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In World War II, german fighter planes sunk the British oil tanker “El Grillo” in the fjord on February 10th, 1944. This is one of the few instances in which the fighting of World War II actually came to the shores of Iceland. Thankfully, there were no casualties.

The wreck is about 150 meters long and weighs over 7000 tons. In 2002 the rest of the oil inside the tanker was pumped up after having leaked out for many years.
Today it’s free and clean of oil and is a fantastic dive site.

The ship lies at a depth of about 45 meters and the shallowest point is reached after descending about 28 meters.

In order to dive El Grillo divers need to be certified PADI advanced open water divers or carry a comparable certification from another organization.

Since El Grillo is all the way at the other end of Iceland, we dive it only on our 10-Day Tour and on tailor-made tours around Iceland.


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