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Reykjavik Combo Snorkel in Silfra Fissure & Lava Caving

1. Reykjavik Combo Snorkel in Silfra Fissure & Lava Caving

This full-day combined snorkeling and lava caving adventure tour starts with pick up from Reykjavik. As the conditions in Iceland vary greatly between seasons, visit one of two different lava caves. As you explore the hidden world beneath one of Iceland‘s lava fields, enjoy the opportunity to discover first hand the marvels created by past volcanic activity. Accompanied by a certified guide, experience the wonders of the lava tube cave and hear all there is to know about the formation of the cave. Snorkeling in Silfra is your second adventure of this combo tour, although this can vary. Silfra fissure is one of Iceland’s best-kept secrets, an otherworldly scene that is famous for its heavenly shades of blue. Located in the heart of the historic site of Thingvellir National Park, the crystal-clear water gives you a feeling of being weightless as you float along with the lazy current. During your snorkeling adventure between the tectonic plates, benefit from the accompaniment of a certified snorkeling guide. All necessary gear is provided for this tour. Please note that you can rent a waterproof digital camera or purchase a waterproof disposable camera directly from the operator to snap unique photos during your black and blue adventure in Iceland that you can then share with your loved ones back home. 

Silfra: Leidarendi Lava Caving & Snorkeling Tour with Photos

2. Silfra: Leidarendi Lava Caving & Snorkeling Tour with Photos

Combining snorkeling and caving gives you the ultra experience of Icelandic nature. You will explore the hidden world of the lava fields on foot and underwater. 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. You will snorkel under the UNESCO World Heritage site, Þingvellir national park  at the freshwater fissure Silfra, one of the best diving site in the world. Silfra is about 60-63 meters at its deepest. Silfra is a freshwater fissure and you can almost see end to end as the water is so clear. 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. Adventure Vikings is the only company in Iceland offering wetsuit snorkeling and we really recommend you to do that as you will get more freedom in your snorkeling experience.

Leidarendi Cave: Lava Tunnel Caving from Reykjavik

3. Leidarendi Cave: Lava Tunnel Caving from Reykjavik

Go caving in Iceland's Leidarendi Cave. You should definitely go on this tour if you want to see what’s underneath all the lava in Iceland. You will will explore the hidden world of the lava fields as you're taken down to The End of the Road (I. Leiðarendi). Leiðarendi is about 900 meters long, and you will walk around 150 meters towards it. The cave lies in a circle and is pitch black without light, but you will get a helmet and headlight, so you will easily see the wonders the cave has to offer. You will see magnificent lava formations such as stalactites and drip stalagmites, and have an underground adventure. You might need to hunch and crawl a bit, but all in all the cave gives an easy access to the underworld of the Icelandic lava fields. The lava above the cave was formed more than 2,000 years ago.

Golden Circle Tour and Caving in Leidarendi Lava Tunnel

4. Golden Circle Tour and Caving in Leidarendi Lava Tunnel

Combining caving and the Golden Circle tour in Iceland gives you a unique experience of the Icelandic nature. See the wonders of the Icelandic nature while driving through the countryside and exploring the underworld wonders of the Icelandic lava fields by visiting the cave, Leiðarendi.  Leiðarendi is a 900-meter long lava tube offering unique rock formations, such as stalactites and shelves. Some light crawling may be required yet Leiðarendi cave has rather easy access to the underworld of Iceland. The Golden Circle tour is the most popular tourist route in Iceland. Start your tour at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Þingvellir, where Althing, was established around 930 and at Þingvellir the two continents, Europe and America, meet. Also visit the geothermal active valley Haukadalur where among others the hot spring geysers Geysir and Strokkur are and check out the waterfall Gullfoss.

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What people are saying about Leidarendi Cave

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 136 reviews

An amazing tour! Lava cave was beautiful and really interesting, but Silfra snorkeling was amazing. It wasn't even as cold as I thought it would be. Just to see and feel it all was a fantastic experience!

Great guide, as a geologist he has a clue what he is talking about. The tour even took place just for the two of us. Highly recommended and more adventurous than you think.

The cave was really cool, but it was the snorkeling that was quite literally out of this world! What an adventure! I had my 14 year old son and he loved it!

Was an interesting excursion, guides were funny and nice. Bus was slightly late but otherwise the trip worked out perfectly.

Absolutly amazing experience and the guides are so lovely. Would recomend to everyone.