Dive between tectonic plates

Into the abyss

If contemplating Iceland conjures up ‘cool and mysterious’ in your mind, you’re right … in a good way. While the capital, Reykjavík, is the ideal spot for a weekend of cool urban chic, you can now experience the mysterious, rugged wilderness in a totally unique way: scuba diving between tectonic plates. The perfect ammo for Monday morning bragging-rights.

Your itinerary

Arrive in the afternoon where you’ll be collected from the airport and taken to the Borg Hotel. You’ll have enough time to explore the hip happenings of Reykjavik before the real adventure begins. The Black Tomato concierge will recommend you the hippest restaurants and bars for the best time possible in this cutting-edge city. The next morning you’ll be collected in a Jeep and driven to the Silfra Rift in Thingvellir National Park, where you’ll be kitted up to dive into the clearest water in the world and experience the utterly unique feeling of diving between tectonic plates. Diving between continents? Yep – pretty amazing.

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As you dive into the freezing glacial water (don’t worry, your dry suit will keep you warm) you’ll be totally absorbed by the dramatic and craggy sharp rocks which seem to close in on you, and crystal clear waters where visibility is like nowhere else on earth. This is an intrepid, awe-inspiring and unique experience in a nearly untouched part of the planet. And if you’re planning on heading out during summer, why not go for a midnight dive when the sun will still be shining bright. A completely out of this world experience.

Your hip Icelandic bolthole

Your base is Borg Hotel, the city’s top boutique hotel and the epitome of contemporary luxury with slick modern design. Just a few steps from most of Reykjavik’s hip stores, bars and restaurants, Borg Hotel is ideally located for exploring the city. But you don’t need to head very far for style as the in-house Silfur restaurant is one of the trendiest night spots in town, serving modern Icelandic cuisine.

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