14 September 2018


Fjaðrárgljúfur (pronounced [ˈfjaːðraurˌkljuːvʏr̥]) is a canyon in south east Iceland which is up to 100 m deep and about 2 kilometers long, with the Fjaðrá river flowing through it. The canyon has steep walls and winding water. Its origins dates back to the cold periods of the Ice Age, about two million years ago. It is located near the Ring Road, not far from the village of Kirkjubæjarklaustur. The canyon was created by progressive erosion by flowing water from glaciers through the rocks and palagonite over millennia.
Via the EarthPorn subreddit.  I quite enjoyed this tongue-in-cheek clarification: "For those confused, it's pronounced 'flglhlhaldhslflr.'"


  1. Iceland was amazing. It's an easy trip, everyone speaks English and there's so much that's beautiful to take picture of. It's also super-cheap to get it. It was at Fjaðrárgljúfur that I almost lost my Mavic Pro. The rock has so much iron in it that the radio signals get all goofy.


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