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Small Group Golden Circle & Silfra Snorkeling Adventure

  • Travel through UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park by minibus
  • Snorkel in the area above the North American and European tectonic plates
  • Visit the geothermic valley of Haukadalur to see several geysers (hot springs)
Small Group Golden Circle & Silfra Snorkeling Adventure
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Small Group Golden Circle & Silfra Snorkeling Adventure
Visit two of the Golden Circle’s most impressive highlights and snorkel in Thingvellir National Park’s Silfra Fissure on this day trip from Reykjavik. Depart from the Icelandic capital by minibus and head to the UNESCO-listed national park, where you’ll snorkel in the crystal-clear waters of the Silfra Fissure, a rift between the European and North American plates. After, continue to Haukadalur, a geothermic valley, to see Gulfoss waterfall and the Geysir hot spring.
What to Expect
Begin with a pickup from your hotel in Reykjavik and travel by climate-controlled minibus to the Golden Circle, a 186-mile (300-km) scenic loop that circles the countryside around the capital.
Stop first at the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Thingvellir National Park, notable as the site of the world’s longest-running parliament and the point where the tectonic plates of Europe and North America meet.
Stretch your legs with a stroll, then drive to Lake Thingvallavatn. Head to the snorkel center, where you’ll get changed and pick up your equipment. Then, following a safety briefing, enter the crystalline waters with the guide.
Drift between the two continents and marvel at the neon-green seaweed and other underwater sights. The fissure’s visibility is renowned, and you can even see down to the lava fields, some 328 feet (100 meters) below.
Back on dry land, warm up with a hot shower and sit down to lunch (own expense). Then, depart for Haukadalur, a geothermal valley studded with geysers and hot springs. Make a photo stop at Geysir, one of the area’s most famous highlights, before stopping at nearby Gulfoss.
Your tour then concludes with a drop-off at your hotel.
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Never got picked up! Never got a refund! Never got anything from customer service!

Do yourself a favor, if you book this tour, double check EVERYTHING. I waited outside my hotel for over an hour and never got picked up. I called both the booking agency and the tour company and this created a customer service nightmare. I called...More

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Snorkeling is a MUST!

I originally booked just the snorkeling with Artic Adventures when I received an email from them that they had to revise my reservation due to unforeseen circumstances. They moved our snorkeling time to later in the afternoon and booked us for the Golden Circle at...More

Thank Lilslimshady
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great Tour

We had an excellent adventure and highly recommend Arctic Adventures. The tour were timely in that the left on time but still gave enough free time to make each phase of the trip enjoyable.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Highly recommended!

We did this tour today and had a great time. Highly recommend it! Our driver and guide Hafsteinn was amazing - knowledgeable and entertaining. And very laid back - island time was a recurring theme. He was clearly focussed on making sure we had a...More

Thank Janice M
Reviewed 17 June 2018
Snorkeling Silfra

We chose to meet up with AA and drive the Golden Circle ourselves. The instructions are clear and the location is easy to find. Our guide was funny and helpful and gave us great information about the area. This is a fantastic experience and we...More

Thank Jen D
Larissa W, Customer Service at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Hey Jen D, Thank you for this review, we appreciate it! We are very happy to hear that you felt both the information provided for your tour as well as our staff helpful. It's good to see that you enjoyed your time with us so...More

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