Nature & Environment Sep 23, 2014

The Huffington Post Features Iceland’s Above Ground Tectonic Plates

This unique natural phenomenon is must-see when traveling to Iceland.

In a recent article titled “As If You Needed Another Reason To Visit Iceland Now, Check Out This Above Ground Tectonic Plate,” The Huffington Post explores the stunning natural beauty of Thingvellir National Park.

Unlike most tectonic plate boundaries that exist underwater, there’s a special place in Iceland where you can actually see two individual tectonic plates, part of the Mid-Atlantic Range, above ground. In Thingvellir, the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates come together in a way not seen anywhere else in the world. Renowned for its striking natural beauty, Thingvellir National Park even served as a backdrop during season four of Game of Thrones!

While the above ground tectonic plates are an exciting area to explore, visitors looking for an even greater adventure can actually scuba dive or snorkel in between the two tectonic plates! With some of the clearest waters on earth and visibility up to 100 meters, divers can explore the Silfra fissure and even touch two continents at once–something that can only be done in Iceland.

Click here to read more about the interesting tectonic plates and all Thingvellir National Park has to offer!