Continental Slit

Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland
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On the other side of the road from “The bridge between two continents” lies another fissure that is spectacular and otherworldly. The fissure is hidden from the main road and has two rock walls that lie parallel to each other along 300 meters. The cliffs are 10 to 15 meters high and the contrast between the dark, jagged cliffs and the smooth, black sand is striking and beautiful. The cliffs themselves are formed by tectonic activity, where the plates create deep cracks in the ground. Over time, erosion from wind and water has worn away at these cliffs, creating towering walls of rock.

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The road to this location from the main road is a rough gravel road, good for trucks and normal vehicles. The area near the cliff is narrow, so backing up and turning around should be carefully executed.
Public transportation unavailable
There is no public transportation available in this area
Car recommended
Unchallenging terrain accessible by car
Excellent phone coverage
Great phone coverage without interruptions
Not needed
Guide is not needed

Services nearby

This location is in Reykjanesbær municipality and only 20 minutes from Keflavík so hotels, gas stations and convenience stores are in abundance. Nearest hospital is also in Keflavík.
< 30 km
Gas station
< 30 km
Hospital or emergency room
< 30 km
< 1 km
< 30 km
< 30 km


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This area needs a two-way permit.
Shooting requires both the permission from the property owner and the local government permit

Basecamp and facilities

Just beside the cliffs is a small area by the gravel road that can be used as tech base or a very small base camp. There are no facilities at this location. Phone coverage is excellent.

Risk factors

The cliffs are constantly exposed to weather and so the erosion continues, and large stones and boulders can fall from the walls onto the black sand below. The sand between the cliff is thick and tiresome to walk in.


The area is a low tourist attraction. This area is also very popular with locals playing with mud motorcycles and 4-wheelers, so the area needs to be closed off for bigger productions.

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