SeyđisfjörđurDetailed information about the town Seyđisfjörđur is a little fishing town in the very east of Iceland. It's named after the fjord in which it lies and still has a lot of the old fisher village flair and many old houses.
In World War II, german fighter planes sunk the British oil tanker “El Grillo” in the fjord on February 10th, 1944.
The wreck is about 150 meters long and weighs over 7000 tons. In 2002 the rest of the oil inside the tanker was pumped up after having leaked out for many years.
Today it’s free and clean of oil and is a fantastic dive site.
The ship lies in a depth of about 45 meters and the shallowest point is reached after descending about 28 meters.
In order to dive El Grillo divers need to be certified PADI advanced open water divers or carry a comparable certification from another organization.
Since El Grillo is all the way at the other end of Iceland, we dive it only on our 7-day Tour Around Iceland and on tailer-made diving tours around Iceland.
If you are interested in joining a tour or you are a group of divers that would like to do a trip together, contact us and we will lay out a tour for you.