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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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  • A beautiful canyon with a nice little waterfall at one end. One of the must visit place in the south coast of Iceland. From the parking you can do the trek along the canyon. There are plenty of photo....  more
    A beautiful canyon with a nice little waterfall at one end. One of the must visit place in the south coast of Iceland. From the parking you can do the trek along the canyon. There are plenty of photo....  more »
  • This place was magical, Definitely must see in this part of Iceland. You can see amazing canyon and have some lovely walk. 
    This place was magical, Definitely must see in this part of Iceland. You can see amazing canyon and have some lovely walk.  more »
  • 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 »
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  • This was AMAZING! There is a bit of a hike to see this attraction but it’s worth it. It’s about a quarter mile or less. The path is layered with plastic grating to secure your footing. This attraction is fully green with opportunity to take photos everywhere. Along the way you’ll find yourself taking photos because you’ll think you got to the attraction but there’s even more to see and better. When you get to the end, there is a metal deck that hangs over a cliff. You can get a great photo of the waterfalls and of the river. The rocks are covered with green moss. There is a second level on the metal deck for another, even maybe better photo taking opportunity. Ask someone to take your photo and remember this place forever. We will. It was just beautiful!!
  • Beautiful spot. Please NOTE: carry your ice spike or ice gears. Else you won’t be allowed to hike on top hill. And they do not sell or rent snow crampons! Weird! But that’s what it is! But you will be allowed to walk around in front. And view is equally good. Highly recommend this place for photos!!
  • 2 different roads that lead to this. It is mostly roped off, forcing you to stay on the path. It has 2 different overlook viewing areas that give you and amazing perspective. Definitely a beautiful site to see. Pictures are from Mid September 2022
  • Visited Oct. 31 on an overcast day, and it was still impressive. Fall colors mixed with a still-green canyon. There are actually three waterfalls visible from the viewing platform at the end of the trail, which is an easy walk. Please be mindful of the off-limits signs. All that tourist love has damaged a very fragile ecosystem. There's a sharply winding road to the parking lot, which has WC's, but they were closed for the season.
  • My favorite of all the sights I've managed to see in central/southern Iceland. For me, this canyon beats the Golden Circle as well as the South Coast highlights. It's just on the edge of the Highlands. You need to hike a bit for the spectacular views, but it's well worth it. Parking is free. Restrooms and picnic tables are available. Take note of the sheep sorting pen as you drive up!

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