Silfra, Iceland: Where worlds drift apart (Shot on GoPro HERO5)


It’s a small world. But it’s also a huge world. Whether you’ve yet to see a lot of it, or if you think you’ve seen all of it, Iceland is full of surprises. This afternoon, I had the chance to scuba dive in Þingvellir National Park, a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Called Silfra, this natural fissure is composed of two drifting tectonic plates (at two centimetres a year to be precise), and divers can tour through the cold waters (2°C) of Iceland. Visibility often exceeds 100 metres, and it’s some of the clearest waters you’ll ever channel through.
Here’s a fun video my guide shot for me as I explored this beautiful world.


About Winston Sih

Winston is currently the Digital Media Producer-Correspondent for City television stations across Canada, producing content for the network’s digital properties including Breakfast Television, Cityline, CityNews and Entertainment City. He is also an on-air correspondent for the network’s in-house productions where he can be seen reporting on the latest social news and trends.