Snorkelling & Lava Caving Adventure From Reykjavik

Go snorkelling between the continents of Europe and America and lava caving in a typical Icelandic lava tube on this full day, small group, adventure tour, available directly from Reykjavik. The tour starts with a pick-up from authorised pickup points in Reykjavik at 9 am. Accompanied by your guide, visit Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, situated on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, and drink in the geological wonders and magnificent history of this phenomenal place. Thingvellir National Park holds the magical fissure of Silfra, where you will be snorkelling. The heavenly blue colours and incredible visibility of Silfra are simply a mesmerising sight. Float around the current of the fissure and admire its amazing rock formations before setting foot on dry land again and continuing towards the hidden underworld of a typical Icelandic lava cave that was formed in a volcanic eruption once upon a time. Iceland is worldly known for its volcanic activity so make sure to listen carefully as your guide explains all about the country‘s volcanic history and how these powerful forces of nature can create a hidden world of lava tubes underneath the surface.

This tour offers you the chance to step out of your comfort zone, joining 2 adventures on the very same tour and explore the jagged rock formations of a typical lava tube cave after a refreshing snorkelling adventure in Silfra fissure.

Your adventure day tour concludes with a drop off back to Reykjavik at approximately 5 pm.

This tour is available all year round and is suitable for those in a good physical condition.

Please note that the order of the itinerary can change whereas your day would then start with a visit to the lava cave.

All participants need to be comfortable in water and be able to swim to be able to participate in this adventure tour. It is important to note that all snorkelers must fill out a medical form before going on the tour.

Quick facts

Tour information:
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 09:00

  • Small group guarantee

  • Pick up from Reykjavik with return transfer

  • An expert caving guide

  • Experienced snorkleing guide (Dive Master)

  • All necessary snorkelling gear, including a specially made down suit to keep you warm in the glacier water

  • Specialized caving gear, including a helmet and a headlight

  • Hiking shoes (can be rented as an extra)

  • Food & drinks

What to bring:
  • Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing, waterproof pants and jacket, packed lunch, head-wear, gloves, good hiking shoes, towel and a change of clothing

Good to know:

Prior to diving or snorkelling, you will be provided with the document; "Diving and Snorkelling in Silfra Fissure: A Handbook to Prepare You for your Adventure".

This handbook will guide you through the entire process of snorkelling and diving at Silfra, from how to put on a drysuit to information about the fissure itself. The handbook will also contain a questionnaire asking whether you have suffered, or currently suffer, from issues relating to the tour, such as lung disease or allergies to the cold.

If you answer yes to any of these preconditions, you may need medical clearance from a doctor before joining, or you may be refused outright. If you have any queries regarding your eligibility for these tours, please don't hesitate to contact the tour operator directly. You will also sign a liability waiver within the handbook itself. The following regulations must be met:

be at least 150cm tall

be at least 45kg

be at least 16 years of age

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

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