This 3 Day Reykjavík based dive tour is an excellent way to experience the diving and natural wonders of south western Iceland while staying in the city over a long weekend or as part of an extended stay. Take part in the ultimate introduction to arctic diving as we plunge into the Atlantic Ocean, dive in a fissure between tectonic plates and explore the bubbling craters of a geothermal lake. Between dives we will visit the dramatic sea cliffs and steaming natural hot springs of the Reykjanes peninsula. We will also travel the famous Golden Circle route including the spectacular Geysir and unmissable Gullfoss waterfall.
4 dives in 3 different dive locations
Transportation from your accommodation
Expert dive guide on all dives
Scuba cylinders and weights
Entrance fee to Fontana Spa and Silfra
Golden Circle Sightseeing tour
Reykjanes Peninsula Sightseeing tour
Seltún Geothermal Sightseeing tour
All meals and beverages.
Diving equipment other than cylinders and weights.
PADI Open Water diver or equivalent and a drysuit certification or a minimum of 10 logged dry suit dives within the last year signed by an instructor.
Participants must bring their diver certification card and bring proof of dry suit experience
3 to 12 divers
18 (17 if accompanied by parent/guardian)
For this tour to be confirmed, a minimum of 3 passengers has to be met. If the tour is not confirmed you will get a full refund.
Today we will drive to lake Kleifarvatn where we will do a Geothermal dive. Kleifarvatn is located in southern peninsula region better known as Reykjanes. Kleifarvatn is located about 30 km outside of Reykjavík and sits directly atop the mid-Atlantic ridge, the point at which the North American and Eurasian continental plates diverge. Kleifarvatn Lake is nestled within an impressive volcanic landscape, full of steep and amazingly colored hills and weird lava formations. Standing at the lake’s shore it is hard to believe that there is a populated city just 30 minutes away. This is the territory of trolls and elves.
Seltún is a stunning Geothermal area that is a part of a even bigger are called Krýsuvík. Seltún offers variable hot springs, bubbling mud and variable colors of red. You can explore this unique spot on a safe wooden walkway. After a long geothermal day we will drive to our hotel in Reykjavík. This is a perfect opportunity to add a Northern Lights tour at Aurora Basecamp!
Today we will head to the other end of Reykjanes peninsula to do an Ocean dive in Garður. Garður means garden in Icelandic, and it does indeed contain a bountiful garden of over 42 species of marine algae. The algae are a vital part of the Icelandic marine diet and an ancient food sours known to have been eaten as far back as over 1000 years ago by the original settlers of Iceland. Not only do the algae provide basic and essential nutrients, they are also colourful and diverse in design. In addition to this lovely garden, you will also dive around extensive kelp forests. These forests are great habitats for many species of fish. We often see wolf fish, scorpion fish, all kinds of flatfish, monkfish, and more.
After the dive we will continue traveling the peninsula for a sightseeing tour. This tour includes stops at thr Bridge between the continents, Gunnuhver hot spring and Brimklettar cliffs. This day is a perfect opportunity to book a Blue Lagoon tour as we can drop you off there on our way back to Reykjavík in the afternoon.
On our third and last day we will dive the most popular site in the country, Silfra! The site is located in the Thingvellir National Park and in 2004 was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO, for its cultural and historical significance as well as its natural and geological uniqueness. The dive begins by plunging into the world’s clearest water.
Underground springs in this area will help make this dive a breeze, we will move through the site aided by the gentle flow of glacial spring water. We’ll endeavor to make this an extended dive so that we pass through the most famous sections of Silfra all in one epic fell swoop.
After the dive we will head to see the famous Golden Circle. The first stop is Geysir. The second stop is the most photographed waterfall in all of Iceland, Gullfoss! This magnificent natural monument shouldn‘t be missed by any visitor to Iceland. Tumbling down a deep gorge, it has a number of great places to take pictures and enjoy the spray form this ´Golden Waterfall´. From Gullfoss we will drive back to the city.