Silfra's darker, wilder sibling
Davíðsgjá fissure, like Silfra fissure , is a fissure located in Lake Thingvallavatn. Davíðsgjá is not as famous as Silfra, but it is a favourite among local divers.
At Davíðsgjá you can walk straight into the water and after a nice shallow swim in water that is usually warmer than Silfra, you will enter the long, deep and narrow fissure. The maximum depth of the dive in this fissure is 21 meters.
Davíðsgjá often has incredible underwater visibility, although this varies and is more dependent on weather than in Silfra. The top of the fissure in Davíðsgjá is actually about 7 meters underwater, which allows for more contact with the water in Thingvallavatn lake. It is therefore common that trout join the divers in exploring this fissure.
Davíðsgjá is located at Thingvellir National Park, only about 10 minute drive from Silfra. The park is one of the stops on the popular sightseeing route Golden circle. The other sightseeing locations on the Golden circle are Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot spring and Kerið crater.