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09/21/2014 08:00 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

As If You Needed Another Reason To Visit Iceland Now, Check Out This Above Ground Tectonic Plate

Tectonic plates is one of those pesky vocabulary terms that slides everyone back to their eighth grade science class.

Most tectonic plate boundaries are underwater, but there's one special place in Iceland where you can actually see two different tectonic plates from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge above ground.

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The North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet in Thingvellir, where they're visible to visitors walking through the Thingvellir National Park. You might recognize it from Season 4 of "Game of Thrones".

The exact meeting place is part of The Golden Circle, a popular tourist route for visitors who want to see the plates and the national park where Iceland's first parliament used to meet.

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Visitors can also scuba dive or snorkel in the crack between the plates, called Silfra.

There, you can touch both plates at the same time and see some of the clearest water on earth.

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Need another reason to book a trip here soon? It's about that time of year to see the Northern Lights.

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