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“Fantastic snorkeling between two continents ”
Review of Dive Silfra

Dive Silfra
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Dive Silfra is an Icelandic owned and operated snorkeling and diving tour company dedicated to leading fun and eco-friendly underwater excursions for all of our visitors. With operations focused in Thingvellir National Park, one of the main highlights of the Golden Circle and home to the Silfra ravine, we are proud to offer the largest variety of snorkeling and diving day tours in Iceland.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

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.

2  Thank bhoevding
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"once in a lifetime"
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"an absolutely amazing experience"
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"beautiful water"
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

my family had an incredible time with this company. Everything ran smoothly, they were fun, professional, competent, the gear was good, it kept you dry and fairly warm, I felt safe and everything was clearly explained. It was an incredible experience, I would definitely recommend it. Even though you don't see fish, looking at the walls is really cool, and it is so clear you can see all the way down. Thanks Kyle!! and everyone else who helped make it so special

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Folks. Superb couple of hours. Not something you may do twice but well worth it. My guide Apollo was friendly and informative. When getting into the cold water. You need to control your breathing. I had an issue and with a few words from Apollo and focusing myself all was good. Fyi. Talc is used to get you into the drysuit so be prepared to have grey hair for a while

1  Thank Chris P
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

I had an amazing tour and time to going trough the lake and see how amazing it was to swim into freeze but pure and clear water. Myself and my friends we are so thankful for this experience with these two amazing guys Ronan an Chris which the looked after us with their great personality and funny spirit and always with professionalism, thank you so much guys, you did a such great job. I hope I’ll see you in the summer time. X

1  Thank Manuela D
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Fantastic guide/instructors, beautiful water (was warmer than the temperature outside!). Best hot chocolate ever!

1  Thank Robert W
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