This tour will take you into the depths of Iceland, where you will see two wildly contrasting, yet equally beautiful natural wonders. From Reykjavik, we will take you to a lava tube cave, crafted centuries ago by a river of molten lava. There you will see Iceland’s dark underworld: most definitely one of its best kept secrets. This is contrasted by the icy clear waters of Silfra fissure, which will allow you to swim between Europe and America.
Duration: ~9 hours
Pick-up: 8 a.m.
Available: All year
Age limit: 12 years
- Snorkeling in Silfra
- Lava Caving
- Thingvellir National Park
Pick up: starts at 8 a.m. in Reykjavik. We will drop you off in Reykjavik at around 5 p.m. after the tour.
- Participants need to be comfortable in the water and be able to swim
- You are unable to participate if you are pregnant
- Understanding of English is required for the snorkeling safety briefing
Height limit: 150 - 200 cm / 4'11" - 6'7" ft
Weight limit: 45 - 120 kg - 100 - 265 lb.
Included: Certified PADI Dive guide / Divemaster, all transfers, expert caving guide, all necessary snorkeling and caving gear and Silfra admission fee
Not included: Lunch. We will stop at a place where you can buy food (you can also bring packed lunch).
Bring with you: Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing, gloves, warm undergarments (fleece/wool), warm socks, a change of clothing (just in case).
Need clothing? Don’t worry, you can always rent sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants in the online booking process. We do not rent gear from location.
Silfra Fissure probably has the clearest water in the world. That‘s mainly because of the cold temperature and lava filtration. It‘s always cold, from 2°C – 4°C. The source is glacial water from Langjokull and on its travel It has to break through lava, so it gets filtrated on its way.
Reviews on TripAdvisor
"I had an amazing day exploring a cave with the guide Biggi. As we were only two on the tour, he answered all our questions and we could take many pictures. We spent about one hour inside, maybe even more time, so we got a sense of feeling for the cave. Afterwards we drove to the Pingvellir - Nationalpark, where we had a lunch - break. Afterwards we went snorkeling in Silfra. The organisation was fantastic, we were equipped very fast so it wasn't too cold. Our guide was very patient and made us feel welcome and comfortable, what is important, when you are snorkeling the first time. The experience was absolutely amazing! I highly recommend that tour."
This tour will allow you to see Iceland from a different perspective: taking you caving and snorkelling in areas of incredible natural beauty. From the crystal clear depths of the Silfra fissure, to the stunning rock formations of a lava tube cave, you are in for a truly incredible experience.
After we finish the caving, you will have a chance to grab some lunch between the two activities.
We will drive to Þingvellir National Park where Silfra fissure is found. Here we get ready to explore the blue by putting on a dry suit and other snorkeling gear needed. Your guide leads you through the marvels of this crystal clear water wonderland that is considered to be one of the best freshwater snorkeling places in the world.
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Snorkeling and Caving - Rated 4.8/5 based on 5 customer reviews
Perfect day!5 by Britta 2018-02-02
Outstanding!!!5 by Steve Parker 2018-02-23
Informative and fun4 by Michael 2018-02-03
Amazing experience with a kindly tour guide5 by LEDER 2018-03-09
Awesome Guide and Awesome Adventure5 by Christine 2018-03-26
Disclaimer: all snorkeling trips undertaken are the responsibility of its participants. Extreme Iceland does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherit risk.