Snorkeling Silfra Between Tectonic Plates // Iceland
Silfra is a rift that opens into Lake Thingvallavatn in Thingvellir National Park. It is part of the tectonic plate boundary between the North American and the Eurasian plate. It is regarded as one of the best cold water dives in the world.
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Iceland Tours: Snorkeling the Silfra fissure in Iceland
Silfra is a fissure between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates in Thingvellir National Park. Silfra is the only place in the world where you can dive or snorkel between two tectonic plates! In this video I talk about the snorkeling experience and what can you can expect from a tour.
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For my 30th Birthday in January this year I went to Iceland to dive the clearest water in the world. A place called Silfra which has up to 100m visibility. Also found the icebergs in the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon which were way too spectacularly not to dive! We also visited the famous black beach near Vik & the Skaftafell glacier which had some ridiculous ice formations. I didn't get a chance to go spearfishing this time but plan to head back and try that. Also massive thanks to Stu K for letting me borrow the GH5 & Nauticam rig for this trip!
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Small Group Silfra Snorkel Adventure from Reykjavik, Iceland
Experience one of the world’s most unique snorkeling destinations in Iceland’s Thingvellir National Park.
You’ll jump into crystal-clear glacial waters and swim right over the Silfra fissure, which separates the North American and European continents. After exploring the jagged rocks and voids under the surface, come back to dry land and warm up with a cup of hot chocolate. This is day trip from Reykjavik you won’t want to miss.
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We snorkeled between two tectonic plates in glacier water at the Silfra Fissure and IT. WAS. COLD. The fissure divides the continents of Eurasia and North America and allows visitors to snorkel in some of the clearest water in the word -- if you can bare the temperatures!
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Scuba diving in Iceland : Silfra Fissure, Thingvellir Park
During a long scuba weekend in Reykjavik, I took the opportunity to enjoy the best of Iceland underwater & beyond : scuba diving in Silfra fissure between the American and European tectonic plates in 100m visibility water, Observing geothermal activity in Geysir and Seltun, Resisting freezing winds near waterfalls of Gullfoss and Oxararfoss and finally relaxing in hot springs of Secret Lagoon and Blue Lagoon.
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MUST DO IN ICELAND | Blue Lagoon & Snorkelling in Silfra
It's our first epic day here in Reykjavik, and we are just ticking off the bucket list items here in Iceland. First up we go and snorkel between two continents at Silfra which is quite possibly the coldest and clearest waters we have ever snorkelled in...
...and after a few hours on the phone to our travel insurance company we gave up on seeing what we can claim to go out and spend some time in the must do day trip - Blue Lagoon...which we can say lives up to the expectations.
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Into the Blue Snorkeling in Iceland between tectonic plates
This is a video from when I visited Thingvellir National park, near to Reykjavik in Iceland to snorkel between tectonic plates.
You can snorkel between the North American and Eurasion plates in the Silfra Rift.
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ICELAND VLOG (2/9) Part 1: Snorkeling at Silfra!
So for this vlog I had SO much footage that I'm splitting it up into 2 parts. This vlog is from the beginning of our day and snorkeling at Silfra and Part 2 will be the rest of our day and our BLIZZARD DRAMA! :-X
Snorkeling at Silfra is something I've been wanting to do for YEARS now and I'm so happy we did it!!! It really was an amazing thing to accomplish and touch the North American and Eurasian Tectonic Plates. This was the #1 thing on my bucket list and I still can't wrap my mind around it that we accomplished this! If this is something you'd like to do we booked our tour with our guide was ANDY, who was amazing and funny! I'd highly recommend this company to anyone that wants to do this.
Silfra Fissure - Snorkeling between continents in Iceland
Silfra fissure is an unreal unique place found in Iceland. Created in one of Iceland's many earthquakes this place is extraordinary and one of a kind in so many ways.
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This is a 2 part series of my first time exploring Iceland. We fly into Keflavic, then head to our Air BnB just outside Reykjavik where we will be based for the week. In this second part we head out on a road trip towards the town of Vik in search of some of Iceland's most well known landmarks - seljalandsfoss waterfall which you can walk all the way around the back of and the famous Skógafoss that was used as a filming location for Game of Thrones. We then head to the black sand beach Reynisfjara - to get a look at the deadly sneaker waves.
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Winter Iceland - Gullfross, Blue Lagoon and Snorkeling Silfra
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KLEIFARVATN – Geothermal Diving and snorkeling site in Iceland
Covering about eight square meters, Kleifarvatn is the largest lake on the Reykjanes peninsula and with a maximum depth of 90 meters is one of the deepest lakes in Iceland. Kleifarvatn is located about 30 km outside of Reykjavík and sits directly atop the mid-Atlantic ridge, the point at which the North American and Eurasian continental plates diverge. Kleifarvatn Lake is nestled within an impressive volcanic landscape, full of steep and amazingly colored hills and weird lava formations. Standing at the lake’s shore it is hard to believe that there is a populated city just 30 minutes away. This is the territory of trolls and elves.
Lake Kleifarvatn’s position on the geothermally active area along the diverging tectonic plates provides some unusual features. Underwater hot springs were recently discovered about 10 meters from the shore on one side of the lake. In the center of the hot springs is a large crater that emits large quantities of warm water and gases. As the air bubbles are pushed through the crater on the lake floor, pressure causes the surrounding rocks to vibrate slightly. Divers can usually feel these vibrations themselves, which is a special experience!
Kleifarvatn lake is also unusual because of its constantly rising and falling water levels despite the fact that the lake has no visible surface drainage, i.e. no connecting rivers. Changes in water level are due mostly to alterations in ground water level. For instance, the water level in the lake noticeably decreased in 2000 as water drained into the ground following earthquakes that created a fissure in the lake’s floor. Since then the water levels have risen again, but they must be checked frequently in order to gauge access to the dive site.
Kliefarvatn Lake is a popular fishing site during the summer season and is known for unusually large brown trout and char. A monster the size of a whale and shape of a serpent is also said to inhabit the lake. As the lake partially freezes over during winter, both diving and fishing activities are paused during the winter season.
Snorkeling the Silfra Fissure ICELAND in Winter
Þingvellir National Park, located in southern Iceland, is home to the meeting point of two tectonic plates - the Eurasian and the North American. Silfa is a deep fissure formed between these tectonic plates. The water in the Silfra fissure comes from glacial melt, and it's bluer than blue. Snorkel and dive enthusiasts travel from all over the world to explore these aqua waters.
The water in Iceland's Silfra fissure maintains a temperature of 35°F (or 2°C) year round. When I told my friends back home of my plan to snorkel in Iceland in winter, they thought I was crazy!
Guillaume and I met our snorkel guides and suited up in a dry suit. Within 15 minutes of doing the march of the penguins toward the water, my toes had gone completely numb and my lips were swollen.
Finally, it was my turn to enter the water. I waddled down the steps and, to my surprise, the water actually felt warm!
Why snorkel the Silfra? The water literally takes your breath away, and I'm not talking about the freezing temperature. Imagine the bluest, clearest water you've ever experienced, and you won't even come close.
After 40 minutes of snorkel time, we emerged. The world outside had received a sprinkling of snow. The color contrast came as a shock, and I preferred my blue underwater oasis. Our snorkel guides offered us hot chocolate and cookies as we peeled off our dry suits and snorkels.
I can't recommend this tour enough, even in winter! Just do it!
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Iceland Tips: Diving & Snorkeling Silfra Fissure
Diving or snorkeling in Silfra is not only a must-do when you go to Iceland, it's a solid idea for your travel or life bucket list. Located in the middle of a national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Silfra Fissure is a deep water crack in earth between the American and Eurasian tectonic plates. It's the only place in the world where you can dive between two continents. So cool - literally and figuratively! The crystal clear, blue, pristine fresh glacier water is a frigid 33-39 degrees Fahrenheit year-round (2-3 degrees Celsius).
This mesmerizing travel video will show you what it’s like under the “sea” - through the blue lagoon from Silfra Hall to Silfra Cathedral. You can also see the bright green “troll hair” algae, which is the only marine life in Silfra. Definitely make sure to add Silfra to your list if you are planning a trip to Iceland. Basically a form of liquid meditation - It’s one of the coolest (and coldest!) things I’ve ever done.
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