The Fjardrargljufur Canyon is one of the most beautiful and lovely canyons of the country. It is very easily accessible, only a few kilometres detour from road # 1 in the South, to the west of the hamlet Kirkjubaejarklaustur.
River Fjadra runs over the brink of the canyon from the moorlands of the Sida County. It is possible to approach the canyon from the so-called Laki-road and walk down to its mouth or enter the canyon from below, but that requires fording the river several times. Both approaches are to be recommended to those who want to enjoy its beauty and natural sculptures. The canyon has been declared inviolate.
Photo Credit: Gretar Skulason