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Scuba Diving in Silfra Fissure | Free Photos

Scuba Diving in Silfra Fissure | Free Photos
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Explore one of the best dive sites in the world where you can dive in crystal clear- and even drinkable water. The glacier water filters for about 30 to 100 years through hardened lava rock from Langijökull glacier. This creates an easy slow moving current to help you along your way when diving as it flows in the direction we dive. The current also ensures a constant steady flow of clear glacial spring water, ensuring that it's constantly clear. The depth of the fissure is about 18 meters at the deepest point and from the beginning to the end the cathedral is about 100 meters long. You can see right across from one end to the other. Gazing through this section of Silfra is one of the most dramatic views underwater. Silfra Lagoon is the last section of Silfra and this is the place where the visibility is most apparent, as the Lagoon is the widest unobstructed area.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
  • We will pick you up in the morning and in our group of 3 maximum you will head out to Silfra, taking approximately 45 minutes. Your guide will go through what to expect when arriving at the UNESCO World Heritage site Thingvellir National Park, this is where Silfra is located. Upon arrival you will be briefed on Silfra itself and why it is such a unique place in the world. Afterward you will don your equipment and complete pre-dive safety checks with assistance from your guide if needed, who is a PADI Divemaster/ Instructor or equivalent. You will walk 150 metres in full equipment to the entry point and complete any extra checks/ your guide can take some pre-dive photos as all photos are included for free. You will see all parts of Silfra including the famous Big Crack, Silfra Hall and Silfra Cathedral where you will see the mirror reflection of the surface when down at a maximum depth of 18m. You'll finish the dive in the Lagoon where it is possible to see over 100 metres horizontally. After warming up with some hot chocolate you'll be dropped off by your guide in Reykjavik. With Pickup and dropoff - 5.5 hours Without Pickup and dropoff - 3 hours
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • We will pick you up in the morning and in our group of 3 maximum you will head out to Silfra, taking approximately 45 minutes. Your guide will go through what to expect when arriving at the UNESCO World Heritage site Thingvellir National Park, this is where Silfra is located. Upon arrival you will be briefed on Silfra itself and why it is such a unique place in the world. Afterward you will don your equipment and complete pre-dive safety checks with assistance from your guide if needed, who is a PADI Divemaster/ Instructor or equivalent. You will walk 150 metres in full equipment to the entry point and complete any extra checks/ your guide can take some pre-dive photos as all photos are included for free. You will see all parts of Silfra including the famous Big Crack, Silfra Hall and Silfra Cathedral where you will see the mirror reflection of the surface when down at a maximum depth of 18m. You'll finish the dive in the Lagoon where it is possible to see over 100 metres horizontally. After warming up with some hot chocolate you'll be dropped off by your guide in Reykjavik. With Pickup and dropoff - 5.5 hours Without Pickup and dropoff - 3 hours
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 54996P17
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Underwater photos
  • PADI Divemaster/ Instructor or equivalent
  • Hot chocolate
  • Use of SCUBA equipment
  • Pick up and Drop off in Reykjavik
Exclusions
  • Food
  • Clothing suitable for the weather, for example waterproofs
Duration
5h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up time 7:15 - 7:45 Tour start in Silfra 8:30 Reykjavik downtown official Tour Bus Stops: - Tour Bus Stop 1, Ráðhúsið - City Hall, Vonarstraeti (64.146316,-21.941491) - Tour Bus Stop 2, Tjörnin - The Pond, Maedragardur on Laekjargata (64.145763,-21.938547) - Tour Bus Stop 3, Lækjargata, Laekjargata 4 (64.14678,-21.937296) - Tour Bus Stop 4, Miðbakki, parking lot by Geirsgata (64.150278,-21.9405) - Tour Bus Stop 5, Harpa, Austurbakki 2 (64.14678,-21.937296) - Tour Bus Stop 6, The Culture House, Hverfisgata 15 by Arnarholl (64.147454,-21.932894) - Tour Bus Stop 7, Traðarkot, Hverfisgata 20 (64.146706,-21.930425) - Tour Bus Stop 8, Hallgrímskirkja, by Eiriksgata (64.141548,-21.927973) - Tour Bus Stop 9, Snorrabraut, Snorrabraut 24 (64.143497,-21.916289) - Tour Bus Stop 10, Hlemmur, Laugavegur 105 (64.143155,-21.915414) - Tour Bus Stop 11, Austurbær, Snorrabraut 37 (64.142364,-21.917228) - Tour Bus Stop 12, Höfðatorg, Þórunnartún 6 (64.144389,-21.910327) - Tour Bus Stop 13, Rauðarárstígur, Laugavegur 120 (64.142658,-21.913866) More locations we also offer pick up service from: - Perlan Museum - Klambratún parking lot - Mjódd / Olís gas station - BSI Bus Terminal - front / taxi side - Sport Hostel - Glaesibær / Álfheimar - Kringlan - Orkan gas station / Joey & The Juice - Ártún - Orkan gas station / Vesturlandsvegur, direction out of town
  • Silfra meeting point, Vallarvegur, Iceland Park at “Thingvellir P5” & walk 400m back along the road until you reach a smaller car park with all the snorkel & dive vans. Please be there, ready to meet your guide 15 min before your tour is due to begin. Stick to main roads & dont take any short cuts to Silfra, especially in winter.
  • Airports:
  • Reykjavik Domestic Airport, Reykjavik Iceland
  • Ports:
  • Skarfabakki
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Must provide proof of being an Open Water diver or equivalent with 10 logged drysuit dives or a drysuit specialty certification
  • It is highly recommended that you have dived in the last 24 months, if you haven't try to complete a refresher dive prior to your Silfra dive
  • All participants must be able to communicate in English
  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age. If you're over 65 you need a waiver signed by a doctor
  • Bring contact lenses or your own prescription mask (if you have one)
  • Recommended to bring a change of clothes (the drysuit has a very small chance of leaking)
  • Wear/ bring outdoor clothing, thermals/ base layers, thick socks, a hat, gloves and a scarf
  • Do not fly on a plane OR reach an altitude of 300 metres or more within 12 hours after diving (we do 1 dive at a desired duration which you can decide on the day)
  • This is not an easy dive and requires carrying heavy equipment over 400 metres in total on land
  • Be at minimum 145cm (4’9) tall / maximum 200cm (6’7) tall, and be at minimum 45kg (99 lbs) / maximum 120kg (264 lbs)
  • You must have no serious medical conditions/ current previous heart problems
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 3 travellers
Inclusions
  • Underwater photos
  • PADI Divemaster/ Instructor or equivalent
  • Hot chocolate
  • Use of SCUBA equipment
  • Pick up and Drop off in Reykjavik
Exclusions
  • Food
  • Clothing suitable for the weather, for example waterproofs
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up time 7:15 - 7:45 Tour start in Silfra 8:30 Reykjavik downtown official Tour Bus Stops: - Tour Bus Stop 1, Ráðhúsið - City Hall, Vonarstraeti (64.146316,-21.941491) - Tour Bus Stop 2, Tjörnin - The Pond, Maedragardur on Laekjargata (64.145763,-21.938547) - Tour Bus Stop 3, Lækjargata, Laekjargata 4 (64.14678,-21.937296) - Tour Bus Stop 4, Miðbakki, parking lot by Geirsgata (64.150278,-21.9405) - Tour Bus Stop 5, Harpa, Austurbakki 2 (64.14678,-21.937296) - Tour Bus Stop 6, The Culture House, Hverfisgata 15 by Arnarholl (64.147454,-21.932894) - Tour Bus Stop 7, Traðarkot, Hverfisgata 20 (64.146706,-21.930425) - Tour Bus Stop 8, Hallgrímskirkja, by Eiriksgata (64.141548,-21.927973) - Tour Bus Stop 9, Snorrabraut, Snorrabraut 24 (64.143497,-21.916289) - Tour Bus Stop 10, Hlemmur, Laugavegur 105 (64.143155,-21.915414) - Tour Bus Stop 11, Austurbær, Snorrabraut 37 (64.142364,-21.917228) - Tour Bus Stop 12, Höfðatorg, Þórunnartún 6 (64.144389,-21.910327) - Tour Bus Stop 13, Rauðarárstígur, Laugavegur 120 (64.142658,-21.913866) More locations we also offer pick up service from: - Perlan Museum - Klambratún parking lot - Mjódd / Olís gas station - BSI Bus Terminal - front / taxi side - Sport Hostel - Glaesibær / Álfheimar - Kringlan - Orkan gas station / Joey & The Juice - Ártún - Orkan gas station / Vesturlandsvegur, direction out of town
  • Silfra meeting point, Vallarvegur, Iceland Park at “Thingvellir P5” & walk 400m back along the road until you reach a smaller car park with all the snorkel & dive vans. Please be there, ready to meet your guide 15 min before your tour is due to begin. Stick to main roads & dont take any short cuts to Silfra, especially in winter.
  • Airports:
  • Reykjavik Domestic Airport, Reykjavik Iceland
  • Ports:
  • Skarfabakki
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Must provide proof of being an Open Water diver or equivalent with 10 logged drysuit dives or a drysuit specialty certification
  • It is highly recommended that you have dived in the last 24 months, if you haven't try to complete a refresher dive prior to your Silfra dive
  • All participants must be able to communicate in English
  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age. If you're over 65 you need a waiver signed by a doctor
  • Bring contact lenses or your own prescription mask (if you have one)
  • Recommended to bring a change of clothes (the drysuit has a very small chance of leaking)
  • Wear/ bring outdoor clothing, thermals/ base layers, thick socks, a hat, gloves and a scarf
  • Do not fly on a plane OR reach an altitude of 300 metres or more within 12 hours after diving (we do 1 dive at a desired duration which you can decide on the day)
  • This is not an easy dive and requires carrying heavy equipment over 400 metres in total on land
  • Be at minimum 145cm (4’9) tall / maximum 200cm (6’7) tall, and be at minimum 45kg (99 lbs) / maximum 120kg (264 lbs)
  • You must have no serious medical conditions/ current previous heart problems
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 3 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 3 Jul 2020
A note from Scuba Diving in Silfra Fissure | Free Photos
All our equipment and vehicles are thoroughly washed and sanitized after each use.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
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NATHALIE W
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Total bless and truly unique experience
Jul 2021
Rob and his team were exceptional guides and prepared the the 3 of us well. We had the opportunity to choose our equipment which was top notch and enjoy a truly unique experience safely. Rob has a sublime sense of humor too!
Written 22 August 2021
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Debora Scherrer
1 contribution
Unique snorkeling experience
Jan 2021 • Couples
Ivan introduced the drysuit and the Silfra Fissure to us. He was very flexible and open minded. We had an amazing and interesting afternoon even though it was cold.
Written 7 January 2021
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Philip Tveteraa... H
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Best experience of my life
Jul 2020 • Family
They both were the best! I loved the experience and my guide, his name was Luis. I hope to come back and do it over again. The water was cold, but I still enjoyed it because of our guides. They were always positive, and brought a lot of joy.
Written 19 July 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Philip We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the Silfra Scuba Diving tour and that you loved the experience. Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, we truly do appreciate each and every one and will make sure to forward your kind words to your guide Luis. We hope to see you soon again on more adventurous tours. Best Regards The Adventure Vikings team
Written 8 June 2021
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Sian
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Super great decision, worth being uncomfortable for! (Great guide Luis!)
Mar 2020 • Couples
First off Luis was an amazing guide, he was clued up and very clear about instructions but also totally felt easy going and CHILL ( sorry for the bad pun but it’s cold in there) I’m a total wuss with coldness and Luis at Vikings Adventure made it all a breeze and of course we’re so glad we did it because it’s beautiful and really not as freezing as I thought- after Luis got us all wrapped up. He even gave us green tea and coffee after, total legend. 10/10.
Written 10 March 2020
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Hello Sianownerofcats We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the Silfra Diving tour and had a positive experience with us. Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We truly do appreciate each and every one and will make sure to forward your kind words to your guide Luis. We hope to see you soon again in your future visits in Iceland on more adventurous tours. Best Regards The Adventure Vikings team
Written 23 March 2020
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Lisa
1 contribution
Diving in Silfra Fissure
Mar 2020
What a fantastic experience and Ivan was an amazing guide who made the tour all the more better. I would totally recommend this be added to anyone's trip to Iceland
Written 9 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello lisalovestravel123 We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the Silfra Diving tour and had a positive experience with us. Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We truly do appreciate each and every one and will make sure to forward your kind words to your guide Ivan. We hope to see you soon again in your future visits in Iceland on more adventurous tours. Best Regards The Adventure Vikings team
Written 23 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Anton Slavov
2 contributions
Brilliant!
Mar 2020 • Couples
It was brilliant! Our guide Deyan was amazing! Made the experience very pleasant. We loved it. Definitely recommended for everyone who is in doubt, and please choose a wetsuit instead of drysuit.
Written 8 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Anton-sslavov We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the Silfra Diving tour and had a positive experience with us. Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We truly do appreciate each and every one and will make sure to forward your kind words to your guide Deyan. We hope to see you soon again in your future visits in Iceland on more adventurous tours. Best Regards The Adventure Vikings team
Written 23 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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LandonsMom07
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Great Tour, Terrible Communication
I will start off by saying the tour itself and guides were fantastic, a truly amazing experience. The problem is wi
263bradl
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Amazing Trip!!!!
My wife and I came to Iceland for our anniversary. The day was a balmy 38 and very windy. Coming from California, i
Emer C
Emer C
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Amazing
Went today in a group of 6. Maria and Luis organised it so that we stayed together in our group, this was lovely. W
Thoughtsontraveling
Thoughtsontraveling
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Don’t miss it
Me and 5 friends from Portugal went snorkelling in Silfra Fissure today and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We were sligh
KellyPajak
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Laughing in glacial waters....
Luis and Maria made were great guides and kept us laughing the whole time(Despite glacier temperature water). Both
danithegirl21
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The beauty of Silfra!
I booked Silfra Fissure snorkelling as a birthday gift and I went for the wet suit, he went for the dry suit. Booki
Aleena L
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Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience
Silfra Drysuit Snorkeling was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Considering this is the only place in the world you
Daan V
Daan V
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Awesome experience with good instructions!
We had an awesome experience! Louis is probably the best snorkling instructor in the world only after Maria! She ma
W48HRsaraa
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Once and a life time opportunity!!
Somehow we picked the Sunniest day of the week to snorkel!!! To say this was a once in a lifetime experience is an
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Snorkelling with Luis and Alberto
It was an amazing experience! When all participants arrived at the meeting point our two guides Luis and Alberto di
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Cancelled Last Minute Due to Weather
Unfortunately due to the weather we were not able to go. We rushed to the meet up location in the rain and wind bad
Roam437281
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Great experience, would do again
My husband and I had an excellent experience snorkeling Silfra thanks to this company. They were easy to find, very
gryrasmussen
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Absolutely fanstastic
This was an incredible experience, and our tour guides Luis and Maria were the best tour guides and really took gre
531christyj
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Breathtaking, literally.
Our guide Maria absolutely made our trip! Silfra itself is breathtaking (literally from the cold), but our guide we
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Silfra beautiful, guides and Covid safety not so great
I’d like to preface this by saying I contacted Adventure Vikings directly with these exact concerns before posting
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