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Silfra: Fissure Snorkeling Tour with Underwater Photos

1. Silfra: Fissure Snorkeling Tour with Underwater Photos

Snorkel at a site that National Geographic called one of the top dive sites in the world with this tour of the Silfra Fissure in Þingvellir National Park. Stay warm as you explore this magical underwater glacial world with a high-quality dry suit. Swim through pure, filtered glacial meltwater. Keep your eyes peeled for local plant species and marine life like the dwarf char. Explore the valley where the tectonic plates of North America and Europe drift further apart every year, located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Þingvellir National Park.

From Reykjavik: Golden Circle & Geothermal Energy Tour

2. From Reykjavik: Golden Circle & Geothermal Energy Tour

Develop an understanding of the Icelandic way of life and sustainable living on this guided tour. See some of the country's most iconic sights as you visit highlights of the Golden Circle, a route that loops from Reykjavik through the countryside as well as places related to green living.The tour will begin by heading from Reykjavik to Hellisheiðarvirkjun, The Geothermal Energy Exhibition. This exhibition is located at the Hellisheiði geothermal power plant where visitors can learn about how Icelanders have been using geothermal energy for hundreds of years.The next stop is at Ljósafossvirkjun, a hydro-based power plant. This is a perfect spot for photos of water running down with tremendous force.Then you'll be heading down to Sólheimar Eco Village where you'll be getting a very insightful lecture about sustainable development in Iceland. Afterward, you'll have some time to walk around the area as well as visit a greenhouse.After spending the first part of a day learning and understanding Icelandic sustainable living we'll be heading towards the most iconic Golden Circle's "must-sees" - visiting the majestic Gullfoss Waterfall. Check out the geyser Strokkur located in the Geysir area, with shoots of boiling water rising between 66 to 131 feet high. Last but not least, pay a visit to Thingvellir National Park, the home of the first Icelandic parliament.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 33 reviews

The trip was really well organised, the staff were really supportive and friendly and the snorkelling itself was incredible. I was really nervous beforehand as I don’t like constricting fabric but Anna, our guide, was incredibly supportive and helped put me at ease. The views in the water were incredible and although the water was cold, you barely notice it in the dry suit! The photos also came out really well. Overall, this was an amazing experience and one which we would highly recommend!

Fairly well organized considering there were many groups from many different companies in a relatively tight area. We spent quite a bit of time to put on and take off our gear. The weather was great and the photos came out very well. The tour met our expectations. The dry+wet suits kept us warm & dry. I just wish it didn't "float" that well so that I can "dive" a bit for better photos.

Anna was our guide for the morning, she was excellent! Felt very comfortable the whole time. The gloves you are given are not dry suit so be prepared for cold hands but the hot chocolate help in warming them up. Take plenty of socks to help keep your feet warm too! Although cold before and in the water they warmed up very quickly on the walk back.

The snorkeling experience was great. Our guide Anais explained everything beforehand, including the history of the Silfra fissure and the nature around it. The pictures that were taken are very good and many in number. We would definitely book the tour again.

Very nice activity, good equipment against the cold, very nice souvenir photos sent by email. Guide Kevin attentive and very friendly. Must do if you come to Iceland!