Dive the crystal clear waters of Silfra and explore this underwater gem! This place is one of the best dive sites in the world and should not be missed by any adventure-seeking diver.
Silfra is located at the UNESCO world heritage site in Þingvellir National Park which is neither located on the Eurasian nor the American tectonic plates, but in a rift valley between the two.
As these plates move, they pull apart the earth, creating cracks and fissures that are then filled with underground water from nearby glaciers. As the water flows from the glaciers, it gets filtered, and so when it reaches the fissure Silfra, it is so pure that the visibility can reach over 100 meters.
On this tour, you decide whether you'll be picked up in Reykjavík or, if you are travelling the Golden Circle yourself, you meet your guides near Silfra fissure in Þingvellir National Park.
At the site, the dive guide will do a briefing about the dive and go over the equipment before entering the water. While diving in Silfra, the maximum allowed depth is 18 meters, and you cannot dive in any overhead environment. However, that does not take away anything from the experience or the beauty of the place.
During the dive, the guide will take professional photos of the experience but that if anything comes up during the dive, pictures might not be taken as the safety of the divers is the main priority.
Once you've surfaced, you'll get hot drinks and snacks before you are driven back to Reykjavík or continue your Golden Circle sightseeing tour.
Discover the blue, underground world of Silfra fissure and dive between two continents on this exciting tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
Scuba participants must be certified Open Water divers and have a dry suit certification or a minimum of ten documented dry suit dives. Divers will need to complete the Silfra medical statement and liability release prior to the tour. Be able to communicate in English or have a translator. Not be pregnant and be physically fit. Availability can change due to road or weather conditions.
The tour includes two dives in the famous Silfra fissure unless the air temperature goes below 0°c. Then there is only one dive.