Diving Silfra & Golden Circle Tour

Diving Silfra & Golden Circle Tour
Algae grows in Silfra fissure throughout summer.
Silfra's underwater visibility is some of the best naturally occurring in the world.
Þingvellir means 'Fields of Parliament', as it was here that Icelanders founded their first in 930 AD.
There are many other hot springs around Geysir and Strokkur.
Between North America and Eurasia, underwater.
'The Real Blue Lagoon' is at the end of Silfra fissure, and vividly coloured.
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Pack adventure and sightseeing into a single day. On this excursion, you will scuba dive between two tectonic plates, watch a geyser shoot water out of the earth, and witness the awesome power of one of Iceland’s most beautiful waterfalls.

The dive takes place in the iconic Silfra, a fissure created by the movement of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. On this dive, you will be able to place one hand on each of them while underwater.

The fissure is filled with crystal clear glacial water that has been filtered through underground lava systems for decades before reaching Silfra. The water in Silfra thus provides up to 120 meters of visibility and is drinkable.

The tour begins, however, with pick up in central Reykjavík. Depending on the time of year, the tour either goes straight to Silfra or to the sites of the Golden Circle first. On this small group tour, your knowledgeable guide will happily tell you all about the history and geology of each location you visit.

The Golden Circle is a perfect introduction to Iceland, with a geothermal area holding an active geyser, called Strokkur, a sublime waterfall, called Gullfoss; and the fascinating geological and historical area of Þingvellir. This tour is a wonderful way to get to know Iceland's power and beauty both above and below the surface.

Once at Silfra, your highly trained guide will brief you on the site and the equipment. Your guide will then assist you in gearing up, after which you will walk approximately 150 meters to the entrance platform.

Following the checks at the platform, you will descend into the mesmerising world of Silfra. Your guide will lead you through the main parts of the ravine, ending after 35-40 minutes in the beautiful Silfra Lagoon.

The tour typically stops for lunch either at the café at Gullfoss or at Geysir, but please note that lunch is not included in the tour price.

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Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: May. - Jan.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Activities: Diving, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Demanding
  • Minimum age: 17 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Golden Circle, Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Strokkur, Silfra, Þingvallavatn
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:00 09:00, 10:00,

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.
Included:
  • Hotel pick up and return

  • 1 guided dive in Silfra

  • All necessary diving equipment

  • Hot choclate and cookies during after the dive in Silfra

  • Entrance fee of ISK 1.000,- into Silfra

  • Guided tour of Gullfoss & Geysir and the surrounding area


What to bring:
  • Your scuba dive certification card

  • Long underwear

  • Thick socks

  • Suitable clothes for the weather of the day

  • Diving Silfra Medical Statement

  • If appicable, a physicians approval

  • Contact lenses if you wear glasses


Good to know:

You must be a certified dry suit diver or have 10 logged dry suit dives signed by an instructor to join this tour. This tour is not suitable for pregnant women.

Please note that should you have any neurological, circulatory or respiratory problems or underlying diseases, battled any illnesses or have any physical problems you might have to turn in a physicians allowance to participate in this tour. If you are over 45 and partake/have partaken in pipe smoking or heavy alcohol intake, you might need a medical waiver. If you are over 60 years of age, you need a medical waiver. Please contact the operator for further information and application papers.



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