Scuba Diving in Silfra Fissure | Deep into the Blue

Two divers face to face in the 'real Blue Lagoon'.
Scuba diving in Silfra Fissure is considered to be the highlight of many diver's careers.
Scuba Diving in Silfra Fissure requires a drysuit and neoprene hoods and gloves.
Silfra Fissure is often considered to be one of the Top 10 sites internationally for scuba diving.
As with dive site, it is important to buddy up with another diver.
The bottom of the majestic 'Silfra Cathedral'.
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Delve deep into the crystal waters of Silfra! This scuba diving tour includes two dives in the famous Silfra fissure, providing the perfect opportunity to intimately connect with one of the world's top diving spots. 

Silfra is located in Þingvellir National Park, on top of the continental rift valley between Europe and America. In the fissure, there's a slow current that gives one a perfect pace to explore this beautiful area.

The visibility of the crystal clear water is unmatched, so wide and long that sometimes it is only limited by the density of the water itself. Depth varies from 10 to 40 meters but on this tour, the dive depth is limited to 18 meters by park regulations.

If you booked the pickup service from Reykjavík, the tour will start with a pick-up from your hotel, followed by some preparation in Reykjavík. Then you head out to Þingvellir National Park, about 40 min drive.

At Silfra parking lot you get ready for the two dives. After the tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel in Reykjavík, but the duration of the tour, including transportation, is approx. 6 hours.

Please note that you can also book the tour without the pickup service and meet your guides directly at the Information Centre in Þingvellir National Park.

To partake in the tour, you must have a PADI Open Water Certificate, or equivalent qualification, as well as a Drysuit Diving Certification, or at least 10 logged drysuit dives within the last two years.

Even if you have the certification, then you still have to have dived within this period, with or without a drysuit, as it is a challenging trip that you must be prepared for. Furthermore, you must be able to follow instructions in English.

So what's the hold-up? Come take a plunge into the blue! Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Activities: Diving
  • Difficulty: Demanding
  • Minimum age: 18 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Þingvellir, Silfra
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 07:30 09:30,

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. • From 15th of September 2016 - 31st of March 2017: 09:00 pickup from Reykjavik, or 11:00 from the Information Center in Thingvellir.    • From 1st of April 2017 - 14th of May 2017: 7:30 pickup from Reykjavik, or 09:00 from the Information Center in Thingvellir.    • From 15th of May 2017 - 30th of September: - 7:30 pickup from Reykjavik, or 09:00 from the Information Center in Thingvellir. - 14:30 pick up from Reykjavík, or 16:00 from the Information Center in Thingvellir.
  • Guided dive tour in Silfra with an experience Dive Master or Dive Instructor

  • All specialized dive equipment, including a dry suit, mask, fins, thermal undersuit, tanks, weights, regulator and second stage, all specially designed for the cold water.

  • Silfra admission fee

  • Hot chocolate and cookies

What to bring:
  • Your PADI certificate (or equivalent)

  • Your Drysuit certification or Drysuit experience within the last two years

  • Warm woolen socks and a change of clothing. The change of clothing is a precaution since no dry suit can be 100% guaranteed to be dry unless it is made especially for you.

  • Warm undergarments (fleece/wool)

Good to know:

This is a challenging dive where you need to be capable of carrying heavy equipment up to 400m.

Please note that PADI open water license or compatible is required to be able to participate in this tour. As all dives are performed in a dry suit it is required to have a Drysuit certification or Drysuit experience (one logged drysuit dive) within the last two years. Divers have to supply their sizes upon booking. All divers must have dived in a dry suit within the last 2 years. You must be fit and healthy with no medical conditions to be able to participate in this tour. Diving is not allowed for pregnant women. You must be able to understand safety instructions in English, and be able to communicate with your dive guide in English due to safety reasons.


dive guide is very handsome. and care about the safety. so follow his suggestion is always the most important.

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Guests/Clients are advised that all outdoor activities are undertaken entirely at their own risk and they must behave in a fit and proper manner at all times in accordance with Arctic Adventures or their partners guidelines and must take proper responsibility for their own safety. All adventure tours and activities carry an inherent risk and Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. With the purchase of your trip you agree to these conditions, understand its implications and accept responsibility for your participation in your tour. Depending on your chosen trip you may be requested by Arctic Adventures or its partners to sign an additional liability release on location prior to certain excursions. 

Cancellation policy:
You can cancel your day trip with out further costs with one weeks notice. You can cancel your multi day adventure or trek with out further costs with two weeks notice. Depending on your trip you may be able to get partly refunded for your trip down to 48 hours before your trip. But less then 48 hours before your trip no refunds are made. If you are booking a group then the final number of participants given 48 hours before the trip is undertaken is the number of participants you will have to pay for and hence no refunds are made for cancellations made less then 48 hours before a trip. 

Guide to Iceland cancellation policy:

Guide to Iceland charges a flat fee of 5000 ISK of each customer for online cancellations. 

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Scuba Diving in Silfra Fissure | Deep into the Blue

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