Hands down probably one of THE most amazing things I will ever do in my life!
This adventure let me float between two continents in Iceland! And guys, check out the water clarity… breathtaking.
Silfra is a fissure created by the separation of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates that cut through Iceland. The fissure fills with glacial water that has been filtered underground for decades through hardened, porous lava rock. This filtering process makes Silfra one of the clearest bodies of water on Earth with up to 120 meters of visibility! They even let us try a sip of this pure water.. shh…
It’s no wonder this is one of the best dive sites in the world! The colors are just unbelievable. Forget the Blue Lagoon, this is where it’s at!
Location: Thingvellir National Park.
*Special Note: We booked this adventure with dive.is and would recommend them to anyone looking to go! We took two separate dives at different times given that we had a 4 year old and obviously couldn’t take him nor could we leave him alone. However, each of our guides were magnificent and made our dives special. I had originally brought my GoPro to take photos and videos throughout my adventure, but decided last minute against it. The gloves that you wear are pretty bulky and I did not want to risk losing it. I was also so thrilled that I did not have to worry about capturing the perfect photos. I was literally able to float the entire way through the fissure and just be captivated by Earth’s beauty.
My tour guide was Thomas! Ask for him when you sign up!
PHOTO CREDIT: dive.is
Our roots will forever be from here, America, born and raised. Yet, life requires us to move more frequently than we care to count. Whether living stateside or abroad, you can always find us traveling somewhere. We scout out places that you only think you can dream of one day seeing and we seek out those that aren’t found in guidebooks. We then bring them to life here in our travel memos, so hopefully, one day you too can visit them or at least be able to live vicariously through us. This blog isn’t just about crossing off places from a bucket list. It’s about absorbing and learning how other cultures grow and fit into the same world that we do. Life is short and the world is big. Enjoy and get out there!