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Small Group Golden Circle & Silfra Snorkeling Adventure

  • Travel through UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park by minibus
  • Snorkel in the area above the North American and European tectonic plates
  • Visit the geothermic valley of Haukadalur to see several geysers (hot springs)
Small Group Golden Circle & Silfra Snorkeling Adventure
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Small Group Golden Circle & Silfra Snorkeling Adventure
USD 213.93
Visit two of the Golden Circle’s most impressive highlights and snorkel in Thingvellir National Park’s Silfra Fissure on this day trip from Reykjavik. Depart from the Icelandic capital by minibus and head to the UNESCO-listed national park, where you’ll snorkel in the crystal-clear waters of the Silfra Fissure, a rift between the European and North American plates. After, continue to Haukadalur, a geothermic valley, to see Gulfoss waterfall and the Geysir hot spring.
What to Expect
Begin with a pickup from your hotel in Reykjavik and travel by climate-controlled minibus to the Golden Circle, a 186-mile (300-km) scenic loop that circles the countryside around the capital.
Stop first at the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Thingvellir National Park, notable as the site of the world’s longest-running parliament and the point where the tectonic plates of Europe and North America meet.
Stretch your legs with a stroll, then drive to Lake Thingvallavatn. Head to the snorkel center, where you’ll get changed and pick up your equipment. Then, following a safety briefing, enter the crystalline waters with the guide.
Drift between the two continents and marvel at the neon-green seaweed and other underwater sights. The fissure’s visibility is renowned, and you can even see down to the lava fields, some 328 feet (100 meters) below.
Back on dry land, warm up with a hot shower and sit down to lunch (own expense). Then, depart for Haukadalur, a geothermal valley studded with geysers and hot springs. Make a photo stop at Geysir, one of the area’s most famous highlights, before stopping at nearby Gulfoss.
Your tour then concludes with a drop-off at your hotel.
Reviews (49)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Snorkelling was an amazing experience, the guided tour wasn’t very guided

Starting the day, pick up was a bit anxiety-inducing as the stop closest to us, that we were allowed to choose with no warnings, turned out to be under construction on the street. So we tried flagging down a couple Arctic Adventure busses at a...More

Thank BrittaHoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing experience!

The tour delivered as promised. While the snorkel experience was freezing (actually just our hands and face), it was one of the highlights of our whole trip. Totally recommend. Similarly, the view of the waterfalls, geyser, and the national park are not to be missed.

Thank Denise S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A must for any visitor to Iceland

A great day out with Sergey who was a really friendly and informative guide. Some incredible sites and the snorkelling at Silfra was the highlight of my entire trip. You have plenty of time at each attraction so doing it all in one day is...More

Thank MLE1990
Cátia F, Customer Support at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear MLE1990, Thank you so much for your feedback. It is greatly appreciated. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour and we will pass your words to Sergey. We are sure that will make him very happy. We hope that you will...More

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Absolutely Amazing Day! Waterfall, Geyser and Snorkeling!

This tour was fantastic! It was a full day, we were picked up around 9:30 (pickup started at 9) because we were the last bus stop and arrived back into Reykjavik around 6:00 pm. Our bus driver was great. I can't remember his name, but...More

Thank _kb123ab
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile
Golden Circle and Snorkeling

Fabulous day. Our pick up time was 9:00. We were picked up at 9:02. Our tour guide was excellent. He educated us in the rich history of Iceland along our drive. Gullfoss is magnificent. Dress warm!! Its windy and the mist from the falls will...More

Thank Debbie S
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19 August 2018|
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I had emailed the company with that same question. They stated that there would be someone taking pictures, so I did not bother to bring my go pro. Needless to say, there wasn’t anyone taking pictures, which was definitely... More
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