Silfra Diving, Whale Watching and Northern Lights, Iceland

Iceland Diving Action Packed Long Weekend

21-24th February 2025

Scuba Diving in Silfra

Welcome to Silfra, an otherworldly dive site within Iceland’s Thingvellir National Park, renowned for its pristine waters and geological significance. Fed by glacial meltwater filtered through volcanic rocks, Silfra boasts astonishing visibility of up to 100 meters (328 feet), revealing a vibrant underwater world of colorful formations.

This fissure offers more than just a scenic dive; it’s a journey through geological time, marking the meeting point of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced diver, Silfra’s gentle currents and clarity make it accessible to all skill levels.

In this briefing, we’ll explore the essentials of diving in Silfra, covering logistics and gear to ensure a safe and unforgettable experience. Get ready to embark on a unique adventure into the enchanting depths of Silfra, Iceland.

Whale Watching Reykjavík

Join us for an unforgettable Whale Watching experience from Reykjavik. Encounter Iceland’s diverse bird life and a myriad of sea creatures, including minke whales, humpbacks, harbour porpoises, and white-beaked dolphins. Expert guides provide fascinating insights into marine life, while hands-on activities and educational displays offer a unique learning experience.

Northern Lights

Prepare to witness one of nature’s most breathtaking spectacles: the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, in Iceland. Nestled beneath the Arctic Circle, Iceland offers an ideal vantage point to behold this celestial dance of light and color.

The Northern Lights, a result of solar particles colliding with Earth’s atmosphere, paint the sky with vibrant hues of green, purple, and red. Iceland’s remote and pristine landscapes provide optimal conditions for viewing this mesmerizing phenomenon, away from light pollution and amidst the tranquility of nature.

February is often the month that offers the greatest chance of seeing them, sadly we have to rely on Mother Nature to do her bit when we are there!


Silfra & Whale Watching in Iceland Price

The cost based on:

  • 3 nights at the 3-star Foss Lind hotel on a room only basis
  • Silfra dive – 3 hours
  • Whale watching c. 3.5 hours
  • Car hire assuming 4 people to 1 car
  • ATOL and supplier failure insurance

£655 per person based on a twin / double shared room.

Does not include flights or meals.

Optional Extras

Northern Lights tour (subject to weather) allow £50 payable locally

Helicopter tour – available on request

Blue Lagoon tour £132 including transfers, admission, mud masks, towel, bathrobe and drink in the in-water bar

TO BOOK YOUR ICELAND SPACE

Please either complete the form below, e-mail holidays@oysterdiving.com or call 0800 699 0243.

Overview

Friday 21st February 2025

Fly out of your chosen airport and meet at the Foss-Lind 3* hotel. Enjoy a night out in Reykjavik and some local food.

Saturday 22nd February 2025

Morning – Join us on a long weekend to dive the clearest water in the world, in the world-famous ‘Silfa’ in Iceland. To dive Silfra you must be open water with dry suit certification and have done a minimum of 10 dives.

Afternoon – at leisure or Blue Lagoon tour

In the evening we are hoping to go on a Northern Lights tour, but this is subject to weather conditions. As a result this is payable locally (allow £50).

Sunday 23rd February

Whale watching tour

Monday 24th February

Return to the UK

Cost includes

  • 3 nights at the Foss Lind Hotel in a standard twin/double room
  • Silfra dive (allow 3 hours) including equipment hire
  • 3.5 hour whale watching tour
  • Return flights (allowance of £250pp)
  • Car hire (assuming 4 people share 1 car)
  • ATOL and supplier failure insurance

Cost excludes

  • Return flights (available through our travel team)
  • Meals
  • Fuel for car, parking etc
  • Optional trips if required - helicopter tour available on request, blue lagoon and northern lights tour
How experienced do I need to be?

You need to be a minimum of PADI open water or equivalent with 10 dives plus dry suit certified. We can complete your dry suit certification in the UK before you leave.

Do I need a dry suit?

No, all of the equipment hire is included

Can non-divers come?

Yes, they can also choose to snorkel Silfra if they wish. Prices on request.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Silfra Diving, Whale Watching and Northern Lights, Iceland