Silfra - Thingvellir - Gullfoss - Geysir
A diving adventure in the famous Silfra fissure is an unforgettable experience, there is a reason TripAdvisor chose our Snorkeling Tour the No 4 experience in the world! You will spend around 30 to 45 amazing minutes under the surface to see a breathtaking underwater world in the clearest water of the earth. Why not take the chance to see Iceland’s most stunning natural sights over and under the surface in a Combo Day Tour?
On this amazing tour we will drive the scenic Golden Circle route taking you along the active geothermal area of Geysir, to Gullfoss, the most photographed waterfall in Iceland and other fascinating sights to the beautiful National Park Thingvellir. Magnificent displays of the power and beauty of nature await you at every stop. Don’t miss them on your visit in Iceland!
We can proudly state that DIVE.IS will offer you the best service level at Silfra. Let us tell you why:
- We have an extra person at Silfra assisting you before and after the snorkelling experience. We call this person Surface Support and they make sure your tour runs smoothly. They also provide extra safety for you and the guides.
- We built our own changing room so that our guests have the opportunity to dress up inside a heated changing van.
- After diving in the cold water, we warm you up with hot cocoa and cookies.
- Our guides are all experienced PADI divemasters and instructors that have been through professional training before running any of our tours.
But now let us have a closer look on what expects you on this amazing Day Tour!
What happens on your Silfra Diving & Golden Circle Day Tour?
Our Combo Tour starts with the pick-up at your hotel in Reykjavik by our trusted partners. We follow the Golden Circle anti-clockwise and start our Combo Day Tour in the southern area. Our first stop takes you to the Hveragerði village which is known for its geothermal area.
Our next stop shows the famous Kerið crater, a volcano crater 55 meters deep, filled with a 14 meters deep lake with an amazing blue and green shimmer. The visit includes a little walk through the idyllic green surrounding it.
Afterwards, our Combo Tour leads you to Gulfoss, the Golden Waterfall covering the whole area in a shimmering golden veil on sunny days, followed by a visit to the highly active geysers and boiling hot pots with the well-known most active geysir Strokkur, which erupts about every 4-6 minutes. The sulfurous water paints and sculpts the land in marvelous ways. But the best is yet to come…
Tour Highlight: Visit Thingvellir and dive Silfra
At Thingvellir we do a Diving Tour in the famous Silfra fissure created by the ripping apart of the tectonic plates along the Mid-Altantic Ridge, seeing the whole of Silfra: Hall, Cathedral and Lagoon. You can also book this part of our day tour as a snorkeling tour instead.
After a full day of discovering all the Golden Circle’s magnificent highlights, the day tour leads us back to Reykjavik and you will surely have no problem falling asleep.
The Golden Circle bus tour is guaranteed as a small group experience and your tour guides will be local experts with great knowledge about the area and able to take questions due to the small size of the group.
Please note that in order to dive in Silfra you must have dry suit certification or 10 logged dry suit dives within the last two years of tour date and be able to provide written proof from a diving instructor of these dry suit dives.
Share the experience of your diving tour
If you want to share the experience with your friends or family who are not scuba divers, you can combine this tour with non-divers and snorkelers. Just add to cart and finish all the bookings together when ready.
Our Souvenirs can be purchased in your booking process by selecting them under "Extras". If the Souvenir you are looking for is not listed below please contact us or leave a comment in your booking and we will bring it on tour with us.
Diving Silfra & Golden Circle Tour
We had an excellent day touring the Golden Circle with DIVE.IS. First off the staff was very friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Our first stop was to dive Silfra which was super easy due to our expert guides Tania and Mario. They outfitted us and gave clear instructions all while maintaining great humor. The dive alone was fantastic but our guides made the experience even better. Off we went with Rudi to see the waterfall at gullfoss and the geysir in geysir. Rudi was an exceptional tour guide and went to great lengths to entertain our 10 year old son with the amazing Iceland history & sagas the entire time in transit. We would highly recommend this tour group for anyone seeing Iceland especially Rudi, Tania and Mario if you can.
Maximum 3 divers per dive instructor
April 1st - September 30th
Minimum 2 participants
- 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
- Free hotel pick up and return
- Guided dive in Silfra
- All necessary dive equipment
- Hot chocolate and cookies after Diving in Silfra
- Guided tour of Gullfoss & Geysir and surrounding area
- Entrance fee into Silfra
Please see our booking calendar to the right for available departures.
Safety requirementsParticipants 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 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. PDF
have read, signed, and followed directions on the online Diving Silfra Medical Statement (link provided in confirmation email) PDF
have our Diving Medical form signed off by a doctor if they are age 60 or older PDF
sign our liability release form at the start of the diving tour PDF
be at minimum 150cm / maximum 200cm
be at minimum 45kg / maximum 120kg
fit within our dry suit size chart PDF
be at least 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
not be pregnant
Your bookable extras
Experience the tour
Guides on this tour
You'll visit these locations
Thingvellir National Park
Frequently asked questions about our Diving Silfra & Golden Circle Combo Tour
Are photos always taken on the Diving Day Tours?
Our dive guides carry an underwater camera on most dives in Silfra and other dive sites. The dive guides try to take as many great underwater photographs as possible on these dives. However, safety comes always first and it can occur that the dive guide chooses to not distract him-/herself from dive safety on particular dives in difficult conditions or with insecure divers. In that case it might happen that few or no photos are taken. We hope for your understanding should this be the case.
Usually the photos of the dives are available for purchase after the dive tour. Please check out our Souvenir page for more info.
Is food included in the Golden Circle Tour?
Unfortunately food is not included in the Golden Circle tour, expect for a hot drink and biscuits after your dive or snorkel. You will however have the chance to purchase food at either Gullfoss or Geysir were there are several options available, both hot and cold meals. You are also welcome to bring food and snacks with you, which you will be allowed to eat on the bus :)
When do we dive/snorkel on the Golden Circle Tour?
We only offer the Golden Circle tour in the Spring and in the Summer, from April to September. The tour is combined with the 5:00pm snorkeling and diving tours, so you will be at Silfra at the end of the day.
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