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2-day Reykjavik Winter Diving Tour

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  • departure
  • 2 days (approx.)
  • Incl. 2 dives
  • Silfra, Davíðsgjá
  • English
  • Max. 3 divers / guide
  • Pickup at set location
  • Free Cancellation - 24hrs notice
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Highlights

The 2-day winter dive expedition gives divers the opportunity to dive two spectacular freshwater fissures during the Icelandic winter. We will dive the world famous Silfra fissure as well as Davíðsgjá, its deeper and darker sibling. These two sites are uniquely Icelandic and offer extreme visibility and unparalleled underwater landscapes.

  • Dive Silfra and Davíðsgjá
  • Explore dramatic underwater landscapes and enjoy epic visibility
  • Drive the Golden Circle route to explore Thingvellir National Park
  • Visit our unique Northern Lights observatory
  • Relax at Laugarvatn Fontana Spa

Dive center

Are you ready for the experience of a life time? Here at DIVE.IS we offer you the chance to explore and experience one of the most unique dive sites in the world: Silfra.

Silfra is an incomparable wonder with its beautiful underwater landscape and, being a crack between the North American and Eurasian continents, it allows you to dive and snorkel directly between two continental plates. 

The water that fills Silfra comes from the nearby Langjökull glacier and it has been filtered through the underground lava rocks for centuries before seeing the light of day. This is what makes it the purest and clearest on Earth. Weather and outside temperature don't affect this water, which is always between 2 and 4 degrees Celsius.

If you are looking to see marine species, kelp forests and colorful algae, our Ocean Diver Day Tour will take you to one of our favorite dive sites in the ocean. 

Another unique site we often visit is the Kleifarvatn geothermal lake, known for its fascinating and colorful sulfur deposits and bubbles coming out from the underwater hot springs.

With the water in Iceland being so cold, it is necessary to dive in a dry suit. All our equipment is top quality and it undergoes periodic maintenance performed by our professionally trained technicians.

We offer pick up from the Reykjavik area for all of our tours, so you can relax and enjoy a comfortable ride to your dive location.

All our guides are highly trained and certified PADI dive masters and instructors. Your safety is our number one priority. We are the leading PADI 5* Instructor Development Center here in Iceland and we were awarded with the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence every year since 2016 for our superior service.

PADI 5 Star IDC Wi-Fi (FREE) Dive shop 15 PADI Instructors Max. 3.0 divers / guide

Address: 4532 Km from your location
Hólmaslóð 2, Reykjavik, 101, Iceland

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Date of last update:Nov 21, 2023

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All operations follow Iceland COVID-19 rules with additional disinfection focus

Package description

Inclusive of

  • Scuba equipment rental (full set)
  • National Park Fees/Marine Park Fees
  • Surface interval refreshments
  • Golden Circle tour
  • Private guide for 2 days
  • Entrance fee to Laugarvatn Fontana Spa
  • Entrance to Aurora Basecamp northern lights observatory

Not inclusive of

  • Dive computer
  • Flashlight (torch)

Requirements

  • Minimum age: 17+
  • Min. certification: Open Water Certification required
  • Min logged dives: None
  • Participants must: - be a certified diver at the level of PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent - have dry suit diving certification and a logged dry suit dive within two years of the tour date OR have at least 10 logged dry suit dives within two years of the tour date and be able to provide written proof from a diving instructor of these dry suit dives (form provided by us) - have read, signed, and followed directions on our Diving Medical Statement - have our Diving Medical form signed off by a doctor if they are age 60 or older - sign our liability release form at the start of the tour - be at minimum 150cm / maximum 200cm - be at minimum 45kg / maximum 120kg - fit within our dry suit size chart - be at least 17 years of age (signature of legal guardian required for under 18 year old participants) - be physically fit - be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit - be able to communicate in English - not be pregnant

What to expect

DAY 1 - Diving in Davíðsgjá & Northern Lights

On the first day we will begin by exploring Davíðsgjá, an expansive lava ravine in Þingvellir national park. Davíðsgjá offers the same extraordinary visibility and rare underwater landscape as Silfra, while being deeper and more extended. If conditions allow, we will do two dives at this location and explore two sections of the fissure that offer distinct landscapes. After our dives we will drive you back to your hotel in Reykjavik. Once the fleeting winter sun has set completely, we will regroup and head into the Icelandic wilderness for a visit to the newly built Northern Lights Observatory at Aurora Basecamp. Here you will learn everything there is to know about the lights, including how to photograph them. You will then be ready to go on your very own Northern Lights hunt!

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DAY 1 - Diving in Silfra and Golden Circle tour

On our second day, we travel to the most popular dive site in Iceland, Silfra. 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, we suggest taking a sip. Ranked as one of the greatest cold water 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 diving enthusiast. After warming up with some hot chocolate we will do the most popular sightseeing route in Iceland, the Golden Circle!

Our first stop will be at the Geysir geothermal area that contains two active geysers and many boiling hot pots. Geysir means geyser in Icelandic and Geysir is also the name of the oldest geyser, which at the moment erupts rarely. The most active geyser is called Strokkur and it's the country’s most famous hot spring. Strokkur shoots massive jets of boiling water that range from 20 to 40 meters (65 to 130 feet) high, every 5-10 minutes. The sulfurous water paints and sculpts the land in marvelous ways. The Geysir area has long been a popular and impressive site to visit both for Icelanders and foreigners.

Our next stop is only a 5-minute drive away where we take a good look at Gullfoss , the most iconic and most photographed waterfall in Iceland. Gullfoss means Golden Waterfall in Icelandic, and if you get to visit Gullfoss on a sunny day you will see that it is aptly named. The powerful falls create a mist that, when caught by the sunlight, covers the whole area in a shimmering golden veil. The canyon walls on both sides of the waterfall reach heights of up to 70 metres (230 feet), descending into the great Gullfossgjúfur canyon. And that's not all that is impressive about Gullfoss. You can't visit the site without reading the fascinating story of Sigríður Tómasdóttir, the Icelandic heroine that spent her life fighting for Gullfoss and defending it from industrialization.

We will end our two day winter adventure with a unique experience where we get to know the healing powers of the geothermal springs. Soak in a natural pool, listen to the bubbling hot spring in the steam rooms, or for the most adventurous, take a dip in the refreshing lake at the Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal baths.

Other Information

Confirmation

  • We’ll send you a final Booking Confirmation Email on average within 24 hours. We advise you to not make any other travel arrangements before that
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email

Pick Up Information

Pick up is provided at the following locations:

- DIVE.IS

- Reykjavik

Due to city council regulations, we are only allowed to pick up our customers from selected bus stops around the central Reykjavik area. To find your pick up location, please visit https://busstop.is/ and type your accommodation address in the top search bar. Alternatively, you can come to our dive center and leave with your guide from here. If you choose this option, the meeting time will be 15 minutes before the time stated on your booking ticket. If you have troubles figuring out your bus stop, please let us know so that we can help you out.

Please indicate your pick up preference on the checkout page

The dive center will reconfirm your pick up time and location at the latest one day in advance

Cancellation policy

  • Full refunds will be issued for cancellations made at least 24 hours prior to the activity
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