Oct 10, 2016

Picture of the Day: Fjadrargljufur Canyon, Iceland

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Photograph by Andrés Nieto Porras

 

Believed to have formed at the end of the last Ice Age about 9,000 years ago, the magnificent Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon is 100 meters deep (328 ft) and approximately 2 km (1.24 m) long.

Located in southern Iceland, the river Fjaðrá runs through it and has its source in the mountain Geirlandshraun and falls off the heath edge until it makes it down into Skaftá river. [source]

According to the Official South Iceland tourism site, “Fjaðrá is often rather low in water and therefore hikers can safely choose to walk inside the canyon. However, wading is necessary fairly often.” [source]

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