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Golden Circle & Snorkeling

Golden Circle & Snorkeling

The Golden Circle is home to one of the most fascinating underwater sites in the world. Jump in and see for yourself!

Price from 27.990 ISK per person.

Tour highlights
  • Snorkeling in Silfra fissure
  • Þingvellir national park (Thingvellir)
  • Gullfoss waterfall
  • Geysir hot spring area
Details

Rated: Moderate
Duration: Approximately 9 hours.
Pick-up time: Be ready at 9:30 AM for pick up from your Reykjavík accommodation and please note that it can take up to 30 minutes for us to arrive.
Included: Transfer from Reykjavík (and return), a visit to Þingvellir national park, Geysir and Gullfoss, snorkeling, snorkeling gear and Silfra admission fee.
Remember to bring: Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing, headwear, gloves, warm undergarments, warm socks and a change of clothing. Good hiking shoes are recommended.
Minimum requirements: 16 years old, 45kg and 150cm. You are unable to participate if you pregnant and must be able to swim.

There is a current in Silfra and you must be comfortable swimming against it when needed.

Silfra is Glacial melt water and is 2 degrees, we don not recommend this tour for anyone with pre existing medical conditions

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    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.

    We start in 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 Icelanders hearts 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.

    A complete combo tour; stunning natural beauty, historical significance, geological wonders, an amazing snorkeling experience, and great adventure!

Disclaimer
All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.

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