Last year for our 10th anniversary Sascha and I travelled to Iceland. I country that we had always spoken about visiting. Iceland did not disappoint. We took part in so many wonderful things. That they all deserve their own entry. There is so much more to the Island that we didn’t have time to explore. We will definitely be going back when Amelia is old enough to appreciate it.
Diving in Silfra
In the above picture I am in my snorkelling outfit. Wearing a drysuit with complete thermals and fleece onesie underneath. The water is 2 – 4 degrees in the summer, and yet my face didn’t get cold. I had a few floatation issues to deal with at the beginning. I managed to just stay calm and in the end I had fun. A truly amazing experience.
Thingvellir National park
Silfra is part of the Thingvellir National park. It is basically a crack in the earths crust. A fissure between the North American tectonic plate and the Eurasian plate. You in fact swim between two continents. It is the clearest and freshest water you will probably ever experience. The water is so clear you can see 20 metres down to the bottom. Which is very strange, and slightly unnerving. The only wildlife I saw was a lone fish. Which swam away before I could take a picture. I was very uncertain about taking part in this experience. My husband is a keen scuba diver and the day of the dive was actually his 40th birthday. So how could I refuse. I am so glad that I didn’t.
Lastly the every happy birthday boy. The photos were all taken between 9 and 10 at night. Next time I need to get a picture of the midnight sun. That is a sight that has to be on everybody’s bucket list.