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Amazing Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon

Posted by on Nov 21, 2012 in Nature | Comments Off on Amazing Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon

Fjaðrárgljúfur is a canyon in south east Iceland which is up to 100 m deep and about 2 kilometres long, with the Fjaðrá river flowing through it. 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. There is a walking route along the eastern edge, and it is possible to walk up through the canyon, though then one must wade across the river.

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