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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  • Gorgeous hike up to the canyon but in winter it's full of snow and quite dangerous with normal shoes -make sure you come with crampons otherwise the ranger won't let you go. 
    Gorgeous hike up to the canyon but in winter it's full of snow and quite dangerous with normal shoes -make sure you come with crampons otherwise the ranger won't let you go.  more »
  • For me, this was the biggest surprise of all in Iceland and completely unexpected. With so many star attractions, and well-deserved, this one has almost dropped off the radar, but should not be... 
    For me, this was the biggest surprise of all in Iceland and completely unexpected. With so many star attractions, and well-deserved, this one has almost dropped off the radar, but should not be...  more »

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