Silfra Night Freedive Tour
Explore Silfra's breathtaking scenery
Freediving Silfra at night - either in the bright summer night or under the dark winter sky - is a truly freeing experience. Your torch lights up the clearest water on earth, putting the spotlight on the dramatic scenes of the continental rift. The water is so transparent that it looks like air and you'll feel like you're floating weightless in an immense canyon. The late hour means that you're likely to have Silfra more or less to yourself.
Freediving means diving under the surface using a breath-hold technique instead of breathing air from a tank, as in scuba diving. In order to freedive, it is necessary to wear a wetsuit instead of a dry suit, as the dry suit fills with air and is too bouyant to go beneath the surface. Wearing a wetsuit means that you might get a little wet in the chilly water, but it also means that you are free to move around in the water as you wish.
You will be guided by a freediving expert through Silfra at your own pace. Your guide will explain the freediving technique and provide backgroud knowledge about Silfra before suiting up into the freediving gear. This tour does not require diving certification, although you do need to be a good swimmer. Feel free to ask your knowledgeable guide any questions, either about freediving or about Silfra and the surrounding area.
You will see all of the parts of Silfra, from the deep canyons to the endless lagoon during the approximately 40+ minute freedive. The fish in Thingvellir Lake often make their way into Silfra at night, and as you won't have any bubbles to scare them away, you might be able to get quite close to them! If you're coming in the winter, you might even be lucky enough to see the northern lights while you're in the water!
Please note that all tour participants need to sign the Silfra Medical Statement (see link below in the section "For Your Safety"). This tour is operated by one of our trusted partners specialized in freediving.
All year round, daily
Approx. 2 hours at the site / 4 hours with transportation from Reykjavík
Operated by one of our trusted partners specialised in freediving
- Swimsuit under freedive suit
- All equipment needed for freediving
- Entrance fee into Silfra
- Warm overcoats (Dryrobes) before and after dive
- Professional guidence
- Hot cocoa after dive
- Pick up service is available for additional 5.000,- ISK.
Meeting times at Silfra:
Please see the booking calendar for available meeting times at Silfra for the freediving tour.
be at least 16 years of age
have read, signed, and followed directions on the Silfra Medical Statement PDF
be min 45kg / max 130kg
be min 145cm / max 210cm
be able to swim
be physically fit
be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting wet suit
not be pregant
You will freedive here
Thingvellir National Park 801 Selfoss