Golden Circle & Snorkeling Silfra

The Golden Circle is home to one of the most fascinating underwater sites in the world. Jump in and see for yourself!
Available: All year
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 9 hours
Minimum Age: 12
Pick Up: Included
Price: ISK 24.990
Reviews: 2 reviews

Tour Highlights

✅ Small group guaranteed
✅ Snorkelling in Silfra fissure
✅ Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir/Pingvellir)
✅ Stunning Gullfoss Waterfall (Golden Waterfall)
✅ Geysir Hot Spring Area
✅ Guided tour
✅ Silfra Admission fee included
✅ Transfer from and to Reykjavik City

Tour Details

Rated: Easy.
Duration: 9:00 am – 18:00 pm
Pick-up time: Pick up will start at 9:00 from your Reykjavik pick up point. Please note, that the pick up can take up to 30 min.
Included: Transfer from Reykjavík (and return), a visit to Þingvellir National Park, Geysir and Gullfoss, snorkeling, snorkeling gear and Silfra admission fee.
Remember to bring: Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing, headwear, gloves, warm undergarments, warm socks and a change of clothing. Good hiking shoes are recommended.

Minimum Requirements: 12 years old, 45kg and 150cm. Participants need to be comfortable in the water and be able to swim to participate in the snorkeling tour. You are unable to participate if you pregnant.

You can view the online medical form all snorkelers must fill out before going on the tour which is sent by email upon booking. If you mark YES on any of the questions in section 1 then you will not be able to participate. If you mark YES on any of the questions in section 2 you will need to get your Physician’s approval and signature on this approval form.

Photo or it didn’t happen?

We offer every snorkeler the opportunity of having their picture taken whilst enjoying the wonders of Silfra. You can purchase the photos from the tour on site for 3900 ISK. We accept cards and cash.

Need glasses?

You will be wearing a snorkeling mask while in the water and you won’t be able to wear your glasses underneath. So unless you are bringing your own prescription mask we recommend that you acquire contact lenses for your snorkeling tour.

Swimming

You need to know how to swim because you have to be comfortable with floating in water to be able to enjoy to the fullest.

What if I don’t own all of these clothing necessaries?
Don’t worry, you can always rent sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants in the booking process. We do not rent gear from location.

Tour Description 

The Golden Circle has for long been a favorite route for travelers to take and snorkeling in 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.

Pick up will start at 9:00 from your Reykjavik pick up point. Please note, that the pick up can take up to 30 min.

We head off to Silfra where we 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.

After the snorkeling adventure, we start the Golden Circle part of the day right where we are – at Þingvellir National Park. Þingvellir, wich literally means “fields of assembly” is where one of the first democratic parliament was founded in 974 AD, holds a special place in every Icelander’s heart because of its historical significance.

In addition to that, Þingvillis is on UNESCO’S world heritage list for its unique geological features, but the national park is located right in the rift valley of the Eurasian and North-American tectonic plates.

Our next stop is by Strokkur, the famous spouting hot spring that sends hot water high up in the air every 8-10 minutes. Strokkur is located at the Geysir geothermal area, where the famous Great Geysir has its home. Although Geysir has stopped erupting the area is still very much active with numerous smaller hot springs for visitors to enjoy.

The last stop of the day is by Gullfoss waterfall. The magnificent double cascade is truly a mesmerizing site. The water flows all the way from Langjökull glacier and gushes 32 meters down to the Gullfoss Canyon exhibiting breathtaking power and grandeur.

A complete combo tour; stunning natural beauty, historical significance, geological wonders, an amazing snorkeling experience, and great adventure! 

2 reviews

  1. Highly highly recommend

    What an amazing experience. The tour guide was great and knowledgeable. Snorkeling in sifra is simply wow. I was so nervous before i went in the water because of the cold and the guide calm me down and made this experience so worth it. Thinkfully the water was not to cold with the suit on so i was really happy with booking this tour. Highly highly recommend doing this!

  2. Golden circle and snorkelling

    The best day of our holiday in Iceland so far, our guide Richard was amazing and made sure we got the most of trip. He gave us loads of information about all the points of interest along the trip. The guide for the snorkelling, Tina, was just as good. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone visiting Reykjavik this summer.

    -Review taken from Tripadvisor.

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