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 kilometers long, with the Fjaðrá river flowing through it..The canyon has steep walls and winding water. Its origins dates back to the cold periods of the Ice Age, about two million years ago. 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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  • This canyon was a surprise addition to our south coast tour. We had time and our guide had never visited but wanted to. It was amazing! Even in the wind, cold and rain, it was beautiful. The hike alon...  more »
  • My husband and I went to this canyon in May 2017 on a misty day. We managed to find the correct turnoff from road 1with our GPS, but otherwise you could use the coordinates of the guesthouse called "H...  more »
  • This place looks just like you see in the photos. Trouble is, somehow it's not as cool and mysterious as it looks in the photos. We were a bit disappointed. It was crowded, but worth the stop. We walk...  more »

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