Visit Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, for a day of spelunking and snorkeling during this full-day, Eco-adventure from Reykjavik. Accompanied by your certified guide, visit the hidden underworld of a typical Icelandic lava tube for some caving exploration. You'll also see the impressive Silfra fissure, where you will get the chance to snorkel between the tectonic plates of America and Eurasia. Round-trip transportation from pick up points in the downtown Reykjavik area, and all necessary gear are included.
Small group guarantee, ensuring a more personalized experience
Explore a typical Icelandic lava tube cave
Spend a day at the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park
Snorkel between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates
Following pickup at your Reykjavik hotel, climb aboard a comfortable, climate-controlled minibus for the 60-minute journey to the UNESCO-listed Þingvellir National Park. 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 under the park through Gjábakkahellir cave. 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. Please note: In the winter, you will explore Leiðarendi cave. Before continuing on to Silfra, take a break for lunch (own expense). At the Silfra fissure, slip on your snorkeling gear and explore the underground pool. Drift between the tectonic plates that separate North America and Eurasia, and check out the most scenic areas of the pool with your guide. After a day of exploring Þingvellir National Park, you'll conclude with drop-off back at your Reykjavik hotel.
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
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!
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
Day Trip was well organized. but not the Silfra part that was very disorganized. the guides in the lake were unfriendly, we did not feel comfortable and safe. in my experience we were to much people to handle so we did not have good explanation what i consider very important for the succeed.One of the guide tour was complaining to much about customers. the time we have to expand to get the dry clothes is to much not well organize..Everything was in a mess. The place is not the optimus. I have a terrible time and not recommend the tour with lot of people because impossible to have good experience. I have to recognize our guide Kristine was excellent and very helpfully