Dive in lava 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.

Depending on the time of year and the weather, we will choose either the Gjábakkahellir cave in Thingvellir or the Leiðarendi cave, which is closer to Reykjavik.

Both caves are lava tubes that display the same typical features of this most common type of lava cave in Iceland.  The caves are 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.

Here you can read more about the Diving Silfra Tour.

Note that snorkelers and divers can join on the caving portion of the tour together.

NOTE:
In order to join this tour 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.

Tour Details

Availability:

All year around.

See our guaranteed departures in the booking calendar (click on BOOK NOW below).
We might do other departures on request.

This tour is also available as the Snorkeling Silfra & Lava Caving Tour.

 

Requirements:

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
  • have read, signed, and followed directions on the Diving Silfra Medical Statement
  • be at minimum 150cm / maximum 200cm
  • be at minimum 45kg / maximum 120kg
  • be at minimum 17 years of age (signature of legal guardian required for under 18 year old participants) / maximum 65 years of age
  • be physically fit
  • be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit
  • be able to communicate in English or have a translator available at all times during the tour
  • not be pregnant

Please note:
Participants are not allowed on tour without signing the Diving Silfra Medical Statement and, if necessary, a physician’s approval which can be found with the Medical Statement.  Please read the Diving Silfra Medical Statement prior to booking to make sure that you are eligible for the tour.

Each participant must sign our liability release form at the start of the tour.

Duration:

7-9 hours

Min / Max:

For your safety and convenience we conduct this tour with a minimum of 1 and a maximum ratio of 3 divers per dive instructor.

On the lava caving part of the tour can be a maximum of 8 participants per guide.

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
Included:
  • Free hotel pick up and return
  • guided dive in Silfra
  • guided cave tour
  • all necessary equipment
  • hot choclate and cookies between Diving in Silfra and Lava Caving
  • entrance fee of ISK 1.000,- into Silfra
Departures:

Please see our booking calendar below for available departures.

 

Book this tour now!

 
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