Nearest towns or place of interest :

Myvatn 106 km (Reykjahlid)  | Isholfolsvat20 km <Kidagil>  Fjordungsalda 37 km


Region: Highland
Coordinates: 65.166667° N 17.313333° W

About Kidagil

This gorge represents the northern boundary of the Sprengisandur route. It is a narrow gully to the west of glacial river Skjalfandafljot, where travellers rested and grazed their horses before or after crossing the Sprengisandur desert.

Sagas of IcelandThe northbound ones had the ghosts and evil spirits behind them and the southbound ones feared facing all those problems. Poems and songs have been composed about The Kid Gorge and the adventurous rides across the Sprengisandur desert. Nowadays people driving across sing them on their way.


Highland Saga Sprenigisandur Route

Kidagil in Icelandic

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