How about starting the day with snorkeling in Silfra, a freshwater fissure known to be one of the best diving spots in the world and then drive around beautiful Iceland? If so, we recommend you try out our Snorkeling and Golden Circle combo tour.
You can choose whether you snorkel in a wetsuit or drysuit.
In the wetsuit, you have the opportunity to dive underneath the surface to explore the wonders of Silfra up close. Adventure Vikings is the only tour operator offering wetsuit snorkeling in Silfra and we absolutely recommend you try it out – because even if you will be a little bit colder wearing a wetsuit – you won’t regret it.
Not sure which suit to choose? Take a look at our blog post wetsuit vs. drysuit to help you decide.
Silfra’s clarity is unlike anything else and a must-see here in Iceland. No experience with diving or snorkeling required.
After the snorkeling we will take you on the Golden Circle tour, which is the most popular tourist route in Iceland. We will start at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Þingvellir, where Althing was established around 930, but Thingvellir is where the two continents, Europe and America, meet. During the Golden Circle tour we will also visit the geothermal active valley Haukadalur where among others, the hot spring geysers Geysir and Strokkur are located and also we’ll be checking out the waterfall Gullfoss.
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Price: 28.900 ISK (included in the price is pick-up and drop-off at your hotel, guide and all necessary equipment for snorkeling)
From 1. March – 30. Sept: 8:00am
From 1. Oct – 28. February: 9:00am
Duration: 8 – 9 hours
Prerequisites for snorkeling:
Be comfortable in water and be able to swim
Be physically fit
Have read, signed, and followed directions on the Silfra Snorkeling Medical Statement
Sign our liability release form at the start of the tour
Be at minimum 145cm (4’9) tall / maximum 200cm (6’7) tall
Be at minimum 45kg (99 lbs) / maximum 120kg (264 lbs)
Be minimum 14 years of age
Not be pregnant
Minimum participants: 2 people (contact us if you are traveling alone as we might already have a small group departing at your desired date).
Maximum participants: 8 per guide
We will provide you with all necessary gear required for snorkeling. You will however have to bring:
Clothes suited to dress under a drysuit such as long warm underwear or sweat suit, warm socks OR
Clothes suited to dress under a wetsuit such as swimsuits
Warm clothes to wear prior and after the snorkeling
Snack or Lunch
You can rent a GoPro camera by us
Rent a GoPro and you will receive an SD card with your footage to take home straight after your tour.
We often get the question on which suit to go with – Wetsuit or Drysuit? In reality, this all comes down to your preference, along with your ability to bear a little cold.
First off we’d like to note that if you’re going with a group, you don’t all need to wear the same type of suit. Just make two separate bookings, one for the ones who choose drysuits and another for those who choose wetsuits. If you make sure the bookings are on the same day and at the same time, you will be snorkeling together.
If you choose a drysuit, you can wear normal clothing underneath the suit, but we do recommend that you wear long sleeves and warm socks. Just make sure it is something comfortable like fleece, thin wool or a sweat suit – we definitely don’t recommend jeans. The drysuit does keep you nice and warm and most importantly it keeps you dry – however, in a drysuit you are unable to free dive, as you somewhat float on the surface.
In a wetsuit you have the opportunity to dive a little underneath the surface of Silfra to explore this natural wonder up close. You will have to wear a bathing suit underneath as there is always a little water that leaks through the suit. Your bodyheat then heats this water up fairly quickly within the suit. You’ll definitely have more mobility in the wetsuit, being able to move around properly and more freely. Note the water temperature at Silfra is 2-4 degrees Celsius all year around – which makes for around 35-39 degrees Fahrenheit. Therefore, only those comfortable with a little cold from the freezing glacier water should go for the wetsuit. In saying that, most people who decide to go for a wetsuit on even the coldest days do absolutely great.
No matter what suit you go for, Silfra is absolutely amazing and you can’t go wrong with one or the other. Most importantly: have fun and enjoy the magic of Silfra!
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