Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods), Iceland

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Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) is located in Iceland. To visit Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) on your holiday in Husavik, and find out what else Husavik has to offer, use our Husavik itinerary planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    You can get there easily by car after a brief stop at the visitor center for technical break. Rocks and greenery surround the place. They seem defensive walls ... we took a short walk to the Lake that appears on the bottom of the canyon and the bridge that you see from under the Lake. Very nice! There is green and peace. They felt only the ducks that they washed in the Lake. If you are around, deserves stop by.
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  • August 10, 2017
    After sizable scale falls dead into the water unto ball moss grows carvings around the cliff together is the fantastic scenery. There are lots of unusual for Iceland, tall trees and under the basin where ponds are crafted Japan garden-like atmosphere.
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  • August 8, 2017
    You can see how spectacular views cannot be indescribably said. I felt the Earth was disappointing because the weather was cloudy, but still sufficiently healed and cannot be made to human greatness. On a sunny day you want to go again! But Iceland is far away (tears)
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  • June 26, 2017
    Well worth the drive to this rather remote area. A short walk southward from the parking lot takes you to a tiny lake surrounded by cliffs. These were formed by a flood that is beyond imagination, and today make for a pretty spot to take in nature.
  • May 12, 2017
    A very popular spot, and having traveled around Iceland I must say that this felt closest to a forest so far, and really nice in autumn colours
  • February 14, 2017
    Stunning place to visit
  • November 21, 2016
    Strange, claustrophobic place, with willow forest and high walls around. During our stay in Iceland the only spot with no wind at all :)
  • July 7, 2017
    Impressive, Sleipnir has it a great paw print in the landscape left behind. Or would it ever may have been up to a waterfall? Sheltered spot with a nice campsite. Walking from here to Vesturdalur!
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