Reykjavík Whales & Diving
SELF-DRIVE combo tour that includes diving in Silfra with Dive.is and whale watching with Elding!
Duration: 11,5 hours (including transfer)
Available: 1 June to 30 August
Drive yourself to Þingvellir national park which is about 45 km. from Reykjavík. Diving in the crystal clear glacial water in Silfra with over 100m view of its stunning surroundings is an amazing experience. Adding to that you are swimming between two continents and get an excellent view of the crack separating the European and American continental shells. The total time of diving is approximately 3 hours, including one dive and a view of Silfra Hall, Silfra Chathedral and Silfra Lagoon.
After the diving, please drive back to Reykjavík Old Harbour for the whale watching tour starting at 14:00. You are likely to encounter Minke whales, dolphins, porpoises and even Humpback whales on the cruise! After exploring the wonders of the whales and seabirds Faxaflói offers you return to the harbour around 17:00 and we take you back to your hotel with our shuttle bus.
In order to dive in Silfra, one must now either be a certified dry suit diver or be able to provide proof of at least 10 logged dry suit dives within the last two years. The proof must be a written confirmation by an instructor affiliated with an internationally recognised diving organisation. All diving participants will also need to read and sign a "Diving Silfra Medical Statement” and, if necessary, follow the directions regarding a doctor's clearance for the tour.
All diving participants will need to read and sign a "Diving Silfra Medical Statement” and, if necessary, follow the directions regarding a doctor's clearance for the tour.
To dive in Silfra all participants must be:
At least 18 yrs. old (17 with parental permission) and no older than 65 yrs.
Taller than 150 cm. and weigh at least 45 kg., although no more than 120 kg. and physically fit.
A certified diver at the level of PADI Open Water or equivalent (bring proof of certification).
Ready to wear sometimes tight and constrivting dry suit (dry suit diving experience recommended).
Comfortable in water and able to swim.
Please check the size chart carefully to make sure you fit the height and weight requirements for dry suit diving.
Please note that participants need to bring thermal underwear and thick wool socks. Its also recommended to dress according to weather and bring hat, gloves etc. If participants wear glasses we recommend wearing contact lenses as the masks are not suitable for glasses.
- English guidance
- Entrance fee into Silfra
- Hot chocolate & cookies
- 1 guided dive in Silfra fissure
- All necessary diving equipment
- Hot chocolate and cookies after diving
- Free WiFi on board
- Use of overalls on board
What's not included
Pickup is not available for this tour - please make your own travel arrangements.
What do I need to bring
- your SCUBA dive certification card (PADI Open Water or equivalent)
- proof of dry suit certification or 10 logged dry suit dives within two years of tour date
- long underwear
- thick socks
- suitable clothes for the weather of the day
- If you wear glasses, please bring contact lenses or your own prescription mask if you have one
All divers on this Silfra Diving Tour must have dry suit diving certification OR 10 logged dry suit dives within two years of the Silfra tour date, which must be confirmed with written proof from a diving instructor.