Golden Circle Sightseeing & Silfra Snorkelling | Small Group Tour

Golden Circle Sightseeing & Silfra Snorkelling | Small Group Tour
When you go snorkelling in the Silfra Fissure, you are literally swimming between two continents.
The waterfall Gullfoss is just as stunning in the winter time, remaining the top attraction of the Golden Circle all year round.
Snorkelling in Silfra will leave anyone reeling from the natural beauty of Iceland.
Þingvellir National Park is the site of Iceland's first legislative body and the oldest still-running parliament in the world, Alþingi.
Mighty geysers such as Strokkur erupt regularly in Haukadalur on the Golden Circle, the most popular sightseeing route in Iceland.
The waterfall Gullfoss is one of Iceland's most beloved, and the very namesake of the Golden Circle route.
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Don't miss out on this exciting combo tour exploring the great attractions along the Golden Circle sightseeing route with the added bonus of snorkelling 'between the continents' at Silfra Fissure.

This is the perfect tour opportunity for those travellers looking to maximise their time in Iceland, balancing incredible natural attractions with adrenaline-fuelled adventure.

Your day begins with a pick up from your accommodation in Iceland's capital, Reykjavík, before being whisked away on a scenic drive to the geothermal valley, Haukadalur, home to bubbling mud pools, steaming fumaroles and the hot springs, Geysir and Strokkur. Strokkur erupts every five to ten minutes, often reaching heights beyond twenty metres.

Next up, you will head down to one of Iceland's most beloved attractions, Gullfoss Waterfall, otherwise known as the Golden Falls. Gullfoss is the undisputed queen of Icelandic waterfalls; water cascades 32 metres down two rocky steps, falling in a cloud of mist into a dramatic canyon below. 

The third and final stop of the Golden Circle is Þingvellir National Park, the country's only UNESCO World Heritage site, and the original birthplace of the world 's oldest existing parliament, the Alþingi.

In addition, it is the meeting point between the tectonic, continental plates of North America and Europe. This brings you to the final leg of the tour, snorkelling between the continents.

Silfra Fissure is a glacial spring in Þingvellir and is renown as one of the most dramatic sites and beautiful scuba diving and snorkelling sites around the world. The crystal clear water, coming in at around 2°C / 35°F, boasts visibility that often exceeds 100 metres, as well as incredible panoramas over the underwater canyon itself.

To participate, you must be able to swim and to comfortably attire a range of equipment, including dry suits, masks, snorkels and neoprene hoods and gloves. Thankfully, the dry suits keep guests warm throughout the experience, as well as floating at the surface.

So don't delay any longer! Hurry now and you too can experience the heights of both Silfra Fissure and the Golden Circle sightseeing route. Check availability by choosing a date. 


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Activities: Snorkelling, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 12 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Golden Circle, Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Strokkur, Silfra, Haukadalur
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 09:00

Pickup from Reykjavík starts at 9:00 so please be ready outside your hotel lobby at 9:00 and keep a look out for our guides and car. Please note that the pickup can take up to 30 minutes. 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:
  • Small group guarantee

  • Reykjavik pick up & return transfer

  • A certified guide

  • A visit to Þingvellir 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:

The following regulations must be met:

minimum height/weight restrictions: 150cm tall & 45kg

maximum height/weight restrictions: 200cm tall & 120kg.

minimum age requirement: 12 years old

All participants need to be able to swim independently without a life jacket

All participants need to be healthy, be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit

You will not be able to participate in this tour if you are pregnant

All participants need to be able to understand instructions in English



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