Diving in Iceland exists and is even considered a must among many divers, worldwide. Since 2005, Dive Magazine has selected Silfra ( meaning 'The Silver Lady' in Icelandic) located at PINGVALLAVATN Lake in the renowned Þingvellir Park as one of the best dive sites in the world.

Silfra Diving

Dive Between Two Continents

Just a short drive from Reykjavik, a unique opportunity awaits you! Dive in a crevice created between the detachment of the two tectonic plates that connected the Americas and Europe. As you dive, you can touch the two continents simultaneously. Silfra diving site is known for its crystal clear waters, and those who have already visited will testify that this is an hypnotic and truly refreshing experience. The water temperature in the area ranges between 2-4 degrees and therefore it is mandatory to wear protective diving suits, diving is done in dry suits that insulate you from the cold water.

Anyone Can Dive

You do not need a diving license to dive at Silfra. Before the dive, you receive a full explanation before you put on your suit and jump into the water. A 45-minute dive, accompanied by a qualified instructor, during which you can explore narrow tunnels, some less than two meters wide! The water is amazingly clear and the visibility up to 100 meters! The glacial water seeps through the spongy lava rock, filtering it for decades thus making the water crystal clear with high visibility. You will not encounter much flora and fauna during your dive, which is why there are few fish to be seen.

For those who love challenges, diving in Iceland is an hypnotic and extraordinary experience that will be most definitely etched in your memory forever!

Snorkeling

You do not have to be a certified diver to experience Silfra's crystal clear waters. You may also snorkel and dive down the deep crevice between the tectonic plates. Snorkeling is a wonderful experience for the whole family and everyone will receive all the necessary equipment including a dry diving suit to keep you warm in the cool water. This activity is also accompanied by a professional diving instructor and includes a pick-up service from your hotel, or independent access via Þingvellir Park for those who prefer. After the dive, you are served hot chocolate, to restore the color to your cheeks.

When? All year-round.

Trip Duration: 4-5 hours (including the transfer from Reykjavik).

Please bring: Long thermal pants and thick socks.

The tour includes: A shuttle service to and from your hotel, guide, diving with an instructor, all necessary equipment, refreshments.

Minimum: 2 divers. Ask us about joining existing tours!

Pick-up Time: 1 October to 31 March 10: 00-10: 30 31 September to 1 April 8: 00-8: 30.

Meeting point: Þingvellir Park visitor's center.

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Diving with tanks (for qualified divers with a valid diving license):

The trip to Þingvellir Park from Reykjavik is 45 minutes. Diving trips can be combined with snorkeling dives for those who do not have a diving license. From 1 May to 30 September the pick-up, time is 08:00 from your accommodation in Reykjavik and you return at approximately 15:00. During winter, the schedule changes according to hours of daylight. Before diving, you will receive an explanation and briefing before you receive dry diving suits and enter the world's most clear water dive site! Some describe the feeling as floating in space. During the dive we will dive deep into the crevice and after the first dive we make our way back on a 250 swim we reach the exit point where hot chocolate and cookies await.

When? All year-round.

Requirements: PADI Open Water or similar license.

Minimum age: 18.

Duration: 6-8 hours.

Participants: 4 scuba divers per diving instructor.

Please bring Long thermal pants and thick socks.

The tour includes: A shuttle service to and from your hotel, guide, diving with an instructor, all necessary equipment, refreshments during the diving stop.

Pick-up Time: 1 October to 31 March 10: 00-10: 30 31 September to 1 April 8: 00-8: 30.

Meeting point: Þingvellir Park visitor's center.

Price: 43.990 ISK, - per person.

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