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 was well worth a stop whilst travelling the ring road About an hour to do it justice going all the way to end of path and then returning to carry park Several viewing spots high above the...  more »
  • Beautiful but cold and WINDY in late September. This is a lovely short hike but make sure you are ready for the weather. It was fairly crowded and parking was tight when we went. Can’t imagine how....  more »

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