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!
Trip difficulty: 2 out of 5 possible. Rated: Easy
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.
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: Although you don´t need to "swim" while snorkeling, we recommend that you can. The reason for that is people that can´t swim tend to panic when they are in the water. You have to be comfortable with floating in water.
Note #4: Please note that this is a combo tour and it is not an option to meet us on location.
We've been around for decades and our experience will ensure that you get the best possible bang for your buck.
Our guides go through extensive training and make sure you feel safe and comfortable at all times.
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.