Silfra Diving Between Continents Tour From Thingvellir National Park


  • Snorkel between two tectonic plates

  • Free underwater photos


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.

Tour info

4 hours
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Why take this tour?

Experience the weightless of gliding through clear glacier water on this 4-hour diving tour from Thingvellir National Park. The slow current provides a perfect pace to explore this beautiful area with your certified dive instructor. The fresh water visibility found here is unrivaled--sometimes it is only limited by the density of the water itself. Depth varies, but dives are limited to 18 meters by park regulations. Rated a challenging dive, this small-group tour is limited to a maximum of 3 participants. Choose from one of three departure times when you book.

What’s included?

  • 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)

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 4h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Before you go

  • Minimum age: 18 years old

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Cancellation Policy

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

About operator:

Arctic Adventures is an Icelandic adventure and activity company. We are a bunch of outdoor and adventure fanatics committed to the mission of mixing business and adventure! With an emphasis on eco tourism and environmentally friendly trips, we want to offer the best for our customers to experience in the unique Icelandic nature. We provide tours ranging from exciting River Rafting and Snorkeling in one of the world's clearest waters to Glacier hiking and trekking in some of the most beautiful sceneries Iceland has to offer. Additionally a wide range of other activities is offered to adventurous travelers. Our main office is located in Reykjavik and our two base camps are located close to Geysir and Gullfoss (western Iceland) and in Skaftafell (southeastern Iceland). Go home with a story worth telling!

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