Silfra Fissure Diving between two Continents

The Silfra Fissure in Iceland

Silfra Fissure, diving between two continents

The Silfra Fissure, is known as one of the top dive or snorkel sites in the world. Diving here is a unique and extraordinary phenomenon on this planet because your diving between two continents. It is a Tectonic Fissure and is located in Iceland. The Silfra Fissure is actually a crack between the North American and Eurasian continents, which means that you dive or snorkel right where the continental plates meet and drift apart.


Silfra Fissure diving between two continents


More about Silfra Fissure

The Silfra Fissure is located in Thingvellir National Park of Iceland. The "Big Crack" is the first of the five sections of Silfra which is open to divers and snorkelers. There are three main dive sites: Silfra Hall, Silfra Cathedral and Silfra Lagoon. The most spectacular section is the Cathedral where the visibility is about 100 meters.


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