Fjaðrárgljúfur – One of the Most Beautiful Canyons in the World, Iceland

Fjaðrárgljúfur – One of the Most Beautiful Canyons in the World, Iceland

Fjaðrárgljúfur, Iceland. The canyon in the south eastern part of the country is often referred to as the most beautiful one in the world. It is a result of thousands of years of erosion, caused by the melting glaciers. Today 2 kilometers long and up to 100 meters deep canyon is being constantly carved by the Fjaðrá river.

Visitors can easily hike up the canyon and along the river. The views are constantly changing and simply overwhelming. The flowing river complements the experience with a soothing sound of flowing water. You can walk along it, but make sure to wear comfortable hiking boots, since the surface is rough.

Why to go there?

See this mesmerizing natural wonder once in Iceland. It provides a great hiking experience and an abundance of photographing opportunities.

When to go there?

Go there in summer, when days are long and there is now snow. In winter it can get impossible to complete the hiking trail.

How to get there?

There is an easy access. Reach the parking lot at the beginning of the canyon by car from the famous Ring Road also known as Route 1. It is only 300 kilometers from Reykjavík and next to the village of Kirkjubæjarklaustur.

Lead photo by Gretar Skulason


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Fjaðrárgljúfur-Photo by Viktor Lakics

Photo by Viktor Lakics


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Fjaðrárgljúfur-Photo by Tom LaRocque

Photo by Tom LaRocque

Fjaðrárgljúfur-Photo by Tony Prower

Photo by Tony Prower

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