Category Archives: Iceland

Usually I only dive in tropical waters. I quite enjoy immersing myself in the world of fish and coral, but not once have I seriously considered diving or snorkeling in cold water. That is, until my colleague signed me up for it. On a short, but sweet Iceland adventure I stood on a parking lot at the Thingvellir national park. The national park is right where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet. Iceland is an island that is divided over the two plates. Between the plates runs the Mid-Atlantic ridge and in this unique location you can admire it both above and below the water. The tectonic plates are slowly pulling apart more, by about 2,5cm each year. The ravines this has created have filled up with glacial water that’s run through kilometers of rock and is therefor super clear. You have a visibility of over 100m! And so…

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As part of my new job, I’m responsible for a team of tour leaders in Iceland. Iceland, being an island, is however detached from the continent and it seems like this physical distance is immediately creating an emotional distance as well. It almost feels like I manage two different teams, even though they all do the exact same thing, deal with the same problems and are very much alike. So this needs to change. We all need to be in this team together and step one for me, is to understand more about how this region works. And that’s why I flew to Iceland. Since WOW air went bankrupt I now had two flights to get there, pretty much taking me all day. But the time difference gave me an extra long day and that’s how I still had some time to go to the famous Blue Lagoon. Landing on…

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