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Golden Circle, Snorkeling & Northern Lights

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time-raw16 hours
Starting point
Multiple locations in Reykjavik
Pickup Option
Free Pickup

This incredible tour begins with the famous Golden Circle Route – encompassing the UNESCO-rated Thingvellir National Park, the awesome Geysir area and the majestic Gullfoss Waterfall. From there we will head to the mesmerizing Silfra Fissure a sapphire streak of glacial water that bisects Europe and North America. The day ends in search of the ethereal Northern Lights!

What to expect?

Geysir Hot Spring

  • From there we will make the short journey to the iconic Geysir Geothermal area – renowned for the bubbling geysers that have become synonymous with Iceland. The most famous of these is the, now dormant, Great Geysir, which gives all geysers their name. Its ‘younger brother’ Strokkur is still very much active – propelling molten streams of water up to 25 meters into the air every few minutes. Seeing these incredible geothermal wonders in the flesh is a magical experience and will give you an insight into the violent power of mother nature.

Gullfoss Waterfall

  • Our final stop on the Golden Circle tour is Gullfoss (the golden falls) – so named due to the golden hue that it's roaring cascade takes as it travels over the brown lava rock. There is an emerald valley beneath this majestic torrent and rainbows regularly from above it on sunny days – making for a truly photogenic place that you will want to immortalize in film. Once we have enjoyed all the magic that Gullfoss has to offer – we will return to Thingvellir for an underwater adventure in the famous Silfra Fissure.

Snorkeling in Silfra Fissure

  • The Silfra Fissure is one of the best diving and snorkeling sites in the entire world – a meandering stream of vividly blue glacial water that weaves its way through one of the most incredible landscapes on the planet. It is filled with glacial meltwater, meaning it has the best underwater visibility of any place in the world and allowing you to see up to 100 meters in each direction. Silfra is located on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge – offering the unique opportunity to swim between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. We provide a warm, insulated drysuit for this awe-inspiring adventure – allowing you to gaze into this magical world of sapphire and emerald in total comfort. Silfra is an otherworldly place that will provide unforgettable memories that you will treasure for the rest of your life. After Silfra we will head back to Reykjavik, where you can have a quick dinner before we head out in search of the Northern Lights.

Northern Lights Hunt

  • Our night-time adventure begins, when we collect you from your Reykjavik accommodation in one of our custom Super Jeeps and leave the bright lights of the city behind as we travel in search of the heavenly light show that illuminates the arctic night sky. Our specialized super jeeps allow us to escape the traditional routes and find a really isolated place that is away from the noisy crowds. Part of the magic of the Northern Lights is their elusiveness, and it is impossible for us to guarantee that we will see them on any given night. However, our expert guides will use all available resources to maximize our chances of seeing them. If we do see them, then we are in for a treat – as the pitch-black night sky is illuminated by flickering shades of red, purple, green, and pink. It is an awe-inspiring experience that is as close to the divine or supernatural as it is possible to get to and words do not do it justice – the perfect end to a day filled with adventure and mesmerizing beauty.

What is included?

  • Pick-up & drop off from Reykjavík
  • Minibus transport
  • Expert, English-speaking guide
  • Northern Lights photos

Is this experience for me?

  • Minimum age of 12 years

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing
  • Passport/ID
  • Outerwear, such as gloves and a coat
  • overnight

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
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