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Scuba Dive around Iceland & in Hot Springs

scuba diving at Silfra in Iceland

Overview

Silfra is regularly named one of the world’s best dives and with 100m+ visibility it’s easy to see why. This mesmerizing dive between two continents in some of the clearest water in the world. This is certainly a dive to tick off your bucket list.

4 nights
Reykjavik
Prices from Per Person
From £1,795
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Package Details

This tour combines 3 of our Reykjavik-based day tours and includes accommodation for 3 nights in Reykjavik. On this tour we will do 2 Ocean dives and 1 dive at the geothermal underwater hot springs in lake Kleifarvatn and 2 dives in Silfra. We will visit the National Park Thingvellir and the geothermal area Kýsuvík. This tour needs a minimum of 2 participants but some single traveller dates are available.

Silfra is regularly named one of the world’s best dives and with 100m+ visibility it’s easy to see why. And no, that it’s a typing mistake, there really is 100m+ visibility! Fed by demineralised glacial run off, the water is actually clearer than bottled mineral water. It’s on our list of must do dives. Dry suit experience is recommended but isn’t necessary.

What this package includes:

  • Direct Flights
  • Transfers
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 3 days diving (5 dives total)
  • All dive kit rental

Itinerary

Day 1

  • Direct flight from Gatwick or Heathrow to Reykjavik
  • Transfer to accommodation.
  • Night in accommodation

Day 2

  • Breakfast followed by 2 ocean dives, usually at 2 of the following sites Garður home to many types of sea life including Tommi the wolffish, Óttastaðir, is a nice naturalist dive site where many different species can be observed. Parts of the site are influenced by fresh groundwater inflow increasing the biological diversity, or Bjarnagjá: an 18 m deep lava ravine on the Reykjanes peninsula.
  • Night in accommodation

Day 3

  • Breakfast and then a day of Iceland’s most famous dive site: Silfra. It’s the place where the continental plates meet and drift apart about 2cm per year. Secondly the visibility that you will experience will rarely be surpassed, if ever. 100m+! The reasons for this clarity are twofold: the water is cold ( 2°C – 4°C all year ) since it’s the melting water from a glacier about 50km away and has traveled through the lava fields for many years before coming out at the north end of Thingvellir lake through underground wells. The Silfra water is as pristine as water can get and you can drink it at anytime during the dives. A dive in crystal clear water in a narrow crack caused by the drift of the two continental plates is a unique experience.
  • The National Park Thingvellir has been declared a WORLD HERITAGE SITE by UNESCO, both for its cultural & historical significance as well as natural & geological uniqueness. During the day you will dive the cathedral and the lagoon.
  • Night in Accommodation

Day 4

  • Dive at underwater hot springs in the lake Kleifarvatn, In the centre area of the hot springs is a hole in the lake floor where a lot of water and gases come up. When diving into this hole, one has the feeling of diving into an earthquake because the air bubbles coming out of the ground create pressure that lets the rocks vibrate. Divers can feel these vibrations deep into their bones. A very special experience! Following the dive there is a drive to enjoy some above ground hot springs in the afternoon.
  • Night in accommodation

Day 5

  • Day free in Reykjavik
  • Transfer to airport (possible to combine with a visit to the Blue Lagoon)
  • Return flight home

Additional Information:

  • Advanced divers can also participate in a tour to Strýtan – geothermal chimney. Please ask for details.
  • From March – October – please ask for alternative packages for other dates

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