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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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Fit Hostel by the Airport
Hostels
  • Fitjabraut 6a
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 421-8889
Hotel Ásbrú
Hotels
  • Valhallarbraut 761
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 426-5000
Raven´s Bed
Guesthouses
  • Sjávargata 28
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 7774478, 6808868
Hotel Keilir
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  • Hafnargata 37
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 420-9800
B & B Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Hringbraut 92
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 867-4434, 692-7612
Home Guesthouse
Bed & Breakfast
  • Þórsvellir 2
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 897-1827
A. Bernhard Bed & Breakfast
Bed & Breakfast
  • Vallargata 6
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 421-2399
Airport Hotel Aurora Star
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  • Blikavöllur 2
  • 235 Reykjanesbær
  • 595-1900
Svítan apartment guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Túngata 10 & 12
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 663-1269
Little White Castle
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  • Aðalgata 17
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 861-6811
Hotel Jazz
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  • Austurgötu 13
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 422-7900
Keflavík Micro Suites
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  • Hafnargata 65
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 766-0700
Guesthouse 1X6
Guesthouses
  • Vesturbraut 3
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 857-1589
Alex Guesthouse by Keflavik Airport
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  • Aðalgata 60
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 421-2800
Blue View bed and breakfast
Bed & Breakfast
  • Klettás 21
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 868-4495
Bergás Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Grófin 8
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 865-4236, 421-0088
Nordic Guest House Keflavík
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  • Vesturbraut 10a
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 421-1933

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Volcano Tours
Tourist Information Centres
  • Víkurbraut 2
  • 240 Grindavík
  • 426-8822
Reykjanes Tours
Day Tours
  • Hafnargata 39
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 841-1448
Damian Wojciechowski
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  • Grænásbraut 1221
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 762-6201
Jónbjörn Breiðfjörð Edduson
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  • Smáratún 23
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 690-2211
Olgeir Andrésson
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  • Skógarbraut 1105
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 848-1186, 421-2219
Iceland explore Tours
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  • Hólagata 35
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 699-4613
destination blue lagoon
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  • Norðurljósavegur 9
  • 240 Grindavík
  • 420-8800
DreamVoices
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  • Guðnýjarbraut 21
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 895-6364
Icelandtaxi.com
Taxi
  • 892-0501
Anglers.is
Day Tours
  • Hafnargata 27a
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 897-3443
kefex
Day Tour Provider
  • Beykidalur 10
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 852 9509
Deluxe Iceland
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  • Flugvallarbraut 752
  • 235 Reykjanesbær
  • 490-6006
Grindavík Golf club
Golf Courses
  • Húsatóftum
  • 240 Grindavík
  • 426-8720
Everything Iceland
Day Tours
  • Eikardalur 3
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 864-8128
Shuttle Iceland
Day Tour Provider
  • Heiðarból 6
  • 230 Reykjanesbær
  • 852-9509
Airport Taxi
Taxi
  • Fitjabakki 1d
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 420-1212, 520-1212
New Horizons
Travel Agency
  • Holtsgata 52
  • 260 Reykjanesbær
  • 857-0646

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