5-Day Volcanic Dive Expedition

Silfra, Strytan & Askja Caldera

5-Day Volcanic Dive Expedition

Silfra, Strytan & Askja Caldera

Join Magmadive in the Icelandic Highlands for the Volcanic Dive Expedition of your life!

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Viti & Askja Lake

Askja is one of the most spectacular sights in Iceland and has to be seen to be believed! To get there, you must travel cross-country, to the centre of Iceland. Where the earth is alive with fire, smoke, ash and dust! After a visit to the Askja caldera the expedition will continue over black sand deserts to the nearby Holuhraun. Known as “the new volcano”. This magnificent lava field was formed in a fissure eruption originating from the Bárðarbunga volcano. It covers and area of 85 square km. And is the largest eruption in Iceland for 200 years.

In true Magmadive style, we’ll be diving  at the best sites known to man. Along the way, you’ll get to dive at Silfra and Strytan, two well-known spots renowned for their geological wonder.

We drive to Northern Iceland in-a 4×4 vehicle fitted with all terrain tires, and plenty of spare gas. There’s some river crossings along the way, not to mention some of the most spectacular scenery you’ve ever seen.

    Diving silfra and Strytan
    Snorkel the Askja caldera
    Holuhraun lava field
    Myvatn Thermal Spa
    Detiffoss waterfall


5 days/4 nights

Day 1 – Silfra Fissure
Rvk > AKureyri (4.26)

Day 2 – Strytan Chimney
Akureyri > Oskuvatn (3.55)

Day 3 – Askja Caldera
Askja Caldera > Holuhraun Lava Fields (1.0)

Day 4 -Lake Myvatn

Holuhraun > Myvatn (3.0)

Day 5 – Silfra & Reykjavik
Myvatn > Reykjavik (5.26)

The 5-Day Volcanic Dive Expedition is an exclusive trip designed for up to 6 persons travelling together. The trip will commence at the end of the Icelandic summer season between Aug-Sept 2017. All bookings require a deposit. (Min 2 persons). The trip includes 3 nights accommodation, featuring a mountain-style stay at Drekagil base camp close to Askja.

Because of the high altitude, it can get very cold, even on a bright summer day, bring warm clothes and strong boots with ankle support. Don’t forget hat and gloves!

If you’re interested in this trip, get in touch.

Availability: Aug-Sep 2017

Trip duration: 5 days

Place of departure: Reykjavik city centre

Start times: Between 7-9am each day. Precise times TBC

Min Persons: 2

Max Persons: 6

Bring with you

  • Dive certification card
  • Thermal underwear (base layer)
  • Thick warm socks
  • Appropriate outdoor clothing
  • Swimming costume

Participant requirements

  • Minimum of 18 years old
  • Be physically fit to dive
  • Must be qualified scuba diver