Diving day tour in Silfra ravine in Þingvellir National Park in Iceland
Trip Difficulty: 4 out of 5 possible. Rated: Demanding, PADI® license required.
Day Tour: Operated from Reykjavík and Þingvellir.
This world class dive tour includes two dives in Silfra ravine, one of Iceland’s best-kept secrets. It is situated in the heart of Þingvellir National Park, the founding place of the world’s oldest parliament and a UNESCO world heritage site. Silfra is an otherworldly scene located in the lava field directly on top of the continental rift valley between America and Europe.
Experience the weightless gliding across Iceland's very own clear glacier waters. The slow current gives one a perfect pace to explore this beautiful area. The fresh water visibility is an unmatched specimen, so wide and long that sometimes it is only limited by the density of the water itself. Depth varies from 10 to 40 meters. Our dive depth is limited to 18 meters by park regulations.
This is without question one of the best dive tours the world has to offer. If you are an keen diver, make sure not to miss it!
Bad eyesight? Since you are wearing snorkeling / dive goggles to see underwater there can be nothing in the way of the seal to keep them from filling up with water. That is, you can not wear glasses underneath the goggles. You will have to go without them, wear eye lenses or bring your own goggles with prescription.
Requirement: PADI open water or compatible required, PADI advanced and dry suit certificates recommended. All dives are performed in a dry suit. Divers have to supply sizes on suit before hand.
Driving directions: if you plan to drive and meet us on location, the meeting point is on the parking lot outside the Information Centre by the Thingvellir National Park campsite. Note: When driving from Reykjavík on road 36 you will first see a Visitor Centre and viewpoint for Þingvellir on your right hand side. This is NOT the meeting point, keep going and drive further for 5-10 min on road 36 and you will see the Information Centre on your left hand. - See map for more details.
Disclaimer: All dive trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to there own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.
What is included?
Pick-up and transfer from and back to Reykjavík. Guided dive tour in Silfra with certied PADi® Divemaster. All specialized dive equipment, including dry suit, mask, fins, thermal under suit, tanks, weights, regulator and second stage, all specially designed for the cold waters.
What do I need to bring?
Warm undergarment clothing (fleece/wool sweater and pants), warm woolen socks and a change of clothing. The change of clothing is a precaution since no dry suit can be 100% guaranteed to be dry unless its made specially for you.
PADI® license required (bring it with you)