Diving Silfra

  • Availability

    All Year

  • DURATION

    5-6 Hours

  • Difficulty

    Moderate

  • Pickup

    At additional cost

  • Minimum Age

    18 Years

  • Price

    ISK 33.900

Tour Highlights:

  • Silfra Fissure
  • Þingvellir National Park
  • Diving Between The Continents
  • Scuba Diving

Included:

  • Certified Dive Instructor/Divemaster
  • All necessary equipment
  • Hot chocolate after the dive
  • Silfra Entrance Fee
  • Free Pictures from the dive

The Diving Silfra Tour

Diving Silfra is your opportunity to dive the famous Silfra fissure! Silfra is one of the best cold water dive sites in the world. It is also the most popular dive site in Iceland. During the tour, you will explore the four main parts of Silfra: Big crack, Silfra hall, the cathedral and Silfra lagoon. If you are a certified diver with a dry suit certificate, you simply must dive in the Silfra fissure on your Iceland adventure!

Silfra is the only place in the world you can dive directly between the world’s biggest continental plates, the North American and the Eurasian. The water in Silfra comes from the second largest glacier in Iceland, Langjökull. It takes the water about 30 to 100 years to filter through the lava before it comes in Silfra. Water temperature is always between 2 and 4 degrees Celsius and the visibility over 100 meters, so diving in Silfra is like diving in the purest drinking water.

During the dive, you will explore the four main parts of Silfra. You begin in Big Crack, Silfra’s narrowest section. There you can have your picture taken between the two continents. As the fissure widens you will enter the majestic Silfra Hall. From there you will find yourself in Silfra Cathedral which is literally a divine section of Silfra. The depth of the fissure is about 20 meters at the deepest point and from the beginning to the end the cathedral is about 100 meters long. You can see right across from one end to the other. Gazing through this section of Silfra is one of the most dramatic views underwater. Silfra Lagoon is the last section of Silfra, this is the place where the visibility is most apparent.

Not available on your date? Email us at info@iat.is for additional availability and pricing.

Please note all divers in Silfra must meet specific requirements. Please read the FAQ section for this tour carefully before booking your tour.

This tour is operated by one of our trusted partners.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the specific requirements for this tour?

To dive in Silfra you must have a dry suit certificate and prior dry suit experience within the last two years, or have at least 10 logged dry suit dives within 2 years prior to the tour date.

You must also hold SCUBA certification, such as PADI Open Water or equivalent.

You must also meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 150 cm (4’11”) tall
  • Be at least 45 kg (99 lbs)
  • Be physically fit
  • Not be pregnant
  • Be at least 18 years of age, and no older than 65 years of age

 

Participants must have read, signed and followed directions on the Diving Silfra Medical Statement. Please bring a signed copy and your diving certification card to your diving tour.

Are the requirements for this tour flexible?

No, for safety reasons exceptions cannot be made for these requirements.

Is pickup and dropoff in Reykjavík included in this tour?

Yes, pickup and dropoff are included in the tour price.

Departures from Reykjavík are as follows:

Summer, March 1st – October 31st:
Pickup starts at 09:00.

Winter, November 1st – February 28th:
Pickup starts at 10:00.

Please note that pickup can take up to 30 minutes. It is very important that you are ready at your selected location at the right time and wait for your pickup. 

I have a car and want to meet you on location, where is the meeting point for this tour?

The meeting point for this tour by the P5 parking lot at Þingvellir National Park. Please click “How to get there” in the menu above to view a map of the area.

After parking your car, be sure to pay the 500 ISK parking fee (750 ISK from July 29th, 2018) into the parking meter at the parking lot. You can pay by cash or card. You need to display the parking ticket in the window of your car. This fee is not included in the tour price.

From the parking lot, you’ll walk about 400 meters back the same way you came. There you will find the meeting point.

Please be on location at least 15 minutes before the start of your tour. For example, if your tour starts at 10:00 you need to be on location by 09:45 at the lastest. 

Are your guides professional divers?

Yes, all our guides are either certified divemasters or dive instructors. They are highly qualified professionals and under their guidance, you will feel safe and secure. They will provide you with all the gear and information you need.

What is the divers to guide ratio on this tour?

For safety reasons, the maximum number of divers per guide is 3.

What kind of clothing should I wear?

You should wear thermal underlayers long underwear) and warm socks underneath the dry suit.

If you wear glasses, you should bring contact lenses.

Please also remember to bring your diving certification card and the signed medical statement to the tour.

Do you offer photos from the tour?

Yes, our guides take photos during the tour. They then upload them to a Google web album where you can pick the photos you like and then download them FREE of charge.

What is the height/weight limit for this tour? Why is there a limit?

The height and weight limits for this tour are as follows:

Height Limit:  150- 200cm (4‘11″ – 6‘5″)

Weight Limit: 45- 120kg (99 – 265 lbs)

These limits are due to the standard sizes of dry suites used on the tour. All guest must wear a dry suit when diving in Silfra. Unfortunately, we can not accommodate guests who fall outside of these limits.

Do you offer private tours?

Yes, we offer private tours. Please note that we can never guarantee that you will be alone in Silfra, but on a private tour you will have your own guide which creates a more private experience. A private tour is a great option for families, groups of friends and even couples who are looking for a special experience.

If you’d like to book a private tour, please email us at info@iat.is for availability and pricing.

What is the cancellation policy for this tour?

Reservations can be canceled 48 hours prior to departure without penalty. Cancellations received less than 48 hours prior to departure are non-refundable.

Cancellations must be submitted in writing to info@iat.is.

Please be mindful of possible time zone differences. Iceland is in the GMT time zone and cancellations must be submitted at least 48 hours before departure in Icelandic local time (GMT).

If you do need to cancel your tour, we recommend that you contact us as soon as possible. 

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