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Snorkelling and Diving in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge

Do you feel like diving between the continents? Iceland offers a quite adventurous underwater experience

Snorkelling and Diving in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge in Iceland - Best Time
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Shriram Rajagopalan

There are only a few places in the world, where people can see the Mid-Atlantic Ridge above the ocean and the largest part of it is located in Iceland. The Ridge is the longest chain of mountains on the globe. It is around 65,000 km long, but 90% of it is located underwater.

Snorkelling and Diving in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge in Iceland - Best Season

In summer the clear waters are warmer, so the combination of a nice weather with snorkelling between Eurasian and American continent can become one of the best memories.

The best place to see the Mid-Atlantic Ridge is Thingvellir National Park in the southwest Iceland. It is a place of historical and geological importance as well as a constant tourists’ attraction. Guided trips along the ridge are provided on land and underwater.

The Silfra fissure is a part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and a very popular diving and snorkelling spot. This is a place, where you can dive between two continents, namely between two tectonic plates of Europe and America. Around 100 metres of visibility in crystal clear waters gives you a chance to fully enjoy your snorkelling or diving adventure.

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