Trecking around Iceland - 7, Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon

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The day's destination is Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Before that, there are still many places worth a visit.  Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon is one of that place. 

Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon

Canyon Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, 100 meters deep, about 2 km long, a huge crack in the mountains. There seems to be roads that people able to go to the bottom of the canyon. Internet have pictures that took the bottom of the canyon. We're in a hurry, so we didn't try to find that road, we walk around the the top of the canyon cliffs, but it was enough to shock. Carefully looking at photographs, you may be able to experience, but still not enough to express our immersive feelings of the moment.

Perhaps you have heard, there is a huge crack in Iceland, and that is the dividing line large cracks on the American continent and Eurasian continental plates, located Reykjavik (Reykjavík) near Thingvellir National Park ( Þingvellir National Park). we also went there, in fact,  this Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon is just as strong as that.

Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon

There is a small farm in the road leading to the canyon. There raising several batches beautiful Icelandic horse. Iceland horse, is quite different form the horse we saw normally. although not tall, but handsome, long bangs almost cover the eyes, full of personality. In fact, I want to ride the Iceland horse for a try. But finally unable to do so, this is another reason for coming back the next time.

Iceland horse

Iceland horse

Under particular the polar climate, Iceland almost have no trees. The tundra is Iceland's most common form of vegetation. One of these vegetation call the Mossy Lava Rocks. It wrapped lava stone. These often be seen on both sides of the road, with a secretive atmosphere like being in outer space.

Mossy Lava rocks

Photos of this vast Mossy Lava Rocks in Iceland along the southern town of Vic. It is about 63 km east of Highway One (GPS location: 63.74721801, -18.15950000)

The reason for recommended here, is that  there is the nearby parking, convenient on-street parking, and there is some gravel road for walking. so that we can try not to trample these little life when visiting.Mossy Lava RocksMossy Lava Rocks


This trip is devided in to 16parts, go to the nex part for excited journey.

Trecking arround Iceland -1, Overview, ang Reading Guide, 15days through Iceland and Greenland, jest incredible

Trecking around Iceland - 2, The Seljalansfoss

Trecking arround Iceland - 3, hiking on Skógafoss

Trecking around Iceland - 4, Secretive Wrecked DC-3 Plane on Sólheimasandur

Trecking around Iceland- 5, Reynisfjara the Black Beach

Trecking around Iceland - 6, vík with red

Trecking around Iceland - 7, Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon

Trecking around Iceland - 8, Jökulsárlón & Fjallsárlón

Trecking around Iceland - 9, Conquer Vatnajökull with Cramponsand

Trecking arround Iceland - 10. Surprisely met Djúpivogur town, and impressed by Geothermal Field

Trecking arround Iceland - 11, Met Double Rainbow in Dettifoss

Trecking around Iceland - 12, Visiting Greenland, most impressed of the trip.

trecking around Iceland - 13, photoes on Kirkjufell, the church mountain, the view is different every munite

trecking around Iceland -14, Snæfellsjökull, which I call it Lava Coast 

trecking around Iceland - 15, Towards Grundarfjörður, to the Giant Stone in the sea

trecking around Iceland - 16


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