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 place is breathtakingly beautiful and definitely worth the hike up the hill to see the canyon from above. I belive there are some hiking trails around the area, but we stayed on the main path...  more »
  • We have tried to go to this canyon and thought it would be the highlight of our trip. but the road to this canyon is very slippery in winter. so we had a car slide to the edge of the road and could...  more »

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