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Snorkeling Trips to Silfra
Ranked #1 of 10 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 2 weeks ago

My wife gave me this trip as a birthday present and I loved it. We are both Icelandic and for some reason, Icelanders are not enjoying these experiences that are on offer in our beautiful country, as much as we should be.

Our guide was Icelandic, AJ, and was sort of mythed to see Icelanders there and asked if we had lost a bet...but all in good fun and he turned out to be a great guide. Briefed us well on the history and safety issues.

Not only was he a good guide but he also took some good pictures.

I have never been as well dressed for the Icelandic weather which was not that good during our trip. But it didn't matter as we were swimming in water which is 2-3°C.

Would recommend this activity.

Thank villialvar
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My snorkeling trip was wonderful. I snorkel with some green sea turtles and I also see many beautiful corals. The guide was very knowledgeable and helpful.

Thank shirley s
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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