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Yesterday I showed the peculiar road sign and the group of divers. I was curious if they would be really diving, so I followed them. And here they are. Must have been fun but I do not regret that I haven't swum there.

Silfra is a rift formed in the divergent tectonic boundary between the North American and Eurasian plates and is located in the Þingvallavatn Lake in the Þingvellir National Park in Iceland.ilfra lies in the Þingvellir valley and within the Þingvellir National Park. The valley, and Silfra itself, were formed by the divergent tectonic drift of the Eurasian and North American plates. The plates drift about 2 cm (0.79 in) farther apart every year, building up tension between the plates and the earth mass above. This tension is relieved through periodic major earthquakes at approximately ten year intervals, which have caused cracks and fissures to form in Þingvellir valley; Silfra lies at the rim of the Þingvallavatn Lake and is one of the largest and deepest of these fissures. Scuba divers and snorkelers are attracted to Sifra's exceptionally clear, fresh water, its geological significance and the rare opportunity to swim between continental plates. (From Wikipedia)


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