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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  • Drove out in the rain to find one other car in the car park. Took some quirky photos and walked over the bridge. Managed to leave just as 2 bus loads of children arrived. 
    Drove out in the rain to find one other car in the car park. Took some quirky photos and walked over the bridge. Managed to leave just as 2 bus loads of children arrived.  more »
  • Low key attraction - free and with free parking - which gives you the chance to walk between two tectonic plates! Mind blowing! Fun to walk around the lava fields too - we made this our first stop.....  more
    Low key attraction - free and with free parking - which gives you the chance to walk between two tectonic plates! Mind blowing! Fun to walk around the lava fields too - we made this our first stop.....  more »
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  • Cool little stop if you’re in the area. I wouldn’t make a trip just for this, but it was cool to see on the way to the south coast.
  • There's not much to it, but if you want to straddle two continents then this is a good place to do it! I like how the fault line is accessible below the bridge, and there are signs at either end telling you which side you're on and other information.

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