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Approximately 4½ Hours
Meals not included
The Silfra Fissure is one of Iceland's best-kept secrets, and Into the Blue is a thrilling adventure in an environment that most travelers will encounter only in their dreams.
Silfra is an otherworldly scene and is located in the heart of Thingvellir National Park, near the site of the world's oldest parliament. The crystal-clear water in the deep fissure makes you feel weightless as you float down with the lazy current. Rated one of the world's top ten dive sites, the Silfra Fissure offers up to 300 feet of underwater visibility and is located atop the rift between the European and American tectonic plates.
Gear up with a drysuit and snorkel, and get into the water. The journey takes you through the Big Crack -- Silfra's narrowest section.
The fissure then widens into Silfra Hall, where the water's color and clarity are unmatched. Enter the Silfra Cathedral to view the boulders and glacial silt of the deep. Your adventure ends with the limitless visibility of the stunning Silfra Lagoon.
After 30-40 minutes of snorkeling, climb out and head back to the transportation.
Wear warm outdoor clothing. A fleece sweater and pants are recommended. Bring a change of clothing. Warm socks are a must. Snorkel gear and drysuit provided. No prior knowledge of snorkeling is required. Participants must be able to swim, be comfortable in deep water and be willing to wear a tight and constricting drysuit. Minimum height is 4'11" (150 cm); maximum height is 6'6" (200 cm). Minimum weight is 99 lbs (45 kg); maximum weight is 265 lbs (120 kg). Pregnant women are not allowed to participate. Participants must be physically fit. Please realistically assess your fitness level prior to booking. Minimum age is 12 years; maximum age is 65 years. Guests aged 60 years and older must request a copy of the medical waiver form from
Holland America Shore Excursion Reservations prior to boarding the ship. If a guest answers YES to any question on the form, he/she must bring a certificate of doctor's approval. Each guest must provide the onboard Shore Excursion manager with height, weight and shoe size on cruise embarkation day. Participants must walk in full gear for up to 350 yards. Your head and hands are exposed to the 36° F (2° C) water through a semi-insulated material. Part of your face is not covered by the hood and comes in direct contact with the water. There is a slight current in Silfra; participants must be able to swim against it during the last part of the tour.