Golden circle and snorkeling day-tour
Activities

Golden circle and snorkeling day-tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: All-year
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 9 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit one of the most fascinating underwater sites in the world
  • Experience some of the must-see destinations in all of Iceland
  • Small-group tour
What to expect

The Golden Circle tour allows visitors to get in touch with some of Iceland’s most famous and exciting natural phenomena. Your first stop is at the Thingvellir National Park 40 min east of the city. Þingvellir is one of Iceland’s most historic sites as it was here that Iceland’s first parliament was founded in the year 930 AD. From Þingvellir you will then head along gravel tracks toward the world-renowned geothermal area around the Geysir hot spring where you can witness gurgling bubbling water burst 25 meters high. This is the one spouting hot spring that all such phenomena on Earth are named after. From there you will continue on to Gullfoss, “the Golden waterfall”, with practically no limit to how close you can stand next to it. Gullfoss is a great sight with water rushing down three steps of lava layers exhibiting breathtaking power and grandeur.

The Silfra Fissure is one of Iceland’s most desirable snorkeling spots. On the surface, this narrow channel of blue water meanders through a giant lava field, beneath active volcanoes and sprawling glaciers, next to the founding site of the world's oldest existing parliament. Below, supernatural shades of blue, perfect visibility and incredible rock formations make up a magical sub-aquatic chasm. From the comfort of a warmly insulated drysuit, enjoy the feeling of ultimate serenity and weightlessness as you drift peacefully along with the lazy current, awe-stricken at the spectacle in the depths below! Frequently rated as one of the world's top ten dive sites, the Silfra offers up to 100 meters of underwater visibility and is located on top of the separation between Europe and America!

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • What's included
    • Pick-up and drop-off in Reykjavik
    • English speaking tour guide
    • Guided tour of the golden circle
    • Snorkeling tour
    • All snorkeling equipment
    • Silfra admission fee
    • Hot chocolate and cookies
    • Free WiFi on the bus
    What's not included
    • Food and drink
    • Any personal expenses
    Where
    Meeting point:

    Be ready at 9.00am for pick up from your Reykjavík accommodation and please note that it can take up to 30 minutes for the local tour operator to arrive. Please note that your vehicle will be marked with the Arctic Adventures logo.

    IMPORTANT: Please confirm the pick-up time (and place) directly with the local operator at least 48 hours before the event. You will find the contact information in the voucher after booking.


    What to remember
    • Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk
    • The minimum age for participation is 12 years
    • Tour difficulty: 3/5; moderate
    • Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended.
    • Participants need to be comfortable in the water and be able to swim. You are unable to participate if you are pregnant, due to the small risk of cold water entering the suit.
    • Weight limit: 45-120 kg
    • Height limit: 150 cm-200 cm
    • Age Limit: 12 years old minimum. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian booked on the same tour.
    • English: It is important that you can both understand and communicate in English in order to participate in the tour.
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    When
    • The tour operates daily at 8.30am
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    Provider
    Arctic Adventures
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

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