Between two continents

600_9759_wDid I mention, Iceland is a land of fire? Sure, I did. Many volcanos can be found here, because of its location right on the crack of the north-american earth plate and the european earth-plate. The gap between these two plates become wider each year, thus the distance between Europe and North-America increases. Hey, North-America flees Europe 🙂

Most of the gap is below the atlantic ocean. But, here, in Iceland, you have the option to have your feet on both continents at the same time 🙂

In the image above, I’m standing on a small bridge right above the crack. It’s a quite funny feeling.

In the gallery below, you can find a map and an info board locate beside the bridge as well.

Take care!

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13 thoughts on “Between two continents

  1. great post. Must be fascinating, standing over two continents. I want to suggest, that maybe Europe flees North America, though…. 😉

    • Thanks, Lydia. Yes, it’s great feeling standing between 2 continents. Although, you can’t really see or feel it. It’s more a feeling because you know it.
      I wrote “America flees Europe”, because the North-American plate moves quicker to the west, then the European plate and the gap increases.

    • Thanks, Otto.
      You’Re so right. The landscape is so fantastic and amazing. Simply gorgeous and awesome.. Although, I love the heat of the south and all the sunny and sandy beaches. Iceland is way more interesting.

  2. Looks like you had the same kind of weather as we did when we visited Solaner !
    It’s quite a place stood there thinking about the geological impact of it all .

    • 🙂
      It’s really a nice place (as long as it does not rain cats and dogs)
      But, I don’t want to complain too much: luckily we only have had the very typical Icelandic weather. A ‘poor’ friend of mine was on Iceland 2 years earlier. Unfortunately he does not have had this luck. He only got 2 weeks of cloudless, blue and sunny skies. What a pity 🙂

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