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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  • Don't let the road off the N1 to this canyon deter you. Well worth the drive. Make sure you have good sturdy shoes for the walk along the top of this spectacular canyon  more »
  • The canyon really is amazing. Before my husband and I went, we saw some of the pictures and thought, some of these look fake. Lol. I can tell you though, they are not fake. There are three viewing pla...  more »
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