Starting the last day of wilderness before heading into civilization with a easy walk around Gullfoss! These picturesque falls were once a possible power plant. Fortunately, environmentalists stopped this action.
After enjoying Gullfoss, time to see nature erupting in Geysir. Here you’ll see a natural geyser erupting almost every 4 mins. Have your camera ready because this geyser isn’t always consistent. While we were there the eruption times varied from 2 mins to 8 mins.
Snorkling in Silfra Lake
The final viking act of Iceland is snorkling in Silfra lake. Silfra lake, which means silver, get’s it’s name from it’s almost silver appearance due to the clarity of the water. Here you’ll put on your dry suit with Dive.is (be sure to make a reservation here). Bring some long johns and wool socks. Not to worry if you don’t have any as they provide a full body insulation suit for under you dry layer. After the 45 mins it takes to put on your dry-suit, you’re ready to take the plunge!
Thoughts on snorkeling in Silfra:
Is it cold? Yes. But it’s bearable. It’s only a 30 min snorkel and they have hot chocolate afterwards. The only thing that was really cold was my lip. It went numb after 2 minutes!
How are the dry suits? They are a little awkward while in the water. You’re completely dry, except for your hands and head.
How is the visibility? It’s fantastic! This is why you snorkel here. You can see up to 100M in some places.