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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  • We stopped here at the end of the day for a hike before dinner. It’s gorgeous. The hike to the top is steep but it’s worth it. I’m a really good walker and climber and felt somewhat winded. My 23... 
    We stopped here at the end of the day for a hike before dinner. It’s gorgeous. The hike to the top is steep but it’s worth it. I’m a really good walker and climber and felt somewhat winded. My 23...  more »
  • We found out about this canyon because of the hotel we stayed in. We went very early in the morning, it was a beautiful landscape, the filds, the cliff, the river, the canyon itself its a beautiful... 
    We found out about this canyon because of the hotel we stayed in. We went very early in the morning, it was a beautiful landscape, the filds, the cliff, the river, the canyon itself its a beautiful...  more »

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