Diving in Silfra
Dive between two continental plates in the bluest and clearest water you’ll ever see. A must do for all divers.
Enjoy this amazing underwater world with clarity that can’t be matched anywhere and swim between two of the biggest continental plates on the planet. You need to be an certified diver to enjoy this activity.
If someone in your group is not a certified diver they can still join you by doing the Silfra Snorkeling Day Tour.
Pick up included
Shorter if you use your own transportation
1-4 divers per diving guide
Participants must be:
*be at least 150cm tall and weigh at least 45kg
*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
* Your SCUBA dive certification card
*suitable clothes for the weather of the day (to wear before and after tour)
*Free hotel pick up and return in Reykjavík
*2 guided dives
*all necessary equipment
*hot chocolate and cookies during the dive break
*entrance fee of ISK 1.000,- into Silfra
Morning Dive Tour:
10:00-10:30 from 1.October until 31. March
07:30-08:00 from 1.April until 30.September
Midnight Sun Dive Tour:
16:00-16:30 from 15.May until 31.August.
Meeting time at the Information Center in Þingvellir National Park (if you don’t need pick up) is approx. 1 hour after departure time
Pick up and transportation
Pick up is offered from your accommodation in Reykjavík and is included in the price but you will be driven to Þingvellir National Park where Silfra is located. During the drive to Þingvellir the guide will tell you about the unique geology and cultural history of Silfra and the national park.
Arrival in Þingvellir
Upon arrival your guide will give you a detailed briefing of the dive site and the most important aspects of dry suit diving. The guide will then assist you setting up the dive equipment which is high quality BARE and Buddy brand Scuba Equipment and Apex regulators.
The Diving Experience
The tour include two dives where each dive will take about 30-40 minutes with a break in between. Maximum depth is 18 meters. In the winter, if temperatures drop below 0°C, to ensure your safety and comfort you do one extended dive for 40-50 minutes.
During your dive you will explore the four main parts of Silfra: Big Crack, Silfra Hall, Silfra Cathedral and the Silfra Lagoon.
You will float through Big Crack, Silfra’s narrowest section and where the continental plates are so close you can almost touch them. The fissure then widens into Silfra Hall. Here the full spectrum of Silfra’s colours and clarity become all the more apparent. At this point if you look at just the right angle you can see all the way to Thingvallavatn, over 150m away. Near to the opening to Thingvallavatn we will enter the Silfra Cathedral; as the depth reaches 23m you feel like you are flying over the boulders and glacial silt. Your dive will finish in the Silfra Lagoon.
Terms and conditions
The Divingin Silfra tour is conducted by Dive.is, a well respected and reputable company in Reykjavík that has been leading in offering various diving and snorkeling tours all over Iceland for years. By booking this tour you agree to the terms and conditions set by Dive.is and I Heart Reykjavík. I Heart Reykjavík cannot be held responsible for anything that goes wrong with the tour or communication between you (the customer) and Dive.is.