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The Northern Water Circle

Reviews (68)
time-raw8 hours
Starting point
Akureyri, Iceland
Pickup Option
Free Pickup

Unique diving experience and humpback whales watching - what can be more exciting for those searching for extreme pleasures that only Iceland can offer? This magic country of glaciers can be interesting both for new and experienced travelers. If once you decide to go to Iceland, you want to return there again and again!

What to expect?

  • This tour is a special day tour to the North-East of Iceland. It contains one dive and one snorkeling or 2 snorkels.

  • The first site in the Northen Water Circle is Nesgjá. There you can dive or snorkel in a crystal clear fissure, the water temperature of 2 - 4°C. The fissure is almost a secret and a few divers visit this site every year, the ones that do though are very happy! Often the fissure is full of Arctic Char and our divers have even be attacked by ferocious ducklings. It's truly an adventure dive because after diving in the fissure you have to crawl into the lake where you can see 100 in every direction and the cold glacial water coming from the ground. Nesgjá is almost available for every diver since the maximum depth is only around 6 m.

  • Litla-Á is an amazing snorkel site with the maximum depth of 1,5 m. Litla-Á was just a regular little river until a big earthquake in the year 1976 that made the river change and instead of cold water coming from the ground, it changed and the temperature went up to 24°C in some places. Litla-Á can't be described with words. It's not us being lazy it's simply the truth. You just have to go there to witness it.

  • After the dive and the snorkeling, we head back to Hjalteyri but first, there is a stop at Goðafoss to enjoy the magnificent scenery and history.

What is included?

  • All transport
  • Experienced guide
  • All equipment
  • 1 dive
  • 1 snorkel or 2 snorkels

Is this experience for me?

  • Children up to 16 years old not allowed
  • Not for pregnant women
  • Must be relatively physically fit

What do I need to bring?

  • Certification cards, minimum of an Open Water Diver
  • Logbook
  • Clothes for all weather conditions (it can be very cold)

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
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