Brilliant 9-Hour Combo Tour with Silfra Snorkeling and the Golden Circle from Reykjavik

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Tour starts
Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration
9 hours
Difficulty
Moderate
Languages
English
Available
All year
Minimum age
12 years old

Description

Experience the thrill of snorkeling between two tectonic plates and seeing Iceland's most popular attractions by booking this nine-hour snorkeling and Golden Circle tour. Travelers eager to see impressive waterfalls and geysers and experience snorkeling between the continents should book this small-group tour today.

The tour begins with a pick-up in Reykjavik, and your friendly driver will take you to the Silfra dive site to start the day's adventure with a snorkeling tour.

It's easy to understand why this is one of the top dive sites in the world. The area offers crystal clear, glass-like water with incredible visibility and spectacular views of an underwater maze and ravine.

The Silfra fissure is not only beautiful, but it's also geologically unique. It's one of the only places you can swim between two tectonic plates, a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.

You'll be protected from the water, around 35.5 degrees Fahrenheit (two degrees Celsius) by drysuits, wetsuit gloves, and wetsuit hoods. Furthermore, your guide is an expert at navigating this beautiful feature.

After an unforgettable snorkel, it's time for your sightseeing tour of the Golden Circle to discover Iceland's top attractions.

First up is Thingvellir National Park, an area of outstanding beauty and historical significance. Luckily, Silfra is nestled in the valley that forms this park.

The name "Thingvellir" means "Fields of Parliament," and it was here that the early Icelandic people held assemblies, made laws, and settled disputes from 930 to 1798. Not only is Thingvellir home to the oldest surviving parliament, but it is also full of breathtaking natural scenery.

It's easy to understand why this UNESCO World Heritage Site attracts tourists from all over the world.

The Geysir geothermal area is the next stop on your tour. The Strokkur geyser offers an impressive show for everyone to enjoy, sometimes reaching 130 feet (40 meters) high. Eruptions happen every five to 10 minutes, so you don't need to worry about missing out.

The third Golden Circle attraction on today's tour is the Gullfoss waterfall. Also known as the Golden Falls, Gullfoss has an easy-access path to enjoy beautiful up-close views. This iconic waterfall also boasts a foreground rainbow on sunny days.

After your memorable day of adventure and sightseeing, the driver will take you back to Reykjavik. It's up to you how to spend your evening, whether you enjoy a quiet night in or head out to experience the vibrant city nightlife.

This combination tour is perfect for those looking to check off the Golden Circle attractions from their bucket list and enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime experience of snorkeling between two continents at one of the world's top dive sites. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Included

Pick-up from and drop off in Reykjavík
English-speaking guide
Silfra snorkeling tour, including snorkeling and safety equipment
Silfra admission fee
Hot chocolate and cookies
Guided Golden Circle tour

Activities

Snorkelling
Sightseeing

What to bring

Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing
Hat, gloves, and warm socks
Long, warm underwear
Good walking shoes
A change of clothing

Good to know

Prerequisites for this tour:

Be at minimum 4’9 (145cm) tall/maximum 6’7 (200cm) tall

Be at minimum 99 lbs (45kg) / maximum 264 lbs (120kg)

Be able to swim and be comfortable in the water

Be physically fit

Not pregnant

Be at least 12 years of age

Not wear glasses. Please use contact lenses when joining us on tour.

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Please note that you might have to turn in a physician's allowance to participate in this tour if you have any neurological, circulatory, or respiratory problems or underlying diseases, battled any illnesses, or have any physical problems. If you are over 45 and partake/have partaken in pipe smoking or heavy alcohol intake, you might need a medical waiver. You need a medical waiver if you are over 65 years of age. Please contact the operator for further information and application papers.

Cancelations with more than 24 hours' notice receive a full refund.

Cancelations with less than 24 hours' notice do not receive a refund.

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