Iceland is an island of 103.000 km2 (39,756 sq. miles), about one-third larger than Scotland or Ireland. It’s an island where nature dominates.
Apart from the modern capital Reykjavik, there are mostly small towns. There are fishing villages, farms and hamlets clustered along the coastal fringes. The interior is totally uninhabited and unmarked by mankind. You’ll find a starkly beautiful wilderness of ice fields, windswept upland plateaus, infertile lava and ash deserts and icy glaciers like Vatnojökull, the largest in Europe. Iceland’s location on the Mid-Atlantic ridge gives it one of the most volcanically active landscapes on Earth.
When it comes to diving, Iceland might not be top of mind, but when looking closer, it has some of the best and exclusive dive sites. Through the varied landscape of Iceland, there are a number of interesting things to do, such as diving between two continents (the tectonic plates), at geysers, waterfalls, lakes, and the ocean.
Because of the cold conditions all year round, diving in Iceland is a challenging but exhilarating experience. Due to the temperature, visibility one of the best in the world. It seems unlimited, which sometimes causes a feeling of vertigo to some divers. One thing is for sure, diving in Iceland will be a memorable experience.