Golden Circle & Snorkeling at Silfra | Free Photos & Small Group
Come on an unforgettable tour with a small group to explore the famous Golden Circle. We visit the famous Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir, and the surrounding geothermal area. Our bestseller tour on a minibus includes a visit to Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area, and snorkeling between continents at Silfra fissure in the world's clearest waters.
~ 10 Hours
✓ Snorkeling between the continents ✓ Silfra Fissure ✓ Thingvellir National Park ✓ Gullfoss waterfall ✓ Geysir geothermal area
✓ Wi-Fi and Icelandic music on board ✓ Small group ✓ Certified Snorkeling guide ✓ Free underwater GoPro photos ✓ Hot drinks and cookies ✓ All necessary equipment ✓ Warm undersuit and drysuit, And more…
Are you ready for the adventure?
Your day starts when your professional and friendly guide picks you up on a comfortable minibus to go snorkeling in Silfra and explore the famous Golden Circle. And get free underwater GoPro photos by email afterwards!
The Silfra Fissure is located in Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Once our minibus arrives there, you will listen as your friendly and experienced certified PADI Dive Master guide provides a safety and tour briefing. Later, you will receive all of the necessary equipment for snorkeling in Silfra, including neoprene hoods and gloves, a thermal undersuit, a drysuit and, of course, a mask, snorkel and fins. This equipment will keep you floating throughout your time in the fissure, as well as offering a protection against the cold glacier water. Once in the water, your eyes will meet the incredible shades of blue so prevalent in the fissure, as well as the natural underwater flora of canyon walls.
As you are swimming you will have the opportunity to move across continents, as you will be swimming between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, which is one of Thingvellir’s most famous characteristics. You will meet Silfra Hall, which is the widest section on the fissure and then the majestic Silfra Cathedral, its deepest section. Even more, the stunning shallow oasis will be presented before your eyes at the end, “the Real Blue Lagoon”.
Upon exiting the water, you’ll be invited to warm up with hot chocolate and cookies with your friendly guide. Then, after the tour is over you will receive the photos in your email to remember all the happy memories created with old and new friends.
Thingvellir National Park
We visit the place where the two tectonic plates, the North American and the Eurasian plate, are splitting and moving away from each other. Few places in the world offer a better and clearer view of this massive geographic activity. The biggest natural lake in Iceland is also located at Thingvellir National Park and hosts a great variety of fish and bird life. Thingvellir is also an important place for Icelandic national history: at Thingvellir Icelanders founded their parliament in 930 AD where the chieftains had their annual meeting every summer. The name “Thingvellir” translates to “Parliament Plains”.
The melting water from Iceland’s second biggest glacier, Langjökull, falls into a deep canyon forming the majestic “Golden Falls”. On a sunny day, you can see the glacier Langjökull in the distance and enjoy a rainbow in the mist of the waterfall, an Instagram blockbuster waiting to happen!
Geysir geothermal area
The Geysir geothermal area hosts many of colorful hot springs and two geysers, erupting hot springs. One is called “Geysir” and name giving for all the geysers in the world. Today, however, it erupts very seldom. The other geyser is called “Strokkur” and erupts every 5 minutes up to 40 meters.
Don’t over think it! Come with the trolls to explore the most famous Icelandic route – the Golden Circle – with our local favorites and the amazing sights of Silfra Fissure in the world’s clearest waters, one of the major wonders to be found in Iceland.
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Important information. To be able to do this tour, you have to comply the following requirements:
-Have read and signed this Snorkeling Medical Statement – click here. We recommend that you bring the form already printed out and signed, but you can sign the form at the meeting location if not.
-Be comfortable in water and be able to swim.
-Communicate in English at the time of the tour.
-Be physically fit.
-Not be pregnant.
-You must be ready to wear a drysuit tight at the seals to protect your body from the cold water.
-You must be a minimum of 150 cm and 45kg and a maximum of 200 cm and 120 kilos in height and weight.
-You must be a maximum of 69 years of age at the time of the tour to participate in this tour. Also, if you will be 60 years of age or over at the time of the tour, you need a medical waiver signed by a doctor, available on page 2 of this Snorkeling Medical Statement – click here.
-You must be a minimum of 12 years of age to participate in this tour.
-Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied in the water by a parent or adult guardian booked on the same tour.
~ 10 hours
✓ Silfra Fissure
✓ Thingvellir National Park
✓ Gullfoss waterfall
✓ Geysir geothermal area
✓ Wi-Fi and Icelandic music on board
✓ English speaking guide
✓ Small group (max 6 people per guide in the water)
✓ Certified Snorkeling guide
✓ Free GoPro underwater photos
✓ All necessary Snorkeling equipment
✓ Warm undersuit and drysuit
✓ Hot drinks and cookies after the tour!
• Warm clothes (first layer)
• Waterproof outdoor clothing (second layer)
• Hiking boots (available for rent when booking)
• Thermal layer and a warm pair of socks for snorkeling
• Joy and happiness!
• 12 years
• We have to adjust timings to the short daylight in winter and we always try to avoid big crowds.
• Pick up is from designated locations in Reykjavík. Pick up from Keflavík airport or outside of the greater capital area is not available.
• You will see the designated pick up locations in Reykjavík on a drop-down menu at the time of booking.
• You can bring some of your favorite snacks and beverages if you like.
• We recommend you bring hiking boots with slip-resistant soles if you are visiting in the winter. Hiking boots are available at the time of booking.
Hop aboard this full day minibus tour around the famous Golden Circle route with snorkeling in crystal clear glacier water in Silfra Fissure at the Thingvellir National Park.
How does pick up work?
For tours that state that they pick up from Reykjavík, we ask all our customers to send their pick up location at least 24 hours prior to the departure of their tour. We cannot be responsible if you do not provide your pick up location or miss the departure of your tour. We offer free pick-up from Reykjavik city center. Pick up starts at the scheduled departure time of your voucher and can take up to 30 minutes. We ask our passenger to be ready at their listed location so they can be easily found.
What are designated pick up locations?
Due to the regulations of the city of Reykjavik, tour companies are only allowed to stop at certain designated bus stop locations in the city centre to pick up passengers. It is stated on your voucher whether we will pick you up directly from your accommodation or from the designated bus stop locations.
How can I find the nearest designated pick up location?
Find the closest designated pick up location using the map below: