Buceo de superficie en Silfra Fissure en el Parque nacional de Thingvellir, Patrimonio Mundial por la UNESCO, y visita a las increíbles atracciones del Círculo Dorado en esta excursión de un día desde Reikiavik. Después de salir de la capital, se dirigirá al parque nacional y realizará buceo de superficie en las aguas cristalinas Silfra Fissure, una grieta natural entre las placas tectónicas norteamericanas y europeas. Después, explore el valle geotérmico de Haukadalur en minibús y haga una parada para ver el famoso Geysir de aguas termales y la catarata de Gulfoss, dos puntos de interés del Círculo Dorado.
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 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 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.
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 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 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 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.