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Snorkeling in a geothermal lake in Iceland

Probably not many of you think of diving when it comes to visiting Iceland, a sub arctic island with no tropical fish or coral reefs. However you’ll be surprised by what the country has to offer for divers and snorklers. One of the best known site is probably Silfra, a fissure between the two continents (Eurasia and North America) filled with crystal clear glacial water. Silfra has become widely famed for its unrivalled clarity, offering one of the best fresh water dives in the world. As a result other natural diving pearls often go unnoticed. One of them is Kleifarvatn, a geothermal lake nestled between steep lava rocks and black sandy beaches. Let me tell you all about it! Kleifarvatn – Geothermal Lake Kleifarvatn is the largest lake in Reykjanes peninsula and sits on a very active volcanic area. There is no water flowing in or out of the lake, so the water level solely depends on ground water. Miraculously, during a silent earthquake in 2000 the a fissure opened on the bottom draining the lake causing a 4 meter drop in the water level. Fortunately the crack has mostly filled up naturally the past years so the lake is slowly returning to its former size. Due to the […]

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