Never thought of Iceland as a snorkeling (or SCUBA) destination? Well think again. It might take a dry suit (warmer than a wetsuit) and a couple of layers, but it's well worth the effort. Snorkeling here allows you to float between the North Atlantic and European tectonic plates - and rewards you with majestic compilations of black lava rock, shocking green grasses, muted tan rippling sand, and brilliant blue water. It's honestly on a par with just about any Caribbean diving I've ever done. Aside from the stunning beauty and seeing an exotic destination from a completely new angle, snorkeling Iceland provides you with one hell of a cocktail party story for the rest of your life.
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On the way to Thingvellir National Park, we stopped to pet some Icelandic Ponies. Icelandic Ponies are the purest on earth - completely free of disease. Because of this, no other horses or ponies are allowed in the country. They are friendly and beautiful. If you see any on your journey, pull over and they'll let you pet them!