. Yes you will not. Please book now. Now!
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Experience of a lifetime
Tyler_L
, Jul 2021
The guides Maria and Luis were very helpful and helped us with one of the cooler experiences of my life! The water is cold but the wetsuits made it tolerable and I would highly recommend the experience to the bluest natural blue I ever have.
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