Diving Silfra, Caves & Volcanoes

This day is about descending between lava walls

Dive in filtered water and walk where lava flowed

Our Dive Silfra & Lava Caving Tour is a great combination tour for those who want to make the most of their time in Iceland.

On this trip you will get to dive in one of the world’s most fantastic dive sites, Silfra, as well as go hiking through a lava tube that was created thousands of years ago by a river of red glowing lava. Please note that you must meet the requirements of dry suit diving experience listed below in order to join this tour as a diver. You can also book this for snorkeling

We will take you to Leiðarendi cave about an hour outside of Reykjavík. Leiðarendi is know for displaying the typical features of this most common type of lava cave in Iceland. The cave is full of utterly weird and wonderful rock formations as well as a splattering of amazing colors.
Please make sure to bring good shoes, as we will walk over very uneven ground.
Even though at some points inside the cave we will have to climb and crawl a little, this cave tour is an easy one that can be undertaken by everyone who feels comfortable in confined spaces and is fit to take a short hike.

Please note that in order to dive in Silfra you must have dry suit certification or 10 logged dry suit dives within the last two years of tour date and be able to provide written proof from a diving instructor of these dry suit dives. You can read more about the Diving Silfra Tour here.

If you want to share the experience with your friends or family who are not scuba divers, you can combine this tour with non-divers and snorkelers. Ask us!

Our Souvenirs can be purchased in your booking process by selecting them under "Extras". If the Souvenir you are looking for is not listed below please contact us or leave a comment in your booking and we will bring it on tour with us.

Pamela B 31.05.2016
Fantastic!!! Must do!

A few days ago I was able to cross something off my bucket list and that was dive Silfra. My entire experience was amazing, from my first email exchanges with Ásdís and
Halldóra to the dive itself with Thomas. This crew is professional, personable, and helped make my dive memorable. When I booked the dive I also booked the lava caving experience (with sister company Mountain Expeditions) which was equally great. I had no idea what to expect when booking this excursion but our guide Victoria was incredibly knowledgeable (she really loves caves) as well as hilarious. I’d recommend this combo to anyone, especially adventurous types who want to get as much as they can out of their Icelandic experience!!

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Tour Details

  • All year round

  • 7-9 hours

  • Minimum 1 diver

  • Maximum 8 participants per caving guide

  • Maximum 3 divers per dive instructor

From ISK 56.890

Please bring:

  • Your SCUBA dive certification card (PADI Open Water or equivalent)
  • Proof of dry suit certification or 10 logged dry suit dives within two years of tour date
  • Long underwear
  • Thick socks
  • Suitable clothes for the weather of the day
  • Good shoes (e.g. hiking boots)
  • Warm clothes for caving


  • Free hotel pick up and return in Reykjavik
  • Guided dive in Silfra
  • Guided cave tour
  • All necessary dive equipment
  • Hot choclate and cookies between Diving in Silfra and Lava Caving
  • Entrance fee into Silfra


Please see our booking calendar below for available departures.

Safety requirements

All participants must:
  • be a certified diver at the level of PADI Open Water or equivalent

  • Have dry suit diving certification and a logged dry suit dive within two years of the tour date OR Have at least 10 logged dry suit dives within two years of the tour date and be able to provide written proof from a diving instructor of these dry suit dives PDF

  • have read, signed, and followed directions on the online Diving Silfra Medical Statement (link provided in confirmation email) PDF

  • have our Diving Medical form signed off by a doctor if they are age 60 or older PDF

  • sign our liability release form at the start of the diving tour PDF

  • be at minimum 150cm / maximum 200cm

  • be at minimum 45kg / maximum 120kg

  • fit within our dry suit size chart PDF

  • be at least 17 years of age (signature of legal guardian required for under 18 year old participants)

  • be physically fit

  • be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit

  • be able to communicate in English

  • not be pregnant

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Your bookable extras

You'll dive here


Thingvellir National Park
801 Selfoss

Leiðarendi Lava Cave

220 Hafnarfjörður

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