From Akureyri

Diver at the top of big Strýtan behind the halo- & thermocline

Dive Strýtan Day Tour

The only geothermal chimney in the world you can dive to!

An extraordinary dive tour

Strýtan is a hydrothermal chimney in the fjord that leads to the town of Akureyri in the north of Iceland. This is the only hydrothermal chimney that we know of on earth that is at a depth recreational divers can dive to. Please note that Akureyri is 400km north of Reykjavík.
The Strýtan day tour is guided by Erlendur Bogason, the discoverer and researcher of Strýtan and Arnarnesstrýtur, or divers he has trained.
You will feel the 79°C hot water steaming out of the cones and we will take some hot water with us up to the boat and make hot chocolate.
We will show you the variety of animals and plants living on the cones and you can help us discovering new animals we haven’t seen before.
At the small cones we will feed the wolf fish named Stefanía with the shell Arctica islandica. If you come in the first week of June we will dive down with Guillemot eggs, which we will boil at 24 meters depth. The boiling time for the eggs is 13 min.

You might also be interested in some of our Multiple Day Tours such as the 5-Day Highlights of Iceland Tour and our 10-day Tour around Iceland, which include guided tours to both the small and big Strýtan.

Tour Details

  • All year around

  • 6-8 hours

  • Minimum 1 diver per dive instructor

  • Maximum 3 divers per dive instructor

Please bring:

  • Your PADI Advanced Dive Certification or equivalent.
  • Proof of dry suit experience. A drysuit certification or proof of minimum 10 dry suit dives within the last year signed by an instructor.
  • Warm clothes
  • Long underwear
  • Thick socks

Included:

  • All transport
  • Experienced dive guide
  • All equipment
  • Two dives

Excluded:

  • Meals

Departures:

For available departures, please see the booking calander

Safety requirements

  • have at minimum an Advanced SCUBA dive certification (PADI Advanced Open Water or the equivalent)

  • have dry suit diving certification and a logged dry suit dive within two years of the tour date OR have at least 10 logged dry suit dives within two years of the tour date and be able to provide written proof from a diving instructor of these dry suit dives PDF

  • have read, signed, and followed directions on the online Diving Silfra Medical Statement (link provided in confirmation email) PDF

  • have our Diving Medical form signed off by a doctor if they are age 60 or older PDF

  • sign our liability release form at the start of the tour PDF

  • be at minimum 150cm / maximum 200cm

  • be at minimum 45kg / maximum 120kg

  • fit within our dry suit size chart PDF

  • be at least 17 years of age (signature of legal guardian required for under 18 year old participants)

  • be physically fit

  • be able to communicate in English

  • not be pregnant

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Guides on this tour

You might be guided by one of these nice guys.

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