Private 3-Hour Silfra Diving Tour with Photos and Optional Reykjavik Transfers

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DIVE.IS Meeting Point for Silfra tours, Thingvellir, Iceland
5 hours
All year
Minimum age
17 years old


Embark on a private 3-hour Silfra diving tour, an exclusive adventure where you dive between the continents in the most transparent water in the world. Ideal for small groups of up to three people, this excursion is perfect for those seeking a personalized and serene underwater experience in Iceland's famed fissure.

Your diving adventure begins at the Silfra meeting point in Thingvellir National Park. Alternatively, for added convenience, opt for transportation from Reykjavik when booking. 

If choosing the transport option, the trip extends to approximately 5 hours, including a one-hour drive each way. During the journey, your guide will enrich your understanding of Iceland's unique geology and cultural history.

Enjoy the flexibility of a private tour, with start times that fit your schedule, available day or night. As this excursion caters exclusively to your group, you'll benefit from a more intimate interaction with your guide and the ability to explore at a pace that suits you.

Before the dive, your guide will provide all necessary equipment for diving, including high-quality BARE and Aqualung brand SCUBA equipment and APEX or Aqualung regulators. 

You'll receive a detailed briefing of the dive site, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience. Please note all divers must have dry suit diving certification or 10 logged dry suit dives within two years of the Silfra tour date, with written proof signed by a diving instructor.

The dive lasts about 30-40 minutes, reaching a maximum depth of 59 feet (18 meters). Silfra, a fissure between the North American and Eurasian continental plates, boasts unparalleled underwater visibility, sometimes exceeding 328 feet (100 meters).

You'll explore the four main parts of Silfra, starting with the Big Crack, the narrowest section of the fissure. Next, you'll enter Silfra Hall, where the clarity and colors of the water become even more apparent. In the Silfra Cathedral, the deepest part of the dive, experience the 'chandelier effects' of rising bubbles from divers ahead. Conclude your dive in the tranquil Silfra Lagoon, with its endless visibility.

Post-dive, warm up with hot cocoa and cookies, a comforting end to your underwater adventure. You'll then walk back along a 250-meter path to the starting point, with assistance available for your gear if needed.

The tour concludes at Silfra, or if you've chosen the Reykjavik transfer option, with a drive back to the city. 

Enhance your booking with optional extras like PADI courses, souvenirs, or a private Golden Circle excursion.

Book this private 3-hour Silfra diving tour for an unforgettable experience in Iceland's most pristine underwater environment. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Private guided diving trip
One guided 40 minute dive 
All necessary equipment
Hot chocolate and cookies after the diving tour
Silfra entrance fee
Photos from the tour




What 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
Warm clothing
Bring a physicians approval if divers are 60 years or older

Good to know

You must:

Be a certified diver at the PADI Open Water Diver level or equivalent.

Have dry suit diving certification and a logged dry suit dive within two years of the Silfra tour date OR have at least 10 logged dry suit dives within two years of the Silfra 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 online Diving Silfra Medical Statement (link provided in confirmation email).

Have the Diving Medical form signed off by a doctor if you are 60 or older.

Sign the liability release form at the start of the Silfra dive tour.

Be at minimum 4’9 (150cm) tall/maximum 6’5 (200cm) tall.

Be at minimum 99 lbs (45kg) / maximum 264 lbs (120kg).

Fit within the dry suit chart.

Be at least 17 years of age (signature of legal guardian required for participants under 18 years old).

Be physically fit.

Be ready to wear a sometimes tight and constricting dry suit.

Be able to communicate in English.

Not be pregnant.

Do not wear glasses. Please use contact lenses when joining this tour.

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