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Location: Northern Europe, island between the Greenland Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, northwest of the UK
Geographic coordinates: 65° 0' N, 18° 0' W
Coastline km: 4,970 km km
Climate: temperate; moderated by North Atlantic Current; mild, windy winters; damp, cool summers
Terrain: mostly plateau interspersed with mountain peaks, icefields; coast deeply indented by bays and fiords
Elevation: lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m highest point: Hvannadalshnukur 2,110 m (at Vatnajokull glacier)
Natural hazards: earthquakes and volcanic activity
Currency: Icelandic krona (ISK)
Population: 301,931 (July 2007 est.)
Languages: Icelandic, English, Nordic languages, German widely spoken
Capital: Reykjavik
Divisions: 8 regions: Austurland, Hofudhborgarsvaedhi, Nordhurland Eystra, Nordhurland Vestra, Sudhurland, Sudhurnes, Vestfirdhir, Vesturland

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Quality Avg depth Max depth Experience Dive type
Arctic cirkle 3 / -
6 m 26 m CMAS ** / AOW
Arnarnesstytur 6 / -
23 m 42 m CMAS ** / AOW
Birgisklettur - / -
10 m 16 m All divers
Davidsgja - / -
15 m 30 m CMAS ** / AOW
Ell Grillo Shipwreck - / -
30 m 50 m CMAS ** / AOW
Gullkistuvík - / -
15 m 25 m All divers
Kerid 1 / -
8 m 8 m All divers
Núpsstadargjá 6 / -
4 m 22 m All divers
Silfra 4 / 2
26 m 59 m CMAS ** / AOW
Strytan 4 / -
25 m 65 m CMAS ** / AOW
Viðey - / -
10 m m All divers


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Freediving, in Silfra iceland, Silfra! 06:09


diving, silfra, thingvellir, iceland, clear, water, amazing, visibility 07:39


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By djriot
May 17, 2013
Iceland -
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By madoz10
Aug 4, 2012
Silfra 2 -
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By madoz10
Aug 4, 2012
Silfra 1 -
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By gaziv
Aug 25, 2011
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By nih001
Jul 11, 2008
Super dive - The best dive ever! Visit it if you ever get to iceland... You can by a trip to the site on 

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By globalsnapper , 28-01-2014

Spectacular diving experience! - Silfra is sublime! Read a lot about it in dive mags. I had one of the best cold water dives of my life! I went with a new company called Magmadive. After the dives, I had some hot soup made at the dive site, it was like a restaurant or something. If you are thinking about diving at Silfra, check out

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