Explore the world of whales

Between the 15th of May and the 15th of September we offer the Dive Silfra & Whale Watching Combo Tour.  On this tour we first dive Silfra and go whale watching afterwards.

This tour is for scuba divers who want to make the most out of a day.

We will pick you up at your hotel in the morning and drive with you to the National Park Thingvellir where we will go diving in Silfra.

Afterwards we will drive back to Reykjavik and drop you off at the harbor, where you will have the time to eat something before you get on the Whale Watching boat.

It’s an unforgettable trip into the world of whales and sea birds.

The various types of whales commonly sighted include minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, harbor porpoises and the popular humpback whales.

You will be accompanied by sea birds such as gannets, guillemots, cormorants, kittiwakes, arctic terns, and many more.

The trip also takes you past several islands inhabited by colonies of puffins, providing a great photo opportunity!

Tour Details


May 15th – September 15th, daily

This tour is also available as the Snorkeling Silfra & Whale Watching Tour. Divers and snorkelers can do it together.


Participants must:

  • have a Scuba dive certification (PADI Open Water or equivalent)
  • be physically fit
  • be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit
  • not be pregnant
  • be at least 18 years old
  • All participants age 60 or older and all participants under a doctor’s care for any ongoing medical condition must have our medical form signed by their physician.

Dry suit diving experience is recommended.


10+ hours

Min / Max:

For your safety and convenience we conduct this tour with a minimum of 1 and a maximum ratio of 4 divers per dive guide.

On the whale watching part of the tour are more participants.

Please bring:
  • your scuba dive certification card
  • long underwear
  • thick socks
  • suitable clothes for the weather of the day
  • Free hotel pick up
  • guide
  • 2 guided dives in Silfra
  • all necessary dive equipment
  • hot choclate and cookies after Diving in Silfra
  • entrance fee of ISK 1.000,- into Silfra
  • transport to whale watching harbour in Reykjavik
  • guided boat trip to watch the whales

Transport back to your hotel from the whale watching harbour in downtown Reykjavik


Please see booking calendar below for available departures.

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