How’s this for a wild experience? For those who have always longed of being in two places at once, you can now touch two continents at the same time. You heard us right. Touch two continents at the same time. Popsugar introduced us to this beautiful experience that is just a plane ride away.
A now famous diving spot in Iceland allows guest to dive or snorkel between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. The fissure is referred to as Silfra, which was caused by an earthquake in the late 1700s. It is in the Thingvellir Lake located in in Iceland’s Thingvellir National Park. The location is now a bucket list favorite for its clear, clean water and the amazing underwater landscape, which includes sand, algae, and lava rock formations.
There are three primary dive sites that guests can visit: Silfra Hall, Silfra Lagoon, and Silfra Cathedral. The Cathedral is the most popular since it has more than 300-feet of visibility from end-to-end. If you’re not a fan of cold water you need to prepare yourself since it is around 36-39 degrees.
Visitors to the fissure need to be 18-years-old to cross this off their bucket list. Being able to swim between two tectonic plates is rare, so start looking into plane tickets now. Also, be sure to check out some of the amazing photos that are littered throughout Instagram to get an even better look at this amazing opportunity.