Golden Circle & Silfra Snorkelling Small Group Tour

This amazing adventure starts with a pick up from Reykjavik for a scenic drive to the geothermal area of Geysir, the home of the one and only Geysir. There the ground gurgles, bubbles and super heated water escapes from the ground with enormous force. Next we stroll down to Gullfoss, the undisputed queen of Icelandic waterfalls. Gullfoss is an amazing sight, the water rushes down three steps of lava layers with breathtaking power and grandeur. Thingvellir is the third place we visit. Thingvellir is a UNESCO world heritage site, and the original birthplace of the world 's oldest existing parliament. In addition, it is the place where the great tectonic plates of America and Europe meet. You will see the continental rift up close as you snorkel through the stunningly clear blue waters of Silfra.

The snorkelling is a relaxing but exotic trip in an environment most will only encounter in their dreams. Silfra fissure is one of Iceland’s best-kept secrets, an otherworldly scene that is world famous for its heavenly shades of blue. The crystal clear water in the deep fissure gives you a feeling of being weightless as you float along with the lazy current. Although the water temperature is only around 2 degrees Celsius our super warm dry suits make this adventure possible.


Quick facts

Tour information:
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 09:00

Included:
  • Small group guarantee

  • Reykjavik pick up & return transfer

  • A certified guide

  • A visit to Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Hot Spring Area & Gullfoss Waterfall

  • Snorkelling in Silfra fissure

  • All necessary snorkelling equipment

  • Food & drinks


What to bring:
  • Warm outdoor clothes

  • Good hiking shoes

  • Warm undergarments

  • Towel

  • A change of clothing

  • Warm socks

  • Packed Lunch


Good to know:

Prior to diving or snorkelling, you will be provided with the document; "Diving and Snorkelling in Silfra Fissure: A Handbook to Prepare You for your Adventure".

This handbook will guide you through the entire process of snorkelling and diving at Silfra, from how to put on a drysuit to information about the fissure itself. The handbook will also contain a questionnaire asking whether you have suffered, or currently suffer, from issues relating to the tour, such as lung disease or allergies to the cold.

If you answer yes to any of these preconditions, you may need medical clearance from a doctor before joining, or you may be refused outright. If you have any queries regarding your eligibility for these tours, please don't hesitate to contact the tour operator directly. You will also sign a liability waiver within the handbook itself. The following regulations must be met:

be at least 150cm tall

be at least 45kg

be at least 16 years of age

be comfortable in water and be able to swim

be physically fit

be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit

not be pregnant



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