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 Davidsgja, 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!
A dive guide for 2 days and up to 4 dives in 2 different locations.
Pickup and transportation to and from sites.
2 after dive sightseeing tours, a Northern Lights hunt and the Golden Circle.
Scuba cylinders and weights
Accommodation, all meals and beverages, diving equipment (other than cylinders and weights), all other activities and everything not stated in the itinerary.
PADI Open Water diver or equivalent (participants must bring their diver certification card).
Dry suit experience. A drysuit certification or a minimum of 10 logged dry suit dives within the last year signed by an instructor (participants must bring proof of dry suit experience).
2 to 12 divers
18 (17 if accompanied by parent/guardian)
For this tour to be confirmed, a minimum of 2 passengers has to be met. If the tour is not confirmed you will get a full refund.
We will plan for two dives though in temperatures below zero often only a single dive will be possible.
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.
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.