Fjaðrárgljúfur is a gorgeous and overwhelming canyon in the south-east of Iceland. The canyon is about 100 metres wide, 2 kilometres long and over 2 million years old. Fjaðrárgljúfur was created through progressive erosion by water flowing from surrounding glaciers.
Fjaðrá is the name of the river that falls of the heath edge in this magnificent canyon and flows through it until it makes it down into Skaftá river. It has its source in the mountain Geirlandshraun and has changed a lot in the course of time.
Nowadays it is possible to walk along a walking path up on the canyon’s edge or even inside the canyon as Fjaðrá river is most of the time rather low in water. As it is located right next to the ring road it is very easily accessible and therefore a place not to miss on a trip to Iceland.