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Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon Trail




3.1km out and back

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Exploring the Enigma

With a modest entrance just off the main road, Fjaðrárgljúfur provides a quick respite for those traversing Iceland's Ring Road. The 100m tall and 2km long canyon reveals a grassy trail along its side, treating visitors to dramatic views that might give even seasoned climbers a touch of vertigo. Mossy floors, winding trails seemingly disappearing into the abyss, and the occasional waterfall contribute to the feeling of wandering through a realm inhabited by fairies and trolls - echoes of Icelandic folklore.


Practical Exploration

For those heading east towards Skaftafell on the Ring Road, a left turn onto Route 206, towards Lakagígar, unveils the entrance to this marvel. The gravel road, easily navigable by most vehicles, leads to a parking area. Two options await: a marked hiking trail atop the canyon or a daring descent to the canyon floor. The latter demands waterproof gear and courage for river crossings.


Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon is not just a stopover, it's an experience. Embrace the magic of this less-trodden path, where fairytale landscapes and Icelandic solitude converge in a mesmerizing display of nature's artistry.



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