SuperSaver: Small Group Golden Circle Tour and Silfra Snorkeling

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From $275.27

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 9 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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

What's Included

  • 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)

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

08:30 AM

Pickup details

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.4 – Miðbakki 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.9 – Snorrabraut Bus pick up/drop off nr.12 – Höfðatorg Bus pick up/drop off nr.15 – Vesturbugt 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. 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

What To Expect

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.

Reykjavik City Hall

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Golden Circle Route

6 hours Admission Ticket Free

Thingvellir National Park

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Silfra Fissure Arctic Adventures

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Reykjavik City Hall

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This is a small group adventure tour offering a more personalized experience.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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. An under 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
  • Requirements: Weight limit: 45-120kg. Height limit: 150cm – 200cm.
  • 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 due to the small risk of cold water entering the suit.
  • 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.
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Minimum age is 12 years old. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian booked on the same tour.
  • Pregnant women can unfortunately not participate in the snorkeling part
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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.

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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!!


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Awesome.... but....
Brian_G, Jan 2023
This is a tough one for me to evaluate and score. Parts were awesome and not so awesome. First - with regard to the size restrictions for snorkeling - especially in the winter - TAKE THEM SERIOUSLY My girlfriend and I went to Iceland for Christmas and booked this tour. One of the primary reasons we picked it was that it hit the Golden Circle AND Silfra. Dollar for the money it was a pretty good deal. Pickup: The bus was running a bit late., but did show up at the pickup point. Not sure if there was issue with the bus or a prior pickup. It was not a minibus but closer to a full-sized charter bus. There are no on-board restrooms which is fine as you are on less than 2 hours. Silfra: There are no changing facilities at Silfra and you change in the parking lot, basically stripping down to long underwear and a pair of socks to get in a fleece-like jumpsuit. Temps were approximately 13F wind chill well under. Recommend wearing a hat and mittens/gloves until the last minute. Your clothes go into an operator provided dry bag for your coat, snow pants/outer pants. Recommend that a FULL replacement of your under layers be packed in a personal dry bag inside the big one provided by the operator in the case that your dry suit leaks. Recommend that you bring a separate personally owned dry bag for your boots as they should go in last with your gloves/mittens and you do not want snow from the boots to drip down on your coat. Personally owned dry bags can be purchased on Amazon. After putting on the fleece jumpsuit (has no footies so you will still be in your own shoes). You begin putting on a dry suit. At this point boots come off. The dry suit has thing rubber sleeving at the wrists and kneck. You will want to make sure it is snug to the point of being a little uncomfortable. This is what prevents the water from entering the suit. My girlfriend is very petite and the wrists and neck were not tight enough. Rubber bands were used on the wrists and a "choker" was used at the neck. She experienced leaking at both the wrists and neck. (More on that later) Prep and walking to the platform where you enter the fissure are probably as long if not longer than the 30 minutes you spend in the fissure. The staff that got you prepped were super nice. Once in the fissure, you do a quick safety procedure and you're off. There is a point at which you can decide to go back. The water is crystal clear and it is almost like you are flying over a canyon. The suit keeps you floating and the current keeps you moving. There are no fish in the fissure (they do not go there probably because the temperature is a steady 33-34F). There are some fairly shallow parts but it was really cool to do. The operators take photos of your group as you move through the fissure. Your head and hands do get wet. I was worried that my head would get overly cold buy it wasn't. a big deal At the end there is another platform that you exit. It was cold enough the suits froze up on the walk back to the parking lot. They had to thaw us out to get us out of the suit. As I mentioned, my girlfriend's suit leaked (slow leak not like it rushed in but all clothing inside was wet). After removing the dry suit and fleece jumper she immediately put her coat on over her wet clothing - not the wisest choice as the inside of her coat ended up wet. This is why I recommend that you bring a full replacement of clothing for what you wear inside the fleece jumper. I on the other hand, remained dry as could be inside the dry suit. At the.end you get a link to the pictures to download them at your leisure. Geyser: The area has a building with several shops and dining options across the street from the geyser. My girlfriend bought new clothing here to replace the wet. The geyser is across the street and goes off every five minutes. There are number of steaming pools around. Pictures are above. Silfoss: Is a big waterfall in a canyon. There is both a lower observation and an upper. I really liked it. The upper also has shops and restaurants in a single building similar to geyser. The last part is that our tour bus had some issue with the heat. We basically stayed bundled up and were fine. A couple of the other folks were getting pretty feisty over it. Luckily by then we had replaced all of my girlfriend's clothing. Conclusion: The sites were all awesome and hitting the Golden Circle and Silfra in a single day was perfect for our schedule. I wish we had a little better understanding of the dressing process at Silfra and wish that we did a better job getting my girlfriend into completely dry clothes. Our guide as Silfra (Valerio) was AWESOME! The bus situation was what it was but we didn't let it ruin our day.
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
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.
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.
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 .
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!!
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!!!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!

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