Snorkeling Silfra Golden Circle is a day tour from Reykjavik. We offer daily tours to Silfra where you get the chance to snorkel between the two continental plates the North American and Eurasian whilst enjoying the clarity of the water in Silfra We pick you up at your hotel and drive you to Thingvellir National Park. The drive takes about 1 hour and when we arrive your guide will give you information about the history of the UNESCO world heritage site Thingvellir. When you arrive at Silfra you will be given a thermal undergarment (Teddy bear suit) and dry suit with snorkeling equipment (all of our snorkeling equipment is well maintained and top of the line) The guide will show you how to use the equipment to ensure a pleasant snorkeling trip we will then gently float down the four main parts of silfra the Big Crack,silfra hall, the Cathedral and finally the silfra lagoon. Snorkeling Silfra & Golden Circle is a combination of two of the most popular tours in Iceland.
After the snorkeling tour we will explore Thingvellir national park, from Thingvellir we will go to the famous Geysir hotspring area, Geysir lies in the Haukadalur valley on the slopes of Laugarfjall hill The research of sinter shows that Geysir has been active for approximately 10,000 years. The oldest accounts of hot springs at Haukadalur date back to 1294, when earthquakes in the area caused significant changes in local neighbouring landscape creating several new hot springs. Changes in the activity of the Geysir and the surrounding geysers are strongly related to earthquake activity The nearby geyser Strokkur erupts much more frequently than Geysir, erupting to heights of up to 30 metres every few minutes.After exploring the Geyser area we take a lunch break before heading to the nearby Gullfoss (Golden Falls) waterfall there you are given the opportunity to stand next to one off the most beautiful waterfall in Europe. Gullfoss is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland. The wide Hvítá rushes southward. About a kilometre above the falls it turns sharply to the right and flows down into a wide curved three-step “staircase” and then abruptly plunges in two stages (11 m and 21 m) into a crevice 32 m (105 ft) deep. The crevice, about 20 m (60 ft) wide, and 2.5 km in length, extends perpendicular to the flow of the river. The average amount of water running over this waterfall is 140 m³/s in the summertime and 80 m³/s in the wintertime. The highest flood measured was 2000 m³/s.The last stop on our journey is the beautiful waterfall Faxi located on Tungufljót river. Faxi is popular with white water kayakers the easy access and safe nature of Faxi makes it a perfect water for beginners to practice on.The guide will take pictures with a underwater camera and send them to you free of charge.
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