Snorkeling and Golden Circle - Combo Tour

Snorkeling and Golden Circle Tour - Combo - SC03

Swim in the Silfra fissure and visit the Geysers and Gullfoss waterfall

Snorkeling in Silfra

Divers enjoying the crystal clear waters of Silfra fissure in Thingvellir National Park

Golden Circle tour and snorkeling in Silfra fissure is a fantastic way to spend your day in Iceland. A small group sightseeing tour and an easy snorkeling in magnificent surroundings. A complete combo tour; stunning natural beauty, historical significance, geological wonders, an amazing snorkeling experience, and great adventure!

24 990 ISK per adult

Duration: ~9 hours

Minimum age: 12 years

Pick up: 09:00 - 09:30*

Available: All year

*Pick up : At major hotels in Reykjavik

Prerequisites: Participants need to be comfortable in the water and be able to swim. You are unable to participate if you pregnant.
You can view the online medical form (PDF) 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 (PDF).

Weight limit: 45 - 120 kg / 100 - 265 lb.

Height limit: 150 - 200 cm. / 4'11" - 6'7"

Included: Transfer from Reykjavik and back, English guided Golden Circle tour, snorkeling tour, Silfra admission fee.

Not included: Lunch. We will stop at a place where you can buy food (you can also bring packed lunch).

Bring with you: Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing, headwear, gloves, warm undergarments, warm socks and a change of clothing. Good hiking shoes are recommended.

Need clothing?: Don’t worry, you can always rent sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants in the online booking process.

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Silfra Fissure Snorkeling

Swim between the tectonic plates in the Silfra fissure.

Tour Description

We will then 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.

Strokkur in Geysir geothermal field

You don't get to see a geyser just everyday

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.

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Almannagja Gorge, at Thingvellir National Park

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.

Snorkeling and Golden Circle

Happy snorkeler in the crystal clear water.

Silfra Fissure Snorkeling

Swim between the tectonic plates in the Silfra fissure.

Strokkur in Geysir geothermal field

You don't get to see a geyser just everyday

Gullfoss waterfall Iceland

Gullfoss waterfall is a landmark in Iceland

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Almannagja Gorge, at Thingvellir National Park

snorkeling golden circle route

The route, click for an interactive map.

Silfra Fissure has one of the best underwater visibility in the world, it doesn‘t get much purer. The reason for this is both the low temperature of the water and the natural filtration. It is glacial water from the second largest glacier in Iceland, Langjokull, therefore it is only 2°C – 4°C year round. The filtration happens as the water needs to go through porous underground lava for 30 – 100 years until it reaches Silfra location. Because of this you can also have a sip whenever you want to. It tastes great!

snorkeling golden circle route

The route, click for an interactive map.

 

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Disclaimer: all snorkeling trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Extreme Iceland does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherit risk.