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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 and keep your eyes peeled for local plant species and marine life like the dwarf char. Located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Þingvellir National Park, explore the valley where the tectonic plates of North America and Europe drift further apart every year. 

Raufarhólshellir Lava Tunnel: Underground Expedition

2. Raufarhólshellir Lava Tunnel: Underground Expedition

Begin the experience at Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel and explore one of the longest and best-known lave tubes in Iceland. As the tunnel is a work of nature, the terrain can be quite rough and hard to maneuver. Follow the route of the footbridge with your guide as they explain the geological formations. Marvel at the ever-changing colors, landscape and geological formations. Hear entertaining tales of Hollywood adventures, its ties with the ancient Indian tribes and other enjoyable tidbits. Enjoy approximately 1 hour of pure adventure.

Silfra Snorkeling Tour with Optional Transfers

3. Silfra Snorkeling Tour with Optional Transfers

Reconnect with the natural world and snorkel at a location National Geographic has called one of the top dive sites in the world. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or hostel in Reykjavik if option booked, or make your own way to the Silfra fissure in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Þingvellir National Park. Located in a valley where the tectonic plates of North America and Europe are constantly drifting apart, the Silfra fissure should be on everybody's bucket list. Gear up in all the provided snorkeling equipment to enter the clear water, and experience the best underwater visibility on the planet. Marvel at the extraordinary colors of the glacial meltwater and be amazed at the unique sensation of your liquid meditation!

From Reykjavik: Landmannalaugar Hiking and Hot Springs

4. From Reykjavik: Landmannalaugar Hiking and Hot Springs

Journey through the beautiful countryside of Southern Iceland and into the highlands through Þjórsárdalur valley and visit Hjálparfoss waterfall. Depart from Reykjavik and head to the Landmannalaugar geothermal area often referred to as “The Pearl of the Central Highlands.” Landmannalaugar’s colorful mountains are formed by centuries of volcanic activity in the area and the picturesque natural landscape in this raw climate is simply breathtaking. Enjoy a relaxing bath in a natural warm pool which was created by the combination of the area's hot and cold springs, or take a leisurely hike in the surrounding rhyolite mountain paths. Your tour continues west and past Iceland’s most infamous and active volcano, Hekla, which was believed to be the gateway to hell during the Middle Ages. After exploring Iceland's unique volcanic landscapes, return to Reykjavík over Hellisheiði Mountain heath.

From Reykjavik: Northern Lights Guided Tour with Photo Shoot

5. From Reykjavik: Northern Lights Guided Tour with Photo Shoot

Join this 16 people maximum tour, You will be picked up from either your hotel, guesthouse or bus stop starting 30 minutes before departure time (Please allow a thirty-minute window for everyone to be picked up) The journey will take us outside of the city limits away from any light pollution as the Northern Lights are harder to see from Reykjavík. To which location it is hard to say, it will depend on the cloud coverage and activity in the evening. The drive will be kept as short as possible and you might stop at several locations as the lights can be quite elusive and often it will be a waiting game for this beautiful phenomenon, which might be perfect while your guide sets up his camera for the free photoshoot of your group. On this journey we are going to offer you blankets, hot chocolate, and snacks.

Hellisheiði Geothermal Plant: Exhibition with Audio Tour

6. Hellisheiði Geothermal Plant: Exhibition with Audio Tour

Discover how Iceland produces green, sustainable energy at the Hellisheiði Geothermal Energy Exhibition in Selfoss. This self-guided tour will allow you to see the front lines of Iceland‘s work toward environmental sustainability and the history of geothermal energy in the country. Your experience begins at the Hellisheiði Power Plant, located roughly 20 minutes outside of Reykjavík. The power plant is located beneath Mount Hengill and is surrounded by lava fields, moss, and scenic mountain landscapes. Start your self-guided tour by making your way through the interactive exhibition with commentary from your informative audio guide. Experience first-hand how green, sustainable energy is produced at the largest single-site geothermal power plant in the world. Included in your tour is a stop in the Carbfix room, where you will learn about the plant‘s partnership with Carbfix. Carbfix is one of the leading solutions for the climate crisis and global warming. Throughout your visit, take advantage of the viewing platforms inside the exhibition that let you get an even better look at the beautiful Icelandic nature. You are also welcome to ask the on-site staff any questions you might have during your tour.

Selfoss: Golden Circle Small Group Rafting Tour

7. Selfoss: Golden Circle Small Group Rafting Tour

Discover a mix of serene canyons and adrenaline pumping waves and rapids on this group rafting tour in the Golden Circle from Selfoss. Enjoy the natural wonder of Gullfoss waterfall and Brúarhlöð canyon on this 7 kilometer route. See views that you can only get by boat. Stay warm with a wetsuit and safe with a life-jacket. Navigate the water with trained guides that can cater to all levels of rafting expertise, so no previous rafting experience is required. Try an exhilarating cliff dive into the river. Bask in epic views of the Icelandic wilderness before warming up in a Finnish sauna and hot tub. Choose to order a cold beverage, or grab a bite to eat at the River restaurant after working up an appetite paddling.

From Reykjavik: South Coast Private Tour

8. From Reykjavik: South Coast Private Tour

Hop in a comfortable Super Jeep for a private tour with a maximum of 7 people. Spend the day exploring the scenic South Coast of Iceland. Begin by visiting some of the areas that were most affected by the 2010 eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, during which volcanic ash halted all air traffic between North America and Europe. Learn how volcanic eruptions have shaped the geology and culture of Iceland. Continue on to admire the beautiful Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Follow your guide down the path directly behind the fall to reach the mighty Skógafoss waterfall. Walk and drive down black sand beaches pounded by the Atlantic surf. Check out the towering, bird-inhabited cliffs surrounding the quaint coastal village of Vík. Stop in at local restaurants and cafes in Vik to get a sense of Icelandic life.  Enjoy the flexible itinerary of this private tour and feel free to make requests or ask for suggestions from your guide. Rest assured that this personalized experience is the best way to get to know one of Iceland's most beautiful regions.

From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Highlights and Eco Tour

9. From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Highlights and Eco 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.

From Reykjavik: Vestmannaeyjar Private Tour

10. From Reykjavik: Vestmannaeyjar Private Tour

Journey to Vestmannaeyjar, just of the south coast of Iceland and discover thebeauty of landscapes sculpted by volcanic activity on this private tour with hotel pickup in Laugarvatn. Start early, so you have time to s enjoy the islands and their wildlife and epic landscapes. Board a ferry from the harbor Landeyjahöfn and take in the sea views. Try to spot some puffins, which are plentiful in the summer. Go to a museum in a town on the island of Heimaey that was partially buried by a eruption in 1973. Take a few scenic hikes through the landscapes and go to see the beautiful work done at the Beluga Whale Sanctuary.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 184 reviews

Super Erlebnis! Als Erstes zieht man den Anzug an. Darunter zieht man einfach eine Schicht von Kleidung an, am besten Sportunterwäsche bzw. Thermowäsche. Dann wird einem erklärt wie, was und wo. Alles relativ einfach. Und dann geht es schon zum Schnorcheln. Unser Guide, Victor, war super und witzig. Er machte auch vom ganzen Erlebnis Fotos welche man am Abend dann schon im Mail hatte. Die Fotos sehen super aus. Während dem ca. 45 Minuten langem Schnorcheln wird man nur an den Händen und im Gesicht nass und hat dementsprechend an diesen Stellen etwas kalt, was man aber nach einer Minute im Wasser vergessen hat. Sonst hat man schön warm und bleibt trocken. Nach dem Schnorcheln bekommt man heisse Schokolade und einen Riegel oder etwas ähnliches. Kann dieses Erlebnis nur dringend weiterempfehlen.

Five of us (my wife and I plus three teenage boys) did this snorkeling experience in April 2022. Overall, we had a great time and received some very nice pictures from the tour operator later the same day. They did a nice job of explaining things and led small groups around the fissure. They key to staying warm is to dress in layers: we each had a warm initial layer, and then they give you a wet suit and, finally, a dry suit, plus gloves and a hood. This works and, while a bit uncomfortable, did keep us warm and allow us to enjoy the experience, which is unique and memorable.

We've explored other lava tunnels in the past, but this one was by far the coolest. Lots to explore and the scenery was amazing. We were told of an extreme tour too that went even further into the cave/tunnel, but this was perfect for our two children, ages 8 and 10.

Our guide was super nice and helpful, very knowledgeable. The snorkeling was amazing, I’ve never seen water so clear. They took the time to explain all the equipment and make sure everyone felt comfortable whether you were a first time snorkeler or a seasoned one.

Great experience!! Our guide Kevin was very friendly and explained many things to us. The pictures under water are really great!