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Fissure Diving in Silfra

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Key Highlights

  • Visit the Silfra Rift - an absolute world class dive site for the experience of a lifetime
  • Dive into the turquoise waters of one of the world's top ten diving sites
  • Learn how the rift between the European and American tectonic plates
  • With options available for all experience levels, you can discover the magic of Silfra
  • Presence of a PADI Dive master to ensure maximum safety and guidance
  • A high-resolution CD of your diving experience will be provided to you
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    Approx. 5 hours

    Start time


    Meeting Point

    Your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik.
    (Please mention your hotel / guesthouse details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

    See the list of Reykjavik hotels from which hotel pick up is offered

    Pickup and drop-off service will not be provided from Laugavegur and Hverfisgata streets of the city.

    Alternate meeting point: You can meet the tour directly at Holtagarðar 10, 104 Reykjavík. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure.

    Ending Point

    Your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Go diving in an otherworldly lava ravine at the site where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet.

    Plunge into the impossibly blue waters of Silfra, propelled by a lazy current. Take in this primeval underwater theme park, where continents have been melted by fire and turned to stone.

    Certified diver, with or without a dry suit experience, can experience the wonder of this undersea treasure. Expert guides will be with you every step of the way to ensure a safe and comfortable time in the water.


    You will be picked up by bus from your Reykjavik hotel/guesthouse and taken to the diving site of Silfra in Þingvellir National Park. The exact location will vary according to your experience level.

    This tour is essential for every diver visiting Iceland. If you are a certified diver, with or without dry suit experience, this is the adventure for you! Silfra, which is actually a crack in the face of the earth between the Eurasian and American plates, is one of the world’s top ten diving sites.

    The water in Silfra has traveled for years from Iceland’s glaciers and pushed its way up from a porous lava field, maintaining a constant temperature of 1-3°C all year around. A mild current at your back helps you swim effortlessly out of the crack.

    You will be accompanied by a PADI Dive master or PADI Instructor, who is there to answer all your questions and assist you with your dive. With different routes to suit all experience and comfort levels, Silfra is truly the perfect diving location.

    Silfra offers open water diving, caving and deep diving. The open water diving reaches a depth of about 40 meters, while the depth inside of a cave is around 60 meters. Though it’s more beautiful to dive on a sunny day in Silfra, you can enjoy a spectacular diving experience in any weather.

    Warm drinks and snacks will be provided, and a high-resolution CD of your dive will be presented afterwards for you to remember your experience by.

    After some 5 hours in the water you will be returned to your hotel in Reykjavik.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hotel/guesthouse pick-up and drop-off
    • First-class equipment in all standard sizes
    • Diving Equipment
    • PADI Dive master
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

    Pick-up from hotels and guesthouses is 45 minutes before start time.

    Please provide weight and height for proper suit size

    It is recommended that you wear warm clothes underneath the diving suit and bring extra clothing.

    Diving tour is only for certified divers (dry suit experience not necessary)

    Fissure Diving suitable for above 18yrs children.

    Pick-up is available from major hotels and guesthouses in the greater Reykjavik area. Pick-up services not provide from private addresses.

    Pickup and drop-off service will not be provided from Laugavegur and Hverfisgata streets of the city.

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

    Additional info

    The diving and snorkeling tours share the same transfer to and from ReykjavikThe confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
  • Reviews
    • Fab snorkeling in Silfra

      Had an amazing time....wanted go again!!...

      Robert King, United Kingdom
    • What an incredible sight!

      An incredible dive or snorkel trip. You drive into the wilds of Iceland. Get briefed and then head off to the dive site. Changing in the car park was all part of the...

      Mr David Andrews, United Kingdom


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