Our Silfra Snorkeling & Lava Caving Tour is a great combination tour for those who want to make the most of their time in Iceland.On this trip you will get to snorkel through one of the world’s most fantastic snorkel and dive sites, Silfra, as well as go hiking through a lava tube that was created thousands of years ago by a river of red glowing lava.Depending on the time of year and the weather, we will choose either theGjábakkahellir cave in Thingvellir or the Leiðarendi cave, which is closer to Reykjavik.Both caves are lava tubes that display the same typical features of this most common type of lava cave in Iceland. The caves are full of utterly weird and wonderful rock formations as well as a splattering of amazing colors.Please make sure to bring good shoes, as we will walk over very uneven ground.Even though at some points inside the cave we will have to climb and crawl a little, this cave tour is an easy one that can be undertaken by everyone who feels comfortable in confined spaces and is fit to take a short hike.You can read more about the Silfra snorkeling tour here.Note that snorkelers and divers can join on the caving portion of the tour together.
IncludedFree hotel pick up and return guided snorkeling trip guided cave tour all necessary equipment hot choclate and cookies between Snorkeling in Silfra and Lava Caving entrance fee into Silfra
RequirementsFor snorkeling: long thermal underwear thick socks suitably warm clothes for the weather of the day For caving: good shoes (e.g. hiking boots) water resistant pants extra layer of warm clothes
AttentionParticipants must: be at least 150cm tall be comfortable in water and be able to swim be physically fit be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit not be pregnant feel comfortable in confined & dark spaces such as caves
Pickup InformationThe tour starts at Silfra at the time stated above on this ticket, please be 15 min early. If you arrive after the tour starts, your place on the tour cannot be guaranteed.
Please follow the map on page 2 of this ticket. Driving time to Silfra from Reykjavík is ca. 1 hour. If you are early, you can stop at the Thingvellir Information Center, which has a gift shop, cafe, and restrooms. Please note that the National Park charges a 500 ISK fee for car parking to be paid at the meter in the parking lot. If you need transportation service from Reykjavík to Silfra, please contact us!
Please bring: long thermal underwear and two pairs of thick wool socks.Please be sure to fill out the required Medical Statement by following this link: http://checkin.dive.is/
If you have any questions, please be in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to meeting you!