Even though it seems like it's impossible to top going inside of a dormant volcano, whale watching on a death boat or hiking on a glacier, but we definitely saved the best for last! Hands down one of the coolest things Markus and I have ever done is diving between two tectonic plates at Silfra. It was an incredible dive and the photos don't even do it justice.
The Silfra fissure is located within Þingvellir National Park and you can either snorkle or do a dry suit dive. Since Markus and I hadn't gone diving since we got certified in Cambodia, we decided to do the dive. I mean, when will we ever get the chance to do something like that again?! Silfra is one of the top diving sites in the world because it is where the North American and Eurasian continental plates meet and have started to drift apart, about 2cm every year. It's also known for having the clearest water and a visibility rate of over 100 meters. I did a lot of research and found the best tour company, Scuba Iceland Dive Team. At the time, they were the only ones that offered real dry suits and the reviews were great.
The dive itself is very short, but so worth it. The water is so clear and so beautiful. The whole time I was diving, I felt overwhelmed that I was actually experiencing that moment. Through the years, Markus and I have traveled and experienced some awesome things, but it feels good to know that I can still be awestruck. With our day tour, we were given two dives, but after the first one, I felt really dizzy and sick. I hadn't dove in a while and I think all the traveling finally caught up to me, so I passed on the second dive. While Markus was on his second dive, I walked over to the park to see what we missed the other day. Þingvellir is so beautiful and it makes sense why it's one of the most visited sites in Iceland. If you have a chance to go, I can't recommend Silfra enough. If you can't go diving, you at least have to snorkel. Trust me, you won't regret it!