Golden Circle & Snorkeling Iceland
Availability: All year
Duration: 9hrs with pick-up from Reykjavik (Snorkeling part is about 2-3hrs)
Pick-up time: ca. 1hr before tour start, from Reykjavik
Clothes: Warm clothes (no cotton), Good footwear, Warm undergarments, Warm woolen socks, towel, cloths for changing
Min/max weight: 45 kg/120 kg (for snorkeling)
Min/max height: 150 kcm/200 cm (for snorkeling)
Age limit: 12 years, children 18 years or younger, need written approval from parents, if they join the tour alone
Included: Transport, Golden Circle sightseeing, Silfra Admission Fee, Certified Dive Master guide, English guidance, All necessary Safety Snorkeling gear, Dry suit, Hot chocolate & cookies, Snorkeling photos
The Famous Golden Circle Iceland & a Snorkeling in Silfra Fissure in Thingvellir
This is the perfect combination tour in Iceland.
The Golden Circle is home of Silfra. Silfra is one of the most fascinating underwater sites in the world. Join us for this adventure in Iceland.
Golden Circle Iceland a tour combined with snorkeling in Silfra is a fantastic way to spend your day in Iceland. We arrange small group sightseeing tour and an easy snorkeling in magnificent surroundings of Thingvellir national park. You can expect stunning natural beauty, historical significance, and geological wonders of Iceland on this tour. Besides that, you will get an amazing snorkeling experience, in the crystal clear water of Silfra. A day with great adventure!
The Golden Circle has for long been a favorite route for travelers in Iceland. To make it extra special you will join us for snorkeling in Silfra. Silfra is one of the most popular activities in Iceland right now. Combine the two and you will have the perfect day tour ahead of you.
We start the tour off with the Golden Circle sightseeing, where you will get to see the famous geyser Strokkur, which blows hot water high up in the air every 8 -10 minutes. Strokkur is located at the Geysir geothermal area, where the famous large and great Geysir lives. Although Geysir is asleep now and has stopped erupting, the area is still very much active with numerous smaller hot springs for visitors to enjoy. Last but not least, we will stop at Gullfoss waterfall (the golden waterfall). The magnificent double cascade is truly an amazing and powerful waterfall. The water burst all the way from Langjökull glacier and gushes 32 meters down to the Gullfoss canyon exhibiting breathtaking power and grandeur.
After our visit to Gullfoss & Geysir area we will head off to Þingvellir National Park, where Silfra is located. Thingvellir, which literally means “fields of assembly”, is where one of the first democratic parliaments was founded in 930 AD. Thingvellir holds a special place in every Icelander’s heart because of its historical significance. In addition to that, Þingvellir is on UNESCO’S world heritage list for its unique geological features. The national park is located right in the rift valley of the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates.
In Silfra, where we will leisurely float in the glacier melt water that has been filtered through lava for about 50 years before reaching the fissure. The crystal-clear water has roughly the same temperature all year around so you can enjoy this great tour in all seasons. The low temperature and the remarkably clear water provide a visibility that is hard to find anywhere else in the world. The snorkeling tour takes your through the four main sections of Silfra; Silfra Deep Crack, Silfra Hall, Silfra Cathedral and Silfra Lagoon and all the way countless shades of blue and green are sure to take your breath away.
This tour is with pick-up from Reykjavik.
Destination: Silfra, Thingvellir, Gullfoss, Geysir
Pick-up: 1hrs before tour start, from Reykjavik