Our trip to Silfra was amazing. Not only did we get the chance to snorkel in the clearest water in the world, we also swam between two tectonic plates (Eurasian and North American). The Silfra crack itself is about 2-3 meters wide, the water is freezing at about 2 degrees Celsius and gets shallow at some spots. Thanks to the dry suits though, you barely feel the freezing water and everyone with a good health state who doesn’t have heart issues, can snorkel without fear. The snorkeling itself took us about 20 min which was a fairly decent time. If you are hoping to see lots of fish or other underwater animals, you’ll probably be disappointed. Amidst the beautiful clear water you look into the endless seeming depths of the Silfra crack. Although some might find this frightening at first, it has its own kind of special feeling and beauty to it.
The guides were very friendly, helpful and kept everyone in a great mood. Even in those situations where people started to panic due to lack of swimming experience, our guide kept cool and stayed calm, helping those people to get to the end safely. I would defiantly recommend this experience to everyone intending to visit Iceland.
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