We've been talking a lot about diving in Iceland here in the office. A couple of our divers dived at Silfra this summer as well as having a tour around the island as it's not just the diving that is spectacular there.
The famous dive in Iceland is Silfra where you get to dive or snorkel in crystal clear water in a fissure between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. At points, you can actually touch both at the same time! The water is so clear as it has been filtered through porous lava rock fields over hundreds of years and so it is just as spectacular when viewed from the top as you snorkel. As the dive is at a maximum of 18 meters it means that this can be experienced by all. We are really desperate to get in the water here and there seems like a lot of interest from our divers too.
It's a bit of a toss-up on when to go. Obviously, the water is (slightly) warmer in the summer, but in the winter, you get a good chance of seeing the Northern Lights which is a real draw. The land of fire and ice has loads of other activities to entertain you - steaming geysers, ice caves, glacier tours and whale watching can all be done here.
Reykjavik is the northern most capital city in the world and looks like it is well worth an explore. For such a small city, it is strikingly cosmopolitan and has loads to offer travelers. It has a great selection of places to eat and to head out to at night and a real variety seeing that it really is a town compared to most cities.
Have a look at our Iceland page for some more details or check out the video for a real idea of what it is like to dive between two continents.......
It looks that good that it seems to have even tempted Mark to put his dry suit on!