Snorkeling Silfra & Golden Circle

The Snorkeling Silfra & Golden Circle tour is the perfect combination of adventure and sightseeing in this famous area of Iceland. During the tour, you will visit the Silfra fissure and snorkel between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. You will also visit famous sights such as Þingvellir National Park and the Geysir geothermal area. No tour of the Golden Circle is complete without a visit to the Gullfoss waterfall. For an amazing day on the Golden Circle, we recommend this tour!

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  • Availability

    All year

  • DURATION

    9 Hours

  • Difficulty

    Moderate

  • Pickup

    Yes

  • Minimum Age

    14 years

  • Price

    ISK 34.900

Tour Highlights:

  • Þingvellir National Park
  • Snorkeling Silfra Fissure
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Geysir Hot Spring Area
  • Small Group Experience

Included:

  • Pick up and drop off at hotels or guesthouses
  • Guided tour
  • Free photos from the snorkeling tour
  • Hot drinks after snorkeling

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the specific requirements for this tour?

To be able to participate in this tour, all guests must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 150 cm (4’9″) tall 
  • Be at least 45 kg (99 lbs)
  • Be able to swim and be comfortable in the water
  • Be physically fit
  • Not be pregnant
  • Be ready to wear sometimes tights and constricting dry suit

 

Participants must have read, signed and followed directions on the Diving  Silfra Medical Statement. Please bring a signed copy to your snorkeling tour.

What is the height/weight limit for this tour? Why is there a limit?

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.

Are your guides professional divers?

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. 

What kind of clothing should I wear?

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

Will we stay dry in the water during the snorkeling tour?

The general idea is that the dry suit should keep your body dry. Our 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.

How much time do we spend in the water during the snorkeling?

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.

Do I need to know how to swim to be able to participate in the snorkeling?

You do have to be able to swim to participate in the snorkeling.

Do you offer photos from the snorkeling tour?

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.

Is lunch included on this tour?

No, lunch is not included on the tour but you can purchase lunch and snacks on the way. You are also welcome to bring a packed lunch.

How many guests are on this tour?

The minimum number of guests on this tour is 4. The maximum number of guests on the day tour is 6, making this a great, small group experience.

Please note though that you may be joined by more guests during the snorkeling portion of the tour, but the maximum number of guests per guide in Silfra is 6.

Do you offer private tours?

Yes, we offer private tours. Please note that we can never guarantee that you will be alone in Silfra, but on a private tour you will have your own guide which creates a more private experience. A private tour is a great option for families, groups of friends and even couples who are looking for a special experience.

If you’d like to book a private tour, please email us at info@iat.is for availability and pricing.

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