Bridge Between Continents, Reykjanes Peninsula

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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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  • It is, as the name suggests, a bridge between the two continental plates. Very interesting and absolutely free place. We have all heard about the movement of continents, lithospheric plates...  more »
  • It’s a surreal feeling to be in two continents at the same time. The only other place you can come close to is Istanbul where you can on the European and Asian sides but not on two tectonic plates at....  more »

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