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The Bridge between continents is a small footbridge over a major fissure which provides clear evidence of the presence of a diverging plate margin. The bridge was built as a symbol for the connection between Eurasian and North America tectonic...more
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| Road 425, Iceland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are driving around the Reykjanes Peninsula area, you will come across this place. It is worth stopping and having a look around. The fissure is famous for having photos taking near the bridge with arms up looking like you are holding the bridge...More

Thank Seadaz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this very interesting and well worth the trip but a little difficult to find. We were about to leave when turning a curve— there it was. Was very interesting to walk across a gap between the North American and European plates.

1  Thank Marcia S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Here you will find a fissure with a bridge over it. One side is N America and the other is Europe, thanks to the forces under the tectonic plates. People posed for photos while standing in the fissure as if they are holding up the...More

1  Thank Dee_in_DE
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's a short walk of 100m over flat paved path, and then the nicely designed streamlined bridge for photo opps. To the left there's a gully with black volcanic ash/soil that is soft, not dirty, and drifts through your fingers like clouds. Lovely!

1  Thank Naomi E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nowhere else can you straddle the 2 plates separating Europe and North America. By mere inches. Quick stop on a rainy day provided a rainbow during our visit. Do make the effort to see!

Thank Barb B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are driving the Reykjanes Peninsula this place is worth the short stop. You can observe where the two tectonic plates collided and pulled apart in Iceland. Very interesting from a geology standpoint. It was a bit rainy the day we visited, so we...More

Thank chemie71
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

If you love geology, you definitely need to visit this site located near the main airport in Iceland. You can easily see the two tectonic plates and the continental divide. The rock formations are amazing. Do stay on the paths though - no reason to...More

1  Thank Happytraveller604
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

This is an interesting place to see given the geological uniqueness. There are signs posted with information on the plates. The bridge is short and there is a short walk from where you park. There is fine black sand under the bridge which is every...More

1  Thank Bean-Buggles
Reviewed 29 August 2018

We did the tour of the peninsula and also stopped here. Very strange place where you can see the result of the drift of continents, and cross over from one plate to another.

1  Thank RonaldSch
Reviewed 15 August 2018

This was the 1st place we visited in Iceland. Sadly there was a 20+knot wind as well as light rain, that hit us hard because of the wind. Nevertheless this was a very interesting visit. As in all other Iceland attractions, there are very helpful...More

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Marcia S
5 September 2018|
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Response from Mic L | Reviewed this property |
About one hour travelling time firstly on route 41 Reykjanesbraut and then onto route 44 Hafnavegur.
4 May 2018|
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Response from Paula S | Reviewed this property |
Be prepared, a taxi is extremely expensive, just going 7km set me back almost €30. It may be cheaper to see if there is a tour from the airport or if you can rent and drop a car for partial day.
25 July 2017|
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Response from Hans-Otto L | Reviewed this property |
The easiest way to the "bridge" is to take a Taxi
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