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Fjadrargljufur Canyon

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Route 206 3.5KM off The Ring Road, Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Iceland
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All reviews ring road gravel road parking lot skaftafell national park small hike short hike justin bieber favorite stops parking area worth the detour google maps easy hike great walk off route car park rainy day be careful
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We parked and then had a steep uphill walk to view the canyon. I was originally concerned with how long it was going to take to see all the viewpoints but it probably too less than a half hour to get from the parking lot...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jtbabi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This winter the walk along the river is in need of maintenance (scheduled I expect as the new shorter summer track is complete) and was slippery in parts but the river, cliff and rock formations make this a beautiful place to visits (and not so...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 736cathys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are no words to describe the beauty of Fjadrargljufur Canyon. JUST GO! I don't think you can take a bad photo. Located about an hour east of Vik (where the black sand beach is).

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CherylG1992
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting the canyon, which is well indicated from Road nr1, was a special experience. It was snowing and a strong wind was blowing on New Year’s Day. Yet it was a very special sight and being there just the 3 of us, made unforgettable. Mother...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 266bramc
Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

Nice canyon, very popular with tourists despite not being part of top attractions for Iceland. A good 2 kms back and forth hike but worth a visit. Spectacular views from the top.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank saurabh3113
Reviewed 11 December 2018

This is a must see. The canyon is beautiful. Definitely walk the entire path. Gives a "Game of Thrones" kind of feel.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Khalter
Reviewed 1 December 2018

This very scenic - stunning even - canyon has been a victim of its popularity. Fortunately the Icelandic Environment Agency now has the management of the canyon, but this has meant the site was closed in April 2018 for a few months because of damage...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank peter2780
Reviewed 6 November 2018

You get a lot of bang for your buck at this stop! The hike is short & easy & you get a beautiful view of the canyon from many different angels. We were gong to try to go to the bottom of the canyon but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BrussoDallas
Reviewed 4 November 2018

We absolutely loved this hike. We went on a sunny winter day and the canyon and surrounding scenery were gorgeous. The trail is in good conditions, however it was slippery in certain spots due to ice. If you are going in the winter I really...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Didianarana
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

A fairly gentle walk alongside this canyon with several viewpoints to look down inside and take your photos. Very attractive scenery all around too and the walk there and back takes about 90 minutes. Some slippery bits when icy but lots of underfoot grids to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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10 January 2019|
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Response from peter2780 | Reviewed this property |
The walk is comprised of black plastic matting over stones - not ideal for a stroller or pram. But I guess it technically can be done. You may want to think about parking at the second carpark near the top of the hill for... More
26 June 2018|
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Response from 2010KEITHc | Reviewed this property |
We visited on the 8th June, it re-opened on the 1st June so we were very fortunate, pleased we got to see it
13 May 2018|
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Response from sheryl s | Reviewed this property |
The parking lot directly in front of the walkway to the canyon. Could take 15-30 minutes to walk the length of the walkway to the multiple viewing areas in the canyon. Could spend longer if you wanted to get the perfect... More