Iceland

Extreme Iceland Tour: Part 6 – Skeiðará Bridge

The twisted remains of the Skeiðará Bridge on Iceland’s southern coast is a testament to the powerful forces of nature on the geologically active island of Iceland. The twisted girders are all that remain from a 1996 event when the Vatnajökull volcano, which sits under the Skeiðarárjökull glacier, erupted, melting portions of the glacier and sending house-sized icebergs down the plain and into the bridge. The bridge destruction wiped out a vital segment of Iceland’s Ring Road. Today, the monument is a reminder to the island’s raw energy, and is also a nice place to stop and take in Iceland’s raw natural beauty.

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