Gacially carved Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon in Iceland

By Andrés Nieto Porras from Palma de Mallorca, España (Fjaðrárgljúfur) [CC BY-SA 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons

Fjaðrárgljúfur  is a canyon in south east Iceland about 100 m  deep and about 2 kilometres  long, with the Fjaðrá river flowing through it. The canyon has steep walls and winding water.  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. A waterfall flows down the western side of the canyon, visible from an observation platform at the end of a one-mile hike up the eastern edge.

By sergejfFjaðrárgljúfur, CC BY-SA 2.0, Link

By Isabella Jusková bellaskova ( [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

By Wojciech Strzelecki “Wojtrix” – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link

By Guillaume Baviere from Uppsala, Sweden (2008-05-27) [CC BY 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons

Andrés Nieto Porras (CC BY-SA 2.0)

By sergejfFjaðrárgljúfur, CC BY-SA 2.0, Link


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4 thoughts on “Gacially carved Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon in Iceland”

  1. Rivedo con molto paicere le varie immagini che hai pubblicato nelle tue pagine
    Buon fine settimana e un sorriso,silvia

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