If you have ever looked up Iceland on Pinterest or Instagram, one of the photos that is sure to come up is Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon. It is a deep, winding canyon right off of the Ring Road in southern Iceland. Scientists believe that Fjaðrárgljúfur formed at the end of the last Ice Age. It’s about 100 meters deep and 2km in length. There is a path along the top ridge which is a pretty easy hike from the parking area to the end of the canyon. It was really windy the day we were there so be really careful along the edge of the canyon since there are no guardrails. You can walk down to the river’s edge and hike inside of the canyon as well, just bring your waterproof shoes!
They don’t really do it justice but hopefully these photos will inspire you to add Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon to your Icelandic road trip! If you want more on southern Iceland, check out my post on waterfalls here or what to do in the Golden Circle here.