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Snorkeling in Silfra & Golden Circle

      • Duration

        6 – 8 hours

      • Depending on time of year and weather conditions.

      • Certificate required


  • 27.990 ISK
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One snorkel in the beautiful Silfra, a fresh water spring located in a crack between the continents of North America and Europe. And a tour of the renown Golden Circle – Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir hot spring area.

The tour includes

  • Snorkeling in Silfra fissure
  • The Golden Circle including Thingvellir, Gullfoss and Geysir
  • Free hotel pick-up and return
  • All equipment
  • Experienced guide
  • Hot chocolate and cookies
  • Thingvellir Silfra Entrance fee (1000 ISK)


Our “Must Do” Snorkeling Tour!

Snorkeling in Silfra fissure is a great way to start your day. The fresh water has a remarkable visibility due to its clarity. A snorkel in Silfra is easy and accessible for all in good health and over 12 years old.

The Golden Circle is “must see” during your visit in Iceland and by combining these two fantastic activities you get great value for your money. The Golden Circle consists of three main sites: Thingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss Waterfall. Thingvellir is a UNESCO World Heritage site, Geysir is considered the original spouting hotspring and last but not least the Gullfoss Waterfall where Hvítá river rushes forward to make for one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland.

We have a maximum group size of 16 for this tour.

Minimum requirements for tour:

A minimum age of 16 to participate in this tour. This is an in water activity and you need to be very comfortable in the water and be able to swim. You also must not be pregnant to participate in this tour 

You will need to complete an online medical for this tour, this will be sent to you when making your booking but you can view the for anytime to assess your suitability before making the booking. It can be viewed using this link SILFRA SNORKELLING MEDICAL RELEASE

There is a current in Silfra and you must be comfortable swimming against the current when needed

This is Glacial water and is extremely cold, this tour is only recommended for those in good physical condition with no pre existing medical conditions


Please bring:
Bring warm/waterproof clothes according to weather. It can be nice to have a set of long underwear and warm socks, everything else is provided for you as part of the tour. Also don’t forget your contact lenses as you won’t be able to wear glasses with the mask.

All of our guides will have a camera with them and will take photo’s of you during the experience. Have some fun with the photos and then you have the option of purchasing them at the end. Speak to your guide on the day.


We pick you up from your hotel and drive first to the renowned Silfra Fissure. Silfra is located in Thingvellir National Park, which is one of the stops on the famous Golden circle route.

After the Snorkeling we enjoy the National Park – its impressive geology and history.

Next on the agenda is the Geysir geothermal area in Haukadalur valley where the hot spring Strokkur spouts every 5 -8 minutes.

Last, but not least of our stops today is the mighty Gullfoss waterfall – attracting thousands of visitors from all over the world every year.


Do you wish to enjoy this tour with a friend that would like to dive instead?
Both of you can enjoy this tour together but dive and snorkel separately. Just send us an inquiry so that we can set it up!

Great experience
The team at Scuba Iceland will do their upmost to make sure that your diving experience is of the best quality. I can reccomend these guys to make sure that you have a great and positive Silfra experience

Mick B – June 18, 2016