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Snorkeling Silfra & Golden Circle Combo

Explore the famous Golden Circle and swim in the Silfra fissure

1 day
Starts: At your hotel or nearest bus stop located in the Reykjavík metropolitan area at 8:00 a.m.
Ends: At the same point at 6:00 PM
Free cancellation!


Visit the must-see places in Iceland with this one-day tour around the Golden Circle. In this adventure, we will visit Thingvellir National Park, where we will snorkel in the Silfra Fissure, a unique experience. In addition, we will visit the Gullfos Waterfall, the most important waterfall in Iceland and Geysir, the oldest known geyser. We tell you all the details below:

Tour details


  • English speaking guide
  • Transportation by minibus with Wi-Fi
  • Certified snorkeling guide
  • Snorkeling equipment

Not included

  • Food

Important information

For the snorkeling activity in Silfra it is essential to be comfortable in the water, to be able to swim and to be able to communicate in English. Order or availability of the stops may change due to road or weather conditions and we may have to adjust timings to the short daylight of winter days. You cannot snorkel in Silfra if: - You are pregnant - You are less than 150 cm tall - You are more than 200 cm tall - You weigh less than 45 kilos - You weigh more than 120 kilos - You are over 69 years of age (if you are over 60 years of age, you need a medical exemption, available on page 2 of the Medical Declaration). - You are under 12 years old (children under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian).

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! If you cancel at least 24 hours before the tour starts, you will receive 100% of the amount paid. After this time, or in case of no-show, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

Snorkeling Silfra & Golden Circle

Pick up in Reykjavik

Our day will start with pick-up from our accommodation in the metropolitan Reykjavik area. Pick-up starts at 8:00 a.m., but depending on the location of the accommodation, it may be delayed up to 30 minutes. Once on board the minibus, our tour of the Golden Circle will begin.

reykjavik aereal view

Snorkeling in Silfra

Our first stop will be at Thingvellir National Park, where we will start the morning snorkeling in the Silfra Fissure. In this activity, we will be accompanied by a certified snorkeling guide, who will give us a short safety talk. We will be provided with the necessary equipment to protect us from the cold and enjoy the glacial waters: neoprene hoods and gloves, a thermal inner suit, a dry suit, mask, snorkel, and fins. We will enter the water and swim between the continents of North America and Eurasia for 45 minutes. We will see Silfra Hall, the widest part of the fissure; Silfra Cathedral, the deepest part; and the true Blue Lagoon, the shallowest part. After observing this wonder of nature, a cup of hot chocolate will be waiting for us on the mainland, to recharge and continue with our itinerary.

silfra snorkeling

Thingvellir National Park

After having seen the Silfra fissure from the inside, now we will see it from the outside, we will visit the area where the tectonic plates move away. In the park, we will also be able to see the largest natural lake in Iceland, with a great diversity of fish and birds.

thingvellir national park

Gullfoss Waterfalls

Our next stop will be the Gullfoss Waterfalls, a double waterfall created by a fault. Also called the "Golden Waterfalls", they carry glacial water from Iceland's second largest glacier, Langjökull.

aereal view gullfoss waterfall


In the geothermal area of Geysir we will find a multitude of geysers. Unfortunately, Geysir, the original geyser for which the others are named, no longer erupts :( Still, we will be able to see other geysers in action, such as Strokkur, which rises up to 35 meters high every 5 minutes. At this point of the route, we will stop for lunch around 12:00 noon. For lunch we have two options, buy our food at Geysir or bring our own food.

geyser eruption

Return to Reykjavik

On our way back to Reykjavík we will have two extra stops, the first one will be Faxi, a beautiful waterfall. Our second stop will be in the small town of Hveragerði where we will have a bathroom break and have the opportunity to buy some snacks, from there we will head back to Reykjavík where we will arrive around 6:00 p.m. ending this incredible day.

aereal view faxi waterfall iceland

What to bring to Snorkeling Silfra & Golden Circle Combo

  • Thermal underwear (T-shirt and legs) and an extra pair of warm socks for diving.
  • Spare clothes (just in case)
  • Warm clothing (first layer)
  • Waterproof outerwear (second layer)
  • Hiking boots

Questions & Answers

  • How many travelers are in the group?

    In this tour, there can be a maximum of 18 travelers. However, during the snorkeling activity, the group will be divided and there will be a maximum of 6 people per guide.
  • What is the minimum age for this tour?

    The minimum age for snorkeling activity in Silfra is 12 years old. If there are younger travelers on the tour, an adult must stay with them while the rest of the group does the activity.
  • How do I know if my hotel is in the pick up area?

    Your accommodation will be requested during the booking process. Pick-up is available in the greater Reykjavik area, in case you cannot be picked up a meeting point will be provided.
  • Can my tour be cancelled due to weather conditions?

    Wind, rain, and snow are characteristic of Iceland, so the tour will not be canceled due to this. In case of extreme weather conditions that prevent the tour from taking place, an alternative date or a full refund will be offered.

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