Diving Silfra

Snorkeling and Diving

Touring Region
Reykjavík, South


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Diving Silfra

Immerse yourself in a unique underwater world with unmatchedwater clarity and swim between two of the biggest continental plates on theplanet!

Your Silfra Diving Day Tour begins when we pick you up fromyour accommodation in Reykjavík. During the one-hour drive to ThingvellirNational Park, your guide will introduce you to the unique geological andcultural history of Silfra and the surrounding Thingvellir area.Upon arrival at the Silfra fissure, your guide will give youa detailed briefing of the dive site and the most important aspects of dry suitdiving. Your guide will then assist you in setting up the dive equipment. Weuse only high quality BARE and Buddy brand SCUBA equipment and APEX regulators.
Then it’s time to take the plunge and experience diving intoSilfra’s pristine, crystal clear water. Filtered over decades by Iceland’svolcanic basaltic rock, you can easily take a sip during your dive; you won’tfind purer drinking water. During your dive you will explore the four main parts ofSilfra. You will float through Big Crack, Silfra’s narrowest section, where youcan have your ‘Dive Between the Continents’ photo taken. As the fissure widensyou will find yourself in the majestic Silfra Hall with the possibility oflocal geese and ducks paddling overhead. Near to the opening to Thingvallavatnwe 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 endlessvisibility of Silfra Lagoon.
After this first dive, we will make our way back along achallenging but rewarding 250 meter path with our dive gear and then warm ourhands and spirits with hot chocolate and cookies.

What's Included?

Free hotel pick up and return in Reykjavik. Guide.

2 guided dives (if temperature drops below 0°C we do only 1 dive).

All necessary equipment.

Hot choclate and cookies in the dive break. Entrance fee of ISK 1.000,- into Silfra.

What do I need to bring?

Your SCUBA dive certification card.

Long underwear,

thick socks,

suitable clothes for the weather of the day.

Please Note

This tour includes two dives. 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.  Your dive will take about 30-40 minutes with a maximum depth of 18 meters. In winter when conditions fall below freezing we will conduct a 60-80 minute dive. 

If you have friends or family who are not certified divers but would also like to experience Silfra, they would be very welcome to join the Snorkelling Silfra Day Tour.   
Note: If you have never dived in a dry suit before, we strongly recommend that you prepare for this tour with a dry suit course. You will learn how to safely and confidently dive in a dry suit and thus enjoy diving in Silfra even more. You will also receive a PADI Dry Suit Specialty Certificate, which is an internationally recognised certification and often a requirement for diving in challenging cold-water dive sites elsewhere in the world.    
If you have your own transportation, you also have the option of meeting us directly at Thingvellir Park. Click on this link and you find directions to the meeting point in Þingvellir.
Participants must: be at least 150 cm. tall and weigh at least 45 kg. Be at least 18 years of age

be a certified diver at the level of PADI Open Water or equivalent.

Bring proof of their diving certification. Be physically fit. Be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit. Not be pregnant.

Minimum Age

18 years