ActivitiesSnorkelingWetsuit Snorkeling in Silfra | Thingvellir National Park
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€93,29
Snorkeling

Wetsuit Snorkeling in Silfra | Thingvellir National Park

Enjoy snorkeling in Iceland in a wetsuit at one of the top dive sites in the world; Silfra.

4 Hours
Easy
What to expect

Silfra

Snorkeling in a wetsuit in Iceland may sound like a daring idea but as soon as you dive into the pristine glacial waters of Silfra, your mind shifts away from the cold as you are immediately absorbed into exploring the vivid colors of this stunning, exotic underwater fissure.
Silfra is situated in Thingvellir National Park, where the earth drifts apart around 2 centimeters every year as the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates move in opposite directions – creating such natural wonders as is Silfra.

Clearest waters in the world

Glaciers melt and fill this deep crack with the clearest water that has been filtered for a century through volcanic lava rock before entering Silfra from the ground up. With incredible visibility of more than 100 meters, Silfra is ranked as one of the clearest waters in the world -making your snorkeling experience feel like flying.

Wetsuit

However, one of the clearest water in the world comes with a price, as the temperature lingers around 2-4 degrees Celsius all year round (35 degrees Fahrenheit). The wetsuit covers your whole body, but it won’t protect you entirely from the just-above-freezing glacial water – but our wetsuit does an amazing job of keeping you relatively warm.
Those who prefer to stay dry and warm should opt for a drysuit instead.
Unlike the drysuit, which allows you to float on the surface, the wetsuit enables you to dive a little under the surface to explore the beauty of Silfra a bit closer. We only recommend the wetsuit for our more adventurous participants because of the cold – but it will be absolutely worth it for those who are up for the challenge!

Meeting & Pickup

Please note that this is the meeting time at Thingvellir, Silfra car park – Pick up from your hotel starts 75 minutes earlier.
If you do not require pick up, the meeting point is Silfra car park in Thingvellir National Park. Please park your car at “Thingvellir P5” and walk 400m back along the road until you reach a smaller car park with all the snorkel and dive vans, and look for your Adventure Vikings guide. Please be there, ready to meet your guide 5-10 minutes before your tour is due to begin.
For GPS: 64°15’23.5″N 21°6’58.6″W

Prerequisites:

  • Be comfortable in water and be able to swim
  • Be physically fit
  • Have read, signed, and followed directions on the Silfra Snorkeling Medical Statement
  • Sign our liability release form at the start of the tour
  • Be at minimum 145cm (4’9) tall / maximum 200cm (6’7) tall
  • Be at minimum 45kg (99 lbs) / maximum 120kg (264 lbs)
  • Be minimum 14 years of age
  • Not be pregnant
  • Not wear glasses, so if you have a prescription mask, please bring it with you. If not, we advise you to get contact lenses before you join us for snorkeling.
What's included?
  • All necessary gear for snorkeling
  • English speaking guide
  • FREE photos
  • Hot chocolate
What you should bring
Clothes suited to dress under a wetsuit such as swimwear
Warm clothes to wear prior and after the snorkeling
Towel
Lunch or Snack
Camera
You can rent a GoPro camera by us
Good to know
Be comfortable in water and be able to swim
Be physically fit
Have read, signed, and followed directions on the Silfra Snorkeling Medical Statement
Sign our liability release form at the start of the tour
Be at minimum 145cm (4’9) tall / maximum 200cm (6’7) tall
Be at minimum 45kg (99 lbs) / maximum 120kg (264 lbs)
Be minimum 14 years of age
Not be pregnant
Not wear glasses, so if you have a prescription mask, please bring it with you. If not, we advise you to get contact lenses before you join us for snorkeling.
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Reviews from other people
nica liamzon

Excellent customer service. One of our friends backed out last minute, and Adventure Vikings was very understanding and gave us a refund for her ticket. The rest of us went ahead with the excursion, and we had a blast! Adam and Brindis were awesome tour guides and made sure we were properly fitted with our equipment. Towards the end of our tour I struggled with my snorkel not clearing properly, and not a second later Adam was there to help out! Definitely recommend this company for future excursions. Great service and fun crew!

Nic Butler

Adam and Luis were great guides, my wife and myself highly recommend booking with Adventure Vikings if you wish to snorkel at Silfra.

kfoley

I had rented some surfboards and wetsuits last time I was in Iceland. Adventure vikings couldn't have been more helpful. Between the office coordinating pick ups at there wearhouse for added convenience, the friendliness of everyone I dealt with, and the determination to customer satisfaction. They couldn't have been better.
After renting from them I left a pair of personal wetsuit gloves at there shop outside downtown Reykjavik. I had returned my car at this point. The owner personally drove them into town and made big efforts to personally give me back my gear. It was above and beyond. I would say you are well taken care of when dealing with adventure vikings and will certainly be using there gear or taking a tour with them in the future.

Thanks again guys.

Jitske Kingma

We had such a good experience. We did snorkeling and the golden circle tour. Long day but worth every hour. Iceland is amazing and our guide was such a nice guy. Snorkeling was a once in a lifetime experience and I would recommend it to everyone. Please be aware that you do need to feel comfortable in the water cause it's not like a warm swimming pool ;) The dry suits are tight but they really keep you perfectly dry. Thank you so much for this awesome trip!!

Kate Armstrong

We had a great morning doing wet & dry suit snorkelling with Adventure Vikings. Luis & Ivan were very knowledgeable and helpful. Excellent equipment. A must do adventure for those not afraid of the cold!