Jokulsargljufur National Park, Asbyrgi

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#15 of 19 in Nature in Northeast Region
Jökulsárgljúfur National Park is a former national park situated in the north of Iceland around the river Jökulsá á Fjöllum. It lies to the north of the Dettifoss waterfall. On 7 June 2008, it became a part of the larger Vatnajökull National Park.The area is of interest because of its chaotic canyon and volcanic mountains. Eight thousand years ago, a volcano erupted directly underneath the river and glacial ice. This caused explosions and chaotic flooding.The center of the park was Hljóðaklettar (rock of echoes). Rauðhólar (red mountain) is of interest because of its special colouring. Another sight is the canyon of Ásbyrgi to the north of the park which is formed like a horseshoe.
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  • just short hike to watch Hljóðaklettar Echo Cliffs, that is ok. and overall environment is peaceful. good for short visit  more »
  • It is worth a few hours to walk, as the landscapes are very diverse: there are small forests, and even heather wasteland. We were lucky when the heather bloomed (last week of August). It was just an exciting spectacle!
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