Recent Searches
Clear

SuperSaver: Small Group Golden Circle Tour and Silfra Snorkeling Adventure

star-4.560 Reviews
|
Badge of Excellence
|
Reykjavik, Iceland
SuperSaver: Small Group Golden Circle Tour and Silfra Snorkeling Adventure
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Select Date and Travelers

Number of travelers
1 Adult2 Adults3 Adults4 Adults5 Adults6 Adults7 Adults8 Adults9 Adults10 Adults11 Adults12 Adults13 Adults14 Adults15 Adults
Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance. Learn more
Loading available options...


icon9 hours  (approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Operators have paid Viator more to have their experiences featured here

Overview

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.
  • 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)
  • Stop for photos at Gulfoss waterfall before returning to Reykjavik
Saved to wishlist!
Reykjavik pick up and drop off
Snorkeling equipment including a dry suit
Guided Golden Circle Tour (Thingvellir, Geysir & Gullfoss)
Snorkeling in Silfra fissure
Certified PADI Diveguide / Divemaster
Hot chocolate and cookies after the snorkeling
Free wi-fi on board
Small group experience
Food and drinks (except what is mentioned in inclusions)

Hmm...we can’t seem to find this place. Please check the spelling, or choose another location.

8:30 AM
Please note that we only serve the pick-up locations specified in our pick-up list below. Due to traffic restrictions, we are not allowed to pick up from hotels in the city center nor from private Air BnBs. If your pick-up location is not on our pick-up list then we kindly ask you to find the closest pick-up point to your accommodation from our list: 22 Hill Hótel – Brautarholt 22-24. Arctic Comfort Hótel – Síðumúli 19. BSÍ Bus Terminal – Vatnsmýrarvegi 10. Bus Hostel Reykjavík – Skógarhlíð 10. Bus pick up/drop off nr.1 – City Hall, Vonarstræti Bus pick up/drop off nr.3 – Lækjargata (outside Hard Rock Café) Bus pick up/drop off nr.4 – Miðbakki Bus pick up/drop off nr.5 – Harpa Music Hall Bus pick up/drop off nr.6 – Safnahúsið (The Culture House) Bus pick up/drop off nr.8 – Hallgrímskirkja Church Bus pick up/drop off nr.10 – Hlemmur on Laugavegur Bus pick up/drop off nr.12 – Höfðatorg Bus pick up/drop off nr.13 - Rauðarárstígur Bus pick up/drop off nr.14 – Skúlagata Cabin Hótel – Borgartún 32. Eyja Guldsmen Hotel – Brautarholt 10. Grand Hótel Reykjavík – Sigtún 38. Grayline – Main bus terminal - Klettagarðar 4. Hilton Reykjavík Nordica – Suðurlandsbraut 2. Hótel Ísland – Ármúla 9. Hotel Ørkin – Brautarholti 29. Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Natura – við Hlíðarfót, Nauthólsvegur 52. Kex Hostel – Skúlagata 28. Klettur Hótel – Mjölnisholt 12-14. N1 Gas Station – Ártúnshöfði Radisson Blu Hótel Saga – við Hagatorg. Reykjavík City Hostel – Sundlaugavegur 34. Reykjavík Lights Hotel – Suðurlandsbraut 12. Skarfabakki – Cruise Ship, Reykjavik Harbor, 105 Reykjavik
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 hot chocolate 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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Reykjavik City Hall
Pickup from selected stops in Reykjavik.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Golden Circle Route
We start with the Golden Circle portion of the tour. The first stop being Strokkur. The famous geyser and its surrounding areas are a focal point of the route with people coming to see the geyser erupt, as it is one of a very few natural geysers to erupt frequently and reliably (every 6-10 minutes). You will also visit Gullfoss (Golden) waterfall. A magnificent double drop waterfall, fed by water from the Langjökull glacier. Witness the breathtaking beauty with your own eyes as the water cascades through Gullfoss canyon.
Duration: 6 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Thingvellir National Park
We make our way to Þingvellir National park, where the diving site Silfra is located. On UNESCO's world heritage list for its unique geological features you will be sure to be awed by the beauty of the place. The only place where the Atlantic oceanic rift is visible above water, the location of the world's oldest parliament and home to stunning natural wonders.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Silfra Fissure
Here is where you will float through the aquatic world of Silfra, the meeting point of two continents. With the cool glacier filtered water the rift offers exceptional visibility that extends to such distances it feels that you are suspended in the air above the deep crack of Silfra. There are four main sections that you will pass through; Silfra Deep Crack, Silfra Hall, Silfra Cathedral and Silfra Lagoon. Experiencing these first hand is the only true way to witness the breathtaking beauty.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Reykjavik City Hall
After your magical experience, you will be dropped off at your selected drop off spot in the Reykjavík capitol area.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This is a small group adventure tour offering a more personalized experience.
  • It is recommended that you bring warm clothing with you, such as woolen socks, a warm coat or thermal underwear to wear under your dry suit. A teddy bear suit will be provided for you to wear, but extra layers are recommended.
  • As this is a full day tour it is highly recommended that you bring packed lunch with you. Stops where you can purchase lunch will also be made.
  • It is advisable to bring a change of clothing with you in the event that your clothing gets wet during the snorkeling
  • Minimum age: 12 years old, minimum weight 45kg and minimum high 150 cm
  • All participants need to be able to swim in order to participate in the snorkeling part of this adventure tour
  • Please note that pregnant women can unfortunately not participate in the snorkeling part of this combo tour
  • It is required to read the snorkeling handbook prior to joining the tour. The handbook will be available upon booking.
  • The operator reserves the right to alter the itinerary if needed with your safety and overall enjoyment of the tour in mind.
  • This is a small group adventure ensuring a more personalized experience.
  • Please fill in the medical statement form in our Snorkeling Handbook before booking the tour. If you have any medical issues you will need to get medical approval from a doctor. https://adventures.is/media/229450/aa-snorkeling-silfra-guide.pdf
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Arctic Adventures
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.


Traveler Photos

See More
See More

Traveler Tips


  • "Wear tight clothes, such as long underwear and wool socks." See review
  • "Long day on bus and Golden Circle is an overreach but still a nice drive." See review
  • "I highly recommend filling your water bottle up with that crystal clear, delicious water before getting back in the van." See review

Reviews

4.5
star-4.5
60 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

We perform checks on reviews

Showing 1-10 of 60 reviews
star-5
Silfra snorkeling +golden circle
Ian_V
, May 2022
Vitor are just a Booking agent who buy the trips off of Artic Adventures...Shop around for price first
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
be moved.
Erica_M
, Feb 2020
So amazing experience!!! It was cold on the day and I was afraid to enter the water, but after entering, I forgot the cold. The guide was kind and funny, I really had a good time.
star-5
Lads trip 2019
Robert_R
, Jun 2019
It was a long but great day trip, the scenery is spectacular and our driver and snorkelling guides were excellent.
star-3
Review
CANDICE_S
, Jun 2019
Long day on bus and Golden Circle is an overreach but still a nice drive. Good guide. Snorkeling overrated and not enough equipment for group .
star-5
One of the best experiences, our guide...
Heidy
, Sep 2018
One of the best experiences, our guide Jonas was very nice and helpful. We had a great time!
star-5
You will always remember
Danazoe1
, Sep 2018
This experience cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world! The guide was wonderfully understanding of what a newbie to snorkeling needs. The water was pristine and you could see to the bottom of 42 meters! Took my breath away! Wear tight clothes, such as long underwear and wool socks. You only wear one layer under the dry suit. Your hands get a bit cold , but not that uncomfortable. Everything else except my long hair stayed dry. So glad I did this!
star-5
This tour was an amazing way to see...
Catherine_S
, Aug 2018
This tour was an amazing way to see the Golden Circle highlights. Our small group meant we could maximize our time at each stop. The highlight was definitely the snorkeling. I highly recommend filling your water bottle up with that crystal clear, delicious water before getting back in the van. You will enjoy every sip on the ride home!
star-4
The trip was Good.. the changes I...
ANI_S
, Feb 2018
The trip was Good.. the changes I would want is a better job at Pickup - I had to wait for nearly 80 mins Not easy when you have to wait at the pick up point in cold snow and sometimes it was snowing too.. plus the trip says that you MUST be there by 830 AM.. and they have the luxury to pick u up as late as 90 MINS.. that is QUITE Sad. Plus - the time at the main attractions was RUSHED.. like 1 hour at the Gyizer place - to view.. eat.. have a bio break etc etc. Given a choice I would want to change these two things for sure and so letting you know in advance.
star-5
Jorge and the rest of the crew was...
Katy_D
, Feb 2018
Jorge and the rest of the crew was fantastic! It was certainly cold and the 45 minutes we were in the water it snowed 6 inches, but was completely worth it! Would highly recommend this!!
star-5
This tour was the highlight of my...
Nitasha_J
, Sep 2017
This tour was the highlight of my trip due to snorkeling! Once in a lifetime experience and a must do in Iceland. The guides and instructors are fun and very knowledgeable. This is a must!!!
star-5
This tour is a must do. The sites on...
Melissa A
, Jul 2017
This tour is a must do. The sites on the Golden Circle are worth a visit, but the highlight was snorkeling through the Silfra fissure. It was definitely one of the most memorable parts of our trip to Iceland. Don't let the freezing water deter you, as you are given adequate gear. So worth it!
star-3
This tour was a bit disorganized...
Shushu C
, Mar 2017
This tour was a bit disorganized because they told us at first that snorkeling was in the morning, but ended up being later so we wasted around 2 hours in transport. The guide also had issues instructing us where parking was going to be so definitely communication could've been better. The sights were good and snorkeling was very cool but as a start to the iceland experience I thought it was ok. I highly recommend going out south and east as all the waterfalls/mountains/volcano/glacier views are around there.
star-5
This was a great experience. The...
Anthony M
, Feb 2017
This was a great experience. The Golden Circle tour was very nice, as expected. But the gem is the experience to snorkel the Silfra Fissure. Yes, the water is just above freezing all year round, but you are safe and warm in the dry suit they provide. In fact, the most challenging part was getting into that thing. You are missing out if you travel all the way to Iceland and don't take advantage of this opportunity. Yanis, our tour guide was very informative, friendly, and accomodating. Your enjoyment and safety are his top priorities.
star-5
This experience is arguably the...
Erika G
, Jan 2017
This experience is arguably the coolest thing I have ever done! I thought I would freeze to death in glacier water at about 30 degrees F with windchill in January but you wear your own thermal layers before they put you in a snowsuit/onesie thing and then a drysuit. Your entire body stayed warm and dry except your hands and head that were in neoprene gloves/hood. The water was crystal clear and if any got into your snorkel you can drink it because it's some of the freshest in the world. The guides were really friendly and took photos that were available for purchase afterwards. The part of the description about snorkeling between two tectonic plates was a tad misleading - I thought the silfra fissure was literally the two plates and you would be directly between them but they're actually several miles apart. Still really fun. The rest of the golden circle tour was great as well! Don't miss out on the snorkeling part.
star-2
With just 4-5 hours of sunlight in...
cedric d
, Dec 2016
With just 4-5 hours of sunlight in winter, timing is everything. We started the tour 1.5 hrs late which means all activities towards the end were competed with little or no sunlight. While the snorkeling was fantastic, It was more like going through the motions for other activities. The last stop was cancelled because the parliament house was closed and in complete darkness by the time we got there. We started with a smaller bus and had to move to a bigger one since the company miscalculated the number of passengers. This had the potential to be a great experience if the tour departed on time.
star-4
Snorkeling was a rather fun...
YanLin_T
, Dec 2016
Snorkeling was a rather fun experience though not much to see other than rocks and sand. Golden circle tour was awesome. Our driver cum guide, Gilly not sure how to spell made the trip very fun and interesting with his sense of humour. Loved the music he played during the drive.
star-5
Great tour, well informed and very...
Toni R
, Sep 2016
Great tour, well informed and very funny tour guide. Awesome sights to behold!!! Highly recommended must do when in Iceland!
star-4
Gulfoss and snorkeling in the Silfra...
Daniel C
, Jun 2016
Gulfoss and snorkeling in the Silfra fissure were highlights of our trip. Richard was a great guide and Tina was wonderful leading our snorkeling adventure. Tour could have cut out Geysir hot spring or at least made that part a very short stop.
star-4
Snorkeling was cancelled...
AnthonyG31
, Nov 2013
Snorkeling was cancelled unfortunately but the weather was the cause of that...couldn't fault the tour or guide in any other way!
star-5
What a unique experience this was...
Deanne S
, Oct 2013
What a unique experience this was almost opted out when u first got there I'm so happy I didn't. The views below the water was absolutely breathtaking definitely a once in a lifetime experience. Very highly recommended.

Why you are seeing these recommendations

Compare Similar Experiences

Current
SuperSaver: Small Group Golden Circle Tour and Silfra Snorkeling Adventure
Likely to Sell Out
SuperSaver: Small Group Golden Circle Tour and Silfra Snorkeling Adventure

star-4.560

9 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$206.06

star-4.5126

5 hours 30 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$170.64

star-552

8 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$352.02

star-4.5132

9 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$103.03

star-5309

10 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$211.43

star-5589

5 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$194.00

star-4.547

6 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$74.05
Why you are seeing these recommendations

Explore Similar Things to Do

Why you are seeing these recommendations