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 is truly breathtaking and I would recommend everyone to stop by when going around on the ring road. It has around 2 km to walk from the beginning till the end of the canyon, it has a...  more »
  • This canyon is spectacular, and offers some nice short walks. It is just a short drive from the main road, and while the road is bumpy, it is well worth the short detour.  more »

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