Combo Tour: Guided Lava Cave Tour & Snorkeling tour in Silfra, in Thingvellir National Park.
Trip difficulty: 2 out of 5 possible. Rated: Moderate. Classic day trip: Available directly from Reykjavik in Iceland.
– Silfra Fissure
– Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir) – Gjabakkahellir Lava Tube (Summer) – Leidarendi Lava Tube (Winter)
Duration: Approximately 8 hours.
Hotel Pick-up time: Please be ready at 9:00 AM for pick-up from your Reykjavík accommodation and please note that it can take up to 30 minutes for us to arrive. Don’t know where you will be staying? No worries, just choose “To Be Announced” for pick-up location and get back to us when you have further details.
Included: Certified Padi Diveguide / Divemaster and expert cave guide. All necessary specialized snorkeling gear, including a specially made down suit to keep you warm in the glacier water. All necessary specialized caving gear including helmet and headlight.
Clothing: Please bring with you warm and waterproof outdoor clothing, gloves, warm undergarment clothing (fleece/wool sweater and pants), warm socks, a change of clothing (just in case). Sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants can be rented beforehand if you contact us or book online.
Our adventure starts with the black as we explore the hidden world of the lava field underneath the Þingvellir National Park. The park is located in the tectonic rift valley between America and Europe and is also filled with incredible lava caves. On this trip we will explore an Icelandic cave and discover the marvels that volcanic activity has created in the past. The cave is a perfect example of an Icelandic lava tube and is situated in one of the most active volcano areas in the world. After the cave exploration you have time to grab lunch before moving on into the blue for your second adventure…
Part two of this trip includes snorkeling in the Silfra Fissure, an otherworldly scene that is world famous for its heavenly shades of blue. The crystal clear water in the deep fissure gives you a feeling of pure weightlessness as you venture down the lazy current. The snorkeling is a relaxing yet exotic trip in an unbelievably beautiful environment between the two Eurasian and North American tectonic plates.
Note #1: Due to limited capacity and Þingvellir National Park regulations this tour sells out frequently, we recommend you book this tour well in advance.
Note #2: Do you have bad eyesight? On the snorkeling tour you will be wearing snorkeling / dive goggles and to see underwater there can be nothing in the way of the seal to keep them from filling up with water. That is, you can not wear glasses underneath the goggles. You will have to go without them, wear eye lenses or bring your own goggles with prescription. Note #3 : Although you don´t need to “swim” while snorkeling, we recommend that you can. The reason for that is people that can´t swim tend to panic when they are in the water. You have to be comfortable with floating in water.
The Black & Blue is included in our 5 day multi adventure trip and can be added to our bestselling weekend trip. Both trips offer great adventures for an unbeatable price.
Disclaimer:All adventure trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to there own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.
Certified Padi® Diveguide / Divemaster and expert cave guide. All necessary specialized snorkeling gear, including a specially made down suit to keep you warm in the glacier water. All necessary specialized caving gear including helmet and headlight.
What do I need to bring?
Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing, gloves, warm undergarment clothing (fleece/wool sweater and pants), warm socks, a change of clothing (just in case) and a lunch or snack. Good hiking shoes are recommended. Sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants can be rented beforehand if you contact us or book online.