Iceland's ultimate diving adventure
This unique expedition takes you to a series of little or completely unexplored dive sites of incredible variety, ranging from bird cliffs to lava fissures and volcanic craters. Besides the unusual – and unusually beautiful – dives, you will twice traverse the interior of Iceland, a landscape like no other on Earth!
The tour begins with a dive in Davíðsgjá underwater lava fissure. This mystical dive site, located on the edge of the Arctic charr’s protected spawning grounds in Lake Thingvallavatn, is the perfect alternative to Silfra for those who already know the ‘Lady of Silver’ personally. For those who don’t, there is the option to dive Silfra instead.
In the north, our diving exploration will begin at Drangey, a 180m tall monolith bird cliff island in Skagafjörður bay. The still unexplored under water landscape of Drangey surely offers some exciting marine life and scenery. Next we will dive the modestly shallow Nesgjá lava fissure, which leaves no one untouched by its unrivaled beauty and crystal clear water. The adjacent lagoon and lush green surroundings add to the magic of this pearl of the north.
Near Nesgjá is another lava fissure – still missing a proper name! – which is as of yet virtually unexplored and is in many ways reminiscent of Silfra. The only diver who has dived this hidden ravine to any extent is our partner in the north, the one-and-only Erlendur, and even he is yet to discover its innermost secrets! It is situated in the middle of nowhere in a lava field and is divided into different pools that are separated by only small rocky barriers and, presumably, underwater passages. We’re very much looking forward to exploring this dive site and perhaps discovering Silfra’s counterpart in the north!
In the interior of Iceland we will dive into the Askja Caldera. This huge volcanic crater – and Iceland’s deepest lake – offers truly unbelievable scenery both on land and under water (according to the handful of divers that have been there). Among the phenomena observed there are weird lava formations, beautiful colours, and floating rocks! We will also dive another volcanic crater filled with pristine sapphire blue water discovered only last summer by your guide.
On land this tour will offer you breathtaking sight-seeing opportunities. You won’t know where to look as mountains, glaciers, lakes, lava fields and waterfalls of all varieties compete for your attention. The highlights of what you will see on land include Landmannalaugar, Drekagil, Mývatn, multiple glaciers, a lush oasis of green flowering vegetation and crystal clear ponds within a deserted lava field, and Mount Herðubreið, which was voted as Iceland’s most beautiful mountain in a national referendum. The absolutely unique and stunning landscape of Iceland’s interior may indeed have you wondering at times if you are in fact still on earth!