Silfra and Golden Circle Tour - Dive / Snorkel (DI03)
Dive/snorkel in Silfra and visit the Geysers and Gullfoss waterfall
This snorkeling or diving tour gives you the opportunity to do a fantastic dive in the Silfra fissure in Thingvellir National Park and to visit the famous Geysir geothermal field and Gullfoss waterfall.
39 990 ISK per adult
Diving verson: 59 900 ISK
Duration: 8-10 hours
Minimum: 2 persons
Pick up: Reykjavik
Available: All year
Age minimum: 12 years old (18 for diving)
Participants must: Be at least 150 cm tall and 45 kg, divers must have a Scuba dive certification (PADI Open Water or equivalent), be physically fit / able to swim, be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit; not be pregnant, dry suit diving experience is recommended.
Pick up : Hotel / Guesthouse Reykjavik
Included: Hotel pick up & drop off in Reykjavik, guided dive tour Silfra, all eqiupment, hot choclate and cookies after diving in Silfra, guided tour of Gullfoss & Geysir and the surrounding area.
Bring with you: Scuba dive certification card (if diving), long underwear, thick socks, suitable clothes for the weather of the day.
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On this trip we will pick you up from your hotel and drive (if weather permits) the scenic route to National Park Thingvellir, passing the geothermal power plant of Nesjavellir, which supplies Reykjavik with a large part of its hot water.
At Thingvellir Lake we will take one dive through Silfra cathedral and Silfra Lagoon. If you do not dive, you might want to snorkel in order to experience the fantastic visibility in Silfra as well as the feeling of being in a crack between the American and Eurasian tectonic plates.
After the dive, we will have a hot cup of coffee and then head to the geothermal hot spring area - Geysir. Your guide will show you around and tell you some interesting facts and stories about the spouting geysers "Strokkur" and "Geysir" as well as the area. You will have time to get a sandwich at the Snack shop of the Geysir Center and visit the Multimedia Show and the Souvenir Shop.
Our next stop is the most photographed waterfall in Iceland - Gullfoss! It is a magnificent natural site and should not be missed by any visitor to Iceland. After a day full of impressions and experiences we will drive back to Reykjavik or wherever you stay. You will surely have no problem falling asleep after these special experiences!
Note: Silfra 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!
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.