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Snorkeling and Golden Circle Tour - Combo - SC03

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

Combine snorkeling in Silfra Fissure with the Golden Circle Tour. Snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of Silfra was voted one of the Top 5 activities by TripAdvisor in 2019. Then there are the dramatic eruptions at Geysir, mighty Gullfoss Waterfall, and historic Althingi. What more could you ask for?

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Two of the must-do's when in Iceland combined into one tour


Duration: ~9 hours

Pick-up: 09:00 - 09:30*

Available: All year

Age limit: 12 years

Tour Highlights:
  • Small Group Experience
  • Golden Circle Iceland
  • Snorkeling in Silfra fissure
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Geysir geothermal area
  • Gullfoss Falls

Pick up:

Starts at 9 a.m. in Reykjavik

Prerequisites:

  • Participants need to be comfortable in the water and be able to swim
  • You are unable to participate if you are pregnant
  • Understanding of English is required for the snorkeling safety briefing
  • Read our Snorkeling in Silfra Handbook for how to prepare for your adventure.

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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from:
23 490 per adult

Tour Description

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Happy snorkeler in the crystal clear water.

Your tour will start bright and early, when we collect you from Reykjavik and take the scenic journey to the Thingvellir National Park. In the heart of Thingvellir lies an untouched jewel: the Silfra Fissure, one of the most stunning and unique places in the entire world. Silfra is a gap between the tectonic plates of Europe and North America, meaning that you will be swimming between two continents! If that wasn’t enough, it contains filtered glacial water, which means that Silfra provides the best underwater visibility of any diving site in the world. Whilst you are snorkelling in Silfra, you will be able to see at least 100m into the distance, which is why it is consistently rated as one of the best dive sites in the world.

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Gullfoss waterfall is a landmark in Iceland

Our friendly certified instructors will make sure that you have all the equipment and information you need to enjoy Silfra. Obviously, it being glacial water, Silfra’s water is cold (about 2-4 degrees), but don’t worry you won’t feel it in your fully insulated dry-suit. We will guide you through the four amazing sections of Silfra: Silfra Deep Crack, Silfra Hall, Silfra Cathedral and Silfra Lagoon: just relax and see the incredible shades of blue and green as you float through the crystal clear water.

After your amazing snorkelling adventure, we will explore the rest of Thingvellir National Park, which is both steeped in history and stunningly beautiful. Our first stop will be the historic site of Althingi, site of Iceland’s first parliament, which first met in 930 AD. The current Icelandic Parliament still bares the same name, although they don’t meet outside in the cold these days! Thingvellir National Park is also blessed with some of the most incredible geological features in the world and is a UNESCO world heritage site. When you are there you will see rock formations that have been crafted by both extreme heat from volcanos and extreme cold from the ice: Thingvellir is the very epitome of Iceland’s nickname ‘The land of Fire and Ice’!

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Snorkel between two continental plates

From there we will travel to Strokkur, one of Iceland’s legendary geysers, which fires hot water up into the air every 6-10 minutes. Strokkur is a fantastic photo opportunity and the perfect way to experience one of Iceland’s most dramatic natural phenomena. Strokkur is located within Iceland’s famous geothermal area and you will also be able to see the famous Great Geysir, which despite not being active, is still fascinating. There are many other electric blue hot springs dotted round the area for you to explore and we promise it will be a truly unforgettable experience.

Finally we will take you to the Gullfoss Waterfall (Golden waterfall), so named because on a sunny day the water appears to turn a golden colour. Perhaps, if we are lucky a stunning rainbow will form above the falls, but even if it doesn’t Gullfoss is a truly majestic site and the perfect way to end one of the most memorable days of your life.

Read customer reviews

Silfra and Golden Circle - Rated 4.9/5 based on 15 customer reviews


Great tour

5 by Mary January 22, 2019
Really enjoyed this tour, well paced, great informative friendly guide.

AN EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME

5 by Bernie December 17, 2018
"I had heard a lot about the Silfra trip and it was even better than what I had heard. The dry suits are incredibly effective and not too difficult to get into. Once in the water, the views are breathtaking. Visibility is outstanding and everything has a wow factor that you never want the adventure to end. The staff who guide you through the adventure are excellent at their job - attentive and very helpful, but not intrusive. Very good at working with people. Don't hesitate! Do this trip as soon as you can. 10/10. Bernie"

Would do it all over again!

5 by Maite Plimmer November 6, 2018
I booked 5 tours with Extreme Iceland and I had a fantastic experience. I am normally someone that rents a car and likes to be independent but I really wanted some inside insight to the country and I was not disappointed. The guides were all charming, insightful, full of stories and in some cases very funny. Feva told us about the Elves, the history of Iceland, political system, education, and food. It was Halloween and she even had some anecdotes to that regard and sung us an Icelandic children's song. Sole drove through high winds and slush for 400 km with a smile and good humor. Arnard was hilarious and a true Aurora chaser! Kish, our glacier charming guide was adorable. Tomas was so helpful and although not Icelandic, very knowledgeable about the country. I highly recommend this company. Punctual, safe, organized and they really squeeze as much as they can in a day to our delight. I have spent 10 days in Iceland and thanks to them, I can say that I know the country pretty well. I can't wait to come back.

Nice tour

3 by From Canada September 28, 2018
Just like the other Extreme Iceland minibus tours, you don't really get a tour guide, mostly just a driver. In this case, Johas is probably the best minibus driver/ guide we had. Still, it would be nice to have a real tour guide who walks with us during each stop, providing explanations & telling stories of what we're seeing.

This is definitely a must do in Iceland

5 by Julie September 16, 2018
This is a fantastic and very unique trip. Snorkeling in Silfra is like floating over beautiful canyons. I would not miss it! Our guide, Vlad, was the best and everyone that helped with gear and instructions were awesome.

A great way to do more in just one day!

5 by Jonathan September 12, 2018
My tour guide was Pedro, who had good information, but also let the moment ride and didn't always have to talk (this is a good thing!). He was super great about giving time at the three prongs of Golden Circle, and it was fun to have him around at the National Park on the last leg. Snorkeling is INSANE, and the guides we went to was very well organized, which I needed because my initial mask was letting in a little too much water. But the guide helped me out and exchanged it out on the fly, and after that, it was just an AMAZING experience. Snorkeling at Silfra is a Top 3 activity for me in Iceland (and having a cookie and hot cocoa after is the perfect capper). Personally, the Golden Circle is cool, but Gulfoss and the Geyser area don't need a ton of time, so pairing it with Snorkeling is a great way to maximize your day!

Mind blowing adventure

5 by Maddee4 September 5, 2018
This tour was beyond my wildest dreams. Pedro was an incredible tour guide, friendly, accommodating and funny. He made sure we got to see the most for what we paid for. Snorkeling the Silfra will be by far one of my greatest memories created here in Iceland. The snorkeling guides were down to earth and had a great sense of humor and banter with us Australians. The golden circle was unforgettable again. This was the 1st extreme Iceland tour we booked whilst in Iceland and as a result, we booked ourself on another 4 extreme Iceland tours whilst here just because we had such a great time! I would 10000% recommend everyone do this tour with this company! 5 stars all round!!!!

A must do

5 by Karl Raymond September 1, 2018
"It was a better choice for me than a conventional tour since we were fewer. The guide was really great; explaining what we could see around during the travel, telling jokes, was clear about the timing when to leave. He really seemed happy about his job, thus he transmitted his passion to his crew."

Enjoyed time on this tour

5 by Kayla B. August 6, 2018
The tour was an awesome price for the amount of scenery you get to see as well as the activities you get to partake in! The snorkeling experience was amazing, definitely a once in a lifetime thing! The tour guide was kind and super nice!

Snorkeling at Silfra

5 by Mr Donato August 5, 2018
Incredible experience would definitely recommend it to everyone. I would only add one thing- that the guide takes a picture of the people while underwater and sell it at the end as a souvenir. It would be nice!

Silfra Snorkel

5 by Liane F July 31, 2018
We returned last week from Iceland. We were thrilled with our guide, Alex, and the Silfra snorkeling tour. Not only was the scenery spectacular (this being a once-in-a-lifetime experience), Alex made us feel comfortable about plunging into freezing waters.....the process of putting on our wet and dry suits was streamlined. We had a fantastic time. We were also thrilled that Alex took pictures for us, both on land and under water. The photographs were stunning. An all around 5-Star experience!!! Thank you.

Amazing Experience!

5 by Crystal June 26, 2018
This snorkeling trip was the highlight of our trip to Iceland. Our tour guide, Norris, was informative and friendly. The Golden Circle experience was just the icing on the cake! Norris gave us just the right amount of time at each stop and the small group tour was perfect. Once at the Silfra fissure for snorkeling, we were guided by Zolt (I think that was his name). He and the whole team of support staff were fun and extremely helpful. If you are thinking about this excursion, do it! You will not be disappointed.

Great trip!

5 by Hayley Hanuscin June 15, 2018
The tour of the Golden Circle was simply amazing! We had such a beautiful day to explore Gulfoss, the Geyser, and Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park. We also had an unforgettable experience snorkeling in the Silfra Fissure! Definitely a once in a lifetime experience! Our guide Soli (sorry for the misspelling) was amazing and very informative and helpful! Needless to say, I had a great day and have already recommended the trip to friends visiting Iceland in the near future!

Best experience ever!

5 by Sienna March 4, 2018
Snorkeling in Iceland was amazing! One of my top 3 life experiences. The purity of the water is unbelievable! This is a must!

Fantastic Trips

5 by Lewis Smales January 29, 2018
We booked two trips with extreme Iceland - Golden Circle and Snowmobiling. Both were incredible and our guides were both great. I would definitely recomend this company to anyone wanting to experience what Iceland has to offer.
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