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Silfra Tectonic Snorkeling w/Photos

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Silfra Tectonic Snorkeling w/Photos

155 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Tickets, Equipment
Hosted in
English
snorkelling

Silfra Tectonic Snorkeling w/Photos

snorkelling

Silfra Tectonic Snorkeling w/Photos

155 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Tickets, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

I take being a host on Airbnb very seriously and I’m all about offering the HIGHEST quality. When you choose my experience over others, you will have this super small and personal experience with a true local. I don’t have a HUGE operation with dozens of guides, where you never know who you are going with. I follow the rules on Airbnb completely and only have people booked through Airbnb with me on the tour. I don’t mix the group up with people booked from other places. This is why I have much smaller groups. We will meet at Þingvellir national park, where the two tectonic plates, the north american and eurasian, are drifting apart from each other. Silfra is a fissure in between the two plates and has the clearest water on the planet. This makes Silfra one of the top dive sites in the world. I will help you get suited up in the drysuit and explain how to use the snorkeling equipment. Followed by a small briefing about Silfra fissure and how everything regarding the snorkel works. The activity in the water is about 25-30 minutes. After we get out of the water we walk back to the car and enjoy a warm drink and some snacks.

Your hosts

I am a local Icelander and very knowledgeable about my country. I am a freediving champion in Iceland and a scuba instructor with a huge passion for water activities and underwater photography. I was born and raised on a small island in the south of Iceland, Vestmannaeyjar. Silfra is my favorite place in the world and I try to spend as much time there as I can. I would love to share it with you.
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What's included

Food
Chocolate bar
Drinks
Coffee, Hot chocolate or Tea
Tickets
National Park entry fee
Equipment
Drysuits with dry gloves, Maks, Fins and a Snorkel

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Where you'll be

Þingvellir national park is a UNESCO world heritage site and will leave you speechless. You will snorkel within a crack between the Eurasian and American continents. Silfra’s water, which filtrates from the nearby Langjokull glacier, is fresh, pristine, and drinkable at around 2°C - 4°C all year round. Visibility can reach more than 100 meters, and snorkeling often feels more like flying.

This experience is available starting May 01, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused until 30 April 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 14 and up can attend. Must be able to swim and be comfortable in water Be able to communicate in English or have a translator Be physically fit Not have any issues with heart or lung disease's Not have any physical issues that might…

What to bring

Optional: A thin baselayer, merino wool or thermal

More tips

You must send all participants Height (cm), Weight (kg) and Shoe size (EU). This is very important so I can pick the right size of drysuit for you. Please meet me 10 minutes before the start time. If you arrive 15 min after the start time of the tour, you can not participate.

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Silfra Tectonic Snorkeling w/Photos
155 reviews
From £109/person
155 reviews
From £109/person