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Snorkeling Trips to Silfra

Address: Thingvellir National Park | Silfra, Thingvellir, Iceland
Phone Number: +(354) 663 2858
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Golden Circle Tour and Snorkeling Experience with...
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I done it last week and I was so excited to do that, I really enjoyed the experience but the water was so cold, you can use the equipment but the hands and heat will be wet any way, after that you don't have nothig to dry yourself so is really really cold, by the way I recomend that because... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Anything that has you snorkeling between two continents, tectonic plates of North America and Eurasia to be precise, is a bucket list worthy activity. Imagine that for water cooler conversation when you return from vacation. A few things to know before you go. 1) it is freezing cold water, like think hypothermia cold, frozen cheeks, blue lips cold, mascara running... More 

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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