Bridge America - Europe, Reykjavik
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Address: Bridge America - Europe Miðlína, Nesvegur, Iceland
Time Required: 00:30 Mins
Timings: 24-hrs Details
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About Bridge America - Europe, Reykjavik
It’s possible you will never find another attraction like this anywhere else in the world. Did you know that Iceland is located right on the mid-Atlantic ridge, the division line of the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates? At this location you can stand on the exact point of fissure between the two plates. This is also the only place in the world where a continental ridge rises above sea level. A bridge has been built across the fissure. And when you cross from one point of the bridge to the other, you are literally crossing over from Eurasia to North America. Though there is not much else to do here, it’s worth a visit. There probably is not a cooler location to take a selfie in all of Iceland.
How To reach Bridge America - Europe by Public Transport
- By car
- Southern Peninsula Region Bus Station
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Bridge America - Europe, Reykjavik Reviews
The bridge is rather symbolic, and you can take pictures underneath it. You can clearly see the wedge between the plates that runs through the whole Southern side of the island. And it's incredible. It's close to the airport so make sure you stop by.
Actually, the gap between the America plate and the Europe plate is located all over the Iceland, from north to south of the Iceland. But they built the bridge here and put the sign saying Bridge between America and Europe. I think this is a good place to take photo with the sign. We revisited here again on January first 2018. It is allost the same as before. Note that there is no toilet facility here.
It's free and easy to get to. There's not a lot to see really. It makes a nice stop off on a tour of the reykjanes peninsula.
This experience is good to see in daylight rather at night. Will have to revisit again.
Kinda interesting if you're into geology, but there isn't much to see otherwise. Worth seeing if you're passing by, but don't bother taking the trek out here just to see it.
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