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Reykjavik: Golden Circle Tour & Snorkeling with Free Photos

4.8 / 5

6 reviews

Activity provider: Adventure Vikings

Reykjavik: Golden Circle Tour & Snorkeling with Free Photos

Activity provider: Adventure Vikings

From US$ 224.76 per person

The snorkeling and Golden Circle tour gives you a wonderful experience of Icelandic nature. Drive around the wondrous island and see for yourself the diversity of this mind-boggling scenery.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Look out for a minivan with the local partner's logo on it. Contact the provider to confirm your pickup if its not listed. Pickup starts 75 minute prior to the tour starts in Silfra. Pickup: Summer departures: 7:45 AM - 8:15 AM (March-Oct). Winter departures: 8:45 AM - 9:15 AM (Nov-Feb).
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Choose whether you snorkel in a wetsuit or drysuit
  • Snorkel in Silfra between two continents and travel between the American and European continental plates
  • See 100 meters under water where visibility and bright colors make the experience almost unrealistic
  • Visit the main places of the Golden Circle that characterize Icelandic beauty
Full description
How about starting the day with snorkeling in Silfra, a freshwater fissure known to be one of the best diving spots in the world and then drive around beautiful Iceland? Then try The Snorkeling and Golden Circle tour. You can choose whether you snorkel in a wetsuit or drysuit. The difference is in a wetsuit you can dive underneath the surface and explore more of the wonders of Silfra, a freshwater fissure around 60 meters deep. You will not need any experience in diving nor snorkeling. After snorkeling, you will be taken on the Golden Circle tour, which is the most popular tourist route in Iceland. Start at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Þingvellir, where Althing was established around 930. Þingvellir is where Europe and America meet. You will also visit the geothermal active valley Haukadalur where the hot spring geysers Geysir and Strokkur are, as well as the waterfall Gullfoss and the volcano crater Kerið. All the guides are locals and Icelandic nature has been their playground for years.
Includes
  • Snorkeling equipment including snorkel, mask, and fins
  • English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Snorkeling photos
  • Hot chocolate
  • Swimsuit
  • Warm clothes
  • Towel
Not suitable for
  • Children under 14 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • Non-swimmers
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
  • People under 3 ft 9 in (120 cm)
  • People under 4 ft 9 in (150 cm)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Medical statement

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • You must be able to swim and be comfortable in water
  • You must weigh a minimum of 45kg (99 lbs)/maximum of 120kg (264 lbs)
  • You must be a minimum of 145cm (4’9) tall/maximum of 200cm (6’7) tall
  • No glasses - contacts lenses required or, if you own one, a prescription diving mask.
  • You don't need to be a certified diver, this tour is for everyone who feels comfortable in the water
  • Age limit in Silfra is 12 years of age and under 18 need to be accompanied by an adult
  • You can rent a GoPro camera for 6900 ISK
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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The trip was amazing, Gretar was a fantastic guide. He was very friendly and taught us a lot about each stop of the tour. We were free to walk about each stop by ourself with directions from the guide. The snorkelling was an unforgettable experience and was the best part of the trip. Highly recommend this trip.

September 3, 2022

Snorkeling the Silfra rift is the most memorable adventure of the trip to Iceland! Swimming in the beauty of the crystal clear, glacial water between two tectonic plates exceeded all expectations. Adventure Vikings provided a wonderful guide, Adam. He was welcoming, engaging, and encouraging. This tour is a must and will certainly be on the to-do list for the return trip.

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July 5, 2019

This was one of the most exciting days in Iceland. Our guide Adam was the best- so friendly and informative, sharing personal observations, experience and answering my million questions

November 9, 2019

Product ID: 79533