Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods), Iceland

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#45 of 145 in Nature in Iceland
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  • Very nice hike and picturesque and we enjoyed reading the little information placards along the way.  more »
  • an enchanted place, with a Lake at the end of a very long canyon. There is a nice walking path. to visit
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  • You can take, if you really have nothing to do, in April-May the road to the top and deep into the Gorge-closed, and it is the most beautiful view from a height. At the bottom of the Gorge is nothing special, just a nice walk, very nice fresh air, you can picnic and play football.
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  • This place was detailed on a recent NOVA episode on PBS - they now think the canyon may have been the result of a catastrophic flood from an ice damn breaking somewhere up river (probably the result of a volcanic eruption). It is a really awe inspiring place - off the beaten path, not too crowded, and beautiful. There are great campgrounds here, a nice visitor center, and long hiking trails that go from the canyon floor to the rim for amazing viewpoints. For those that have a hard time getting around there is a road all the way into the canyon with paved walkways leading to viewing areas. Well worth the stop if you're even in the area!
  • Outstanding location to visit. Well worth the visit but stay on the main roads!
  • Beautiful canyon with paths through the trees. Quick trail down to the pond. This was my wife's favorite sight of our trip.
  • You can drive through amd appreciate the view without leaving the car, if you'd like.
  • Great camping grounds and I understand that water is scarce up there, but 500 ISK per shower is steep. Even for Iceland.
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