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Þingvellir is a site of historical, cultural, and geological importance and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland.
It is the site of a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. It is also home to Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland.
Located in the Þingvallavatn Lake in the Þingvellir National Park in Iceland, Silfra is a rift that is part of the divergent tectonic boundary between the North American and Eurasian plates.
Silfra, by virtue of its location in the Þingvallavatn, contains clear, cold water that attracts scuba divers drawn to its high visibility and geological importance; divers are literally swimming between continents. The rift claims a shallow depth nearest to the bank, but deepens and widens further out.
The rift offers amazing visibility and has been placed on the top 5 diving destinations list by multiple publications. The visibility reaches end-of-sight and is rated at 150 to 300 meters. The water is 50 to 100 years old once it reaches the lake from the melting glacier through the lava field, and is even drinkable.
Gear:
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 17-40 f4L
Canon 7-200 f4L
Gopro Hero 3
Phantom Quadcopter
Footage shot around Reykjavik, Kópavogur, Hafnarfjörður and Álftanes in Iceland.
Shot with Gopro Hero 3 black and a remote controlled quad-copter.
The wildlife on my balcony..
Filmed with Canon mkII and a Canon 100mm 2.8 macro
Veiðifjelagið Stormsker hunting in november 2012.
www.stormsker.is
A long worm found at Óttarstaðir
Silfra is a crack between the American and Eurasian continents.
It's where the continental plates meet and drift apart about 2cm per year.
The water is melting water from a glacier about 50km away has traveled through the lava fields for many years before coming out at the north end of Thingvellir lake through underground wells.
The water is 2°C - 4°C all year round and the visibility is over 100 meters.
Shot with GoPro Hero2

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