Silfra and Davíðsgjá

This tour offers divers the opportunity to dive both the world-famous Silfra fissure and the lesser known but equally beautiful Davíðsgjá fissure, a favorite among local divers. Like Silfra, the Davíðsgjá fissure was created by the movement of tectonic plates along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The underwater visibility of  both sites is astonishing and both sites are uniquely Icelandic. Davíðsgjá has been described by some divers as a darker and more mysterious version of Silfra.

After diving Davíðsgjá on Day 1, we will head out on a hunt for the beautiful northern lights. We will dive Silfra on Day 2, followed by a sightseeing tour of the Golden Circle, which includes Gullfoss waterfall and the aptly named active geyser, Geysir.

These two days of diving are perfect for a short diving holiday in Iceland or as an addition to your longer visit to the country. Divers all over the world agree that these sites are unforgettable!

Tour Details


September – March


Participants must:

  • 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
    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 Diving Silfra Medical Statement (to be signed online after booking)
  • be at minimum 150cm / maximum 200cm
  • be at minimum 45kg / maximum 120kg
  • be at minimum 17 years of age (signature of legal guardian required for under 18 year old participants)
  • be physically fit
  • be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit
  • be able to communicate in English or have a translator available at all times during the tour
  • not be pregnant



2 days, each day approximately 8 hours

Min / Max:

2 – 12 divers

Please 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
  • A dive guide for 2 days with dives in 2 different locations
  • Pickup and transportation to and from sites
  • 2 dive sightseeing tours: a Northern Lights hunt and the Golden Circle
  • Scuba cylinders and weights

Accommodation, all meals and beverages, diving equipment (other than cylinders and weights)

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