Dive between continents in the most crystal clear waters 

Do you dare to dive between two continents? Join this fabulous diving tour in the blue waters of Silfra, in Iceland's Thingvellir National Park. Silfra is considered one of the best diving places in the world. Here two tectonic plates divided, the Eurasian and the North American. You can discover Iceland's best kept secrets diving in these crystal waters.

For this Diving in Silfra tour it is essential to have a PADI Diving Certificate for a dry suit. If you have it, this is one of the places that no diver should miss. Considered by many to be one of the best in the world, Silfra's crystal clear waters allow over 100 meters of underwater visibility. To get there, you have to come to the Thingvellir National Park in Iceland, in the Golden Circle in Iceland, around 1 hour by car from Reykjavík. You will no find anywhere else such crystal clear waters as here.





Diving in the Silfra waters

Level of difficulty: Difficult (4 / 5)
Reservation: It is recommended to book your spot in advance online to ensure availability.
Activity duration: About 3-5 hours.
Price includes: Diving tour guided by a professional English-speaking diver, necessary diving equipment, safety equipment, entrance fee to Silfra, hot chocolate and cookies, local VAT.
Scheduled departures: All year round (depending on weather conditions). The tour takes place directly in the Thigvellir National Park. To get to the meeting point you need a rental car. Please note that you have to arrive at least 15 minutes before the booking time. The meeting point is the Silfra car park. If you write "Thingvellir Parking P5" on Google Maps, you can see where you can park your rental car. To find your guide, walk 400 m back along the road until you reach the parking lot where all the dive and snorkel vans are located, and look for the guide.


Diving experience in a dry suit (dry suit certificate or a minimum of 10 dry suit dives recorded during the last 2 years). The dive guide will ask you to see the certificate or log book before the tour begins.

Read, sign and follow the instructions in the Silfra Diving Medical Statement (link provided in the confirmation email). Health form signed by the doctor if you are 60 years old or over (ask us for the certificate template).

Sign the disclaimer form at the beginning of the dive tour.

All divers must provide their height / weight at the time of booking to ensure we bring the proper equipment. For safety reasons, all divers must understand the instructions in English and be able to communicate with the dive guide in English.

Age limit: minimum 18 years.
Weight limit: 50-120 kg
Height limit: 155-200 cm.

If you are not very sure about your abilities regarding diving in Silfra, we recommend booking the snorkeling tour in Silfra. Snorkeling is a fantastic experience and there is no better place for it than the wonderful waters of Silfra. If you do not have a car but would still like to go, there are snorkeling tours leaving from Reykjavík. So either way, don't miss out on a chance to swim between a continental divide. 

Participants should feel comfortable in the water and dive well. If you are pregnant, you cannot participate, due to the small risk of cold water entering the suit, nor can you participate if you are not able to walk 150 meters with all equipment to the entry point and then 400 meters from the exit stairs to where the tour began.

The drysuit closes at the neck and wrists, preventing glacial water from entering. Being quite tight, if you are claustrophobic, it could be a bit uncomfortable. Outside temperatures in Iceland can be quite cold. Keep in mind that you will be spending up to 5 hours outdoors, so dress accordingly and make sure you are warm.

Participants cannot wear jewelry of any kind in the water, as sharp items can break the drysuit. There are no changing rooms at Silfra, so we recommend not bringing any valuable items that are not needed for the excursion.

If you have any kind of medical condition, check with us before booking this activity.

What should I bring? In addition to the dry suit certificate, you must bring long underwear, thick socks and clothing suitable for the weather of the day (trekking clothing such as waterproof pants), good trekking shoes, gloves, light hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera and water).

Diving Silfra Tour, Iceland
Diving in Silfra, Thingvellir National Park
Diving Silfra Tour in Thingvellir, Iceland

Responsibility All of the activities during the tour happen according to the full and complete responsibility of the clients. ISLANDICA s.r.o. does not take responsibility for any incidents that occur involving the participants while on the excursion. Any action taken by the participants, is at their own risk and ISLANDICA s.r.o. is not liable for any harm, damage or injuries experienced by the participants. By signing up for and making a reservation for this or any other tour, excursion or outing with ISLANDICA s.r.o. the participants accept these conditions. It is possible that the participants will be asked to sign a waiver to ensure understanding of these conditions, declaring that he or she is conscious of the inherent risks that come with these activities. Code: DI-DST. ID851.