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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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  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 766-0700
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  • 230 Reykjanesbær
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  • 235 Reykjanesbær
  • 595-1900
A. Bernhard Bed & Breakfast
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  • Vallargata 6
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 660-8152
Hotel Keilir
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  • Hafnargata 37
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
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Hotel Asbru
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  • Valhallarbraut 761
  • 235 Reykjanesbær
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  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 857-1589
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  • Túngata 10 & 12
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 663-1269
Kef Guesthouse
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  • Grænásvegur 10
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 588-9999
Blue View bed and breakfast
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  • Klettás 21
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  • 868-4495
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  • Hringbraut 92
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  • 8674434, 692-7612
Hótel Tjarna
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  • Tjarnabraut 24
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 835-5300
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  • Austurgötu 13
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 422-7900

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The Reykjanes Peninsula

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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