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Black & Blue

Certified Operator     Tour Operator: Arctic Adventures     9 hours     Travel method: Other / Non-Travel     Region: Capital Region

Combo Tour: Guided Lava Cave Tour & Snorkeling tour in Silfra, in Thingvellir National Park. 

Trip difficulty: 3/5, moderate.

Tour Highlights: Silfra Fissure, Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir), Leidarendi Lava Tube, Snorkeling, Caving 

Tour Details:
- Pick-up: Please be ready at 8:00 AM for pick-up from your Reykjavík accommodation and please note that it can take up to 30 minutes for us to arrive.

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.

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.

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Minimum age: 12 years
Difficulty: Moderate

What is 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.

Important information

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.


All participants are required to read our Snorkeling Handbook prior to participation in the tour. In the handbook you will find important information about medical conditions and requirements.

  • It is important that you can both understand and communicate in English in order to participate in the tour.  

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