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Bridge Between Continents

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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

This is cool stopping to see the bridge between the diverging North American Plate and the European plate. The fact that this is right off the parking lot made it a gentle walk since it was freezing!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank earthchix
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not something you get to see very often! Was pretty neat if you like geology, nature and science. We enjoyed it and went to nearby lighthouse and cliffs as well. Not crowded at all and very cool.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gerdys
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is simply a really cool spot. Where else can you literally stand on two continents at the same time? Access is free and it is well worth at least a quick stop. If time allows, and the weather isn't too windy, you can walk...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Z0siaB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice and free place to check out. Nothing too special, but a nice short walk and some views. Close to airport, but you need your own car to reach this.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DjJassu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to do the circle around the peninsula south of the airport (near Blue Lagoon) and this was stop three. All told the circle took 1 hour. WELL worth it. This shows the bridge over the two (spreading?) contninents: America and Europe. Cool natural...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank stevinazo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is not far from the airport, so if you are renting a car, it is worth a look, if only for the drive out and the majestic waves crashing upon the beaches. All of Iceland is amazing to look at, but this is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 211MaryD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to find. Great parking and a very simple easy walk. Not the most spectacular thing to visit but was nice to read about the geology behind the area.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank alexkV5183UG
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We ran into this spot on our way from Grindavik to the airport with some time to kill. This is not as dramatic as seeing the plates at Thingvellir national park, but it also has free parking and there was only one other guest there...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Niko137
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

Nice to see where the Eurasian plate and the North American plate tear open the ground. I expected it to be a larger area.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank normansimons
Reviewed November 22, 2018 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
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Marcia S
September 4, 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.
May 4, 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.
July 25, 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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