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.
A dive guide for 3 days and up to 5 dives in 3 different locations.
Pickup and transportation to and from sites.
2 after dive sightseeing tours, the Reykjanes peninsula 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).
3 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.
On the first day of this 3 day tour we will start by visiting Seltún, a geothermal hot spring area where we will marvel at bubbling mud pots, hot springs and colorful sulphur deposits. This is an experience that truly showcases the forces of nature at play to prepare for the geothermal spring dive. The underwater springs consist of a series of craters in the lake floor where mineral rich water and sulphurous gases escape from the Earth´s crust. It is a special experience to see, hear, feel and even smell the bubbles all around you.
Garður (The Garden) is our favorite ocean dive site in the greater Reykjavík area. Located at a small fishing village, this site is spectacular in terms of underwater scenery and marine life with kelp forests offering a diverse habitat for many interesting species, including wolf fish, scorpion fish, all manner of flat fish, lump suckers and more.
For the macro life enthusiast, there is an abundance of nudibranchs, sea stars, giant sea urchins and sea squirts, along with crustaceans such as crabs and scallops, as well as shrimp, cockles and much more.
After our dive, we head south to Gunnuhver an area of intense geothermal activity and striking natural beauty. Here we will have the chance to explore another geothermal site and climb sea cliffs for a spectacular view out over the North Atlantic Ocean.
On the third and final 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.