Reykjanes Peninsula, iceland

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Reykjanes Peninsula is a geothermal wonder, where lighthouses more than villages. it is also close to the Keflavík International Airport. The Reykjanes peninsula has several high-temperature geothermal areas, three of which have been harnessed to generate electricity. The only place on earth is the junction in the earth’s crust between the European and American tectonic plates as clearly visible as on the Reykjanes peninsula. The area is a veritable hotbed for recreational activities. The dramatic, rugged landscape features volcanic craters, caves, lava fields, geothermal waters and hot springs.

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Driving along the coastal road around the Reykjanes Peninsula, we stop at one of the lighthouse. At the  beach there were lot of different wild sea birds migrating around this coastal peninsula.  We stay a few hours around the beach and off to see “Bridge Between Continents” which is Earth’s Tectonic Plates. The Bridge between two continents at Sandvík is a small footbridge over a major fissure which provides evidence the presence of a diverging plate margin. The bridge was built as a symbol for the connection between The lava-scarred Reykjanes peninsula lies on one of the world’s major plate boundaries, the Mid Atlantic Ridge.

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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 that is Europe and North America.

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Walking along the wooden plank bridge erected with iron steel structure, once cross over the bridge we are in a different country peninsula. On the metal mesh wire fence there are lot of love locks attach to it. The Love lock is represented love was inside the lock. It was cool to see one  of this scenic place in the Golden circle.

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It kind of wired that we have been traveling on the road for 11 days now and tomorrow will be on our way back home. This journey is totally packed with visiting all the attractions places in Iceland that we got to see and not waste a single day away. By now our passion and energy were totally burnt out and need re-energize it back before we head back home. So next attraction place we need to visit is  Blue Lagoon for a warm spa, that is the leisure that I couldn’t stop to look forward to.

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