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  • The Silfra gap, is known as one of the top plunge destinations on the planet for two fundamental reasons. To begin with, the Silfra gap is really a break between the North American and Eurasian landmasses, implying that you plunge or snorkel right where the mainland plates meet and float separated around 2cm every year. Silfra is the main spot where one can plunge or snorkel specifically in the break between two mainland plates.
  • Also, the submerged perceivability in the Silfra gap is more than 100 meters, which makes a submerged ordeal that will once in a while, if at any time, be surpassed. The explanations behind this bewildering water clarity are twofold: the water is icy (2°C – 4°C year round ) as it is chilly water from the adjacent Langjökull and this water is sifted through permeable underground magma for 30-100 years until it achieves the north end of Thingvellir lake, leaking out from underground wells. The Silfra water is as flawless as water can get and you can drink it at whenever amid your plunge or snorkel.
  • The Silfra gap comprises of four segments: Silfra Huge Break, Silfra Lobby, Silfra House of God, and Silfra Tidal pond. We arrange our plunges and snorkel swims with the goal that we can see all Silfra areas in each Jumping Silfra Day Visit and ourSilfra Snorkeling Visit. We enter the water from a stage with steps driving down. In the event that you are jumping, the most extreme profundity of the your make the plunge Silfra will be 18 meters, however the normal profundity of the jump is somewhere around 7 and 12 meters.
  • In spite of the fact that Thingvellir Lake has a wealth of fish species and trout angling is extremely prevalent in the lake, the fish more often than not don't wander far into the Silfra gap. The marine life in Silfra comprises for the most part of splendid green "troll hair" and distinctive sorts of green growth that give a colorscape not at all like anything that happens normally over the surface.
  • The National Park Thingvellir has been pronounced an UNESCO WORLD Legacy SITE both for its social and recorded importance and also characteristic and topographical uniqueness. It is well justified, despite all the trouble to join our Brilliant Circle Day Visit to further investigate Thingvellir ashore. In addition, on the off chance that you have companions or family going with you on your visit yet don't wish to get in the water themselves, the region around Silfra is loaded with flawless strolling trails that lead through this captivating spot.
  • You don't should be a guaranteed jumper with a specific end goal to experience water at its clearest! Snorkeling Silfra is for everybody who feels good in water and is an incredible enterprise for the entire crew. We offer day by day snorkeling outings to Silfra where you will coast between two mainland plates, encompassed by the amazing clarity of the water and the entrancing shades of this submerged world.
  • On the off chance that you utilize our transportation administration, we will get you at your settlement in Reykjavík and drive with you to Thingvellir National Park. Amid the one-hour drive, your aide will give you foundation data about the one of a kind geography and social history of Silfra and the encompassing region of the UNESCO world legacy site – Thin Upon landing in Silfra, your aide will give you your dry suit and snorkeling gear. Your aide will disclose how to utilize this gear and how to guarantee that you will be warm and open to amid your 30 to 40 minute snorkeling voyage through Silfra Corridor, Silfra House of God, and Silfra Tidal pond.
  • Amid your snorkel you will investigate the four fundamental parts of Silfra. You will glide through Enormous Split, Silfra's tightest area and where the mainland plates are so close you can just about touch them.
The crevice then enlarges into Silfra Lobby. Here the full range of Silfra's hues and clarity turn out to be all the more obvious. As of right now on the off chance that you take a gander at simply the right edge you can see the distance to Thingvallavatn, more than 150m away. Close to the opening to Thingvallavatn we will enter the Silfra House of God; as the profundity comes to 23m you have a feeling that you are flying over the stones and frosty residue. Your snorkel is done in the perpetual perceivability of Silfra Tidal pond.
  • Make a point to drink a portion of the Silfra water while you are snorkeling! Who knows when you will have the capacity to drink water so immaculate once more. This visit is led nearby the Jumping Silfra Day Visit. On the off chance that you might want to snorkel while your companions or family plunge, you can in any case appreciate the day together! Note: In the event that you have your own particular transportation, you additionally have the choice ofmeeting us straightforwardly at Thingvellir Park.
  • Inundate yourself in an extraordinary submerged world with unmatched water clarity and swim between two of the greatest mainland plates on the planet! Your Silfra Plunging Day Visit starts when we lift you up from your convenience in Reykjavík. Amid the one-hour drive to Thingvellir National Stop, your aide will acquaint you with the one of a kind land and social history of Silfra and the encompassing Thingvellir zone.
  • Upon landing in the Silfra gap, your aide will give you a nitty gritty instructions of the plunge site and the most essential parts of dry suit jumping. Your aide will then help you in setting up the plunge gear. We utilize just top notch Exposed and Pal brand SCUBA gear and Zenith controllers. At that point it's a great opportunity to take the dive and experience plunging into Silfra's immaculate, completely clear water. Separated over decades by Iceland's volcanic basaltic rock, you can without much of a stretch take a taste amid your plunge; you won't discover purer drinking water.
  • Amid your jump you will investigate the four fundamental parts of Silfra. You will coast through Enormous Break, Silfra's tightest segment, where you can have your 'Jump Between the Landmasses' photograph taken. As the gap augments you will end up in the great Silfra Lobby with the likelihood of nearby geese and ducks paddling overhead. Close to the opening to Thingvallavatn we will enter the Silfra House of prayer; if there are jumpers ahead you will see the 'light fixture impact' of their rising air pockets. Your jump is done in the unending perceivability of Silfra Tidal pond.
  • After this first plunge, we will advance back along a testing however compensating 250 meter way with our jump gear and afterward warm our hands and spirits with hot chocolate and treats. Try not to waver to inquire as to whether you require some help with your apparatus. This visit incorporates two plunges. Every plunge will take around 30-40 minutes with a most extreme profundity of 18 meters. In the winter, be that as it may, if the outside temperature drops underneath 0°C, we lead one and only expanded (40-45 minute) jump for the wellbeing and solace of our jumpers.
  • On the off chance that you have companions or family who are not guaranteed jumpers but rather might likewise want to experience Silfra, they would be exceptionally welcome to join the Snorkeling Silfra Day Visit. Note: On the off chance that you have never made the plunge a dry suit, we firmly prescribe that you plan for this visit with a dry suit course. You will figure out how to securely and certainly make the plunge a dry suit and in this way appreciate making the plunge Silfra significantly more. You will likewise get a PADI Dry Suit Forte Authentication.