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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

30 May 2017 - Iceland Day 5: The Majestic Canyon Fjaðrárgljúfur

Our next destination was the majestic Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon.  We waited a while at the small parking area before we could get a lot for our car.  We decided to walk up the canyon despite the light drizzle.
The walk was not too difficult as the slope was pretty gentle.
When we reached the top of the canyon, we were all amazed by the spectacular scenery.
The following photos of the canyon are beautiful, but seeing it with our own eyes were 10 times better.
Fjaðrárgljúfur is a magnificent and massive canyon, about 100 meters deep and about two kilometres long. The canyon has sheer walls, and is somewhat serpentine and narrow. The bedrock in Fjaðrárgljúfur is mostly palagonite from cold periods of the Ice Age and is thought to be about two million years old. The river Fjaðrá has its source in the mountain Geirlandshraun and falls off the heath edge in this stunning canyon until it makes it down into Skaftá river.
With such a beauty all around us, we would not miss the opportunity to take more photos.
While walking up the canyon, Javier somehow began to generate the fear of falling off the cliff.
So when we walked down the canyon, Jerlene got to hold him and distract him by talking about their common interest, Minecraft.  That's a good sister, Jerlene!
There is a nice cabin toilet at the parking area.

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