Divers in Silfra fissure.

Can Silfra Remain Open to Tourists?

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Silfra is a popular tourist attraction.

Silfra Could Receive up to 76,000 a Year

5 Jun Silfra fissure at Þingvellir National Park appears not to have reached capacity yet, in terms of number of guests, a new report suggests.

Tourists snorkeling in Silfra.

Fewer tourists visit Silfra, but safety has increased

22 Aug 2018 Since safety standards were increased last year at Silfra fissure in Þingvelllir National Park, the number of people who come there to go scuba diving is down by 60-70 percent.

Tourists waiting to dive at Silfra.

Fewer divers at Iceland's Silfra crevasse

23 Mar 2017 Following the two deaths at Silfra crevasse at Þingvellir national park in Iceland, new safety regulations were enforced. There are now fewer divers at Silfra but instead, more snorkellers.

Silfra is a very popular tourist attraction in Iceland.

Silfra opens again for diving with stricter rules

14 Mar 2017 New rules on diving and snorkelling in Silfra were applied yesterday morning. This follows a second death in the famous crevasse this year.

Diving in Silfra is an especially popular activity in Iceland.

Iceland Silfra accident: "I watched a person die that day"

17 Feb 2017 One of the people diving in Silfra, a crevasse at Þingvellir national park on Sunday describes on Facebook how they watched a person die that day.

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