Two divers in Davíðsgjá

The 2-Day Reykjavík Winter Diving Tour

Divers perfect getaway

Unique freshwater diving

The 2 day winter dive expedition gives divers the opportunity to dive two dramatic freshwater fissures throughout the Icelandic winter. We will dive the world famous Silfra fissure as well as Davíðsgjá, her deeper and darker sister. These two sites are uniquely Icelandic and offer extreme visibility and unparalleled underwater landscapes. After our dives we will explore the landscape and natural wonders of south western Iceland on the Golden Circle route and on a hunt for the Northern Lights. Winter in Iceland offers only short periods of daylight and this tour is an excellent way to combine some adventurous diving with dramatic winter landscapes, sightseeing and the chance to experience the Northern Lights!

Day 1 - Dive Davíðsgjá & Northern Light Hunt

On the first day of the 2 day tour we will begin by exploring Davidsgja, an expansive lava ravine in the Thingvellir national park. Davidsgja is similar to Silfra in offering the chance of extremely visibility and dramatic underwater landscapes while being both deeper and longer than Silfra. We will make two dives at this location and explore two sections of the fissure offering dramatically different landscapes on each dive. After our dives you will be returned to your hotel in Reykjavik. Once the fleeting winter sun has set completley we will regroup and head into the Icelandic wilderness on a hunt for the Northern Lights.

Day 2 - Dive Silfra & The Golden Circle

On the second day of the tour, we travel to the most spectacular dive site in Iceland, Silfra. This one of a kind dive site is located in Thingvellir National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site, about a 45-minute drive from Reykjavík. Once we are geared up we will take a few steps down a purpose-built ladder and make contact with the world’s clearest water. It is so pure you can even drink it. Take a sip! Ranked as one of the great dive sites of the world, diving in this glacial melt water filled tectonic lava fissure is truly an unforgettable experience not to be missed by any serious diver. After warming up with some hot chocolate we will leave Silfra along the northern coast of the spectacular lake Thingvellir and begin out Golden Circle tour. The tour will include the world famous Geysir and unmissable Gullfoss waterfall.

Tour Details

  • January - August

  • 2 days

  • Minimum 2 divers

  • Maximum 12 divers

Please bring:

  • Your PADI Open Water 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
  • Dive equipment (All dive equipment can also be rented from us)

Included:

  • A dive guide for 2 days
  • Up to 4 dives in 2 locations
  • Pick up and transportation to and from sites
  • 2 after dive sightseeing tours
  • Scuba cylinders and weights

Excluded:

  • Accomodation
  • All meals and beverages
  • Diving equipment (other than cylinders and weights)
  • All other activities
  • Everything not stated in the itinerary

Departures:

Please see our booking calendar below for available departures

Safety requirements

Participants must:
  • be a certified diver at the level of PADI Open Water Diver or 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 Diving Silfra Medical Statement 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 ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions about the 2-Day Reykjavík Winder Diving Tour

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