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Diving in Silfra Fissure in Thingvellir National Park

4.9 / 5

14 reviews

Activity provider: Arctic Adventures

Diving in Silfra Fissure in Thingvellir National Park

Activity provider: Arctic Adventures
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From US$ 246.43 per person

Enjoy a day of diving in the extraordinary Þingvellir National Park on the outskirts of Reykjavik. Dive into the crystal-clear Silfra Fissure, one of the highest-rated diving spots in the world.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 4 - 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Pick-up from authorized pickup points in the downtown Reykjavik area.
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Dive in the mysterious Silfra Ravine
  • Swim in crystal-clear water with amazing visibility of past volcanic activity
  • Float in the famous shades of blue of Silfra
  • Enjoy the sense of weightlessness as you explore
Full description

Scuba dive in the volcanic Silfra Ravine on this day tour. Experience Þingvellir, the site of the world’s oldest parliament and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover an otherworldly scene under the water, located directly on top of the rift between the continents of America and Europe. Explore depths from 30 to 100 feet (10 to 30 meters).

Health conditions and diving:

You are not allowed to dive or snorkel in Silfra if you have or have had any of the following conditions:

Inability to perform moderate exercise (swimming 500m and walking 600m)

Current or previous heart disease, heart surgery or heart attack

Current lung disease

Previous pneumothorax (collapsed lung), chest disease or chest surgery

Head injury with loss of consciousness during recent years

Thrombocytopenia or other blood disorders

Colostomy or ileostomy

Epilepsy or conditions resulting in sudden unconsciousness

Obesity

If you have any of the following conditions, you are allowed to dive or snorkel Silfra if you can provide a

doctor’s letter before the tour:

Higher or lower blood pressure than normal

Type 1 diabetes

Asthma (mild to severe)

Above 60 years old

Available Dry Suit Sizes

Following are our available dry suit sizes, on-location our guides will help you find a suitable one.

Women Diving

155 cm – Max weight 70 kg

160 cm – Max weight 75 kg

165 cm – Max weight 80 kg

170 cm – Max weight 85 kg

175 cm – Max weight 90 kg

180-200 cm – Max weight 100 kg

Men Diving

155 cm – Max weight 80 kg

160 cm – Max weight 85 kg

165 cm – Max weight 90 kg

170 cm – Max weight 100 kg

175 cm – Max weight 110 kg

180-200 cm – Max weight 120 kg

Includes
  • Small-group experience
  • 1 dry-suit dives
  • All necessary diving gear
  • PADI guide/instructor
  • Silfra admission fee
  • Food
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with heart problems
  • Children under 18 years
  • Non-swimmers
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

If you do not require pick-up from Reykjavík, then meet at the Silfra parking lot. Directions to park: park at Thingvellir Parking P5 (can be found on google maps). This is the 2nd car park, 400m further down the road from where you'll be diving from. Directions to meet your guide: Walk 400m back along the road until you reach the car park with all the snorkel and dive vans. Your guide will be waiting here. There are other companies at the site so make sure you go to the right one and show your voucher. Please be ready to meet your guide 15 minutes prior to tour start time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Socks

Know before you go

  • This is a challenging dive and you need to be capable of carrying heavy equipment up to 400m
  • It is highly recommended that your last dive was within 24 months
  • It is strongly advised to wait 24 hours after diving before flying
  • Please provide your height, weight and shoe size in order to provide you with the best fitting dry suit. Please take into account that you may get a little wet
  • If you would like to be picked up and dropped of in Reykjavik, please select the option 'Silfra Fissure Dives in Þingvellir Park from Reykjavík'
  • Please note that a PADI open water license (or comparable equivalent) is required to be able to participate in this tour
  • As all dives are performed in a dry suit, you must have a dry-suit certification or at least 10 logged dry suit dives to be able to join this tour
  • Please read the diving handbook prior to your diving adventure (a link to the handbook provided in the voucher)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Service
    4.8/5

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Really helpful through the chat facility which aided a clear outline of times, places, facilities, equipment and admin requirements before and on the day of the Silfra dive. The guide on the day explained that at this time of year only one dive is feasible. You Getyourguide have done the right thing and reimbursed me for the second dive that did not Appel well done. The guide was Excellent good commentary, safety conscious and very sound brief.

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March 4, 2020

Amazing experience!! A must for all advanced divers (the dive is not easy technically due to changing depth of the water) but it was the highlight of our tour!!! Great dive, amazing Organisation by arctic adventures and our instructor Chris, we can highly recommend him and the team- huge thank you!!!

April 3, 2022

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August 17, 2021

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