Official protector of Strýtan

By contract with The Environmental Agency of Iceland, Strytan Divecenter and Erlendur Bogason have been designated the official protectors of Strytan and Arnarnesstrytan, located at the bottom of Eyjafjordur bay. These natural wonders are the first protected underwater areas in Iceland. To receive permission to dive without a guide in these areas you must first contact the manager of Strýtan; Erlendur Bogason to learn about the area and how to interact with the extraordinary and rare underwater wonders that the area has to offer.

 

Learn How to Dive!

Learn how to dive in the “coolest” waters

We offer a variety of scuba diving courses, everything from beginners courses up to Dive Masters internships. So far we have 9 different specialties and we hope that with the years they’ll be more. We also offer Discover Scuba Diving so even if you have never tried diving before you can start here in Iceland! We have amazing facilities to practice diving, good classroom, amazing shallow training dive sites and we also work with the pool in Akureyri, Sundlaug Akureyrar to do all our pool training.

Personal Diving Tours

Customly made for you and your interests!

We put our pride in giving you the best diving experience, whether it’s diving or our personal service. We have multiple tours and dive spots that we can offer you and every single one of them has a special attraction! We can create special diving tours from one day to a week and it’ll be completely tailored to your needs and interests.
We also have seasonal dive tours, like the cod spawning and the puffin islands. Check out our dive spots and tours and see what fits your interests the best! We’ll do our best to give you the experience of a lifetime!

TOURS AND COURSES

DIVING PLACES IN NORTH ICELAND

Arnarnesstrýtur

Arnarnesstrýtur is a small group of small chimneys that rise from 22 m to 15 m. It’s in a protected area that is 400 m wide and 1000 m long. That area has been protected since 2007. The water from the chimneys is 78°C and it is the only place where you can take off your glove and feel the warmth of the water.

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The Wall

From the bottom depth of 30-35 meters this 40-60 meters long and 12 meters high wall rises. The wall is so narrow that when swimming on top of it at 22 meters you can see the bottom on each side. The Wall at the Arnarnes is protected and so it’s covered with sponges, sea anemone, nudibranch and other animals.

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The Northen Water Circle

Nesgjá is located at the main continental plates that split Iceland between the North American plate and the Eurasian plate.

Through the 150 m long crack runs crystal clear glacial water that is only around 2-4°C. It’s perfect for photographing since it’s only 3-5 m deep and you can see the bottom and the surface at the same time easily. If it wasn’t so it might look like you weren’t even in the water because the visibility is so great! On a regular day the visibility is around 150 m and the possibility of seeing every shade of blue is quite high.

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The Puffin Island Grímsey

Grímsey is a small beautiful island crossed by the arctic circle where few fishermen, their families and millions of sea birds lives. It is the northernmost island off the coast of Iceland, 41 km from the mainland. It has an area of 5,3 km2 and reaches a height of 105 m

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NEWS FROM THE HEADQUARTERS

Strýtan Divecenter’s Birthday Weekend

The year 2017 is quite a big year for Strýtan Divecenter and that's why we're going to celebrate! 20 years ago Erlendur Bogason dived the hydrothermal chimneys first and managed to prove that the old fishermen were right when they measured the fjord with weight and a...

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Another great upgrade for Strýtan Divecenter!

So far the year of 2017 has been great and we know it's only going to be better! We've had our second upgrade in a short time and now we can proudly say that we are a PADI 5* Instructor Development Dive Resort! We are so excited for what the future may behold and soon...

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Strýtan Divecenter is now a PADI 5* Dive Resort!

After giving out PADI certifications since 2010, when Erlendur Bogason got his PADI Open Water Instructor, we finally managed to get Strýtan Divecenter listed as a PADI 5* Dive Resort! We're so happy to be a part of the PADI community and we're looking forward for our...

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PHOTOS FROM OUR DIVING TOURS