Fjašrįrgljśfur Canyon

Fjašrįrgljśfur Canyon

 
Fjaršrįrgljśfur Canyon is one of the most beautiful and lovely canyons of Iceland. Fjašrįrgljśfur is a rugged and impressive gorge, fairly wide, about 100 m deep and about 2 km long. The river Fjašrį runs through the canyon. The gorge runs through a soft granular hyaloclastite rock. Fjašrįrgljśfur is easily accessible, only a few kilometres detour from road no. 1. Turn off road 1 about 10 km west of Kirkjuęjarklaustur and drive to Hunkubakkar and continue in the direction towards Holt farm. It is possible to approach the canyon from the Laki road and walk down to its mouth or enter the canyon from below.