The dive between the continents
The Silfra Rift is one of the greatest dive sites on this planet. You are diving in the clearest water of the world (visibility 100m+) in a crack between the ...
The geothermal chimney
Strýtan is the only place known to man where recreational divers can reach geothermal chimneys. We visit this exceptional dive site in the north of Iceland on most of o...
Gullfoss & Geysir
Iceland's "must-see" nature sights
Gullfoss and Geysir are two of the main sites on the popular “Golden Circle” route. Gullfoss being Icleand´s most photographed waterfall is a sight no Iceland visitor should miss. The f...
Underwater & Underground
At Lake Kleifarvatn we dive directly into bubbling underwater hot springs. The landscape around the lake is similarly breathtaking, and it's hard to believe this remote-looking dive site is only ...
The North Atlantic is full of life
With its undersea gardens, forests, and deserts, Garður is our favourite ocean dive site in the Reykjavík area. Get detailed Information on Garður
Bjarnagjá is a lava fissure on the Reykjanes peninsula. The freshwater of the Bjarnagjá is mixed in with the sea water entering from the end of the fissure. We often di...
Like Silfra, Davíðsgjá is a lava fissure in Lake Þingvellir. Davíðsgjá is very different from Silfra, though. One of our guides describes it as a "darker, spookier" v...
The Silfra of the north
Nesgjá is another lovely fresh water fissure with the crystal clear water that is so unique to Iceland. Nesgjá is quite shallow but amazingly beautiful. The lagoon is huge and as...
"Little River" is located near the northern coast but is always a warm temperature. As it is a shallow river, we snorkel instead of dive.
Europe's last wilderness
The Westfjords beautiful beaches and steep fjord cliffs lead into Iceland’s clearest ocean water. The ocean here has a great variety of dive sites. There are many wrecks and ol...
An excellent wreck dive!
In World War II, german fighter planes sunk the British oil tanker “El Grillo” in the fjord on February 10th, 1944. The wreck is about 150 meters long and weighs over 7000 tons. The ...
Frequently asked questions
How do I find the meeting point?
Silfra is located in Þingvellir national park, which is about 45-60 minutes drive from Reykjavík city. You can see a map attached to your ticket, find the map HERE or simply type Silfra Diving into Google maps. If you get lost on the way please do not hesitate to call our office for help.
How far is it to Silfra from Reykjavik?
It is about 60 km from Reykjavik to Silfra and it takes a little less than one hour to drive the distance by car, given the weather conditions are good. If you choose to drive to Silfra yourself and don‘t know the way, we recommend you to study the map before you hit the road. Silfra is located in Þingvellir National Park, which is a bit different from other national parks. At a point, when you turn into road 36, you will feel like you are driving into the middle of nowhere. Please do not turn around, just keep going straight until you see our company cars which are parked at the Silfra Meeting Point, you then drive a little further to parking lot P5 to park. If at anytime you feel lost please do not hesitate to call our office for help.
When is the best time of year to visit Iceland?
Every time of year has its own benefits. It is least crowded in spring and autumn and you will often have a full range of activities available to you, but with less people than in summer, which is of course the busiest season here in Iceland. Winter has its own beauty and should not be dismissed, although it is not for the faint hearted as the weather can get quite extreme, and you would need to be flexible with your plans as tours can end up getting cancelled due to the weather. It is however the time for Northern Lights, so pros and cons as always. Please also be aware that winter lasts much later into the year than in most countries and there is often still snow in March and April. From a dive and snorkel point of view, it makes little difference which of the seasons you visit as our groups are small and the dive sites, visibility and marine life are pretty constant through out, varying more from day to day, than from season to season. The ocean temperatures are warmest, however, in summer and fall – about 8-12°C. For our other dive sites, such as our geothermal site and some of our other inland sites, are also warmest in summer and fall, although at a lower temperature, 6-8°C. Silfra however retains a constant temperature of 2-4°C.
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