Diving in Iceland and underwater exploration

Strytan DiveCenter is a professional diving center in North Iceland, operating for more than 20 years. Join our tours and discover the life under the ocean surface while scuba diving and diving in Iceland, which is both colorful and diverse.


Hydrothermal Chimneys – Natural wonders in the North Atlantic Ocean

We are the official protectors of Strytan and Arnarnesstrytan, underwater rock formations and hydro chimneys located at the bottom of Eyjafjordur bay in North Iceland, by contract with the Environmental Agency of Iceland.These natural wonders are the first protected underwater areas in Iceland. Diving in this area without permission from Strýtan and Erlendur Bogason, is not permitted. You you must first contact us 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 in Iceland!

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 island Grimsey. 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!


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 Northern 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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Diving in the Land of Fire and Ice

Diving in the Land of Fire and Ice

Take a Photo Journey into Iceland's Underwater Wonders Text and Photos By Michael Salvarezza and Christopher P. Weaver Iceland Iceland is a land of contradiction. Geologically and volcanically active, the land is scarred from recent lava flows and contorted and...

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