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 a freelance technology and travel broadcast journalist, consultant, and is the creator and founder of Master Travellr—Canada’s destination for travel news, guides, and budget recommendations.

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