Small-Group Golden Circle & Snorkelling in Silfra | Free Underwater Photos

Small-Group Golden Circle & Snorkelling in Silfra | Free Underwater Photos
The geyser Strokkur can be found on the Golden Circle sightseeing trail.
A snorkeller looking to the camera as he swims and explore the Silfra fissure in Þingvellir, Iceland.
A woman happy to surface again after her exploration of Silfra fissure, on a sunny autumn day in Þingvellir park.
On this tour, you'll first snorkel in Silfra fissure before visiting Gullfoss waterfall on the Golden Circle sightseeing route.
Þingvellir National Park is one part of the Golden Circle, a sightseeing route no visitor to Iceland should miss.
Iceland's Silfra fissure is situated between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. It is a place where two continents meet.
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See the classic sights of the Golden Circle, visit some hidden gems, and snorkel in crystal clear glacial water on this exciting day tour.  Those looking for a fun and unique way to experience both Icelandic nature and culture should book this tour now. Get your picture taken with a GoPro while swimming across the continents and receive them on your email immediately after your tour at no extra cost!

Thingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area, and Gullfoss waterfall are the three natural attractions that make up the Golden Circle and no visitor to Iceland should miss visiting these beautiful sights. 

On this tour, you will not only see the three essential sights. In addition to that, you will get to snorkel in the crystal clear waters of Silfra Fissure, found within Þingvellir National Park. 

The tour starts when you are picked up in Reykjavík and whisked away to the fissure Silfra. After receiving a drysuit and other snorkelling equipment, you’ll enter the water and will undoubtedly be awestruck by the incredibly bright blue colours of the fissure. You’ll be snorkelling between continents as Þingvellir National Park is neither located on the Eurasian nor the North American tectonic plates, but in a rift valley between. 

After your journey through Silfra, it is time to explore the rest of Þingvellir, with its beautiful canyons and lava fields. Þingvellir is also the birthplace of Iceland’s parliament as it was here where the Viking settlers would gather to set the laws of the land. 

From Þingvellir you’ll visit the geothermal area of Geysir where you’ll see bubbling mud pools, steaming and hot springs, as well as the mighty geyser Strokkur which erupts every 5-10 minutes. Then, it is off to the stunning waterfall Gullfoss where you’ll watch as glacial water from Langjökull glacier, hurls down in two ‘steps’ into an ancient canyon.

Then it is off to some hidden treasures found near the Golden Circle route, an aquamarine lake inside a crater which is made up of red volcanic rocks.

Mix sightseeing and adventure with this fun-filled day tour. Travel to some of the best sites in Iceland in a small group and create memories that will last a lifetime and receive free photos at the end of your tour at absolutely no extra cost. Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Activities: Snorkelling, Sightseeing, Cultural Activity
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 12 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Silfra, Kerið, Haukadalur
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:00.

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

Included:
  • Professional English Speaking Guide

  • Guided snorkeling tour in Silfra Fissure with free photos

  • Small group experience

  • Certified PADI dive guide / Dive-master

  • Drysuit and other snorkeling equipment

  • Hot drinks and cookies after the snorkelling trip

  • Wifi and Icelandic music in Mini-Bus

  • Lunch


What to bring:
  • Thick socks

  • Contact lenses if you wear glasses

  • Long underwear and change of clothes (just in case)

  • Towel

  • Warm clothes

  • Good shoes

  • Snacks and drinks


Good to know:

To be able to do this tour, you have to be able to comply the following requirements:

- Have read, signed, and followed directions on the Snorkeling Silfra Medical Statement Form. You will receive a link to it after you book the tour.

- Be comfortable in water and be able to swim.

- Communicate in English at the time of the tour.

- Be physically fit.

- Not be pregnant.

- You must be ready to wear a tight and constricting dry suit to protect your body from the cold.

- You must be a minimum of 150 cm and a maximum of 200 cm in height and weigh between 45 and 120 kilos along with being physically fit.

- You must be a maximum of 69 years of age to participate in this tour. If you are over 60 years of age, you need a medical waiver, available on page 2 of the medical form.

- You must be a minimum of 12 years of age to participate in this tour. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian booked on the same tour.

- If you are over 45 and partake/have partaken in pipe smoking or heavy alcohol intake, you need a medical waiver.

- 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.



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Incredible experience!!!!! The guide was amazing and the pictures are great!! Don't miss the opportunity to book this tour whether you have snorkeled or not before
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La excursión estuvo muy bien organizada y vimos un montón de paisajes y lugares preciosos. Riccardo, nuestro guía, además de ser muy divertido y simpático, nos estuvo explicando cosas interesantes sobre Islandia y los sitios que visitamos, y estuvo pendiente del grupo. Sobre el snorkel en Silfra, la experiencia es única y las vistas del recorrido alucinantes. David fue un guía estupendo, súper atento a todo y además, simpatiquísimo. Si vuelvo, repetiré :)
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This tour was a great way to see the main sights in the Golden Circle. Our Troll Expeditions guide, Christina, was fantastic and her knowledge, fun and energy made the trip extra special. We managed to make a few extra unscheduled stops, including a delicious lunch with Icelandic ice cream at a farm. The highlight of our trip to Iceland was snorkelling in the Silfra. This was an incredible experience and a must do !
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This tour was incredible, i can't recommend it enough!! Our tour guide Christina was amazing and was able to answer all the questions i had! Snorkelling between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates was definitely a once in a lifetime experience so i am incredibly glad i joined this tour! You wear a dry suit so are reasonably warm and whilst your face is in the water i found that it wasn't as cold as i had expected (the hot chocolate and cookies afterwards warms you up as well). Christina took great photos of everyone snorkelling and emailed them (for free!) that night! The Golden Circle was great and we were able to make more stops along the way (getting the best ice-cream in Iceland and stopping to see Icelandic horses)! I 100% recommend this tour - DO IT!
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A fantastic day trip, a must do from Reykjavik and definitely include the snorkelling. The day was well planned with enough time at each stop. The stops were varied and interesting. Snorkelling was amazing, with the dry suits we were totally dry and even warm the whole time, with hot chocolate and biscuits afterwards. GoPro pictures taken by the snorkelling guide were then uploaded to GoogleDrive and shared with us all later for free.
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Fantastic experience from start to finish. Highly recommended.
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It was the brightest and most memorable experience from my trip to Iceland! I won't lie, I was super scared to get frozen in Silfra in December, so took with me a huge bag of warm clothes and socks =))) All doubts appeared absolutely unnecessary! Our guides Ronan and Matias took care of everything! They provided us with warm clothes to put on under dry suit, what made the experience completely comfortable and absolutely fascinating! Before snorkeling, Ronan took us on an amazing trip along Golden Circle, told us a lot of stories about Iceland and answered all, even most tricky questions =) After snorkeling, guys cooked for us hot chocolate and cookies what helped to enjoy the post-snorkeling chat and sharing of emotions. I strongly recommend this tour to everyone who wants to add adventures to their trip to Iceland!
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This was an amazing tour and our guide Ronan was really entertaining and informative. It is definitely worth paying a little extra for a small group as we did a tour the day before on a huge coach and it was much less personal and not as engaging. We saw good sites and had ample amount of time at each location. Unfortunately the weather was too bad for us to do the snorkelling which I was looking forward to but we were able to join another tour the next day to make up for it! Don’t miss this tour when in Iceland. Truly, truly worth it!
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I had taken another tour but cancelled and opted for this one as I was on a short stay and wanted to have the fullest possible day. Well it turned out to be the best idea! My guide, Ronan, was true truly awesome, funny and full of little stories that make the difference on these outings. If your looking for the Golden Circle full experience, this is it!
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We have been to this tour in November 2018 and we highly recommend it. Our tour guide Ronan has been an excellent leader, assistant and story teller as he knew many interesting, historical and fun facts about Iceland. He has been very professional in explaining and guiding us through the snorkeling preparation and the activity istelf. We are glad we chose the snorkeling tour as this was defientely the best and unforgettable part of the trip. The Silfra looks like a normal pond from the outside but then you have this breathtaking wview when you dive in. The tour proceeds to the wonderful Gulfoss waterfall (maybe this deserves a bit more time to stop and take a walk), the Golden Circle, the Kerid Crater and... icelandic horses petting! Thank you Ronan, Guidetoiceland.is and Troll Expeditions for this wonderful experience and see you again!
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