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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.
Great tour, well informed and very funny tour guide. Awesome sights to behold!!! Highly recommended must do when in Iceland!
What a unique experience this was almost opted out when u first got there I'm so happy I didn't. The views below the water was absolutely breathtaking definitely a once in a lifetime experience. Very highly recommended.
this is either a DO NOT DO or a MUST DO depending on the person. The water is 2 degrees Celsius year round, which is damned cold. The teddy bear suits and dry suits are a pain in the ass to get on and off. There is nothing to see in the water except neon green seaweed and slimy brown algae. But if you are the adventurous type then you will do it all anyway.
Outstanding guide and overall experience. Would love to do it again.
Possible the best thing i've ever seen.All the fear of the cold water and ability to snorkel disappeared immediately. The suits given help you float so no real effort needed. Although do wear thick socks. Our guides was dori (sorry if spelt wrong) and sarah. Both were very nice people and great help
Really fun!! The guide is excellent and you are well looked after from start to finish.
This experience was absolutely incredible. The guides took care to ensure that the dry suits were a good fit. When I couldn't get a good seal on my mask, the guide traded with me so that I would be able to fully enjoy my experience. Highly recommend taking a waterproof camera. The water is ridiculously clear and it was great to bring back photos of this experience. There is a mild current, so I could just take photos as I drifted along. If we go back to Iceland we will definitely be doing this again. No fish to be seen, but the fissure was still amazing.
The guide was great! Answered all my questions and made the whole experience enjoyable and fun. An underwater camera is a must. The water is cold but you wear an insulation suit under a dry suite so its actually not that bad even though the water is only 4 degrees C. This was a great experience, I've never been snorkeling before and this was an excellent first time.
An amazing experience snorkelling, we were lucky and had a lovely clear day without too much wind. A toasty -5 but the dry suit kept us nice and warm. The views are amazing, definitely worth doing.
Fantastic trip, was very peaceful and beautiful. Laurent was a great host too. Thoroughly recommend if you can handle the cold and take your time to enjoy the experience!
The highlight of my trip to Iceland! It takes a lot of work and effort to put on a dry suit over a snowsuit, but the snorkeling was just marvelous. Well worth it!
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.
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 unfortunately but the weather was the cause of that...couldn't fault the tour or guide in any other way!
I enjoyed and would recommend this trip. I will say to make sure you wear thick socks to keep your feet warm in the wet suit.
This was really fun! The only thing was I was saving my pictures for later. People started getting out and I thought that we were going to explore a different area but nope that was the end of the tour! I was shocked and thought I was overcharged for this tour! The only part that made this worth it was the optional cliff jumping afterwards! Not everyone did it but I did it twice! That was pretty awesome! I'd say do the scuba dive one. I'm sure it's better. The snorkel was different but it was really short. Like 1/2 hour long.
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.
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