Golden Circle & Snorkeling in Silfra

Golden Circle tour & Snorkeling in Iceland

Snorkeling in Silfra is on the Golden Circle route!

Silfra is located in Thingvellir National Park which is the first (or last) stop on the Golden Circle including stops at Gullfoss Waterfall and Geysir. That makes Silfra the perfect addition to your sightseeing tour. Or vice versa - add the Golden Circle to your Snorkeling in Silfra adventure to make the most of your day. Either way you choose, you can be sure to have the perfect day!


  • Complimentary pick up from Reykjavík
  • Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir National Park
  • We provide the drysuit, mask and all other equipment needed for snorkeling
  • Highly qualified guides 
  • Thingvellir Silfra Entrance fee (1000 ISK)
  • 30-40 minutes of snorkeling in Silfra
  • Small group excursion
  • Drop off in Reykjavik


  • Waterproof outer layer 
  • Warm socks and long underwear
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Hat & gloves (can be chilly in the cave)
  • Change of clothes (just in case)
  • Your waterproof camera (optional)
  • Voucher
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Price from 23.490 ISK Pick-up is available from all major hotels, hostels and guesthouses in Reykjavík. Excited? Book Now!
Availability9:00 am pick up
Duration9 hours
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Add the Golden Circle tour to your snorkeling adventure and visit the three most popular sites in Iceland.

Trip difficulty: 3 out of 5 possible. Rated: Moderate

The Golden Circle consists of three of Iceland’s most visited and exciting tourist attractions. Our first stop is at the Thingvellir National Park, just 40 min east of the city. Thingvellir is Iceland's oldest national park and is in UNESCO'S World Heritage list because of its cultural significance as it was here that Iceland’s first parliament was founded in the year 930 AD. Thingvellir's geology it nothing less than magnificent, and each season has its special trait, making each visit unique. From Thingvellir we head a towards the renowned geothermal area around the Geysir hot spring where the spouting Strokkur erupts every 8-10 minutes.  We complete the circle at Gullfoss, “the Golden waterfall”.  You can literally feel the power of the glacier water of the Hvitá river rushing down the 32-meter deep crevice. 

Snorkeling is after the sightseeing part of the tour, we go back to Thingvellir where the magnificent Silfra fissure is found.  Located right on the mid-Atlantic ridge where the Eurasian and the North American tectonic plates are separating, Silfra in truly one of a kind. The crystal clear water with up to 100 meters visibility and the countless varieties of blue turn, what on the surface seems like any other creek, into an underwater paradise. Our knowledgeable guides make sure that you will be dry and warm while they safely take you through the wonders if Silfra. 

Must be 12 years or older. Guardian´s approval needed for minors under 18. Weight limit: 45-120kg. Height limit: 150cm - 200cm. Must be able to swim.

You are unable to participate if you are pregnant, due to the small risk of cold water entering the suit.

Note #1: Due to guide/customer ratio and Thingvellir National Park regulations this tour sells out frequently, we recommend you book this tour well in advance.

Note #2: Do you wear glasses? On the snorkeling tour you will be wearing a snorkeling mask and to see underwater there can be nothing in the way of the seal to keep them from filling up with water. Due to this, you cannot wear glasses underneath the mask. You will have to go without them, wear eye lenses or bring your own mask with prescription.

Note #3: Please note that this is a combo tour and it is not an option to meet us on location. 

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We're part of Arctic Adventures, your adventure tour operator in Iceland since 1983. That's why you can easily combine our tours with various activities.

Golden Circle & Snorkeling in Silfra 23.490 ISK
  • “Warmer in the water!”

    Great experience. Things to know - Don't worry about the cold, you are given a human shaped sleeping bag that you wear under the dry suit. Yes dry suit so you don't get wet! The staff are very good and talk you through each step of putting each item on. There is a toilet where you get knitted up. The dry suit feels very restrictive at first, especially around the neck, but you get used to it. You don't actually swim, you are pushed along by the gentle current of the water coming down from the glacier. The views are amazing which you can see really well due to the purity of the drinkable water you are bobbing along through. A really unique experience that we are glad we did. Even if it was minus 10 degrees outside the water remains a barmy two degrees all year. Enjoy


  • “Snorkelling and Caving tour”

    This was a fantastic and unique experience. Sagar was a fun and friendly guide who told us much of the local folklore before and during the cave tour. Really glad we took waterproofs and hiking boots as the cave was damp and there were some tight spots! The views while snorkelling were incredible (once you got used to your very cold face and hands) but dry suit was toasty warm. Richard and Isaac were attentive, helpful and friendly throughout. They even came up with a plan to retrieve our camera after I accidently dropped it. Worth the money!


  • “Golden circle an snorkeling tour”

    The tour was great! For snorkeling, I would recommend bringing a change of clothes as quite a few of us got leaks in the dry suits. It was well worth it though! Our guide, Sara if I remember correctly, was lovely: friendly, professional and relaxed at the same time.