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Reykjavík Whales & Diving

Certified Operator     Tour Operator: Elding Adventure at Sea     12 hours     Travel method: Boat     Region: Capital Region

This combo includes diving in Silfra with Dive.is and whale watching with Elding!

Duration: 11,5 hours (including transfer) 
Pick up: 8:00
Available: 1 June to 30 August

You will be picked up from your hotel by Dive.is shuttle bus between the hours of 07:00 and 8:00, taking you to Þingvellir national park which is about 45 km. from Reykjavík. Diving in the crystal clear glacial water in Silfra with over 100m view of its stunning surroundings is an amazing experience. Adding to that you are swimming between two continents and get an excellent view of the crack separating the European and American continental shells. The total time of diving is approximately 3 hours, including one dive and a view of Silfra Hall, Silfra Chathedral and Silfra Lagoon. 

After the diving the shuttle will take you to our ticket office in Reykjavík old harbour for the whale watching tour starting at 14:00. You are likely to encounter Minke whales, dolphins, porpoises and even Humpback whales on the cruise! After exploring the wonders of the whales and seabirds Faxaflói offers you return to the harbour around 17:00 and we take you back to your hotel with our shuttle bus.
In order to dive in Silfra, one must now either be a certified dry suit diver or be able to provide proof of at least 10 logged dry suit dives within the last two years. The proof must be a written confirmation by an instructor affiliated with an internationally recognised diving organisation. All diving participants will also need to read and sign a "Diving Silfra Medical Statement” and, if necessary, follow the directions regarding a doctor's clearance for the tour.

All diving participants will need to read and sign a "Diving Silfra Medical Statement” and, if necessary, follow the directions regarding a doctor's clearance for the tour.

To take part in this tour participants must be: 

  • At least 18 years of age (17 with parental permission) and no older than 65 years.
  • Taller than 150cm and weigh at least 45kg, although no more than 120kg and physically fit.
  • A certified diver at the level of PADI Open Water or equivalent (bring proof of certification).
  • Ready to wear sometimes tight and constricting dry suit (dry suit diving experience recommended).
  • Be ready to wear something tight and constricting dry suit and comfortable in water and be able to swim.

Please check the size chart carefully to make sure you fit the height and weight requirements for dry suit diving.

*Participants need to bring thermal underwear and thick wool socks. Its also recommended to dress according to weather and bring hat, gloves etc.
*If participants wear glasses we recommend wearing contact lenses as the masks are not suitable for glasses.
*Please note that pickup is included in the tour price, so make sure to select your hotel from the dropdown list. If your hotel is not within the central Reykjavík area you need to make your own way down to Hólmaslóð 2, 101 Reykjavík before 08:00!

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Minimum age: 18 years
Difficulty: Moderate

What is included

  • Pickup/drop off
  • English guidance
  • Entrance fee into Silfra
  • 2 guided dives 
  • All necessary diving equipment 

  • Hot chocolate and cookies after diving
  • Free WiFi on board 
  • Use of overalls on board

Important information

  • Sturdy shoes 
  • Appropriate clothing


This tour is not for pregnant women.

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