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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  • The hike is a walk up a mountain to see the canyon below. The F road is bumpy and tight, and there’s insufficient parking for the number of people. The views from the top are incredible, but do not...  more »
  • One of our favorite waterfall hikes - although not truly a waterfall. Fabulous canyon not far from Ring Road  more »

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