Fjadrargljufur Canyon, Kirkjubaejarklaustur

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Fjaðrárgljúfur is a canyon in south east Iceland which is up to 100 m deep and about 2 kilometres long, with the Fjaðrá river flowing through it. It is located near the Ring Road, not far from the village of Kirkjubæjarklaustur.The canyon was created by progressive erosion by flowing water from glaciers through the rocks and palagonite over millennia.
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  • The road to this place is not as good as the ring road, we had a 4x4 so that was really helpful. Not many tourists at this place when we visited, but it was rather dark and windy when we got there. Th...  more »
  • One of the landscapes of Iceland that there is that visit if or if! Spectacular, beautiful! The view is impressive and you can also go walking and seeing different perspectives of this wonderful landscape. The colors are also very intense.
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  • This scenic spot is a great stop that was relatively uncrowded and on a sunny day, the view is great! You can hike the bottom too (granted the water levels are low enough).  more »