Silfra Cathedral ⓒ Peter Rowlands, PR Productions
I'm happy to report that the three of us have made it to Reykjavík! We were met at the airport in Keflavík by our host Tobias from Dive.is who drove us into Reykjavík. All three of us have been looking forward to this part of our trip for a long time, and so far we have not been disappointed at all. Reykjavik is a beautiful and unique place, and the apartment we're staying at is incredible.
Tomorrow Tobias is taking us diving at Silfra in Thingvellir National Park. The water is cold (35-39°F) but the visibility is incredible (150 meters+). Not only is the water pure, clean, drinkable glacial melt, but we will be diving in the crack in the earth's crust that separates the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. Later in the week we'll head north to dive in the ocean at Strýtan. Divers recently discovered hydrothermal vents there, almost identical to the ones found along mid-ocean ridges. As far as I know this is the only place in the world where these type of vents are shallow enough to dive with SCUBA. When we're not underwater we'll be visiting glaciers, doing some whale watching and meeting with some local scientists and environmentalists.