Explore the world of whales

Between June and August 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!

In order to join this tour 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.

Tour Details


June – August, daily

This tour is also available as the Snorkeling Silfra & Whale Watching Tour.


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 
  • 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

Please note:
Participants are not allowed on tour without signing the Diving Silfra Medical Statement and, if necessary, a physician’s approval which can be found with the Medical Statement. Please read the Diving Silfra Medical Statement prior to booking to make sure that you are eligible for the tour.

Each participant must sign our liability release form at the start of the tour.


10+ hours

Min / Max:

For your safety and convenience we conduct this tour with a minimum of 1 and a maximum ratio of 3 divers per dive instructor.

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
  • proof of dry suit certification or 10 logged dry suit dives within two years of tour date
  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • guide
  • 1 guided dive 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

Please see booking calendar below for available departures.

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Gullfoss in summer © René Lipmann

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