Great guide! Fun time....Being in a lava tube was a great experience, wear waterproof clothing and old boots as the lava rocks chew up shoes. Snorkeling was a very cool experience make sure to have a base layer on, and the only thing that got cold on me was hands. Other than that i was actually quite warm. Take a camera if you have a water proof one. The colors are much better through film then the eyes.
Cave exploring was a great experience, but the snorkeling in Silfra... beyond words.
One of a kind experience. It was truly lovely! Worth the time and money!
You cannot leave Iceland without snorkeling, or diving, the Sifra Fissure. It's the only place to see the amazing rock formations and crystal clear water so deep you cannot see the bottom at some points. Ok, so it's a little challenging to get suited up in the elements, but the staff are awesome. It is an adventure not everyone can claim. Go for it!
The cave was good, but more challenging for this mature traveler to get around in limited light on steady rocks.
It was a great trip that Saga our guide made funny, relaxing, and completely worth our efforts.
This was such an amazing experience! Our guide for the caving was so informative and gave us such a great experience!
The snorkelling was phanominal! It was cold as we did this at the end of November. I believe they said the water was reading at about 2C but well worth the experience and your given the proper equipment to do this anyways! The crew for the snorkelling were well trained and provided a great adventure for those of us who were first timers!
Do not leave Iceland without experiencing these adventures!!
A wonderful day and exciting experience. My guide was fun, energetic, knowledgeable and thoroughly enjoyed telling us about Iceland and the amazing things we were seeing. The day was well planned and not rushed. Make sure to buy food at the stop in the morning as everywhere else is very expensive. The lava tube was really cool, and fun. A few tight spots but nothing too ridiculous Snorkeling in Silfra was exhilarating. The dry suits keep you completely dry and warm with only your head and hands getting wet. It is cold but the experience is so amazing you soon forget. Highly recommend this tour.
The cave was really good, and the guide talked so many interesting stories. The snorkeling.... definitely an experience... But is more about saying you did it, and the experience d the cold water.... because while you're doing it, what you see is not that amazing... its just water and rocks. Your head, hair and hands will get wet. Although you'll only feel really cold in your hands and part of your face. After you get out of the water, you need to walk all wed and cold for about 5 mts to the bus. Terrible cold!
Best day out ever!!
For caving make sure your clothing is quite protective as there is crawling involved. Dont take a bag in the cave!
The guide was one of the nicest young guys i have met!
Such a cool experience!
Snorkling was mind blowing!! Didnt feel cold in the suit.
Probably the best value for money tour in Iceland ;) Seriously though, you get to see lava caves from a thoysand years ago and the majestic waters of silfra all in one tour...and a few extras along the way if you have a good guide like i had with Saga Lif!
Great tour! Only wished the time in the water would have been longer, such amazing sights!!
Had an amazing time on this tour! Our tour guide Oliver was very accommodating, friendly and professional. The cave was super interesting, the walls looked like melted wax and the floor was covered in large rocks and boulders making for an interesting 1.3 km hike. if you have mobility challenges - this is not the tour for you as you had to ensure you watched where you walked as you climbed and there were a few areas where it could be challenging to descend over the rocks. I was traveling with my best friend and we loved it. It was a great adventure!
Snorkeling in Silfra was also amazing! Oliver turned us over to his work colleague Julian and team who assisted us in getting on all the gear. First you put on a one piece snow suit with booties, then comes the wet suit, full head mask and mittens. There is a small walk from the area you suit up to the water and given I felt like the Pillsbury dough boy it was quite hard to move, however it was all well worth it! The water was cold only on your face and hands, however you quickly go numb. The view is amazing and the experience was incredible. I highly recommend this tour and give it a 5 out of 5!
Great tour. My 13 year old daughter and I both had a blast. Definitely a once in a lifetime experience.
We were BLOWN AWAY!! The cave hike was amazing! It is a little cold and wet...I definitely recommend water proof pants and jacket, and gloves, but you do get sweaty because there are sections where you have to crawl. The cave never gets to a point where you can't get through though-the guide is really great and explains each section of the cave before you enter.
After the cave, you drive to another location and Snorkel where two tectonic plates are coming apart. It's an incredible experience. When you're putting on the gear you might think it's not worth it, but it totally is. The only part of your body that gets cold in the water is your chin! After about 5 min though, you're used to it and you can enjoy the amazing clear water. I thought I might need a swimsuit, but you don't! Just some leggings and a tshirt to wear under the gear.
Last, bring a lunch!! They only stop at a gas station-no food stops.
I highly recommend this company for this tour. We used other tour companies for the rest of our travel in Iceland and wish we had used these guys for everything. They were friendlier and more knowledgeable than other tour companies we used. Also, the group was small by design so we didn't have the headaches that go along with larger tour groups.
Diane United States of ...
Amazing day trip! Our tour guide, Oliver, was great! I enjoyed the cave more than I would have expected. Snorkeling was fun too but for all the preparation it takes, it didn't seem like we were in the water all that long. And it was my first time doing that kind of snorkeling so I was a little uncomfortable with all the gear/equipment and worrying about leaks and such. But it worked out quite well. It makes me want to pursue scuba diving! The water was so beautiful. I love being able to say I've been between the North American and Eurasian plates!
Excellent guides, excellent views, recommended for those who want to do something outside the mainstream while in Iceland, and the Silfra snorkeling is something you will remember forever.
Really wonderful experience. The tour guide was helpful and informative and even added some local stories! The cave was great and not too challenging. Snorkeling was incredible, just be prepared for being stuffed into a dry suit!
Absolutely fantastic. Richard was a fun guide and made us feel very safe both in the dark cave and freezing water!
Such an awesome day out! Rich did an awesome job of guiding us throughout the day and Mike took great care of us in the water.
Snorkelling through the tectonic rift was a beautiful and surreal experience, I'm recommending it to everyone I know going to Iceland.
THIS TRIP WAS AMAZING - from the cave to the silfra - i have never seen water so clear. And yes, it was freezing, but so worth it! Make sure to drink some of the water while snorkling, you can taste how pure it is.
Enjoyed both the caving and Silfa, don't miss the chance to experience this once in a lifetime trip.
waalle United States of ...
The best thing I did in Iceland. These guys were entertaining and knowledgeable. Snorkeling in Silfra was breathtaking. A must do!
I had an amazing time on this tour and would highly recommend it! The guides were excellent -particularly Richard! The water was cold but it and #39;s such a cool experience and you and #39;re only in the water for 30-40 minutes (although it feels longer!) so make the most of it!
We really enjoyed our day with Richard. We started the day with a trip to a cave, where they provided helmets with lights and crampons for the bottom of your shoes so you don and #39;t slip (much appreciated!). There are some tight spots in the cave (there was a small part where we had to roll and the entrance/exit were a bit tight (akin to a tube /slide into the earth), but overall doable. I would definitely recommend wearing water resistant/proof pants that can handle a few scrapes as you may end scraping against things or crawling at some point and there are some wet areas. It should also be mentioned that this is nothing like the caverns that I had previously experienced - definitely much more physically demanding and less accessible than I had initially expected, including lighting from only the headlamps of the group. There and #39;s really no room to bring things into the cave unless they fit in a coat pocket (for which zipper pockets are great), so I and #39;d recommend only bringing what you feel comfortable leaving in the van. The cave was great - interesting designs, colors, and icicles.
We then went to Silfra for snorkeling. The beauty under the water makes the cold totally worth it, but it and #39;s definitely cold. I especially recommend wearing lots of layers on your feet. My feet were the coldest, even with 3 pairs of socks and despite being in the dry suit. I also highly recommend having your seals checked on your suit to make sure there and #39;s no room for water to get in or ask for extra ties to tighten the seal. Some water got in my suit and it was freezing. You may want to bring an extra change of clothes in case that happens. It took about 45 minutes to get into all the gear and I give Richard such kudos for helping us manage it all!!! If everything goes according to plan, your body and feet should stay dry, but your hands and head will definitely get wet (they are in separate wetsuit pieces). I brought a swim cap with me and was thankful to have my hair stay dry in the cold.
I also really appreciated that Richard pointed key sights and features by the road as we drove. There were a few sights we had passed a few times and had no idea what they were prior to this tour. Overall a really unique and great trip.
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