Combining snorkeling and caving gives you the ultra experience of Icelandic nature. You will explore the hidden world of the lava fields by foot by caving in the Blue Mountain area and visit the UNESCO World Heritage site, Þingvellir national park and snorkel the freshwater fissure Silfra, one of the best diving site in the world.
Silfra is a freshwater fissure about 60-63 meters where it is the deepest and you can almost see to end of it as the water is so clear. The water is so pristine it feels like flying. No diving experience is needed as you will snorkel at the surface of the canyon. We provide all the gear that you need and offer snorkeling in wetsuit and drysuit all dependant on your interest. We however recommend the wetsuit as you will feel more free and be able to dive as well, no diving license is required. Not sure which suit to choose? Take a look at our blog post wetsuit vs. drysuit to help you decide.
The cave we will visit is called Leiðarendi. The 900 meter long lava tube offers unique rock formations, such as stalactites and shelves. Some light crawling may be required yet Leiðarendi cave has a rather easy access to the underworld wonders of the Icelandic lava fields.Book now
Price: 26.900 ISK (included in price is pick-up and drop-off at your hotel, guide and all necessary equipment for snorkeling and caving).
From 1. March – 31. Oct: Pickup is between 8:00 and 8:15am
From 1. Nov – 28 February: Pickup is between 9:00 and 9:15am
Duration: 6,5 – 7 hours
Minimum participants: 2 people (Contact us if you are traveling alone as we might already have a small group departing at your desired date).
Maximum participants: 6 per snorkeling guide and 8 per caving guide
We will provide you with all necessary gear required for snorkeling and caving. You will however have to bring:
Rent a GoPro and you will receive an SD card with your footage to take home straight after your tour.
We often get the question on which suit to go with – Wetsuit or Drysuit? In reality, this all comes down to your preference, along with your ability to bear a little cold.
First off we’d like to note that if you’re going with a group, you don’t all need to wear the same type of suit. Just make two separate bookings, one for the ones who choose drysuits and another for those who choose wetsuits. If you make sure the bookings are on the same day and at the same time, you will be snorkeling together.
If you choose a drysuit, you can wear normal clothing underneath the suit, but we do recommend that you wear long sleeves and warm socks. Just make sure it is something comfortable like fleece, thin wool or a sweat suit – we definitely don’t recommend jeans. The drysuit does keep you nice and warm and most importantly it keeps you dry – however, in a drysuit you are unable to free dive, as you somewhat float on the surface.
In a wetsuit you have the opportunity to dive a little underneath the surface of Silfra to explore this natural wonder up close. You will have to wear a bathing suit underneath as there is always a little water that leaks through the suit. Your bodyheat then heats this water up fairly quickly within the suit. You’ll definitely have more mobility in the wetsuit, being able to move around properly and more freely. Note the water temperature at Silfra is 2-4 degrees Celsius all year around – which makes for around 35-39 degrees Fahrenheit. Therefore, only those comfortable with a little cold from the freezing glacier water should go for the wetsuit. In saying that, most people who decide to go for a wetsuit on even the coldest days do absolutely great.
No matter what suit you go for, Silfra is absolutely amazing and you can’t go wrong with one or the other. Most importantly: have fun and enjoy the magic of Silfra!
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