Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, Iceland
July 25, 2014

This is the sixth of twenty locations in Southern Iceland that are in my forthcoming guide "A Landscape Photographer's Tour of Southern Iceland" and this series of blog posts are to whet your appetite for Iceland as a photographic destination. The guide provides the same kinds of information my UK guides provide, including maps, 360 degree interactive panoramic photographs, directions, and more.

Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, Iceland

Fjaðrárgljúfur is a two kilometre long canyon in southern Iceland and is part of the newly formed Katla Geopark. It was originally formed by the Fjadra river when it was fed by a glacial lake that has now disappeared. The river still flows through the canyon but it is now shallow enough to walk across.

Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, Iceland

There is a well marked path that runs the length of the eastern side of the canyon with access to convenient overlooks. In places the canyon is 100m deep and it?s sides are a magnificent mix of sheer cliffs, green grassy slopes and volcanic pinnacles. It is possible to walk along the canyon floor from the southern end for a different perspective on this impressive canyon.

Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, Iceland

Fortunately Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon is not one of the popular tourist destinations.

The photographs in this blog post are actually frames from video taken with a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. I hope to have a short video of the locations available soon.

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