The Golden Circle is home to one of the most fascinating underwater sites in the world. Jump in and see for yourself!
Golden Circle tour and snorkeling in Silfra fissure is a fantastic way to spend your day in Iceland. A small group sightseeing tour and an easy snorkeling in magnificent surroundings. A complete combo tour; stunning natural beauty, historical significance, geological wonders, an amazing snorkeling experience, and great adventure!
9:00 am - 18:00 pm
Meet on location
Departs from Overwrite
- Tour Highlights
- Small group guarantee
- Snorkeling in Silfra fissure
- Þingvellir national park (Thingvellir)
- Gullfoss waterfall
- Geysir hot spring area
- Transfer from Reykjavík and return
- A guided tour of the Golden Circle
- Snorkeling tour
- Silfra admission fee
The Golden Circle has for long been a favorite route for travelers to take and snorkeling in Silfra is one of the most popular activities in Iceland right now. Combine the two and you will have the perfect day tour ahead of you.
Pick up will start at 9:00 from your Reykjavik pick up point. Please note, that the pick up can take up to 30 min.
Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.
We will then head off to Silfra where we leisurely float in the glacier melt water that has been filtered through lava for about 50 years before reaching the fissure. The crystal clear water has roughly the same temperature all year around so you can enjoy this great tour in all seasons. The low temperature and the remarkably clear water provide a visibility that is hard to find anywhere else in the world. The snorkeling tour takes your through the four main sections of Silfra; Silfra Deep Crack, Silfra Hall, Silfra Cathedral and Silfra Lagoon and all the way countless shades of blue and green are sure to take your breath away.
After the snorkeling adventure, we start the Golden Circle part of the day right where we are – at Þingvellir National Park. Þingvellir, wich literally means “fields of assembly” is where one of the first democratic parliament was founded in 974 AD, holds a special place in every Icelander’s heart because of its historical significance. In addition to that, Þingvillis is on UNESCO’S world heritage list for its unique geological features, but the national park is located right in the rift valley of the Eurasian and North-American tectonic plates.
Our next stop is by Strokkur, the famous spouting hot spring that sends hot water high up in the air every 8-10 minutes. Strokkur is located at the Geysir geothermal area, where the famous Great Geysir has its home. Although Geysir has stopped erupting the area is still very much active with numerous smaller hot springs for visitors to enjoy. The last stop of the day is by Gullfoss waterfall. The magnificent double cascade is truly a mesmerizing site. The water flows all the way from Langjökull glacier and gushes 32 meters down to the Gullfoss canyon exhibiting breathtaking power and grandeur.
Must be 12 years or older. Guardian´s approval needed for minors under 18.
For available dry suit sizes, please see the handbook.
Photo or it didn’t happen?
We offer every snorkeler the opportunity of having their picture taken whilst enjoying the wonders of Silfra. You can purchase the photos from the tour on site for 3900 ISK. We accept cards and cash.
You will be wearing a snorkeling mask while in the water and you won’t be able to wear your glasses underneath. So unless you are bringing your own prescription mask we recommend that you acquire contact lenses for your snorkeling tour.
You need to do able to swim independently in order to enjoy this adventure.
Remember to bring: Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing, headwear, gloves, warm long underwear, warm socks and a change of clothing. Good hiking shoes are recommended.
What if I don’t own all of these clothing necessaries?
Don’t worry, you can always rent sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants in the booking process. We do not rent gear from location.
10% OFF IN SEPTEMBER
Rabatt Code SEPTEMBER17
Preis ab: 24.990 ISK
If you are staying downtown Reykjavik please read this information about pickup.
"Snorkeling is a must!"
We took the Golden Circle & Snorkeling Tour and it was the best day! We were picked up on time and were pleasantly surprised that there were only 5 people in our group total (and we made up 60% of that total). Inga was our tour guide and she was wonderful. She told us a little bit about each location before we were free to explore it on our own. At Geysir, we had the perfect amount of time to watch the eruptions and then eat in the cafe. We had the perfect amount of time at Gullfoss as well. The real highlight was the snorkeling at Silfra. I’m not sure if the guys who helped us get set-up for snorkeling are part of Arctic Adventures or not but they were excellent! This is a must-do if you are going to Iceland. After snorkeling, we went to the most gorgeous part of Thingvellir, where we could overlook all the beauty and walk between the continental plates. The tour was expensive but it was worth it. Even though we got picked up at the bus station since we were staying at an Airbnb and not one of the hotel options, Inga dropped us off at our Airbnb upon return. She also gave us a handwritten list of restaurant suggestions in Reykjavik and other things to do. We went to one of the restaurants (Rok) and it was very good! Thanks Inga and Arctic Adventures for a beautiful day!
“Golden Circle + Silfra: the highlight of our trip!”
Loved the small size of the group we traveled with – 8 of us altogether, in a smaller van. Pick ups and drop offs were on time. We had a fantastic tour guide (Biggi) who was funny, informative and did a fantastic job of allowing us to explore each destination and activity to our heart’s content while also keep us on time so that we didn’t run late. He was also very diligent about helping us in and out of the snorkeling equipment – getting ready is a bit of a process but Biggi helped out the snorkeling guide to get us all fitted and kitted.
As for snorkeling, it was absolutely worth every penny, and though it seemed intimidating to do this in freezing temperatures, the guides are all helpful in getting you ready.
You will be changing outdoors and it’s recommended that you dress for snorkeling in a thin layer – a t-shirt and thermals – to allow you to move easily. You wear a fleece-lined onesie over this, and then a dry-suit on top of that, with straps on your wrists and neck to make it more waterproof. Your snorkeling guide will explain every aspect of the activity to you, and accompanies you in the water.
Definitely bring a towel and a change of clothes – my clothes were a little damp, likely more from all the nervous sweating than from the actual swim, so it was nice to have warm dry clothes to change into.
My boyfriend and I went on the Golden Circle and snorkelling tour and had a fantastic day! Our tour guide was brilliant and it was great being on a mini bus as we got to speak to lots of cool travellers! Snorkelling in Silfra was a once in a lifetime experience so definitely worth the extra money to do it!
"Amazing Experience All Around, Highly Recommend"
We used Arctic Adventures as part of our tour through the Golden Circle, specifically snorkelling in the Silfra Fissure. This was an amazing experience, definitely in our Top 3 ever, and was made even better by the expert guides. They were very informative, detailed and helpful. They made everyone very comfortable and ensured a positive experience for all participants thanks to their easy going nature. I highly recommend doing the snorkelling adventure at Silfra and experiencing it with Arctic Adventures. The hot chocloate and cookies afterwards were an added bonus as well!