Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Norway

Ready to check out the best sites in Norway for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 47 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 Norway to suit your needs.
Busteinsundet

#1 - Busteinsundet

Norway, Austlandet

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This is a nice place, but underwater life depends on the seal colony. Lots of seal=no life. Visability depends on season. Best in autumn/winter. Don't eaven think about it in june... Drive to Hvasser, here you need to go by boat. No rental, bring your own... Busteinsundet is also known as Halvard sitt sted.
Belgica

#2 - Belgica

Norway, Nord-Noreg

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Belgica is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Norway, Nord-Noreg which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Saltstraumen

#3 - Saltstraumen

Norway, Nord-Noreg

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A narrow strait that separates a large fjord from the Atlantic ocean. This has created on of the most exiting and challenging dive sites in the world. It is the lunar tide that makes one of the strongest tidal currents in the world. Four times a day enormous amounts of water is being forced thru a 150 meter, 3 kilometre and 30 meter deep sound. At the peak of the current the rushing water creates huge swirls (10-15 meter wide) in the shallower part of the sound. The underwater world is absolute breathtaking. Massive walls dropping down to 90 metres are completely covered with all kinds of marine life. Sea anemones are clustered around as huge flowerbeds, competing to show the strongest colours. Several large Wolffish are resting on shelves on the wall after their lunch.
Ferder Fyr

#4 - Ferder Fyr

Norway, Austlandet

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Ferder Fyr is also known as Tristein.
Pro dykk

#5 - Pro dykk

Norway, Austlandet

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Pro dykk is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Norway, Austlandet which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Veas

#6 - Veas

Norway, Austlandet

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Veas is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Norway, Austlandet which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Åvik

#7 - Åvik

Norway, Sorlandet

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Åvik harbor dive, lots of things to be found, and you can hunt for fish while diving if you want. there is a wreck in the harbor, but it is small and instable.
Curtis P-40 Warhawk

#8 - Curtis P-40 Warhawk

Norway, Nord-Noreg

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Jr. Lt. Ivan Giorgievich Logutov (21) was conducting a raid to Kirkenes June 17. 1944 when his squadron of twelve were engaged by eight Fw-190. Logutov's plane was however shot down by AA-fire. He landed his plane in Karpbukt and saved his life. He was later captured by german troops. Marked with a buoy, but the buoy is down because of mussels on the rope. Didn't have time to clean it. You fix? Curtis P-40 Warhawk is also known as Fighter.
Dornier DO-24

#9 - Dornier DO-24

Norway, Nord-Noreg

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Dornier Do-24. WW2 Dornier DO-24 is also known as Dornier.
Olsa

#10 - Olsa

Norway, Nord-Noreg

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Olsa is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Norway, Nord-Noreg which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
George Thiele

#11 - George Thiele

Norway, Nord-Noreg

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German Shipwreck George Thiele. WW2 George Thiele is also known as George Thiele.
Olavsgapet

#12 - Olavsgapet

Norway, Sorlandet

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Good dive site, cozy lagoon to anchor, and relax Anchor in the lagoon, swim east for gradually deeper, then keep wall to you right. At the end of dive swim north to enter the lagoon. Or start with the south exit, keep the wall to you left and end the dive gradually shallower towards the west. Cracks & crevices, variable fauna. Very nice. Can be exposed with weather from east&south
Sud America VIII

#13 - Sud America VIII

Norway, Nord-Noreg

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The wreck of the tugboat 200 ton Sud America VIII is found from 10-20 meters depth. The wreck is broken in two pieces, but in a relatively good condition despite the age and the explosion that must have occurred when she went down. Both the bridge and the chimney can still be seen by the wreck. As the tidal currents in the region are strong, the dive site is exposed to heavy current, and the visibility can from time to time be quite poor. But with the rights conditions the visibility can be very good, especially during the winter. A bit north of Tromso city.
Labyrint

#14 - Labyrint

Norway, Nord-Noreg

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"Sharkteeth" rock formations covered with kelp. A lot to see and interest for multiple dives.
Nordmannset

#15 - Nordmannset

Norway, Nord-Noreg

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Narrow stony beach btw higher rocks just aside a road tunnel. Surf can be dangerously high sometimes. Kongsfjord Nordmannset is also known as Tunnel.
Gargogeahcci

#16 - Gargogeahcci

Norway, Nord-Noreg

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Easy access. Slope contour. Usually some flounders and crabs. Occasionally wolffishes
Gavesluokta

#17 - Gavesluokta

Norway, Nord-Noreg

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Versatile sealife.. Road from Rustefjelbma gets narrower and "not so well maintained" along the 20km way to the site.
DS Flint

#18 - DS Flint

Norway, Nord-Noreg

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The bow of the wreck is crushed, but the rear somewhat intact. You can penetrate and see the engines. The rudder and the propeller is suspended in free water at 35 meters depth, as the rear end hangs ove an drop-off. Best dived at high tide. The marine life surrounding the wreck is fantastic. There is usually buoy on the wreck.
MV Seattle

#19 - MV Seattle

Norway, Sorlandet

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Seattle went down in the Korsvikfjorden under the German invasion Weserubung 9. April 1940. The ship was on its way in to Kristiansand when she came under crossfire between the German cruiser Karlsruhe and the norwegian coastal fortress Odderøya, and the Norwegian forces thought this was a vessel that supported the German forces and started to shoot on the vessel with their 150 mm cannons.
Mørkvedbukta

#20 - Mørkvedbukta

Norway, Nord-Noreg

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Dive either along the breakwater or westwards along the cliffs. Bottom sloping gently, with rocks and sand patches.
DS Edith

#21 - DS Edith

Norway, Austlandet

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The wreck of Edith lies today broken in two pieces, where the bow of the ship is the shallowest part, at a depth of approx. 23 to 33 meters depth. The deeper part goes from 35 to 72 metres. The wreck is beginning to deteriorate, so penetration is only recommended for well trained wreck divers. Sometimes there is buoy on the bow part of the wreck.
Svenner fyr

#22 - Svenner fyr

Norway, Austlandet

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Diving in and around the lighthouse available virtually throughout the year. Must use a boat. Svenner fyr is also known as Svenner lighthouse.
Kjevik Airplane Wreck

#23 - Kjevik Airplane Wreck

Norway, Sorlandet

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There is usually a boy on the wreck, but not always :( Standing on the pier facing straigh out, the wreck lies between 12 and 10 and roughly 30-40 meters out from the pier. The plane is broken in four pieces, scattered in a small area. All the pieces are connected with lines so it's easy to swim between them. Ascent can be done by following the bottom countour towards land, it's sloping upwards. Drive through the roundabout past the fire station. Drive down to the right towards a big white brick building and down past it on the right. Park next to the big oak-tree, plenty of parking space. Kjevik Airplane Wreck is also known as Dornier 24.
Verdens Ende

#24 - Verdens Ende

Norway

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Verdens Ende is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Norway which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Black Watch

#25 - Black Watch

Norway, Nord-Noreg

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Bombed in air attack on May 4th, 1941
DS Martha

#26 - DS Martha

Norway, Nord-Noreg

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Steamship Martha was on the journey from Archangel to Bergen when she stranded near Cape Orlow in the White Sea, but later comes loose from the ground and proceed towards the Kongdfjord to get rid of the cargo, which consisted of timber. Along the way, the ship begins to take in water, and Captain Hannevig decides to seek shelter in the fjord and repair the leak before proceeding up the fjord. But November 20, 1909 Martha disappears into the depths after lying at anchor close to a day for repairs. The wreck of the Martha today rests on the keel as a typical "Donald Duck" wreck at a depth of thirty-five to fifty meters, and is relatively intact. Boat is required. Either have one of your own or ask local Dive Center(Arctic diving).
Klaretjern

#27 - Klaretjern

Norway, Austlandet

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This small lake has very clear springwater. Trees fallen into the water make a great background for UW images. Most of all the blue water can make you fel lost in space if you venture out in the middle of the lake. Great for ice diving as well.
MS Hadsel

#28 - MS Hadsel

Norway, Nord-Noreg

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Fantastic wreck from 1958 which lies with a 50 degree tilt on white sand bottom. Top of wreck at 37m and bottom at 46m. Although it has gotten beatings from the weather even at this depth, it is still fairly intact. Great marine-life as well. Soft corals and also big fish.
Nusfjord

#29 - Nusfjord

Norway, Nord-Noreg

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Vertical wall. It is literally covered with thousands of anemones. Don't forget to look out into the blue for fish as well.
Stangholmen

#30 - Stangholmen

Norway, Sorlandet

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Stangholmen is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Norway, Sorlandet which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Heikeneset

#31 - Heikeneset

Norway, Nord-Noreg

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Varied terrain. Big boulders and flat white sand bottom. Kelp in shallow water. Camschatka crab and wolffish. Nudibranchia on the kelp. Its shallow near land. to get some depth drop approx. 100 meters from shore in the bay between the small islets. Swim in an halfcircle, først east and then north, before turning west again.
Skarvesetet

#32 - Skarvesetet

Norway, Austlandet

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In the start varied terrain with lots of boulders. Halfway up the island you will find vertical walls with ledges, before the terrains starts to slope. At the noth end of the island it gets shallower and the terrain more varied again. Either follow the slope at 10-12 depth and end dive in open water, or follow the bottom countour (north-east) and end the dive in shallow water at the north end. Look for lobster and crabs among the boulders, large labridea along the wall and nudibranchia on kelp in the shallows. Start diving at the southern most point of the islanc, and dive the westside.
Lysaker

#33 - Lysaker

Norway, Austlandet

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Training spot close to diveshop. Lysaker is also known as Lysaker Brygge.
IRMA

#34 - IRMA

Norway, Trondelag

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Built 1906, 350 ft, 106 m. Was in service for the Germans during ww2 and sunk 19.03.1944. Easy access in nice weather, wreck is placed in a slope. Shallow part at 13 meter and deepest part at 42 meter. IRMA is also known as Lysfluen, Evronica.
Storsand

#35 - Storsand

Norway, Austlandet

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Storsand is a promontory buildt with large rocks where kelp and anemones thrive. You might even find ballan wrasse and lobsters in between the rocks. Make sure to bring your knife to cut them loose as they often get tangeled in fishing lines. You will find the wreck of a old truck at 12 meters. Easy access to the beach with a good sandy bottom that makes it perfect to do some pranks under water without swirling up too much silt. Hence popular place for training of new divers.
Akkarvika

#36 - Akkarvika

Norway, Nord-Noreg

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Easy dive, nice kelp forest Short boat ride from Reine, Lofoten. A favourite spot for the Aqua Lofoten team.
Breivika

#37 - Breivika

Norway, Nord-Noreg

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Steep slope towards the shore, littered with boulders. Great marinelife, with lot's of macro opportunities. Good for nightdiving as well. About 250 metres from shore you have a depth of 30-35 metres for å good start on your dive.
Gallic Stream

#38 - Gallic Stream

Norway, Nord-Noreg

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British cargo ship: weight (tons): 1594 grt Dimensions: 79.9 x 13.7 x 6.4 m which went down in 1975. The wreck is in three parts and requires fair weather for diving. Approx. position: 68° 11' 4" N, 15° 37' 56" E
Raftsundet

#39 - Raftsundet

Norway, Nord-Noreg

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The marine life is excellent, although it's the drift in the strong tidal current which is the main thrill. Dive only from a boat following the divers, which at least the pair should have a buoy to the surface during the entire dive. There is a lot of traffic here, even by large ships.
Muren vest

#40 - Muren vest

Norway, Austlandet

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This is the western end of an old underwater fortification, which comes ashore on the west-side of the fjord (See divesite Muren).
MF Melderskin

#41 - MF Melderskin

Norway, Austlandet

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MF Melderskin is also known as Lystbåten.
MF Melderskin

#42 - MF Melderskin

Norway, Austlandet

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Excellent wreck for training.
Alfred von Tirpitz

#43 - Alfred von Tirpitz

Norway, Nord-Noreg

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Wreck of the biggest German ship (with Bismarck) of WWII. Rest in available depth, next to the shore, 235 meters of huge surprising metal.
Søndre Missingen

#44 - Søndre Missingen

Norway, Austlandet

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These two small islands in the Oslofjord offer good marine life. Start and end the dvies in both directions (diving westwards is best) thru the small sound between the islands. Start/end your dives in the narrow sound between Søndre Missingen (north) and Ovnskjær (south). Good place to ancher the boat on a small bay at the east end of the sound.
Fagertun Båstø

#45 - Fagertun Båstø

Norway, Austlandet

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Go out from the beach and follow the left. Here is a small tube wiring that can be worth noticing that you can find on the way back. Here's to begin with mud, but you get to the more rocky bottom and up the mountain toward the surface the more left you go around the headland. Follow a little further beyond, and you come to a low wall at 10 to 22 meters deep. follow the wall down to about 22 feet and hold the left through the canyon and follow the wall up on opposite side. You come to a big rock a little further up and where you can select to cross back or continue a little bit more along the "wall" before you cross and go back. After you have crossed the "muern" as the d deep a period again but follow the depth you're on so then you'r coming to a plateau and then hold the "shallow" Side on your right side and you will get easy back to the beach again.
MS Hamburg Wreck

#46 - MS Hamburg Wreck

Norway, Nord-Noreg

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The German steamship Hamburg went down during the Allied attack against the Lofoten in March 4, 1941, called Operation Claymore. Several installations and buildings were destroyed around the Lofoten islands under this combined attack by the British and a small group of Norwegian soldiers. It is estimated that nine ships were sunk. The MS Hamburg anchored in the port of Svolvaer, when a group of Allied soldiers attack the ship with heavy weapons. After several grenades exploding on the deck the German crew began to abandon the damaged ship. Two men of the German crew opened the bottom vents, and soon after the MS Hamburg disappear down in the depths. That the British sunk the ship as it is often being said is just propaganda. During Operation Claymore, it is believed that ships of a tonnage of 18,000 tons were sunk. The wreck of Hamburg is currently at six to twenty-five meters in the industrial port of Svolvaer, well intact where it rests on the starboard side. The wreck is easily accessible from shore. Lofoten
DS Rabat

#47 - DS Rabat

Norway, Nord-Noreg

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The wreck sits on its keel on flat bottom and is pretty intact. The steamship was 90 meters long. It was bombed during the war and sank in 1943. The wheelhouse is at 18-23 meters depth. The front end of the wreck has about 26 meters. The holding bays are open and can be dived. The wreck is in the middle of the entrance to Bodo port, with a lot of traffic. Sometimes there is a buoy on the wreck.