Caving & snorkeling in Silfra

Yes, you are going caving and snorkeling on the same tour!

A unique opportunity to experience Iceland from a new angle.

After we pick you up from Reykjavík, we start with the black part of the tour by exploring a lava tube cave close to Reykjavik. This adventure gives you a great insight into the volcanic activities that formed Iceland. Depending on the season, we go either to Leidarendi cave or Gjábakkahellir cave. Both caves are typical lava tubes.

After we finish the caving, you will have a chance to grab some lunch between the two activities.

Next up is Thingvellir National Park to snorkel in Silfra fissure. Get ready to explore the deep blue by putting on a dry suit and other snorkeling gear. Your guide leads you through the marvels of this crystal clear water wonderland. Some say Silfra is one of the best freshwater snorkeling places in the world.

Weight limit: 45-120 kg
Height limit: 150 cm +

Other requirements:

Participants need to be comfortable in the water and be able to swim. You can not snorkel if you are pregnant.
Please review the online medical form all snorkelers must fill out before going on the tour here;  This form is sent by email upon booking. If you mark YES on any of the questions in section 1, you will not be able to participate. If you mark YES on any of the questions in section 2, you will need to get your Physician’s approval and signature on this approval form.

Need glasses?
You will be wearing a snorkeling mask while in the water, and you won’t be able to wear your glasses underneath. Unless you are bringing your prescription mask, we recommend that you use contact lenses for your snorkeling tour.

Photo or it didn’t happen?
We offer every snorkeler the opportunity of having their picture taken. You can buy the photos from the tour on site for 3900 ISK. We accept cards and cash.

You need to know how to swim because you have to be comfortable with floating in water to be able to enjoy to the fullest.

Remember to bring:
Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing, gloves. Warm undergarments (fleece/wool), warm socks, a change of clothing (just in case).

What if I don’t own all of these clothing necessaries?
Don’t worry. You can always rent sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket, and pants in the booking process. We do not rent gear from the location.

Pick up starts at 9:00 am from your Reykjavik accommodation.

Remember to list your pick-up location in the booking process:

Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.


Price from 23.490 ISK

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Tour highlights

  • Thingvellir national park
  • Silfra fissure
  • UNESCO world heritage site

What's included

  • Scuba equipment
  • Dry suit
  • Bragging rights that you snorkled between two continents
  • Thrilling caving

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