It's the perfect add-on to your day of the Golden Circle sightseeing or if you simply want to spend a nice day in the southern part of Iceland. From the historical wonderland of Thingvellir to the crystalline waters of the Silfra Fissure and the milky, turquoise beauty of the secret lagoon, this tour has it all.
Meet us on location for a unique snorkeling tour in the Silfra Fissure and follow with a relaxing soak in the Secret Lagoon. Both locations are on or by the Golden Circle route, making it great additions to your day of sightseeing.
Duration: 1 day
Available: All year
Age limit: 12 years
- Golden Circle Route
- Thingvellir National Park
- Silfra Fissure
- Snorkel Between the Continental Plates
- The Secret Lagoon
- Geothermal Area
Meeting point: Silfra - Silfra car park in Thingvellir.
Secret Lagoon - Flúðir village.
See more details below.
Bring with you: Warm undergarments, preferably fleece/wool (no cotton!), warm woolen socks, a change of clothes (just in case), swimsuit and towel.
- Participants need to be comfortable in the water and be able to swim
- You are unable to participate in the snorkeling if you are pregnant
- Understanding of English is required for the snorkeling safety briefing
Snorkel in the Silfra Fissure, located in Thingvellir National Park, one of the three main attractions on the Golden Circle. Follow with a warm soak in the Secret Lagoon, located in Fludir village only 25 minutes from Geysir hot springs and just off the Golden Circle route. This tour is ideal for people who want an authentic Iceland experience: offering the chance to explore some of Iceland’s most magisterial sights. All you need is a car to meet us there!
Þingvellir (Thingvellir National Park)
Iceland’s equivalent of the White House or the British Parliament, this geological wonderland bisects Europe and North America and is home to the oldest, still operational, democratic institution in the world. Althingi, Iceland’s parliament was first convened here in 930 AD and this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must visit for anyone staying in Iceland. This combined with a magnificent volcanic landscape, crafted over many centuries and the ever-expanding rift valley between Europe and North America, makes Thingvellir, one of the best destinations in the entire world.
Snorkeling in Silfra Fissure
A turquoise world located beneath Thingvellir National Park, this magnificent underwater experience has often been described as liquid meditation. You will snorkel in a shallow ravine between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, meaning that Silfra allows you to swim between two continents. This coupled with its incredible underwater visibility that allows you to see more than 100 meters into its icy blue depths, ensures that it is an unforgettable experience that will remain with you forever. Our expert guides will ensure that you feel safe and comfortable as you explore this blue wonderland.
The Secret Lagoon
The final location for you to enjoy is situated in the picturesque village of Flúðir, renowned for its geothermal activity, which is home to the iconic secret lagoon (Gamla Laugin in Icelandic, which literally translates to the old pool) the oldest swimming pool in Iceland. It is a magnificent naturally occurring hot spring, whose warm replenishing waters are famed for their healing properties. The water remains at 38-40°C all year long, making it the perfect way to warm up after snorkeling in the Silfra Fissure. This coupled with the majestic natural surroundings makes bathing in it a profound experience that all visitors are bound to enjoy.
Get properly acquainted with the land of fire and ice, going to some of Iceland's most famous sights. So, if you want to see the world’s oldest parliament, swim between continents and replenish yourself in volcanic waters then this is the tour for you!
Silfra Fissure in Thingvellir
The meeting point is Silfra car park in Thingvellir National Park (P5).
Parking: Click here for driving directions where you can park your car (P5 Parking in Thingvellir).
To meet your guide: Walk 400m back along the road until you reach a smaller car park with all the snorkel and dive vans, and look for your guide. Please be ready in the Silfra car park to meet your guide 15 MINUTES before your tour is due to begin.
For GPS: 64°15’23.508″N 21°6’58.676″W"
The Secret Lagoon in Flúðir
The Secret Lagoon is located on Hvammsvegur road in Flúðir. It's just off the Golden Circle, approx. 20-25 min from Geysir hot spring area.
Please note that participants need to be comfortable in the water and be able to swim to join on the snorkeling tour in Silfra Fissure. Also, it is not permitted to participate if you are pregnant due to safety reasons.