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Litlaá

Töfrandi hveraá

Take a break from the cold and float through warmer waters

Litlaá, meaning “Little River” in Icelandic, is located near the northern coast of Iceland, just south of the arctic circle. This is an unusual place to find a 12-17°C river, but the geothermal activity keeps it a nice warm temperature. As it is a shallow river, we snorkel instead of dive. The river’s floor is full of mesmerising dancing volcanic sands and multicoloured sediments leaping from the bottom. The heated water erupts from below the bottom causes beautiful designs and ripples in the riverbed while you drift along the surface above. It will make even the most experienced divers wonder if it is indeed possible to have nitrogen narcosis from only snorkelling!

We visit Litlaá on our Diamond Circle Snorkeling Tour

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