Silfra is a rift located in Lake Thingvallavatn in Thingvellir National Park in Iceland. It is part of the divergent boundary between the North American Plate and the Eurasian Plate.
Due to the clear water, the Silfra Fissure is a popular diving area – despite a water temperature of only 2-4 °C. However, the Silfra fissure is ideal for divers and snorkelers not only because of the lava field formations and the crystal-clear water, but also because of its special location: it lies on the interface between the continental plates of America and Europe.
Access : Coordinates: 64.254323, -21.117958 /
- Diving in Silfra. : The clear, cool waters of Silfra attract scuba diving enthusiasts. The greatest depth is 63 m. Visibility is more than 100 m.Diving, professionals have divided Silfra into three sections: Silfra Entrance, Silfra Cathedral and Silfra Lagoon.
- Caves : The caves in Silfra were formed thanks to earthquakes. With each earthquake, blocks and rocks fall into the fissure, making Silfra wider and deeper as time goes by.
Go next : Þingvallavatn , a lake of volcanic origin in southwestern Iceland. / Langjökull , the second largest glacier in Iceland / Skjaldbreiður , a mountain in Iceland.