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Silfra Fissure Freshwater Scuba Diving Tour From Reykjavik

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Reykjavik, Iceland

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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

Ideal for experienced divers, this diving trip in Thingveiller National Park allows you to discover the incredible Silfra fissure — the continental plates that separate North America and Eurasia. During two dives, marvel at ancient lava formations and swim into the void between two tectonic plates. This small-group tour is limited to four people, and includes all diving gear and round-trip transport from Reykjavik. An accredited diving qualification is required.
  • Half-day diving experience in Thingveiller National Park
  • All diving gear is included
  • Discover the Silfra fissure the tectonic boundary between two continents
  • Ideal for experienced divers with a credited diving qualification
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group, limited to four divers
  • Round-trip transport from Reykjavik is optional
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Small group tour for a more personalized experience
A dry-suit dive in Silfra Fissure
All necessary dive equipment
Certified dive-master
Diving between the 2 continents
Reykjavik pick-up and drop-off
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Ports

  • Bus pick up/drop off nr.1 – City Hall, Vonarstræti
  • Bus pick up/drop off nr.2 – Tjörnin (The Pond)
  • Bus pick up/drop off nr.3 – Lækjargata (outside Hard Rock Café)
  • Bus pick up/drop off nr.4 – Miðbakki
  • Bus pick up/drop off nr.5 – Harpa Music Hall
  • Bus pick up/drop off nr.6 – Safnahúsið (The Culture House)
  • Bus pick up/drop off nr.8 – Hallgrímskirkja Church
  • Bus pick up/drop off nr.9 – Snorrabraut
  • Bus pick up/drop off nr.10 – Hlemmur on Laugavegur
  • Bus pick up/drop off nr.12 – Höfðatorg
  • Bus pick up/drop off nr.13 – Rauðarárstígur
  • Bus pick up/drop off nr.14 – Skúlagata (on the corner of Klapparstígur)


Your tour begins with pickup from downtown Reykjavik. Here, you’ll greet your guide and small group and travel to your diving point. After a safety briefing, you’ll don your equipment and embark on your first dive of the day.  

After plunging into the icy water, you’ll discover ancient lava formations and the Silfra fissure — the tectonic boundary that separates North America from Eurasia. The gentle current and high visibility of the water makes exploration effortless and rewarding.

Experience two dives of approximately 30 minutes before returning to the surface to dry off and discuss your exhilarating experience. Relax during the journey back to your original departure point.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years old
  • Please note that PADI open water license or comparable 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 dry-suit certification or at least 10 logged drysuit dives to be able to join the tour.
  • Divers must supply their sizes of suit upon booking. It is recommended that your most recent dive has been within the last 2 years before diving in Silfra, as this dive is rated as a challenging dive.
  • Since you will be wearing snorkeling/dive mask to see underwater, there can be nothing in the way of the seal to keep them from filling up with water; That is, you cannot wear glasses underneath the mask; you will have to go without them, so wear contact lenses or bring your own goggles with prescription.
  • Please note: This is a challenging dive where you need to be capable of carrying heavy equipment up to 1300ft (400m).
  • As divers are aware, it is strongly advised to wait 24 hours after diving to fly.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Arctic Adventures

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

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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 Fissure Freshwater Scuba Diving Tour From Reykjavik?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Silfra Fissure Freshwater Scuba Diving Tour From Reykjavik.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Silfra Fissure Freshwater Scuba Diving Tour From Reykjavik?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Silfra Fissure Freshwater Scuba Diving Tour From Reykjavik.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Silfra Fissure Freshwater Scuba Diving Tour From Reykjavik?
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 Fissure Freshwater Scuba Diving Tour From Reykjavik.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Silfra Fissure Freshwater Scuba Diving Tour From Reykjavik?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Silfra Fissure Freshwater Scuba Diving Tour From Reykjavik.

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We, my wife Diane and I, Jack were...
Diane B
, Feb 2017
We, my wife Diane and I, Jack were in Iceland in January and as a diver found the idea of diving there irresistible, I wasnt disappointed. We were picked up on time from our hotel by Julian who proved to be a great guide making the journey and the day interesting and my introduction to dry suit diving easy. The kit was good quality in in great condition, proving warmer then I had thought, with water temperatures around 2 Degrees C. Although generally a shallow dive,1.5m to 15m the scenery both above and below water proved to be fantastically unusual even without any life. The water was typically clear with the volcanic rock giving an opportunity for very different style photographs. We managed two dives that day, the second, just three of us including Julian, saw a search for and the finding of a Gopro Hero lost during the first dive. Great day leaving Silfra at dusk.
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the divemasters were great and very...
Gaby A
, Nov 2016
the divemasters were great and very patient. I did find that diving in a dry suit isn't the easiest however, the divemasters made you feel at ease.
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The guides were extremely approachable...
Yong Pey S
, Oct 2016
The guides were extremely approachable and helpful
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Silfra is a pretty amazing place to...
Daniel B
, Sep 2016
Silfra is a pretty amazing place to dive and the dry suits keep you pretty warm. A once in a lifetime thing.
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This was an amazing dive. However...
Scott B
, Aug 2016
This was an amazing dive. However, if you've never dived in a wetsuit you need to be aware that it is quite different. Be prepared for much more weight. Also the dive goes up and down quite a bit so don't be surprized when you are almost at the surface.
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The time before the trip was a bit...
Christian B
, Jul 2016
The time before the trip was a bit annoying, as they did not accept my diving-logbook as proof of the OWD and insisted on the plastic card. It took us more than 1 hour to fix the spelling mistake with PADI. Otherwise I can recommend Arctic Adventures and Katja as tour guide very much. The equipment ist very good and they take great care to make sure you are fine. The dives can be accustomed to your wishes. There is one major route you enter the crack and then there are 2 options. We took two dives of about 30 min. each. Maximum depth was 14m for a short time 18m is maximum allowed, so there was plenty of air left and you do not need to worry about decompression sickness etc. The dive itself is not difficult, you should bring some experience. It is not the right place to learn to dive - At the diving site there are new platforms to enter and exit the water very comfortably now. There are many people at the diving site, mainly snorkeling but also diving, but that did not impair the vision. The fissure, the rocks, the fairytale world in the lake - amazing!
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