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Dive Locations

4 recommended locations:

Silfra

Set amongst the rugged topography in Thingvellir National Park, Silfra is one of the world’s top cold water dive sites and, with visibility of over 100 metres, is incredible for photography. Although best in the summer, this challenging site can be dived all year.

  • Ideal for viewing:
  • Excellent for: Singles diving, Diving & adventure, Group diving, Technical diving, Underwater photography

Thingvellir National Park

Thingvellir represents the political and natural foundations of Iceland and is one of the most frequently visited tourist sites, easily accessible from Reykjavik. It is an ancient site with a significant geological history and home to some extraordinary dive sites.

  • Ideal for viewing:
  • Excellent for: Singles diving, Diving & adventure, Group diving, Technical diving

Reykjavik

The capital of Iceland, Reykjavik is a small city with a friendly population. There’s plenty to do and see in the downtown area and the vibrant city is a great base from which to discover the diverse landscapes and activities available in Iceland throughout the year.

  • Excellent for: City stopover

Snaefellsnes Peninsula

The Snaefellsnes Peninsula is a stretch of coastline comprising a world of diversity: spectacular mountains, a multitude of bird species nesting on treacherous cliffs and superb whale watching opportunities.

  • Excellent for: Activity & adventure, Hiking, Whale watching, Wildlife

View trips to these locations

Dive trips

Iceland is home to the Silfra fissure, one of the best and most unique dive experiences on earth. Dived from a resort, this adventure can readily be extended to include whale watching and a stay in Reykjavik.
2 recommended trips. Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.

Silfra Diving Weekend

Dive between two continents in Iceland's crystal clear waters. Experience a unique diving experience at Silfra as part of a long weekend break to the land of fire and ice, a nation with stunning natural marvels.

  • When to go: Jun-Sep
  • Duration inc. flights: 4 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £945 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Orcas & Northern Lights

Join this short whale watching group trip to experience the stunning Snaefellsnes Peninsula, heading out on boat trips for close up encounters with large groups of orca, plus excellent chances to view the northern lights.

  • When to go: Jan-Mar
  • Duration inc. flights: 5 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £1,471 pp
  • Trip type: Group trip

When to go

Iceland is a year round destination, but the best season for diving is Jun-Sep (visibility is over 100 metres at Silfra). More experienced divers can dive in the winter.

Seasons

  • Summer

    Jun to Sep: Warmer waters, the best visibility and almost 24 hours of daylight make this the most popular time to visit.
  • Winter

    Oct to May: The winter days are short, but not as cold as you may expect. This is an excellent time to see the aurora borealis.

Wildlife events

  • Sep to Dec: Aurora borealis visible
  • Jan to Apr: Aurora borealis visible

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