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Katla Geopark

600_6681-s_wToday, I take you to Fjaðrárgljúfur. This creek was digged by the river Fjaðrá and it will give you an idea how mighty water is.

The walls of this canyon are up to 100m tall and the valley is about 2 km long. Although, it is part of a nature conservation area, you’re allowed to hike through the valley. But, be prepared to either walk back the same path or climb up a narrow path at a certain place inside the valley to come back. You often have to cross the river on the trail. So, bring shoes for walking through the water.

I didn’t take the hike through the valley myself. I only looked inside the valley from the cliffs. In one of the photos you can see a few people hiking along the river. Can you find them? Do you see them? How tiny they are? I highly recommend to plan your trips very carefully and don’t take any risky tasks. Iceland is a rough country. The fantastic landscape won’t forgive any carelessness on your trips, as you might have already seen in my previous posts.

In another photo you can see a small bridge in the background. Here they have a parking ground. Even big enough to bear a few busses. You can also find here a public restroom.

More photos are in the slideshow below.

Take care!

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