The Golden Circle is home to one of the most fascinating underwater sites in the world. Jump in and see for yourself!
**Combo Trip: Golden Circle Sightseeing & Snorkeling Adventure. **
Trip difficulty: 3/5, moderate.
Tour Highlights: Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, Erupting Geysir, Snorkeling in the Silfra Fissure
9:00 departure: Be ready at 9:00 AM for pick up from your Reykjavík accommodation and please note that it can take up to 30 minutes for us to arrive. Please note that your vehicle will be marked with the Arctic Adventures logo.
The Golden Circle tour allows visitors to get in touch with some of Iceland’s most famous and exciting natural phenomena. Our first stop is at the Thingvellir National Park 40 min east of the city. Þingvellir is one of Iceland’s most historic sites as it was here that Iceland’s first parliament was founded in the year 930 AD. From Þingvellir we head along gravel tracks toward the world-renowned geothermal area around the Geysir hot spring where you can witness gurgling bubbling water burst 25 meters high. This is the one spouting hot spring that all such phenomena on Earth are named after. From there we continue on to Gullfoss, “the Golden waterfall”, with practically no limit to how close you can stand next to it. Gullfoss is a great sight with water rushing down three steps of lava layers exhibiting breathtaking power and grandeur.
The Silfra Fissure is one of Iceland’s most desirable snorkeling spots. On the surface, this narrow channel of blue water meanders through a giant lava field, beneath active volcanoes and sprawling glaciers, next to the founding site of the world's oldest existing parliament. Below, supernatural shades of blue, perfect visibility, and incredible rock formations make up a magical sub-aquatic chasm. From the comfort of a warmly insulated dry suit, enjoy the feeling of ultimate serenity and weightlessness as you drift peacefully along with the lazy current, awe-stricken at the spectacle in the depths below! Frequently rated as one of the worlds top ten dive sites, the Silfra offers up to 100 meters of underwater visibility and is located on top of the separation between Europe and America!
This trip has it all; stunning natural beauty, historical significance, geological wonders, an amazing snorkeling experience, and great adventure!
Disclaimer : All trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to there own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.
Pick-up from Reykjavík, a visit to Þingvellir National Park, Geysir and Gullfoss, snorkeling and snorkeling gear.
Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing, headwear, gloves, warm undergarment clothing (fleece/ wool sweater and pants), warm socks and a change of clothing. Good hiking shoes are recommended.