The Bridge between two continents is one of the sites you will see when visiting Iceland. When traveling and photographing with us the owners and operators of Photo Tours you will see a lot. You will see and discover a lot of amazing sites. The Bridge Between two Continents is one of them. You will find this attraction on the Reykjanes peninsula. It is not far from Keflavík international airport. The bridge is a short footbridge 15 meters long that crosses a sand-filled fissure and connects two tectonic plates i.e. The North American and the Eurasian tectonic plates. The bridge was built as a symbol of the connection between Europe and America. The fissure clearly shows how the Eurasian tectonic plate and the North American tectonic plate are gliding apart by two cm each year.
Photographing and having fun
At a recent trip to the Reykjanes Peninsula, we sure had fun photographing. Can you imagine holding the bridge with your bare hands, and all the people on it, even if it is only symbolically?
Iceland is located right on top of the meeting point of these two tectonic plates The bridge between two continents. The country itself is full of large fissures and canyons that scar the country alongside the edges of the tectonic plates. The plates are constantly edging apart, creating both earthquakes as well as volcanic activity, and this increases Iceland’s size by about two cm each year.
The bridge between two continents
We urge our visitors to cross the bridge between two continents and walk from Europe to North America in a matter of a few seconds. Only symbolically though, as the meeting point of the two tectonic plates is not that small in size.
How the image was taken
This image was taken on a day tour to the Reykjanes Peninsula. The bridge between two continents was among other interesting places. Nikon D850, f/14, 1/200 sec, ISO 200, Nikkor 17-35 mm f/2,8 at 32 mm.