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“Surreal, amazing and a bit bonkers”

Snorkeling Trips to Silfra
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Thingvellir
Certificate of Excellence
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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...
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Silfra snorkeling was a bit of a left field choice - had no idea what it would be like and got a bit spooked as the park emptied and the time approached (5pm trip). Our guide Enno (dive is) talked us through the process, helped us dress up in full warm/dry kit, and made us feel at ease.
The snorkeling was amazing, not too uncomfortable - and all in all a pretty surreal experience!

Thank Helen M
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

We had a wonderful time on this tour. Our guide, Ants, was very knowledgeable about snorkeling, diving, and Iceland in general. He easily calmed the few of my group who were nervous about snorkeling in deep, frigid water. Ants was also hilarious and kept the whole group entertained. The snorkeling experience itself is difficult to describe, but we all list it as one of the top most amazing and memorable things we've done.

Recommendations: do wear long johns; it makes the clothing change much more bearable, as you are sharing the back of an open van with a bunch of strangers. DIVE.IS does give you coveralls to wear over the long johns and under the dry suit; this was not made clear in the instructions they provided. Arrive early, as the parking lot becomes very crowded, and there is a bit of a walk to the meeting point. Don't wear any bracelets, earrings, or necklaces. They do have a bathroom at the meeting point.

Thank Qbeing
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

The team at Dive.is is fantastic. They are personable, knowledgeable and have a great sense of humour. It is a surreal experience for all ages and something that should be on your bucket list. It is unique and very memorable. In particular, our guide Ants, made it an experience we will talk about for years to come. Thanks for the laughter - floating meditation and knowledge! Team Canada

Thank emster80
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

What a great tour! We did this tour with the excellent Arctic Adventures and were very happy with our guide, originally from Spain. The guide was a total pro and extremely helpful with assisting my parents in law with the gear as well as in the water, making the whole experience beyond great. Silfra itself is amazing with it's two continents meeting in one place. Visibility was easily 100 meters and a must for anybody visiting Iceland. Recommended!

Thank Svetlan R
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

We did the snorkeling in Silfra tour with Dive.is on June 23, 2018. Eli was our guide. She was friendly, helpful, informative and clearly loves her job. The equipment used was in great condition and Eli and her information session before the snorkeling tour put us at ease. You are in the water for about 40 minutes and visibility is amazing, At the end, my hands were really cold, but they warmed up quickly with hot cocoa. I recommend 2 pairs of wool or ski socks.

Thank wredsox2004
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