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Snorkeling Trips to Silfra

Address: Thingvellir National Park | Silfra, Thingvellir, Iceland
Phone Number: +(354) 663 2858
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Owner description: Snorkelling Trips to Silfra in the National Park Thingvellir are...
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Owner description: Snorkelling Trips to Silfra in the National Park Thingvellir are operated by DIVE.IS. We conduct a variety of different Snorkeling Day Tours, such as the all time bestseller, the Snorkeling Silfra Day Tour or a number of Combo Tours where you can combine Snorkeling in Silfra with the Golden Circle or Caving in a lava tube or a visit to the Blue Lagoon or Horseback Riding or more...
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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

We did the snorkelling trip with DIVE.is and can only recommend it. The water is crystal clear, and the lack of fish is compensated by the rocks formation and funny looking algae. For those used to tropical waters like us, it is interesting to wear a dry suit and see how it works. The equipment was mostly well maintained, but... More 

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Westminster, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Did the snorkeling trip with Dive.is and it was pretty amazing. I went in early March so it was obviously pretty cold, but the light snow and white skies made a pretty awesome backdrop and heavy contrast to the bright, almost tropical looking blues underneath the water. You probably already know by now that the water is runoff from a... More 

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Singapore
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We followed the tour operator into a car park, where we were given a briefing on the fundamental aspects of wearing and controlling the buoyancy of a dry suit. There was a surprisingly large group of participants for both the snorkeling and the diving tour. Our group consisted of five persons and two instructors. The other three participants including two... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

You might think snorkelling with no sea life could be a little boring but how wrong you'd be! The views are out of this world, the water is crystal clear and drinkable! Very cold though but the suits they give you do help! There's opportunity to cliff jump at the end too which is great! The instructors are very helpful... More 

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Southington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I went in early November 2014 and it was FREEZING (it was snowing at Thingvellir only a few minutes prior to us starting the tour). The suits are extremely effective at maintaining body heat though. It's some of the clearest water in the world... our tour instructors said the visibility was 100 meters. ONE HUNDRED! I wear glasses, which I... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

There is a lot of business getting in and out of the suits and the water is still cold, but it was a great experience and happy we did it.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I don't usually like to snorkel but couldn't pass up the opportunity to snorkel between two tectonic plates. A unique experience you can't find anywhere else. Our tour company provided us with a thermal suit and a dry suit so there was no concerns about being cold. Plus you only snorkel for about 40 minutes. There is no animal life... More 

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florida
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

who thinks about going to Iceland to snorkel! we met the instructors at the info center and followed them to the Slifra fissure. it was quite a lengthy process to get into the dry suit but worth it when you are snorkeling and not freezing. they do take photo's of every one which you can purchase and download on line... More 

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Annandale, Virginia
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

My husband and I are both long time certified divers but decided to snorkel Silfra instead of diving. We are glad we made the choice as the water is so crystal clear that I'm not sure the divers saw any more than we did snorkeling. The rock formations are fantastic under water, and toward the end of the snorkel, there... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Amazing sites, snorkeling between the two tectonic plates of America and Eurasia. Approx 150M visibility! Water is very cold, but dry suits are provided. Highly recommended!

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