Ok guys...this is prob one of the top 5 most incredible things I’ve done in my life, check it out! (Oh, and let’s be honest, part of what you’re about to read describing what this even is was written by my friend GOOGLE, I was a PSYCH major for a reason people!) 🙋🏼🤦🏼♀️ Silfra is a fissure between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates in Thingvellir National Park that was formed in 1789 by, you guessed it, earthquakes.
As you can see, I had the amazing opportunity to go snorkeling right where the two continents meet, which is the only place in the world where you can dive or snorkel directly between two tectonic plates. The Silfra fissure cuts into the underground spring filled with glacial meltwater and is filtered through porous underground lava for 30-100 years before reaching the spring that feeds into Silfra. It is said that the underwater visibility of the water here will rarely, if ever, be surpassed.
To say it was stunning, breathtaking, amazing would not give this experience the justice it deserves. Words simply cannot express the mysterious underwater beauty I was blessed enough to swim around and explore! Oh and did I mention it’s -2 and we were wearing: Thermals, jeans, a sweater, a dry suit that was something I’d wear skiing ALL under a wet suit? I’m still laughing at how ridiculous I looked (trust me, it’s AMAZINGLY awful). Needless to say, this experience alone is something I will never forget 🇦🇽✔️🗺