Cod spawning, Strytan, Nesgjá and Lita Á


CodThere are almost 20 years since I heard the two local fishermen in Thórshofn arguing about if there was more cod at Laxártangi where one of them was fishing or at Kóngslæk where the other one was fishing. To find out they asked me to dive and photograph the cod and find out on what place there would be more cod. I still remember this dives at 9 meters depth I could see hundred or thousand tons of cod. The cod comes every year to the same place to spawn at the depth of 4-20 meters. This is the only place known today cod comes in big steams to shallow depth to spawn like the cod did many places some decades ago.

The small fishing village Þórshöfn is 2.5 hour drive away from Akureyri on the way we will pass Nesgá,Lón and Litla Á there we will make a stop and dive. We will stay 2-3 days at Þórshöfn and dive 2-3 dives pr. day. Most of the dives are at the depth of 9-14 meters. On the way back to Akureyri we will stop at Mývatn and Goðafoss. Coming all this way up north you also have to dive Strytan and Arnarnesstrytan.

  • Availability: March 26-April 24
  • Dive skills: Advanced scuba diver. Experienced dry suit diver. Boat dive.
  • In this tour you will dive with Erlendur Bogason the owner of Strytan divecenter, he is the diver that know this area best. Contact us and let us plan your dive trip and make you an offer.