It’s primarily the visibility, besides the fresh groundwater filling the fissure, the thrill that comes with swimming between continental plates and its remote geographical placement that evokes unbelievable curiosity. The fissure has around 100-metre visibility and the water comes from the glacial melt water filtering through volcanic rock from Langjökull glacier.
The water is absorbed by the volcanic soil and further percolates through the volcanic rock, sand and ash, making it pure and increasing its visibility. With such clarity under water the snorkeling experience will only be more enjoyable. This becomes an opportunity that no water sports enthusiast wants to miss out on.
If you happen to be a seeker of underwater adventure, Silfra is the destination to head towards where the thrill of your life awaits you beneath the water. Fondness for water sports can never find a more fun-filling and fulfilling jump!
The over 100-metre visibility of water allows visitors to bathe in the magical blue light, and become a spectator to the marvel of marine life. The unique geological conditions prevailing in Silfra make it one of the world’s top five diving sites in the world.