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 little hidden from the beaten path, 10 minutes from the main road, a beautiful Canyon to visit... We saw it while it had snowed a lot and the landscapes were really peculiar... At the time of the visit, only the high road was available (site weakened by the tourist activity). Walking is easy.
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  • Incredibly beautiful canyon, on the way to it a lot of lava fields, the views are simply fascinating!!! There were already at dusk, but still loved it)
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