Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Iceland

Ready to check out the best sites in Iceland for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 7 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Iceland to suit your needs.
Davíðsgjá

#1 - Davíðsgjá

Iceland

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It's a black lava crack; different from Silfra but very interesting dive. Thingvellir area.
Kerid

#2 - Kerid

Iceland

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Grímsnesi
Gullkistuvík

#3 - Gullkistuvík

Iceland

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Gullkistuvík is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Iceland which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Viðey

#4 - Viðey

Iceland

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Viðey is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Iceland which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Heimaey

#5 - Heimaey

Iceland

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NW of the main island. Access by boat of thru the golf.
Silfra

#6 - Silfra

Iceland

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Imagine a large fissure filled up with icy, but crystal clear water, having a visibility of 50 meters and more, no suspended plankton, water just like the air around you. This is Silfra! The sensational experience while diving in Silfra is just outstanding. The first part of the fissure is characterized by a deep cave leading under the road. The following part is divided by several deep ponds that are connected by tunnels in between the lava rocks. Even more impressive are the deep canyons that go down to 59 meters. From the bottom, the bubbles are searching their way up to the surface, disappearing in the intense blue filtered sunlight breaking the surface. The landscape is marked geographically by a huge depression between two rifts running north-east. As the two main continental tectonic plates are drifting here apart (2 cm per year), the rift valley is constantly sinking. The result of this geological phenomenon is the lake Þingvallavatn - the largest natural lake in Iceland. Thingvellir National Park. Short walking distant to a ladder.
Strytan

#7 - Strytan

Iceland

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Strytan the gigant submarine cone rise 50 meters from the seafloor in Eyjafjordur northen Iceland and the top of the cone is 15m under the surface. There are great geothermal activity and there is around 100 l/pr.sec of 75°c hot water that comes out of the cone. Strytan was discovered by the diver Erlendur Bogason in 1997. This dive site is underwater protected area by Icelandic law. That is not forbidden to dive at Strytan but we recommend you ask local DC so you can get all the informations you need for the dive.