When in Iceland
Snorkel between the tectonic plates and explore the Golden Circle
Golden Circle & snorkeling in Silfra fissure is a fantastic way to spend your day in Iceland. A small group sightseeing tour and an easy snorkeling in magnificent surroundings. Stunning natural beauty, historical significance, geological wonders, an amazing snorkeling experience, and great adventure!
✅ Snorkeling between the continents in Silfra Thingvellir.
✅ Silfra Fissure.
✅ Thingvellir National Park
✅ Gullfoss waterfall
✅ Geysir geothermal area
Available: All Year.
Duration: 10 hours.
Departures: Pick up in Reykjavik.
Minimum Age: 12 years.
Medical statement: Every passengers needs to read and sign the medical statement before joining the tour. You can find the medical statement for snorkeling Silfra here.
Important information. To be able to do this tour, you have to be able to comply with the following requirements
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. The combination of the two is the perfect day in Iceland.
The Silfra Fissue is located in Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Once our minibus arrives to Thingvellir, you will take a short journey through the volcanic moss fields of the park. When we arrive at Silfra, we will listen carefully as our experienced PADI Divemaster guide provides a safety briefing.
You will receive all of the necessary equipment for snorkeling in Silfra. This includes neoprene hoods and gloves, a thermal under suit, a dry suit and a mask, snorkel and fins. This equipment will keep you buoyant throughout your time in the fissure, as well as offering a protection against the glacial water.
Once we are in the water, your eyes will meet the incredible shades of blue in the fissure, as well as the natural under-water flora canyon walls. As you are swimming you will have the opportunity to move across continents, as you will be switching back and forth from the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. This is one of Thingvellirs’ most famous characteristics.
Swimming further, you will meet Silfra Hall, which is the widest section on the fissure and the majestic Silfra Cathedral, it’s deepest section. Even more, the stunning shallow oasis will be presented before your eyes at the end in the “Real Blue Lagoon”.
Thingvellir is the place where the two tectonic plates, the North American and the Eurasian plate, are moving away from each other. Few places in the world offer a better and clearer view of this massive geographic activity. Thingvellir is also an important place for Icelandic national history. At Thingvellir Icelanders founded their parliament in 930 a.d. where the chieftains had their annual meeting every summer.
Gullfoss is a multi level waterfall that comes from the second biggest glacier in Iceland, Langjökull. The waterfall falls into a deep canyon forming the majestic “Golden Falls”. It’s easy to see why the waterfall is so popular when you see it. It’s more magical in real life than on photos. Part of the charm of Gullfoss is that it is partially obscured from view until you move closer. And when you come closer to the waterfall, it suddenly becomes apparent up close and personal.
On a sunny day, you can see the glacier Langjökull in the distance and enjoy a rainbow in the mist of the waterfall. The perfect Instagram moment.
The Geysir geothermal is also one of the most popular sightings in Iceland. The area hosts hundreds of colorful hot springs and two geysers. Geysers are erupting hot springs. The most famous geyser is called “Geysir” and is a name giving for all the geysers in the world. Today, however, it erupts very seldom. The other geyser is called “Strokkur” and erupts every 5 minutes up to 40 meters.