SuperSaver: Small Group Silfra Snorkeling And Lava Caving Adventure From Reykjavik

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up is offered from selected Reykjavik pick up points.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Go cave exploring and snorkeling in one incredible day on this day trip from Reykjavik. Visit Iceland's Gjbakkahellir cave and the Silfra fissure, both located in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Thingvellir National Park. Alongside your guide, discover the depths of some of Iceland's most stunning natural wonders as you explore a mysterious cave and snorkel in a pristine, dream-like underground pool.

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Following pickup at your Reykjavik pick up point, climb aboard a comfortable, climate-controlled minibus for a 60-minute journey to the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park. Thingvellir has a rich history and is probably as close as you can get to the heart of Iceland.

After a safety briefing and introduction to the area, get fitted for spelunking and snorkel gear, and then follow your guide to the lava fields of a typical Icelandic lava cave for a lava caving exploration. Climb through a lava tube and take a 1.5-hour tour of the cave, located in one of the most active volcanic areas in the world. See shield volcanoes, products of lava flows that have left spectacular layers of rock and lava deposits over the years. 

Before continuing to Silfra fissure, take a break for lunch (own expense). At the Silfra fissure, slip on your snorkeling gear and explore the underground pool of heavenly blue colors and incredible visibility. Drift between the tectonic plates that separate North America and Eurasia, and check out the most scenic areas of the pool accompanied by your guide.  After a day of exploring ingvellir National Park, you'll conclude with drop-off back to Reykjavik

Please note that during the summer time, Gjabakkahellir lava cave will be visited and during the winter months Leidarendi lava cave will be visited. Leidarendi cave is located in the Blue Mountains area.

Inclusions

Small group guarantee, ensuring a more personalized experience

Reykjavik pick up with return

An expert caving guide

Certified PADI Diveguide / Divemaster

All necessary caving and snorkeling gear

Guided snorkeling tour in Silfra fissure

Guided lava caving exploring

A visit to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Free wi-fi on board

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

This tour is a small group experience tour limited to 12 participants per guide

Minimum age is 12 years old

It is recommended to bring warm outdoor clothing, packed lunch, thermal underwear, a change of clothing, towel, gloves, hat and good hiking shoes

Please note that the order of the itinerary can be altered by the operator if deemed necessary.

Wear glasses?: Since you'll be wearing snorkeling goggles to see underwater there can be nothing in the way of the seal therefore you cannot wear glasses underneath the goggles.In this case, contact lenses or your own prescription goggles are recommended.

During the winter this tour will take you to Leidarendi cave but during the summer Gjabakkahellir cave will be explored.

Requirements: Must be 12 years or older. Guardians approval needed for minors under 18. Weight limit: 45-120kg. Height limit: 150cm 200cm. Must be able to swim.

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  • 26-Aug-2019

    This tour was our favorite. Hiking in The cave was a lot of fun and very interesting. The Snorkerling was the best. We were all a little nervous about Snorkerling in near freezing water but it was fine. The views were incredible! It’s the clearest water ever and you can drink it. I highly recommend this for the adventurous family!!

  • 20-Nov-2018

    Kevin was our guide and he was amazing!!! Assured us if our safety, gave through instructions, made you feel safe and came to get me when the windy water became rough. This excursion was one not to miss even though the suit was super restrictive and tight around the neck but I guess it’s supposed to be that way, they doubled checked mine. Great adventure

  • 29-Aug-2018

    We enjoyed Jonas and Apollo's tour of the lava cave where we learned quite a lot about lava, and did some good exercise crawling through the caves. The snorkeling trip was really well organized and an excellent experience to have!

  • 26-Aug-2018

    This was a much cooler experience than I expected. Lava caving you actually climb around in underground tunnels and get dirty. You experience complete darkness and sensory deprivation and get to learn a TON about volcanic activity and the formation of the tunnels. The guides were both incredibly cool and extremely knowledgable.Silfra was cold. No other way to put it. But that was by far the clearest water I've ever seen in my life. The instructors were super funny and pretty awesome people. There isn't life under there which is a bit unfortunate, but it was still an experience worth doing.

  • 30-Jul-2018

    We had a great day!! Our guides, Mikka, Becca and Lena were all terrific. Taz, the woman who prepared and accompanied us snorkeling could not have been any nicer and prepared us well for the adventure we were about to undertake. Our group of six adults (my wife and I and our daughter and son and their spouses) all had a terrific time and felt it was a once in a lifetime experience!!!

  • 03-Apr-2018

    Highly recommended! Amazing views and memories... wish I could do it again.

  • 03-Apr-2018

    Amazing trip. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and was very passionate about the volcanoes, caves, and lava tube. You could tell she loved what she was doing and was joyful to share everything she knew with us.
    Snorkeling was also incredible, you could see clearly for well over 50 meters.

  • 01-Apr-2018

    Loved the lava caving! Birka not sure about spelling! was a wonderful guide. Snorkeling was a lot of work to get suited up and our snorkel was very short. Our group was split and half our group went out ahead yet we finished at same time and no pictures were taken but were with the other half of our group so seemed our group was rushed.

  • 30-Mar-2018

    very unique experience

  • 29-Mar-2018

    This tour was amazing!

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