Iceland Adventure Tours arranges private Snorkeling Silfra & Golden Circle day tours for groups of all sizes. With a private guide and vehicle, explore the highlights of the Golden Circle at your own leisure and enjoy a snorkeling tour in Silfra. The Private Snorkeling Silfra & Golden Circle tour is the perfect combination of adventure and sightseeing in this famous area of Iceland.
This Golden Circle tour can be customized to cater to any type of group. You can choose from pickup in Reykjavík or any other neighboring areas such as Selfoss, Golden Circle area or Keflavík. Vehicle options include Super Jeeps for 1 to 16 persons per vehicle. We also offer and minibus tours for up to 19 persons per vehicle. Classic stops on the Golden Circle include Þingvellir National Park, Geysir hot spring and Gullfoss waterfall. You can also visit sights such as Kerið Crater or relax in the warm waters of the Secret Lagoon.
In Silfra you can either choose to join a standard tour (not private) or enjoy a private tour with a personal guide. In Silfra, the maximum number of guests per guide is 6. You can also choose either a drysuit or a wetsuit option, or even mix it up between members of your group! During your Silfra tour, you will snorkel between the North American and Eurasian continental plates. You’ll gently float down the four main parts of Silfra; The Big Crack, Silfra Hall, The Cathedral and the Silfra Lagoon.
You do not need to be an experienced snorkeler to enjoy the Silfra snorkeling tour, but you do need to meet some minimum requirements.
Please read the FAQ section for this tour carefully before booking your tour.
To be able to participate in this tour, all guests must meet the following requirements:
Participants must have read, signed and followed directions on the Diving Silfra Medical Statement. Please bring a signed copy to your snorkeling tour.
The height and weight limits for this tour are as follows:
Height Limit: 150- 200cm (4‘9 – 6‘5 inch)
Weight Limit: 45- 120kg (99 – 265 pounds)
These limits are due to the standard sizes of dry suites used on the snorkeling tour. All guest must wear a dry suit when snorkeling in Silfra. Unfortunately, we can not accommodate guests who fall outside of these limits.
Yes, all our guides are either certified divemasters or dive instructors. They are highly qualified professionals and under their guidance, you will feel safe and secure. They will provide you with all the gear and information you need.
Before entering Silfra, your guide will show you how to use the equipment to ensure a pleasant snorkeling trip.
For the snorkeling tour you should wear thermal underlayers long underwear) and warm socks underneath the dry suit.
If you wear glasses, you should bring contact lenses.
For the rest of the tour, you should wear warm and waterproof clothing. Keep in mind that the weather in Iceland is unpredictable and can change quickly
On this tour, you can choose both a drysuit and a wetsuit option.
The general idea is that the dry suit should keep your body dry. The drysuits are all top-quality designs from respected manufactures but please note that there is always a small risk water can get into the dry suit. This is not in any way dangerous, but you could feel the cold a little bit.
Please note that your hands and face will get wet.
If you choose the wetsuit version, you will get wet in the water. The wetsuits do a pretty good job of keeping your body warm, but snorkeling in wetsuit will always be colder than a drysuit.
The snorkeling itself takes about 30-40 minutes. When we get to the exit point which is in the Lagoon, you get the opportunity to swim around a bit longer if you’d like to.
If you choose a private Silfra tour option you will have a personal snorkeling guide, one for up to 6 persons, two for up to 12 persons and so on.
However, as Silfra is a public place we can not guarantee that you will be alone in Silfra for the duration of your tour. Groups at Silfra go into the water in groups of 6 with regular intervals, so there are usually groups getting out and getting into the water throughout the day.
You do have to be able to swim to participate in the snorkeling.
Yes, our guides take photos of every snorkeling tour. They then upload them to a Google web album where you can pick the photos you like and then download them FREE of charge.
Lunch is not included in the tour price but for smaller groups we can include a reservation at a restaurant along the way. Your guide will also make a stop where you can buy snacks.
For groups of 10 or more guests, we can arrange for either a packed lunch or include lunch at a restaurant at an additional cost. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Cancellations must be submitted in writing to email@example.com.
Cancellation terms for private tours are as follows:
More than two weeks prior tour departure: 90% refund.
Less than two weeks and more than one week prior to tour departure: 75% refund.
Less than one week and more than 72 hours prior to tour departure: 50% refund.
Less than 72 hours and more than 48 hours prior to departure: 25% refund.
Less than 48 hours prior to tour departure: Non-refundable.
Iceland Adventure Tours advises all clients to buy comprehensive travel insurance to minimize financial loss due to cancellation.