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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Google maps had not been updated with the recent construction for the turn near the airport. They moved the road so we missed the turn and had to make a u-turn. It is now at a roundabout. Once we found the road, it took 10...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank alisonk07
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super interesting geological formation. You can actually see where the two tectonic plates are pulling apart. There are also several signs that explain the local geographic area. Great place to take kids to teach them about our world.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Postcards4Clarabelle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted to visit the Bridge Between Continents directly from the airport on our way to the Blue Lagoon, but our flight was late by 3 hours. So, we went after the Blue Lagoon. It was supersuper windy, so windy that it struck us as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lauriew2b
Reviewed 1 November 2018

The black sand, a beautiful view, and a novel area (where the tectonic plates meet) - it was worth a short stop. After arriving at KEF, we took the leisurely route to the Blue Lagoon. This was our first stop. My kids enjoyed climbing down...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank B-Team4
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Actually from the Eurasian plate to the North American plate but the little footbridge named after Leifur heppni , Leif the Lucky the first European to step onto American soil is a suitable reminder to visitors from the US that it wasn’t Columbus Nice little...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank alan2303
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Our third visit to Iceland and I am very glad I took the time to find this gem of a place on the Reykjanes Penninsula. You need to keep your eyes open for the sign and the bridge up on the left as you travel...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AussiePD
Reviewed 22 October 2018

My wife and I went to this site in the summer. You could walk up on the bridge or under the bridge and stand on both continents at the same time. What's kind of curious is that tour groups are taken to the other place...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Pheenom38
Reviewed 13 October 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Seadaz
Reviewed 25 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Marcia S
Reviewed 24 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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.
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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.
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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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