Quick Answer: Is snorkeling in silfra worth it?

Can you snorkel Silfra on your own?

Snorkeling or Diving the Silfra Fissure in Iceland

Anyone can snorkel Silfra, even without any snorkeling experience, as the route along the fissure is simple and easy. The drysuit will keep you buoyant, so all you have to do is float along and enjoy the surreal underwater world below.

Is Silfra the clearest water in the world?

Snorkeling (or even diving!) Silfra. Silfra, also known as “The Rift,” is home to astonishingly clear waters — some say the clearest in the world. The water is fed by glaciers and keeps to a temperature of about 2 degrees C (34 F), even in May.

Is snorkeling difficult?

But the truth is that while snorkeling is a very enjoyable and easy sport, without some basic skills, good equipment, and knowledge about the dangers and conditions of the ocean, a first time snorkeling experience can be a bit miserable, scary and potentially dangerous.

How cold is Silfra snorkeling?

How cold is the water in Silfra? The water temperature in Silfra is 2-4°Celsius all year around. This converts to 35-39°Fahrenheit.

Can you drink Silfra water?

The water in Silfra is as pure as water can get: meaning that you can drink it at any time during the dive!

Can you swim in Silfra?

The Silfra fissure in Iceland is the crack between North America and Europe. It is the only place in the world where you can swim between two tectonic plates.

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