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Silfra Fissure Snorkeling Tour with Underwater Photos

1. Silfra Fissure Snorkeling Tour with Underwater Photos

Take part in a once-in-a-lifetime experience and snorkel at a site that National Geographic called one of the top dive sites in the world. Gear up in all the necessary snorkeling equipment provided, including neoprene hoods and gloves, a thermal undersuit, dry suit, and your own mask, snorkel, and fins. Then, swim through the pure, filtered glacial meltwater for the ultimate bucket list experience. Only a few spots are available each day, so secure your place now. Located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Þingvellir National Park, the Silfra Fissure lies in a valley where the tectonic plates of North America and Europe drift further apart every year. 

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Raufarhólshellir Lava Tunnel: Underground Expedition

2. Raufarhólshellir Lava Tunnel: Underground Expedition

Begin the experience at Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel and explore one of the longest and best-known lave tubes in Iceland. As the tunnel is a work of nature, the terrain can be quite rough and hard to maneuver. Follow the route of the footbridge with your guide as they explain the geological formations. Marvel at the ever-changing colors, landscape and geological formations. Hear entertaining tales of Hollywood adventures, its ties with the ancient Indian tribes and other enjoyable tidbits. Enjoy approximately 1 hour of pure adventure.

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Iceland Secret Lagoon Admission Ticket

3. Iceland Secret Lagoon Admission Ticket

Originally built in 1891, the ‘Gamla Laugin’  is Iceland’s first swimming pool. Spend time in this relaxing setting feeling your worries slip away. A natural hot spring feeds the lagoon with 38-39°C water  that bubbles up from deep within the earth at a rate of 10 litres per second, constantly replenishing itself so that there is a steady supply of fresh clean water in the pool at any given time, letting you rest as long as you need.  Enjoy brand new facilities at the Secret Lagoon including changing rooms, showers, resting rooms, bar and restaurant area.  Situated in a remote location in Fluðir, the Secret Lagoon is just an hour away from Geysir, 1 hour and 20 minutes from Reykjavik and 2 hours from Vik making it a great desination on your trip to Iceland. 

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Hellisheiði Geothermal Plant: Exhibition with Audio Tour

4. Hellisheiði Geothermal Plant: Exhibition with Audio Tour

Find out how Iceland produces green, sustainable energy with a tour of The Geothermal Energy Exhibition. Arrive at the Hellisheiði Power Plant, located only about a 20-minute drive from Reykjavík. Admire the stunning setting surrounded by lava and moss which makes the tour all the more memorable. Make your way through the interactive exhibition with commentary from your informative audio guide. Experience first-hand how green, sustainable energy is produced at the largest single-site geothermal power plant on the planet. You will also have the opportunity to learn about the plant's partnership with Carbfix, one of the leading solutions for the climate crisis and global warming that occurs on-site.

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Selfoss: Golden Circle Small Group Rafting Tour

5. Selfoss: Golden Circle Small Group Rafting Tour

Discover a mix of serene canyons and adrenaline pumping waves and rapids on this group rafting tour in the Golden Circle from Selfoss. Enjoy the natural wonder of Gullfoss waterfall and Brúarhlöð canyon on this 7 kilometer route. See views that you can only get by boat. Stay warm with a wetsuit and safe with a life-jacket. Navigate the water with trained guides that can cater to all levels of rafting expertise, so no previous rafting experience is required. Try an exhilarating cliff dive into the river. Bask in epic views of the Icelandic wilderness before warming up in a Finnish sauna and hot tub. Choose to order a cold beverage, or grab a bite to eat at the River restaurant after working up an appetite paddling.

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From Reykjavik: South Coast Private Tour

6. From Reykjavik: South Coast Private Tour

Hop in a comfortable Super Jeep for a private tour with a maximum of 7 people. Spend the day exploring the scenic South Coast of Iceland. Begin by visiting some of the areas that were most affected by the 2010 eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, during which volcanic ash halted all air traffic between North America and Europe. Learn how volcanic eruptions have shaped the geology and culture of Iceland. Continue on to admire the beautiful Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Follow your guide down the path directly behind the fall to reach the mighty Skógafoss waterfall. Walk and drive down black sand beaches pounded by the Atlantic surf. Check out the towering, bird-inhabited cliffs surrounding the quaint coastal village of Vík. Stop in at local restaurants and cafes in Vik to get a sense of Icelandic life.  Enjoy the flexible itinerary of this private tour and feel free to make requests or ask for suggestions from your guide. Rest assured that this personalized experience is the best way to get to know one of Iceland's most beautiful regions.

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What people are saying about Selfoss

Fede was an excellent guide! She explained so much about the Silfra and gave a detailed guide to how to enjoy and swim while wearing our dry suit. Definitely it was an unforgettable experience that will be cherished forever! Also, it's not as cold as you would have imagined, so get on board with the experience of your life!

Informative tour with an informative tour guide. It’s pretty immense a must do tour in Iceland. I mean it’s rare to see a cave that was once occupied by lava and was formed by an erupting volcano all those centuries ago. Very immersive experience and great.

Amazing experience. Well organized both before, during and after the snorkeling. Our guide Victor was very professional and took great photos of us and the surroundings for us to keep.

The most amazing water colors The cold is super bearable since it’s just in your toes and fingers… you’re lips get super funny.. natural Botox ;) Anna was the best Loved it

Great guide! Small excursion of 1 hour which is worth the detour