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Silfra Diving Between Continents Tour From Thingvellir National Park

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Iceland, Iceland
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What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime dive in the Silfra ravine of Iceland’s Thingvellir National Park on this 4-hour experience. Don the supplied drysuit and scuba gear, and swim through the rift's crystal-clear glacier waters, passing through the gap between the two submerged continental plates. Marvel at the underwater beauty of the caverns and lagoon that follow, and the astonishing water clarity on route. This challenging dive is limited to PADI-certified divers with drysuit dive certification or experience.
  • 4-hour Silfra ravine scuba dive experience in Thingvellir National Park
  • Swim through the crystal waters and continental plates submerged in Silfra fissure
  • Explore the stunning underwater worlds of Silfa Hall, Cathedral, and Lagoon
  • Marvel at the bright blues and clarity of the glacial waters
  • Use of diving equipment, plus post-dive drink and snacks included
  • Limited to PADI-certified divers with drysuit dive certifation or experience
  • Small-group experience with three divers or fewer
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Small group experience
Guided dive tour in Silfra with a certified PADi® Divemaster
All specialized dive equipment, including a dry suit, mask, fins, thermal under-suit, tanks, weights, regulator and second stage, all specially designed for the cold water
Hot chocolate and cookies
Pick up service from Reykjavik
Food and drinks
Please note that the National park charges a small parking fee (Private Car - 500 ISK)

Departure Point

Silfra meeting point, Vallarvegur, Iceland

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Book your required dive time, and meet your dive instructor at Silfra parking lot (parking fee at own expense) in Thingvellir National Park. Listen to a thorough briefing about park regulations, diving procedures and signals; and get acquainted with your diving gear, drysuit, and dive route.

Diving in Silfra is challenging, and you will need to carry heavy equipment for about 1,312 feet (400 meters) at depths limited to 59 feet (18 meters). During the summer months, you will have the option of making two 30-minute dives; while in winter, if water temperatures are below freezing, you will perform a single dive of approximately 45 minutes.

Don your equipment and head to the Silfra entrance, descending a ladder to a submerged metal platform. Stand in the waist-deep water to acclimatize, and perform the required weight and safety checks. If you wish, taste the clean and clear water — it’s perfectly safe to drink.

Next, descend into the water and follow your guide through the spectacular underwater world. Marvel at the electric blue shades and clarity of the water — visibility can extend beyond 328 feet (100 meters) — and swim through the Silfra Deep Crack, where the two continental plates lie a short distance apart.

Glide through the narrow gap and as it widens, enter Silfra Hall, a space that leads into Silfra Cathedral — the deepest point at 72-feet (22 meters). Take in the pristine beauty of this cavernous chamber with its plunging lava walls, and continue into Silfra Lagoon: a brilliant-blue lake of seemingly endless visibility.

Ascend to the surface here and remove your fins and other heavy equipment to walk back to the parking lot. Then, change into your everyday clothes and recharge with warming hot chocolate and cookies.

Your 4-hour diving experience then concludes here.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age: 18 years old
  • Please note that the National park charges a small parking fee
  • Winter departures: If the temperature falls below -0°C there is a possibility that the dive instructor will change the tour into just one dive due to safety reasons
  • This is a challenging dive where you need to be capable of carrying heavy equipment up to 400m
  • Since you are wearing a snorkeling/dive mask to see underwater, there can be nothing in the way of the seal to keep them from filling up with water. You cannot wear glasses underneath the mask. You will have to go without them, wear contact lenses, or bring your own goggles with prescription
  • 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 require to have a dry-suit certification or at least 10 logged drysuit dives to be able to join this tour. Divers must supply their size of suit upon booking. It is recommended that your most recent dive was within the last 2 years before diving Silfra, as this dive is rated as a challenging dive
  • It is recommended to wear warm undergarments (fleece/wool), warm woolen socks
  • It is recommended to bring 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
  • A maximum of 3 people per booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 3 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Arctic Adventures

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Silfra Diving Between Continents Tour From Thingvellir National Park?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Silfra Diving Between Continents Tour From Thingvellir National Park.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Silfra Diving Between Continents Tour From Thingvellir National Park?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Silfra Diving Between Continents Tour From Thingvellir National Park.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Silfra Diving Between Continents Tour From Thingvellir National Park?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Silfra Diving Between Continents Tour From Thingvellir National Park.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Silfra Diving Between Continents Tour From Thingvellir National Park?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 3 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Silfra Diving Between Continents Tour From Thingvellir National Park.

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