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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  • It is worth to visit and stroll through the border along the ravines. A small effort, you have to climb an easy path, pleasant views, although in Iceland are more interesting canons.
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  • It's not mentioned among the area's top attractions but it's very impressive and worth taking a short walk to enjoy the view of this lush canyon.
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