Silfra and the Golden Circle | Snorkelling and Sightseeing

Admire the incredible sites of the Golden Circle, and see one of them in an exhilarating and unique new way with a snorkelling adventure in Silfra. This tour is perfect for those who want to see Iceland’s most famous places, but don’t want to miss out on any excitement.

You will be picked up in the morning and head straight towards your snorkel; nothing, after all, will wake you up like a plunge into Icelandic spring water. 

Þingvellir, where Silfra is located, is within the rift valley between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, which are visible as soon as you enter the park. The geology and surrounding nature are breathtaking, and you will have your opportunity to explore them later in the day.

First, however, you will reach Silfra and get into your snorkelling gear and you can choose whether you snorkel in a wetsuit or drysuit. 

When you enter the ravine, you will be instantly mesmerised by its incredible beauty. Not only is it a dramatic gorge, up to 63 metres deep, but it is a freshwater spring, with some of the clearest naturally occurring water in the world; the visibility exceeds a hundred metres. The sights, therefore, are unbelievable and will take your mind from the cold instantly.

Once you have marvelled over this wonder, you will exit the water, get into your dry clothes, and start exploring Þingvellir. This park is not only famed for its geology but also its fascinating history. It was here, after all, that early Vikings formed a representative parliament in 930 AD, which still continues to this day. This makes Þingvellir the original site of the world’s longest running parliament and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Following your walk through this area, you will head to the geothermal valley Haukadalur, home to hot springs, steaming vents, and two geysers. The first of these was the first described in European literature and gave all others their name: Geysir itself. The second is Strokkur, which, unlike its neighbour, is incredibly active, erupting every ten minutes or so to heights of up to forty metres.

Finally, you will head to Iceland’s most famous waterfall, Gullfoss. This majestic natural feature tumbles in two tiers into a beautiful canyon, and there are several viewing platforms to admire it from. One of these sits just feet away from where the water is falling.

Once the Golden Circle is complete, you will return to Reykjavík. This tour is sure to leave you in awe; not only will you have seen some of Iceland’s most incredible landmarks, but you'll also have seen one from underwater. 

Do not hesitate to jump on this tour. Plunge into Silfra's depths, and explore the famed Golden Circle. Check booking availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Nov. - Mar.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Activities: Snorkelling, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 16 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Golden Circle, Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Strokkur, Silfra
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 09:00

Included:
  • Thingvellir National Park Silfra Fee

  • Your choice Wetsuit or Drysuit w/boots

  • Gloves

  • Hood

  • Snorkel

  • Snorkeling Mask

  • Fins


What to bring:
  • Clothes suited to dress under a drysuit such as long warm underwear or sweat suit, warm socks OR

  • Clothes suited to dress under a wetsuit such as swimsuits

  • Warm clothes to wear prior and after the snorkeling

  • Towel

  • Snack or Lunch

  • Camera

  • You can rent a GoPro camera by us


Good to know:

Prerequisites for this tour:

Be at least 145 cm (4’8")

Be at least 50 kg (110 lb)

Be able to swim and be comfortable in water

Be physically fit

Not pregnant

Be at least 16 years of age

This tour is not suitable for pregnant women. Please note that should you have any neurological, circulatory or respiratory problems or underlying diseases, battled any illnesses or have any physical problems you might have to turn in a physicians allowance to participate in this tour. If you are over 45 and partake/have partaken in pipe smoking or heavy alcohol intake, you might need a medical waiver. If you are over 60 years of age, you need a medical waiver. Please contact the operator for further information and application papers.



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