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Diving in Silfra Day Tour

Duration

3-5 hours

Availability

All year

Difficulty

Moderate

Pickup

Meet on Location

Min. age

17 years

Region

South

Discover the unique underwater world of Silfra fissure with unmatched water clarity and swim between two of the biggest continental plates on the planet!

Why you’ll love this tour

  • You will spend a day visiting the extraordinary Þingvellir National Park and enjoying the stunning landscape at first hand.
  • You’ll dive into crystal-clear Silfra Fissure, one of the highest-rated diving spots with unparalleled visibility.
  • The underwater scenery that you experience in Silfra is found nowhere else on Earth.

What’s included?

Included

  • Dive instructor
  • 1 guided dive
  • All necessary dive equipment
  • Entrance fee into Silfra
  • Hot chocolate and cookies in the dive break

Not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation

Highlights

  • Diving Between Continents
  • Scuba Diving
  • Guided Dive Tour in Silfra with a Certified PADi® Divemaster
  • Tectonic Rift Valley
  • Silfra Fissure
  • Thingvellir National Park

Tour itinerary

Your tour begins at the diving base camp in Thingvellir National Park.

At the meeting point, your guide will give you a detailed briefing of the dive site and the most important aspects of dry suit diving. Your guide will then assist you in setting up the dive equipment. We use only high-quality BARE and Buddy brand SCUBA equipment and APEX regulators.

Then it’s time to take the plunge and experience diving into Silfra’s pristine, crystal clear water. The water being filtered over decades by Iceland’s volcanic basalt rock, you can easily take a sip during your dive; you won’t find purer drinking water.

During your dive you will explore the four main parts of Silfra. You will float through Big Crack, Silfra’s narrowest section, where you can have your ‘Dive Between the Continents’ photo taken. As the fissure widens you will find yourself in the majestic Silfra Hall with the possibility of local geese and ducks paddling overhead. Near to the opening to Thingvallavatn, we will enter the Silfra Cathedral; if there are divers ahead you will see the ‘chandelier effect’ of their rising bubbles. Your dive is finished in the endless visibility of Silfra Lagoon.

After this first dive, we will make our way back along a challenging but rewarding 250-meter path with our dive gear and then warm our hands and spirits with hot chocolate and cookies. Don’t hesitate to ask your guide if you need some assistance with your gear.

This tour includes two dives. Each dive will take about 30-40 minutes with a maximum depth of 18 meters. In the winter, however, if the outside temperature drops below 0°C, we conduct only one extended (40-45 minute) dive for the safety and comfort of our divers.

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 FAQ & Important notes

The following is important information applicable to this tour. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us by email or phone, we are here to make your tour exceptional!

Operation:

This tour is operated by our trusted partner.

Meeting point:

Maps with directions to Silfra can be found here.

Please note that the Silfra car park is restricted to commercial vehicle parking. Your parking lot is P5, about a 5 minute walk down the road from Silfra. The National Park charges a fee for car parking to be paid on MyParking.
If you would like to book transportation service from Reykjavík to Silfra, please contact us!

Driving time to Silfra from Reykjavík is ca. 1 hour. If you are early, you can stop at the Thingvellir Information Center.

Booking:

Our day tours are very popular and we have many days when all the available seats are booked out. Please book your tour early to avoid disappointment. You can book this tour online using the booking form or just call our office. We typically respond to phone calls from 8:00 AM to 17:00 PM GMT – if you do not reach us, please send an email and we will reply to your message as soon as possible.

Prices:

All prices are per person. We accept payment by major credit and debit cards with no additional fees. Gratuities are not included.

Tour itinerary changes:

At all times your safety is our first priority. You can expect any kind of weather in Iceland. For this reason, the tour itinerary may be subject to change the sights without notice or the tour might be canceled due to weather, or other unforeseen circumstances. If the timing changes, we will need your valid mobile phone number to contact you and inform you of the time change. Please don’t forget to fill out your phone number on the booking form. If the tour is canceled, you can choose to receive a full refund or to reschedule your tour for another day. We make every effort to avoid any such changes wherever possible.

What to bring:

It’s essential to bring your SCUBA dive certification card (PADI Open Diver Water or equivalent) and a proof of dry suit dive certification or 10 logged dry suit dives within two years of tour date. Since the weather is unpredictable, always bring comfortable outdoor clothes. Since the water temperature is cold, please bring warm and long underwear layers and warm socks.  Jeans are not suitable clothing; a waterproof jacket and shoes and a warm sweater are highly recommended. It’s best to wear waterproof boots. Bring contact lenses if you wear glasses and your personal daily medications if required.

Safety requirements:

You must be a certified diver at the level of PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent and have dry suit diving certification and a logged dry suit dive within two years of the Silfra tour date OR have at least 10 logged dry suit dives within two years of the Silfra tour date and be able to provide written proof from a diving instructor of these dry suit dives.

Participants must have read, signed and followed directions on the online Diving Silfra Medical Statement (link will also be provided in the confirmation email).

Please have our Diving Medical form signed off by a doctor if you are age 60 or older.

All participants must be at minimum 150cm / maximum 200cm and minimum 45kg / maximum 120kg. Please check our dry suit size chart and make sure that you fit within our snorkeling suits.

Be at least 17 years of age on the year, be physically fit and be comfortable in the water and be able to swim.

All participants must be able to communicate in English.

Medical conditions:

Persons with recent surgery, or who are pregnant are not allowed to participate in the snorkeling tours. Please let us know of any allergies or medical conditions that you may require assistance with.

Payment and cancelation:

Full payment is required at time of booking to secure your place. We require 24 hrs notice of cancellation for a refund. Any cancellation made within less than 24 hours prior to departure will be fully charged.

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24.990 ISK

All prices are per person.

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