Freedive Silfra Tour in a Wetsuit

Marvel over Iceland’s hidden underwater world on this freediving tour of Silfra ravine. This trip should not be missed by those who love snorkelling but want more freedom than a standard drysuit tour would allow.

This tour begins in the carpark by Silfra in Þingvellir National Park; you can specify during booking if you would like to be picked up and dropped off. Þingvellir is one of Iceland’s most famous spots, being the only UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Icelandic mainland as it was the original site of what is now the world’s longest-running parliament.

The geology of Þingvellir is of more interest to you, however. Located right between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, it has become riddled with ravines as they have pulled apart. Due to underground meltwater travelling through the porous lava rock from Langjökull glacier, all these ravines fill with water, which has been filtered for decades. 

It is thus some of the cleanest and clearest in the world. You can drink it, and see for over 120 metres.

Your guide will tell you all about your route and the safety requirements, before getting you in your wetsuit and providing you with your equipment. Once your group is ready, you will head to the staircase and enter the water.

The first thing you’ll notice is that it is chilly; the second thing is that it's unbelievably beautiful. You’ll warm up as you swim through Silfra, diving to its depths and exploring its dramatic features. For about forty minutes, you’ll immerse yourself in this underwater world, with far more freedom and flexibility than other snorkelers and divers in their drysuits.

Once you get out of the water, you’ll return to the car-park for some hot chocolate to warm up with.

Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the underwater wonderland of Silfra. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Activities: Snorkelling, Diving
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 16 years.
  • Languages: English, Icelandic, Danish
  • Highlights: Þingvellir, Silfra, Þingvallavatn
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 09:30, 10:30

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

  • All gear needed for Freediving included.

  • Hot drinks after freedive included

  • Swimwear underneath freedive suit

What to bring:
  • Swimwear underneath freedive suit and towels.

  • Warm clothes after freedive.

  • Waterproof camera if you want

Good to know:

You need to know how to swim. You do not need a freedive certification for this tour. Advanced freedivers enjoy as much as new freedivers.

This tour is not suitable for pregnant women.

Please note that should you have any neurological, circulatory or respiratory problems or underlying diseases, battled any illnesses or have any physical problems you might have to turn in a physicians allowance to participate in this tour. If you are over 45 and partake/have partaken in pipe smoking or heavy alcohol intake, you might need a medical waiver. If you are over 60 years of age, you might need a medical waiver. Please contact the operator for further information and application papers.

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