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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  • 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 »
  • Like pretty much everywhere else in Iceland, this place is amazing. Beautiful, deep, narrow canyon with a river flowing through it. We walked from the parking lot up to the first viewpoint - very...  more »

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