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Diving in Iceland

Explore diving in Iceland

A relatively small geological feature where, literally, worlds collide. Massive rifts at Silfra hold crystal-clear spring water straight from Iceland’s second largest glacier. Divers can bridge the gap between the continents and touch the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates at the same time.

Travel thirty minutes from Reykjavík and you can dive in a geothermal hot spring at Kleifarvatn Lake. On its shore the scent of Sulphur will greet you, and during the dive, if activity is strong enough, you can feel the pressure from air bubbles vibrating through your body.

When to dive in Iceland

There is no best or worst time to dive Silfra. Every season has its advantages. Visibility can exceed 100 metres/330 feet. The water is so clear that divers can see from end to end.

Diving here is unique and unforgettable, and offers world-class adventure for everyone from casual freedivers to hard-core tec divers.

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More Information

Iceland’s Keflavík International Airport is 30 miles (48km) southwest of Reykjavík, and is served by Europe and North America – although some carriers only fly from June to August.

Buses transfer to Reykjavík for and are recommended over taxis. Cars can be rented at the airport, but it is advised to pre-book.

Time Zone
230 V
Pounds/square inch (psi)
C, E, F
1st Stage
International airports
Keflavik International Airport (KEF)

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