Bridge Between Continents, Svartsengi

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Cross the rift supposedly separating Europe and North America by walking over Bridge Between Continents. A thin, steel deck in the middle of nowhere lies across the point where two tectonic plates are diverging. "Welcome to America" and "Welcome to Europe" signs greet you as you cross. The gorge below the bridge is not very deep or dangerous, so you can easily walk through and pass under the bridge. Notice the engraved padlocks on the fence, which symbolize the love of couples who visited the bridge. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Svartsengi holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Bridge Between Continents and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This is a interesting place to visit as without it Iceland wouldn’t be Iceland, these plates are responsible for all the geothermal activity and Volcanoes around. There’s nice rock formations and...  more »
  • When arriving at the location, it look just an ordinary place with a bridge without purpose. Until you start reading and realize where you are actually standing on. And what the bridge is actually...  more »
  • The bridge between two continents is weird to think about, but is a pretty cool place to go. It's incredie to see the two continents visuallised and the black sand is marvellous to walk on. A lack of infrastructure, a viewing gallery or information centre, leaves a bit to be desired, but it's a nice place to visit for free.
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