Iceland is slowly being pulled in two.
At a rate of 2.5 cm per year, the Mid-Atlantic ridge is pulling apart the North American and Eurasian plates. While most of this happens deep on the ocean floor, in Iceland the ridge, a major tectonic plate boundary that sits between the North American and Eurasian plates, runs right through the middle of the Island. A large fissure can be seen running across the Island and splitting rock formations down the middle.
In the eerie, otherworldly landscape of the vast lava fields on the Rekyjanes Peninsula, The "Leif the Lucky" bridge crosses on of these rifts created by the mid-Atlantic ridge. The bridge is named after the famous explorer Leif Erickson, who was known for being the first Icelander to set foot in North America over 2000 years ago. It also serves as a symbol for the connection between two continents, Europe and North America, new world and old.
On the midway point of the bridge, a plaque reads, ″Midlina, In the footsteps of the gods″, and it serves as a border line between the Eurasian plate and North American plates and the two sides are marked ″Welcome to America″ and ″Welcome to Europe″.
Despite the epic feeling you may have jumping across ancient contenintal boundries as old as the earth, the border is entirely symbolic, so no matter how many times you jump, you'll still be in the jurisdiction of the European Union.