Small Group Golden Circle & Silfra Snorkeling Adventure - Reviews

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katyde

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 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!!

nity5445

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 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!!!

Melissa A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 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!

Anthony M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 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.

Erika G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 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.

Toni R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2016

Great tour, well informed and very funny tour guide. Awesome sights to behold!!! Highly recommended must do when in Iceland!

Deanne S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2013

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.

Devton E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

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.

Robert S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2013

Outstanding guide and overall experience. Would love to do it again.

Liam k

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2012

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

GARTH L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2012

Really fun!! The guide is excellent and you are well looked after from start to finish.

Violet C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2012

Loved it, I would do it again in a heartbeat!

Patrick M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2012

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.

Adrienne Q

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2011

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.

tonnic

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2011

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.

Sareeta R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2011

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!

Jennifer I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2011

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!

Sarah S United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2010

Breath- taking views, great experience!

Anonymous

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2010

Excellent.

shailesh.agarwal

4 star rating: Recommended
February 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.

astrolamb

4 star rating: Recommended
December 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.

Daniel C

4 star rating: Recommended
June 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.

AnthonyG31

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2014

Snorkeling was cancelled unfortunately but the weather was the cause of that...couldn't fault the tour or guide in any other way!

WESLEY M

4 star rating: Recommended
February 2013

Very good experience, the guide was very relaxed and helpful.

Karen S

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2012

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.

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