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Day Trip from Reykjavik Small Group Silfra Snorkeling and Lava Caving Adventure

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Day Trip from Reykjavik Small Group Silfra Snorkeling and Lava Caving Adventure
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Day Trip from Reykjavik Small Group Silfra Snorkeling and Lava Caving Adventure
Iceland is a global crossroads for outdoor adventure, but it can be hard to find experiences beyond mere sightseeing. On this adventure tour, visit Thingvellir National Park—a UNESCO World Heritage site—for a day of spelunking and snorkeling. Explore a lava tube and cave in one of the most volcanically active regions in Iceland, and then snorkel in the Silfra fissure, swimming between the American and Eurasian tectonic plates.
What to Expect
Make your way to a designated pickup point in central Reykjavik, where you climb aboard a climate-controlled minibus for the roughly hour-long journey to Thingvellir National Park. Listen to a quick safety briefing and introduction to the park, then get fitted for spelunking and snorkeling gear.

Follow your guide to underground lava fields through Gjabakkahellir or Leioarendi cave. Climb through a lava tube and take a tour of the cave. Marvel at layers of rock and lava deposits in one of the most active volcanic areas in the world.

After a lunch break (at your own expense), continue to the Silfra fissure, which lies between the tectonic plates that separate North America and Eurasia. Put on snorkeling gear and a wetsuit to explore the underground pool. Your guide takes you to the pool’s most scenic areas.

Finish the daylong adventure with a drop-off at the departure point.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Very Cool

Our guides Martin and Janus were both friendly and knowledgeable. In the morning we were with both as we explored the lava cave. We broke for lunch at a bakery near the bus station (which was good). In the afternoon, Martin took us to the...More

Thank ellenblaydes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Freezing but magical

Wow, what an amazing place. The water is freezing (2 degrees) but after 30 seconds your face goes numb and you can concentrate on what you are seeing. Visibility is incredible & the blues & greens so vivid. Guides were great. The hardest part is...More

2  Thank Yvette S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great tour!

Great tour, an amazing guide! I highly recommend this tour. My hands and feet stayed warm during snorkeling even though I forgot to put on my wool socks. All of the snorkeling staff were friendly, funny and helpful with the cumbersome dry suit. Caving was...More

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Larissa W, Customer Service at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for this great review, we are very happy to have received it! It's fantastic to hear that you enjoyed both components of your tour, the caving as well as the snorkeling, and that our team took good care of you the whole time....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Attraction awesome, the guide not so much!

I participated in day trip from Reykjavik for Silfra Snorkeling and Lava Caving Adventure. Lava Caving adventure and the guide Sven were just awesome. So much knowledge, passion and charisma. You learn a lot on this tour! The trip started 45 minutes late, but the...More

Thank M K
Larissa W, Customer Service at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear M K, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave this review. First of all, we were of course very happy to hear that you enjoyed your lava caving adventure with us as well as the service that was provided by Sven....More

Reviewed 2 June 2018
Most amazing and insane thing I've ever done!

55 year old mom of a 22 year old daughter. This was CRAZY WILD. The guide was fun and friendly and made the trip amazing. The lava cave is INSANE. You don't just walk in...you are CAVE EXPLORING. Like on your belly at spots. We...More

1  Thank Vicki P
Larissa W, Customer Service at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Dear Vicki P, Thank you so much for this detailed response, it's a pleasure to read it! We are very happy to hear that you had so much fun on our caving and snorkeling combo tour. It's a great way to fill a day with...More

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3 July 2018|
Response from | Reviewed this property |
No, we did not travel the golden circle. We traveled to the cave, came back to Reykjavik for lunch, then traveled to the snorkeling site.
6 April 2018|
Response from murpmatt | Reviewed this property |
I would message the company, I am not sure if they have age regulations or not. Personally the only thing tough about the snorkeling is how cold it is (if going in the winter). Sorry it took me so long to reply!! I hope this... More