Silfra Snorkeling and Lava Caving Tour from Reykjavík


Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime. Snorkel in Silfra where you will find the clearest water on Earth, hike through unique lava tubes and just immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Iceland!

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Adult (Age 14 & over)
USD 349.22
USD 349.22
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 8 - 10.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Available
  • Inclusion: Transportation fee / Admission fee / English-speaking guide / Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, mask & fins) / Hot chocolate and cookies between the Snorkeing and Lava Caving tours
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Starting time: 08:30 09:30 10:30
Starting time: 08:30 09:30 10:30
  • 07:00-08:30 Pick up from Reykjavík Designated Bus Stops
  • Snorkeling Lesson
    20150129124618_1453969760_10886_9 Upon your arrival at Silfra, your guide will give you your dry suit and snorkeling equipment. He will also be explaining how to use the equipment and ensure that you will be warm and comfortable during your 30 to 40-minute snorkelling experience in Silfra Hall, Cathedral and Lagoon.
  • Snorkeling Tour
    20150129124618_1453969760_10886_9 Float through the Big Crack, Silfra’s narrowest section and where the continental plates are so close you can almost touch them.
  • Silfra Hall
    20150129124618_1453969760_10886_9 The fissure then widens into Silfra Hall. In here, the full spectrum of Silfra’s colors and clarity become all the more apparent. At this point, if you look at just the right angle you can see all the way to Thingvallavatn, over 150 meters away.
  • Silfra Cathedral
    20150129124618_1453969760_10886_9 Near to the opening to Thingvallavatn, enter the Silfra Cathedral. As the depth reaches 23 meters, you will feel like you are flying over the boulders and glacial silt.
  • Silfra Lagoon
    20150129124618_1453969760_10886_9 Your snorkeling adventure ends in the endless visibility of Silfra Lagoon. Make sure to drink some of the Silfra water while you are snorkeling! Who knows when you will be able to drink water so pure again...
  • Free Time to Dry Off
  • Lava Caving Tour (45 minutes to 1 hour)
    Iceland_day_5_Leidarendi_AndersNyberg-2-1024x682 Depending on the time of year and the weather, you will visit either the Gjábakkahellir cave in Thingvellir or the Leiðarendi cave, which is closer to Reykjavik. Both caves display the same unique features of this type of lava tube in Iceland.
  • 16:30-17:30 Drop off at Reykjavík Designated Bus Stops
    • In order to participate in the activity, you must have a medical approval form signed by your doctor:
    • Please see the PDF for the size chart to ensure that you are within the size limits for the dry suit:
    • You need to sign the liability release form at the start of the tour:
    • Guests who are pregnant are not permitted to participate in this activity.
    • People 14 years old and above can participate in this activity.
    • Guests must be at least 5 ft (150 cm) to participate in this activity.
    • Guests must be below 6 ft 7 in (200 cm) to participate in this activity.
    • Guests must be at least 99 lbs (45 kg) to participate in this activity.
    • Guests must be below 265 lbs (120 kg) to participate in this activity.
    • Guests must know how to swim to participate in this activity.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Warm clothing
    • Long underwear
    • Thick socks
    • Contact lenses (if you wear glasses)
    • Hiking shoes
Requirement(s) - Others
    • Participants are required to sign a liability waiver at the time of check-in.
Additional Note(s)
    • Please note that there is a maximum of 6 snorkelers per guide.
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Do I need to be able to swim in order to take part in Snorkelling Tours?
  • Yes, you do. Even though the dry suits are very buoyant and keep you afloat it is a prerequisite for snorkellers to be able to swim and feel comfortable in water. This is for your own, the guides and the rest of the snorkelling groups safety and comfort.
I wear glasses, is that a problem?
  • If you have bad eyesight you either need to bring your own prescription dive mask or lens inserts with your own matching dive mask. There are opticians in Reykjavik that you would be able to purchase contact lenses with and this should be done a day in advance.
How cold is the water in Silfra?
  • The water temperature is 2-4°Celsius all year around. This converts to 35-39°Fahrenheit.
Will I receive a drysuit? Will I be warm enough?
  • The drysuit you will wear is 3.5mm high performance compressed density neoprene, laminated with “Diamond-Tuff” nylon. The drysuit will keep you warm and dry, you will also be provided you with a thermal undersuit to wear underneath the suit. We recommend that you were thermal underwear as a base layer or a long sleeved t-shirt and leggings. You might get cold on your hands as you will wear only wet suit gloves.

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Payment/Cancellation policy
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between the booking confirmation date to 08:30 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 10% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 08:30 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
USD 349.22
USD 349.22

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Language English
Pick-up Available
Duration incl. transportation 8 - 10.5 hour(s)
Availability Daily
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