The Silfra waters are so pure, you can drink it during your dive
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Moderate
  • eTicket

  • Meet on location or pick up
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Description

Please note: This tour includes hotel pick up and drop off service. Simply select the pick up place of your preference from the list under the availability section and our driver will be on his way!

Please note: If you don't want to be picked up, you can meet us at Silfra, Þingvellir National Park, Selfoss, 801 for the dive, and then meet us at Elding Whale Watching, Ægisgarður 5, Reykjavík, 101 for the whale watching tour.

The summer season in Iceland gives you the opportunity to truly make the most out of one day. The combination of diving in Silfra followed by whale watching is a great way to get to know the many forms of one of Iceland’s most prominent element: water.

Silfra is a crack in the earth between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. This remarkable fissure is filled with the glacial water and with over 100 meters visibility underwater, it is among the clearest bodies of water on our planet.  

On the diving tour we will guide you through the four parts of the Silfra fissure. Floating through Silfra's crystal clear water is an otherworldly experience; the near-freezing water, astonishing colors, and sensation of flying provide a very unique environment for liquid meditation that you will never forget. 

After the diving tour you will make your way back to Reykjavik and the old harbor (you can choose a tour with or without transportation). The whale watching tour departs from the harbor and takes about 3 hours.

Itinerary

Pick up

We can pick you up at any centrally located accommodation in Reykjavík. Due to city council regulation, we are only allowed to pick up our customers from selected bus stops around the downtown Reykjavik area. You can find your closest bus stop on https://busstop.is/ - all you need to do is type your accommodation address in the top search bar.  

Diving in Silfra

Dive into the most unique body of water in the world with unparalleled visibility.

Silfra is a crack in the Earth ripped open by the movement of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. The crystal clear glacial water filling the Silfra fissure has been filtered for decades through underground lava rock, providing over 100 meters of underwater visibility. The underwater scenery that you experience in Silfra is found nowhere else on Earth.

We will do a single-dive tour that will take about 3 hours, of which 30-40 minutes are spent in the water.  

Whale Watching

We will drop you off at the harbor in Reykjavik, where you will have the time to eat something before you get on the whale watching boat for an unforgettable trip into the world of whales and sea birds.

Pick up locations

What's included

  • guided snorkeling trip
  • all necessary diving equipment
  • hot chocolate and cookies after diving in Silfra
  • Silfra entrance fee of 1.500 ISK per person 
  • guided whale watching tour

What do I need to 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
  • If you wear glasses, please bring contact lenses or your own prescription mask if you have one   

Important information

  • 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 between 150cm and 200cm in height
  • be between 45kg and 120kg in weight 
  • fit within our dry suit size chart 
  • be minimum 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 and 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 on the second page of the Medical Statement document. 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.  

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 2 days or less before departure
  • Cancellation fee of 10% if cancelled 1000 days or less before departure

Categories

  • ADVENTURE
  • DIVING
  • DOLPHIN OR WHALEWATCHING
  • DAY TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS
  • NATURE
  • SIGHTSEEING
  • SAILING OR BOAT TOUR

Guided Language

  • English

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Fascinating!

Decided to combine two of my favorite things on earth: Diving and Iceland. Didn't regret it! As a diver, I've seen many different places with great beauty and the underwater world of Silfra is pretty amazing! Also, the whale watching tour is a very nice addition as you can see those beautiful creatures in the natural environment. It was an unforgettable experience!

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By Richard D on 2020-06-30

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