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Snorkelling in Silfra, Lava Caving & Northern Lights Tour

Snorkelling in Silfra, Lava Caving & Northern Lights Tour

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Silfra Diving, Iceland
Duration
10 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English
Available
Oct. - Jan.
Minimum age:
12 years old

Join this self drive day tour to snorkel at one of the most beautiful snorkelling sites in the world (Silfra), hike through an underground cave and observe the Northern Lights in a unique location. 

Your day will start with a 45-minute drive from Reykjavik to Silfra, where you will be welcomed and given a detailed briefing of the area and the activity. For 30 minutes, you will float in the crystal-clear glacial water that fills this tectonic crack as you will find yourself between two continents. The Silfra fissure is the result of the Eurasian and North-American tectonic plates drifting apart, which is what makes this site unique and bucket-list-worthy for so many people. Your tour includes top-quality snorkelling gear, as well as hot chocolate and cookies to warm up after the tour.

After your snorkelling adventure, you will make your way back towards Reykjavik and drive past the capital until you arrive at the Leiðarendi cave (about a 1-hour drive). This cave boasts terrific rock formations and fascinating colours. Although the hike requires some crawling and climbing, this tour is easy and suitable for everyone who feels comfortable in small spaces and is fit enough for a short walk. High-quality caving gear is provided, but make sure to wear good shoes.

Your day will end with another remarkable experience when you will visit the Northern Lights Observatory. Recently constructed outside of the city and away from artificial lights, this Observatory offers the perfect starting point for your Northern Lights hunt. Your guide will provide you with useful tips on how to hunt for the aurora, as well as camera settings to help you capture them. You will also have access to the one of a kind Dark Park, where you will witness a unique indoor simulation of the Northern Lights. The visit will be during the day, but your voucher allows you to revisit the same night to try and spot the real Northern Lights.

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Included

Guided snorkelling experience
1-hour guided cave tour with an expert local guide
All necessary equipment
Hot chocolate and cookies
Entrance fee into Silfra
Aurora Basecamp fee

Activities

Snorkelling
Caving

Attractions

Leiðarendi Cave
Silfra
Aurora Basecamp

What to bring

Thermal clothing
Thick socks
Good shoes (e.g. hiking boots)
Warm clothes for caving
Contact lenses if you wear glasses (or your own prescription mask if you have one)

Good to know

All participants need to read, fill out and sign our medical statement. All participants 60 years old and over need to bring a signed physician's approval to join the tour. Please note that we need a minimum of 2 participants to run this tour.

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