Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods), Asbyrgi

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#10 of 21 in Nature in Northeast Region
Valley · Forest
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  • Quite a different experience in Iceland. A forest! The rock walls in the canyon are fascinating and the lake at the very end is a serene place. Well worth a visit. 
    Quite a different experience in Iceland. A forest! The rock walls in the canyon are fascinating and the lake at the very end is a serene place. Well worth a visit.  more »
  • Tripadviser marks it in the wrong place. We saw it after Dettifoss, approaching via road 862. You can go into the canyon with car and then in the middle, there is a parking lot. It's a very cozy... 
    Tripadviser marks it in the wrong place. We saw it after Dettifoss, approaching via road 862. You can go into the canyon with car and then in the middle, there is a parking lot. It's a very cozy...  more »
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  • We stayed for fewer than 8 hours, so maybe my review is not that helpful. The hiking is nice, the facilities were clean, the canyon is uniquely beautiful with trees, flowers, and shrubs. I'd go back!
  • Ásbyrgi is one of the wonders of nature, a well forested horse-shoe shaped canyon in Oxarfjordur. Asbyrgi is a part of Jökulsárgljúfur canyon, within the Vatnajökull National Park. The Jökulsárgljúfur site of the National park reaches from highway 85, by Ásbyrgi south to Dettifoss, covering an area of 120 km2. Informative visitor‘s centre, shop, golf course and camping site are located by Ásbyrgi. Many hiking tracks are in the vicinity of Ásbyrgi. Ásbyrgi canyon is part of the Diamond Circle explore the Diamond

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