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Golden Circle and Snorkeling Tour

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Key Highlights

  • A unique twist on the ever-popular Golden Circle tour
  • Snorkel in waters with up to 100m of visibility
  • Feel the mist of Gullfoss waterfall
  • Visit Þingvellir National Park and the Geysir region
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    8-9 hours

    Start time

    Hotel pick up 9:30am - 10:00am

    Meeting Point

    You will be picked up from your hotel in Reykjavik.
    (Please mention your accommodation details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

    Ending Point

    You will be dropped off back at your hotel in Reykjavik at the end of the tour.

  • Overview & Itinerary


    This full day tour through the most famous spots in the Golden Circle also takes you into the clear blue waters above the Silfra fissure to see the very spot where the American and European tectonic plates meet. You’ll start off your day with stops at the Geysir geothermal region and Gullfoss waterfall, two other impressive water features in the scenic Icelandic landscape. The superheated Geysir, after which all other geysers are named, erupts with a massive column of steam and boiling water to reach over 70m in height. Gullfoss works in the opposite direction, tumbling over a tiered rock formation into a crevice before appearing to vanish completely below ground.

    You will visit the Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site and home of the Silfra fissure. This lava formation deep underwater has incredible visibility, perfect for snorkeling above the great continental divide below.


    Your tour begins when your expert guide picks you up at your hotel in Reykjavik. From there, you will embark on a scenic drive outside of the city towards the Golden Circle, a 186-mile (300-km) scenic loop that circles the countryside around the capital.

    See the famous Geysir region, a geothermic hotspot where the ground bubbles, hisses, and steams as superheated water is forced to the surface by the rushing hot lava below. The home of the most famous natural columnar eruption of water and steam – the original Geysir, after which all other geysers are named – is in this very park.

    A quick and picturesque stroll away is Gullfoss waterfall, a stunning 32m tiered cascade that tumbles deep into a crevice, seemingly disappearing into the centre of the Earth only to reappear some distance later as a roaring river.

    Your guide will then lead you back on a short drive to the beautiful Þingvellir National Park. Þingvellir is a UNESCO heritage sight witnessing the birthplace of the world’s oldest existing parliament, the meeting of the North American and European tectonic plates, and the shores of the largest natural lake in Iceland.

    The Silfra fissure and lava field is found in this very park, and with visibility of somewhere between 65-85 meters in the summer and 80-100 metres in the winter, the stunningly clear blue waters lead to great views of the two plates converging. These are perfect conditions for your snorkeling adventure, and despite the cold temperatures you’ll be adequately suited up, all gear provided, to make the most of this impressive sight.

    At the end of your tour, you will be returned to your hotel in Reykjavik to enjoy a pleasant evening on your own time.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • English Speaking Guide
    • Park Entrance
    • Snorkeling including all equipment hire
    • Transport by Minivan
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details

    You must be at least 15 years old or 150 cm tall to participate.

    All adventure trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants.

    The supplier does not assume any responsibility for accidents caused by its customers or that can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherit risk.

    No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
  • Reviews
    • Great Tour!

      This was such a unique experience. I am so glad we were able to take part in it! I especially liked that we were able to combine the snorkeling with the Golden Circle tour-I...

      Sarah E Morton
    • Good tour , good guide.

      This was the best tour we had whilst in Iceland , Gilli our guide was personable , engaged with the group and was full of interesting information. We enjoyed the Golden Circle...

      suzanne j morgan