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SuperSaver: Small Group Golden Circle Tour and Silfra Snorkeling Adventure

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Overview

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
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)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up is offered from selected Reykjavik pick up points. Full list of available pick up locations is provided on your booking confirmation.

Ports

  • Bus pick up/drop off nr.1 – City Hall, Vonarstræti
  • Bus pick up/drop off nr.2 – Tjörnin (The Pond)
  • Bus pick up/drop off nr.3 – Lækjargata (outside Hard Rock Café)
  • Bus pick up/drop off nr.4 – Miðbakki
  • Bus pick up/drop off nr.5 – Harpa Music Hall
  • 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.10 – Hlemmur on Laugavegur
  • Bus pick up/drop off nr.12 – Höfðatorg
  • Bus pick up/drop off nr.13 – Rauðarárstígur
  • Bus pick up/drop off nr.14 – Skúlagata (on the corner of Klapparstígur)


Departure Time

8:30 AM
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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Reykjavik City Hall
Pickup from selected stops in Reykjavik.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Golden Circle Route
We start with the Golden Circle portion of the tour. The first stop being Strokkur. The famous geyser and its surrounding areas are a focal point of the route with people coming to see the geyser erupt, as it is one of a very few natural geysers to erupt frequently and reliably (every 6-10 minutes). You will also visit Gullfoss (Golden) waterfall. A magnificent double drop waterfall, fed by water from the Langjökull glacier. Witness the breathtaking beauty with your own eyes as the water cascades through Gullfoss canyon.
Duration: 6 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Thingvellir National Park
We make our way to Þingvellir National park, where the diving site Silfra is located. On UNESCO's world heritage list for its unique geological features you will be sure to be awed by the beauty of the place. The only place where the Atlantic oceanic rift is visible above water, the location of the world's oldest parliament and home to stunning natural wonders.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Silfra Diving
Here is where you will float through the aquatic world of Silfra, the meeting point of two continents. With the cool glacier filtered water the rift offers exceptional visibility that extends to such distances it feels that you are suspended in the air above the deep crack of Silfra. There are four main sections that you will pass through; Silfra Deep Crack, Silfra Hall, Silfra Cathedral and Silfra Lagoon. Experiencing these first hand is the only true way to witness the breathtaking beauty.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Reykjavik City Hall
After your magical experience, you will be dropped off at your selected drop off spot in the Reykjavík capitol area.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This is a small group adventure tour offering a more personalized experience.
  • 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. A teddy bear 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
  • Minimum age: 12 years old, minimum weight 45kg and minimum high 150 cm
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Photos from the snorkeling tour can be bought after the tour for a small fee. The operator will send a link to the photos to customers who purchased this option.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • OPERATED BY Arctic Adventures

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during SuperSaver: Small Group Golden Circle Tour and Silfra Snorkeling Adventure?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by SuperSaver: Small Group Golden Circle Tour and Silfra Snorkeling Adventure.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Wear tight clothes, such as long underwear and wool socks." See review
  • "Long day on bus and Golden Circle is an overreach but still a nice drive." See review
  • "It was certainly cold and the 45 minutes we were in the water it snowed 6 inches, but was completely worth it!" See review

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mrmterica
, 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.
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Lads trip 2019
Road13315134853
, Jun 2019
It was a long but great day trip, the scenery is spectacular and our driver and snorkelling guides were excellent.
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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 .
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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!
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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!
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This tour was an amazing way to see...
Catherine L
, 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!
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The trip was Good.. the changes I...
shailesh.agarwal
, 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.
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Jorge and the rest of the crew was...
katyde
, 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!!
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This tour was the highlight of my...
nity5445
, 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!!!
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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!

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