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Bridge Between Continents

Bridge between Europe and North America on Reykjanes Peninsula.

The lava-scarred Reykjanes peninsula lies on one of the world's major plate boundaries, the Mid Atlantic Ridge. According to the continental drift theory the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates are continuously drifting apart with great forces under the gaping rifts. As the plates diverge, linear fractures, known as fissures form due to stresses created by the tension that builds up as the plates move away from each other.
The Bridge between two continents at Sandvík 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 Europe and North America.

One can cross the continental divide on Leif the Lucky's Bridge and take home a personalised certificate at the Reykjanes information center and Reykjanes Geopark visitor center at Duus Cultural house.

Bridge Between Continents
GPS Points N63° 52' 5.558" W22° 40' 31.588"
Road number

425

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Hotel Keilir
Hotels
  • Hafnargata 37
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 420-9800
G. G. Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Sólvallagata 11
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 568-1813, 892-4766
Bergás Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Grófin 8
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 865-4236
Waterfowl Hunters of Iceland
Cottages
  • Syðri-Steinsmýri
  • 880 Kirkjubæjarklaustur
  • 694-1259
A. Bernhard Bed & Breakfast
Bed & Breakfast
  • Vallargata 6
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 421-2399
Blue View bed and breakfast
Bed & Breakfast
  • Klettás 21
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 868-4495
Airport Hotel Aurora Star
Hotels
  • Blikavöllur 2
  • 235 Reykjanesbær
  • 595-1900
B & B Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Hringbraut 92
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 421-8989, 867-4434
Fit Hostel by the Airport
Hostels
  • Fitjabraut 6a
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 421-8889
Guesthouse Keflavik
Guesthouses
  • Vatnsnesvegur 9
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 420-7000
Guesthouse 1X6
Guesthouses
  • Vesturbraut 3
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 857-1589
Base Hotel
Hotels
  • Valhallarbraut 756-757
  • 235 Reykjanesbær
  • 519-1300
Home Guesthouse
Bed & Breakfast
  • Þórsvellir 2
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 897-1827
Little White Castle
Guesthouses
  • Aðalgata 17
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 861-6811
Alex Guesthouse by Keflavik Airport
Hotels
  • Aðalgata 60
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 421-2800

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Olgeir Andrésson
Tour Operators
  • Hraunsvegur 25
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 848-1186
Waterfowl Hunters of Iceland
Cottages
  • Syðri-Steinsmýri
  • 880 Kirkjubæjarklaustur
  • 694-1259
Grindavík Golf club
Golf Courses
  • Húsatóftum
  • 240 Grindavík
  • 426-8720
Harpayachts.is
Tour Operators
  • Hraunsvegur 2
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 899-8550
Keflavíkurrútan
Tour Operators
  • Arnarvöllur 4
  • 235 Reykjanesbær
  • 866-2100
Awol
Tour Operators
  • Keilisbraut 771
  • 235 Reykjanesbær
  • 861-2050
Localguides.is
Tour Operators
  • Hraunsvegur 2
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 779-7779
Keflavik Excursions ehf.
Tour Operators
  • Blikavöllur 5
  • 235 Reykjanesbær
  • 823-0099
EVER4
Tour Operators
  • Hafnargata 54
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 451-4646, 770-6689
Airport Taxi
Tour Operators
  • Hafnargata 12b
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 420-1212, 520-1212
Iceland explore Tours
Tour Operators
  • Hólagata 35
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 699-4613
Island Tours Iceland
Tour Operators
  • Grófinni 14c
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 421-1933
SBK
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  • Grófin 2-4
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 420-6000

The Reykjanes Peninsula

Towns & Villages

Visitors to Iceland who arrive via Keflavik International Airport on the Reykjanes Peninsula may be somewhat surprised by the landscape that greets their eyes as they touch down in Iceland for the very first time. A seemingly endless, green-grey moss-topped lava field blankets the peninsula for as far as the eye can see, and it is this strange and rather other-worldly sight that is your first glimpse of the land of fire and ice. 

Map Garður Sandgerði Reykjanesbær Vogar Grindavík