Challenge beneath the ice - © Zauner

Under the ice

Stunning underwater world in winter

High mountains and deep lakes with the best drinking water quality, rivers teeming with fish and crystal clear karst springs will send Neptune followers into raptures whilst diving in the Salzkammergut. Fascinating diving - from introductory and special diving courses to full-day dive trips – there is something for everyone on a diving holiday in the Salzkammergut. Dive into the stunning underwater world of the Hallstatt and Gosau lakes in wunter.

Challenge beneath the ice

When it is bitterly cold outside then the bell tolls for ice divers, in the Salzkammergut. The crystal clear mountain lakes – such as in Hallstatt and Gosau – are especially popular amongst divers. Not all lakes freeze over, but all small, biologically active, beautiful, exciting lakes provide the fresh ice for an ice diving adventure. It's a whole new experience, a fairy-tale world beneath the ice of the Salzkammergut lakes.

Ice diving means solitude, silence and isolation. When the sunlight breaks through the crystal clear ice, the result is an indescribable beautiful picture. Ice diving is one of the biggest challenges for experienced divers. It starts a journey of discovery into icy depths, in an enchanted, mysterious world. Those who want to venture into the icy depths of the Salzkammergut must be in a physically good condition in order to enjoy this unforgettable adventure properly.

Hiking with the diving mask

I want to dive

So much to experience!

A holiday in the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut offers so much more than just sightseeing, culture and pleasure. In Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt, Hallstatt and Obertraun, you have the opportunity to fully experience all types of action sports and satisfy your craving for adventure. Hiking and mountain biking as well as climbing, swimming and even scuba diving are only some of the possibilities for getting out and enjoying the natural surroundings. The extraordinary landscape of the Salzkammergut is made for outdoor activities. From swimming in the crystal-clear lakes and rafting on the Traun River to paragliding from the 2000 meter Krippenstein in Obertraun, you can push yourself to the limit during an active holiday in the Lake Hallstatt region.

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