Diving Iceland’s Silfra Fissure with Kevin Clement
Posted by Kevin Clement
Apex co-founder and expedition leader Kevin Clement transports us to Iceland and the fascinating underwater world between two continents.
“Diving the Silfra Fissure was an experience unlike any other—the most otherworldly of my life!”
Iceland is a unique country, and a unique island in many respects. One of its most distinctive features is its geology. Not far from Reykjavik, Iceland’s Þingvellir National Park lies within the rift valley where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet. In fact, this is the only place on Earth where you can see the Mid-Atlantic Ridge on dry land.
At Þingvellir, you can actually walk along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge with the Eurasian continent on one side of you and the North American continent on the other. There’s also a place where the rift zone runs under a fresh water lake where you can go diving, and this area is known as Silfra Fissure. Follow Kevin as he dives into deep canyons of jagged, volcanic rock, peers into caves, and swims in between the continents through some of the purest water on Earth. An otherworldly experience indeed!