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.
January - August
Minimum 2 divers
Maximum 12 divers
- 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)
- 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
- All meals and beverages
- Diving equipment (other than cylinders and weights)
- All other activities
- Everything not stated in the itinerary
Please see our booking calendar below for available departures
Guides on this tour
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
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
Frequently asked questions about the 2-Day Reykjavík Winder Diving Tour
Can I still join your Multiple Day Dive Tours or Dive Expeditions if I haven´t dived in a long while?
Depending on your previous dive experience and level of dive training, if you haven't dived for a period of six months or more and are feeling a little rusty, we would suggest you do a refresher dive course prior to departure. While Iceland is known for it´s crystal clear and calm fresh water dive sites, some of our dive sites are deep, others have strong currents or sometimes low visibility. Those are the reasons we usually do require that our divers have a minimum of 4-10 logged dry suit dives and a total of 30-40 logged dives, depending on the dive tour.
My partner doesn't dive. Can she join me on a multi-day dive tour in Iceland?
Of course! Given Iceland's extreme – and extremely beautiful – nature, we go to great lengths to provide our guest with as many opportunities as possible to sightsee along the way. All our multi-day dive tours include a considerable amount of scenic stops, photo-ops, and travel between dive sites through stunning landscapes.
What are your health requirements for joining your Multi-Day Dive Tours?
As with any dive tour – or indeed any dive – anyone who´s reasonably fit and healthy is usually good to go diving. In case you´re not sure we suggest to consult a (dive) doctor for a check-up before booking a dive tour. At any rate, you will be asked to sign a medical statement and liability release whereby you take responsibility for your own fitness to dive.
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