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Best of Reykjanes Peninsula June 6-13

By Staff

  • The bridge between two continents offers the unique experience of setting foot in both Europe and North America.

  • The certificate offered by the Reykjanes Geopark confirming ones participation the bridge between continents.

This is the Reykjanes Peninsula section of Best of Iceland This Week, the only Icelandic guide of its kind. New every week.


The Bridge Between Continents
Did you know that Iceland is drifting apart at almost 2 cm per year? Our country is located on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge; therefore, the location on the tip of the Reykjanes Peninsula is the only place in the world where you can see the ridge rise above sea level, signifying the boundary between Europe and North America. At The Bridge Between Continents, you can observe the tectonic plates drifting apart from each other in a worldly experience that allows you to set foot in two different continents. The bridge is located About 7km south of Hafnir by road 425.
Extra Note: If you complete the walk over the bridge, you can obtain a certificate that confirms you have completed The Bridge Between Continents. This certificate is available at the tourist information offices in Reykjanes.

Duus Rib Safari
You can join in on the Icelandic adventure with sight-seeing from Duus Ribs Safari in Keflavik. Rib’s boat rides, whale and bird watching, great food and other entertain can be expected upon your visit to Keflavik for this authentic experience. Be sure to bring your friends because a minimum of six people are required for each trip. Experience your first real-life whale sighting with Duus Ribs Safari in Keflavik, Iceland located a short drive from the airport.

KEF Restaurant
A new chef and an emphasis on contemporary food has turned KEF Restaurant into a hotspot for tourists near the Keflavík area. Jenný Rúnarsdóttir, a renowned Icelandic chef, recently took over the head chef position, and brought with her an exquisite menu, a versatile quality wine list and a fully operational bar serving a wide selection of cocktails. Try Jenný's signature cheese cake, it will put a smile on your face. The restaurant is located in Hotel Keflavík in Reykjanesbær town.

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