Category: Diving in Iceland

 

Diving in Iceland is one of the best in Europe with famous diving spots such as Thingvellir National Park and famous dives such as the Silfra Fissure. Iceland is a great destination for scuba divers who love cavern diving. A little less known, you can also give a try at diving in Strytan geothermal lake.

The marine life in Iceland is mostly about wolffish. It’s the right place to go for experienced divers mainly. Due to the water temperatures, regarding scuba gear, it is most common to scuba dive there in a drysuit. Don’t forget you need a dry suit certification to scuba dive in Silfra. The best time of the year is often from March to October. The best dive sites can be reached from the shore.

Below you will find all my best scuba diving stories from diving in Iceland. I share my top tips on how to organise your trip, my favourites dives, what is the best itinerary or how to do it without breaking the bank. From a travel budget point of view, Iceland is a higher budget destination, so save up accordingly.

A long scuba diving weekend in Reykjavik, Iceland

When I discovered I could fly direct from Edinburgh to Reykjavik in only 2h30 with a low-cost flight ticket, it didn’t take me long before booking my flight. Why, while living in Scotland, did I want to go to such a cold place on a short holiday? The promises of wild and almost extra-terrestrial nature and a scuba diving adventure in the clearest water

Scuba diving Silfra Lagoon Iceland

Diving in Silfra: a crystal clear dive with 100 m visibility in Iceland

Imagine being on an island in the North-East Atlantic Ocean, less than 300km from the Arctic Circle. It’s 8 am, you feel the frosty wind biting the skin of your cheeks and still, you’re putting a dry suit on, hypnotised by the blue transparency of Silfra fissure water. Ready? From the moment you put your head under the surface, diving in Silfra is 35