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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  • Iceland is the only place in the world that you can walk between two tectonic plates (there are a few other places in the country that you can do this as well). This is a pretty cool spot, and the...  more »
  • In the Reykjanes peninsula, south of Keflavik airport, west of Grindavik, is this worthwhile attraction that puts into perspective the fissure of 2 tectonic plates (north American and European...  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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