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Snorkeling Trips to Silfra

Thingvellir National Park | Silfra, Thingvellir, Iceland
+(354) 663 2858
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This was the most incredible snorkeling trip of my life!! Yes the water is freezing but you are fully dressing and wrapped up to be super warm! The water is so clear and it's your chance to drink the clearest water in the world!!! Amazing amazing amazing!!! A must do!!!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Truly a surreal experience from the beginning. You look underwater and the water is so clear that you can't even tell you're looking underwater. The spectrum of colors too, were unbelievable--oranges, yellows, and blues like you've never seen before. It looks like you're on a different planet. The water is so clean that you can just drink it as your... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It's as amazing as it looks in the photos. You do have to brave the cold, but that's not as bad as you might think as you get a 'dry suit' so only your hands and face get a chill. Well worth it for the experience!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The snorkel at Silfra was a great experience. I had never used a dry suit before, and it is a palaver to get dressed, and quite daunting to jump into the freezing water, but well worth doing. Highly recommended

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Middletown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This was an unbelievable experience. I have gone snorkeling and scuba diving all over the world, but have never experienced anything like this. It's true that there is no wildlife to see and I didn't really miss it. Being in the crystal clear, ice cold water between two tectonic plates was amazing. There was a lot of preparation involved and... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I was puzzled at how it's possible to snorkel in icy cold water, but this was one of the most unique experiences we had on our recent trip to Iceland. The dry suit worked quite well, and although my hands and lips were cold, it was totally worth the view -- no fish or wildlife to see, but the most... More

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Sheffield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I had originally booked to go scuba diving, but after hurting my ankle the day before, opted to snorkel instead. The snorkelling really is very, very different to anything I have done before. Almost no life, but unbelievably clear water, beautiful rock formations and the surreal experience of looking up to see snow on the ground all around made this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

We did the silfra snorkeling and lava tube tour with Iceland adventure. It was a really good day lava caving was a interesting experience and amazing to see the lava tunnels up close. We then headed to silfra for the snorkeling a little fearful of the cold as it was snowing when we got there. This shouldn't have been a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

First I would like to note I was a bit scared of going dry suit snorkelling because of my long time problem of having tight objects around my neck. It was a bit demanding getting into the suit, but with the help of our great guide we've managed the task. We were helped with the gloves and were explained that... More

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Let me first start by saying I am a pansy when it comes to the cold so I couldn't understand why I decided going snorkeling in the winter in Iceland was a good idea. I was wrong. It was a GREAT idea. Though the process of actually getting into the water took far longer than I expected, it was worth... More

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