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“Sifra Snorkling Tour”

Iceland Adventure Tours
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Owner description: Iceland Adventure Tours is a day tour operator we are a family company with many years of experience guiding in Iceland we offer snorkeling and scuba diving tours we specialize adventure and outdoor activities. Our guides are fun loving and easy going professionals.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed October 29, 2015

The tour was amazing, very knowledgeable guide was very safety conscious and made sure we were all comfortable. Really great as this is a small company therefore you get really personal service our tour consisted of four guest including my husband and I. Highly recommend this company and this tour.. Would love to do it again be adventurous the water is really not that cold and the suits really do keep you dry!

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21valgeir, Owner at Iceland Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2016

Hi Hollie

Thank you so much for your kind words :) Hope to see you again in the future

Kind Regards

Val and Sigrún

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"hot chocolate and cookies"
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"dry suit"
in 28 reviews
"silfra fissure"
in 13 reviews
"free photos"
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"guide ivan"
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"golden circle"
in 24 reviews
"freezing cold water"
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"water camera"
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"underwater view"
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"other companies"
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"crystal clear water"
in 5 reviews
"snorkel experience"
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"great visibility"
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"change of clothes"
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"long johns"
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"once in a lifetime"
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Reviewed October 27, 2015

Iceland Adventure Tours were one of the few companies that would allow me to snorkel Silfra and take the Golden circle tour on the same day. They were the ONLY company, that would just charge me the standard Combo tour price, but for my wife who does not snorkel, would be only charged the Golden Circle tour price, a saving of 5000 ISK. This trip was all arranged, easily and efficiently, with all questions answered personally by email with Sigrun, before we even arrived in Iceland
We were picked up at our hotel at 9 am prompt by Valgeir (Val) and it took about 50 minutes to drive the 2 of us to Silfra in Val's SUV. During the trip and the rest of the day, Val provided us with a local's insight into Iceland and answered our many questions. We were joined at Silfra by 2 other snorkelers, who arrived using their own hire car. You need to be accompanied by a local guide to be allowed to dive/snorkel Silfra and there were park rangers at the Silfra access car park to keep an eye on things. By arriving early at 10 am, meant we were ahead of the bigger tours and had the dive site all to ourselves. On our return after the dive, the car park was full of divers waiting to start their dive. Val had our dry suits in the SUV and we changed into them in the outside changing area. Luckily for us the outside temp was a balmy 8-10 degrees so no chill factor problems. After a safety briefing and overview of the dive side we descended the steps into Silfra itself. I am a Divemaster, so I am well used to diving/snorkelling in a dry suit, but it was a first for my two companions and I was very impressed at how well they did. Silfra is a approx 800 metre long fissure in the North American tectonic plate which runs into the nearby Pingvellir lake. Apart from some algae around the edge there is no life in the fissure. Val told us, very occasionally you may see a trout that will be visiting from the lake. The supreme visibility pictures of Silfra speak for themselves and Val takes free pictures (something other companies charge extra for) of you in Silfra, while you are snorkelling. My wife was able to walk alongside the fissure and follow us whilst we snorkelled down it. The fresh water is cold at a constant 2 degrees, but for the 30 minutes or so the trip takes, there are no problem to staying warm in the drysuit. After the hot chocolate and cookies, we continued on the rest of the Golden Circle tour in the SUV, with just the two of us. This meant the rest of the day was enjoyed at entirely our own pace. We could spend as little or as long as we wanted taking pictures, having lunch or simply wandering a little off the beaten track, all with no waiting around for anybody else. We were able to pack in, 3 different waterfalls including Gulfoss, the Geyser area, a collapsed magma crater lake, lunch and anywhere we wanted to stop along the road to enjoy the views. We were back at our hotel at 5pm after a really enjoyable but packed with sightseeing day. There is no doubt you will get to experience far more on your day out with Val, than you ever would on one of the bigger "cheaper" bus tours. If your trip to Iceland is limited time wise, Iceland Adventure Tours will give you maximum value for your money.

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21valgeir, Owner at Iceland Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2016

Thank you so much for your kind words :) Hope to see you again in the future

Kind Regards

Val and Sigrún

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Reviewed October 10, 2015

We were 3 guest and we had a great guide from the Company. We felt very safe during the whole trip and it was amazing and there were a fantastic underwater visibily. I can only recommend it

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21valgeir, Owner at Iceland Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2016

Thank you so much for your kind words :) Hope to see you again in the future

Kind Regards

Val and Sigrún

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Reviewed October 4, 2015

We went on the Silfra Snorkeling and Golden Circle and Lost in Iceland tours. Both were very good. No one else had booked a tour either day so it was just my wife and I with the guide. Both were fun and knowledgable and we enjoyed both. When we were snorkeling, we didn't need to bring a camera because our gude brought one and took photos all throughout the dive. Later that day, they were e-mailed to us. Unfortunately, it was very windy, rainy, and foggy on the Lost in Iceland tour and we could see quite everything, but saw enough to make it very worthwhile. Would use again.

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21valgeir, Owner at Iceland Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2016

Thank you so much for your kind words :) Hope to see you again in the future

Kind Regards

Val and Sigrún

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Reviewed September 22, 2015

I went on the snorkelling trip in Sifra in August 2015 with Sigrun and Val. It was a great day out. The pick up at the hotel was excellent and went more smoothly than many other operators. The trip to Thingvellir was beautiful and the snorkelling itself was extremenly enjoyable. Val made us all feel very relaxed and happy. Receiving the photos after was a great momento to a memorable day. Would recommend these guys very highly!

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21valgeir, Owner at Iceland Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2016

Thank you so much for your kind words :) Hope to see you again in the future

Kind Regards

Val and Sigrún

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