Diving in Silfra & Whale Watching Tour

All year Daily About 7 hours Reykjavík without pick up Moderate Min 17 years old

The summer season in Iceland gives you the opportunity to truly make the most out of one day. The combination of diving in Silfra followed by whale watching is a great way to have a unique Icelandic experience.

Silfra is a crack in the earth between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. This remarkable fissure is filled with the glacial water and with over 100 meters visibility underwater, it is among the clearest bodies of water on our planet.

On the diving tour we will guide you through the four parts of the Silfra fissure. Floating through Silfra’s crystal clear water is an otherworldly experience; the near-freezing water, astonishing colors, and sensation of flying provide a very unique environment for liquid meditation that you will never forget.

After the diving tour you will make your way back to Reykjavik and the old harbor (this is a self-driving tour). The whale watching tour departs from the harbor and takes about 3 hours.

The summer season is great for whale watching in Reykjavik, as the wildlife activity in the bay is at its peak. This time of year is your best chance at spotting the majestic Minke whales, along with the white Beaked Dolphins, Harbour Porpoises and Humpback Whales in their natural environment.

Itinerary

  • Arive at Elding Whale Watching at 09:00 at the latest to check in and get ready and visit the wildlife exhibition, then embark on a 2.5-3.5hr whale watching tour.
  • Arrive at the meeting point at Silfra (at Thingvellir National Park) at 14:00 (April 1-September 30), 13:30 (October 1 – March 30) please arrive 15 minutes before tour start time to check in. Get geared up and safety briefed, then embark on a guided 30-45 min dive.
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Tour highlights

  • Visit the wildlife exhibition at the whale watching centre
  • See majestic sea-creatures
  • Dive in the unique and magnificent Silfra fissure

Included

  • 3 hour whale watching expedition
  • Full diving gear
  • 30-45 minute guided dive in Silfra at Þingvellir National Park
  • Hot chocolate and cookies after the dive (vegan options available)

Optional extra

  • Silfra merchandise

Good to know

  • This tour is self-driving, pick up is not included.
  • Safety requirements: Participants must be physically fit, be prepared to wear a tight dry-suit, be 17 years of age, be a min of 150cm and max of 200cm tall, be min 45kg or max 120kg, not be pregnant, be a certified diver at the level of PADI Open Water or equivalent, have dry suit diving certification and a logged dry suit dive within two years of the tour date OR have at least 10 logged dry suit dives within two years of the tour date and be able to provide written proof from a diving instructor of these dry suit dives, have read, signed, and followed directions on the online Diving Silfra Medical Statement, have our Diving Medical form signed off by a doctor if they are age 60 or older and be able to communicate in English.
  • Address: Silfra – Thingvellir National Park, 801 Selfoss
  • Address: Elding Whale Watching – Ægisgardur 5 ,101 Reykjavik

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