Fjaðrá river


Fjaðrárgljúfur: Blick in den Canyon bei Kirkjubæjarklaustur im Süden Islands. Der Fluss Fjaðrá ist der Namensgeber des Canyons. Der Canyon ist über die F206 erreichbar.

Look at the canyon Fjaðrárgljúfur near the town of Kirkjubæjarklaustur in the South of Iceland. The Fjaðrá river was the name giver for the canyon. The canyon can be reached on road F206.


Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, Iceland   I    David Vertongen

Fjaðrárgljúfur is a canyon in south east Iceland which is up to 100 m deepand about 2 kilometres long, with the Fjaðrá river flowing through it.

It is located near the Ring Road, not far from the village ofKirkjubæjarklaustur.

The canyon was created by progressive erosion by flowing water from glaciers through the rocks and palagonite over millennia.

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Fjaðrárgljúfur, The Most Beautiful Canyon in the World

Have you eve seen a canyon so beautiful? Fjaðrárgljúfur is a canyon in south east Iceland that’s known for its breathtaking beauty. It’s up to 330 feet deep and about one-and-a-quarter kilometers long, with a river called Fjaðrá flowing through it. Created by a progressive erosion of flowing water from glaciers through rocks, the canyon has been hallowed out for millions of years. The walking path along the eastern edge offers stunning views over both the plains and the glacial brooks below.

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