Ásbyrgi canyon

Ásbyrgi canyon is a horse shoe shaped depression with the up to 100 meters high cliffs in the northeast of Iceland and it is a part of Jökulsárgljúfur National Park. At its innermost end lies a pond, called Botnstjörn, that can be reached after a nice walk through the woodland consisting mainly of birch, willow and mountain ash. For a half of its length the canyon is divided in the middle by the 25 high distinctive rock formation, from which it is possible to enjoy spectacular views. This wonder of nature was formed by two catastrophic glacial floods in the river Jökulsá á Fjöllum, first 8 - 10 thousand years ago and second around 3 thousand years ago. Since then the bed of the river has moved and now it runs about 2 km to the east.

 

Read more about Jökulsárgljúfur National Park here

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Ásbyrgi canyon
Ásbyrgi canyon
Botnstjörn
Botnstjörn
Ducks in Botnstjörn pond
Ducks in Botnst...
Nice walk through the woodland
Nice walk throu...
Rock formation called Eyjan
Rock formation ...
 
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