- Address: Route 206 3.5KM off The Ring Road, Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Iceland, Grindavik
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Family And Kids, Canyon
Fjadrargljufur - Review
Fjadrargljufur is a picturesque and massive canyon at Grindavik, the South of Iceland. It is located at the main road so you can just park your car nearby and witness this magnificent marvel of nature. The canyon is 100m tall and 2 km long. You can even go downhill and hike the canyon floor’s glacier waters. Tread along the fresh mossy trails while taking in the breathtaking views of the landscape. The canyon is filled with solitude and there’s even a waterfall which makes you feel as though you are in a land of fairies in an imaginary place. Make sure to carry a camera or your phone so you can capture some timeless nature shots of the Fjadrargljufur Canyon.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Fjadrargljufur
28.6% of people who visit Grindavik include Fjadrargljufur in their plan
23.64% of people start their Fjadrargljufur visit around 09 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Fjadrargljufur
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fjadrargljufur
Fjadrargljufur, Grindavik Reviews
Beautiful falls, even in rainy weather! A short walk from the parking area brings you to two metal/steel viewing platforms that look like they were constructed to keep tourists from venturing out onto the slippery and narrow cliffs. Good view from platforms! There doesn't seem to be a trail down to the river
Very nice canyon. The 15 minute path till the falls is totally recommended. The falls is like a big slide you would jump for fun (if possible)😉
Amazing canyon. We were told it has been called the most beautiful canyon on the planet, and after seeing it, I'd say it's definitely in the running. Our local guide told us that it has only been a tourist destination for a couple of years. It was relatively undiscovered until Justin Bieber made a stop there after performing in Reykjavik. He supposedly swam in the river in just his underwear, and later uploaded the photos to Instagram. After that the crowds were way larger. Even so, I wouldn't say it was overcrowded. It looks like they are still working on the pathways, and you can no longer walk the canyon floor, only the ridge above it. Still it is definitely worth a stop!
I was very excited to see this location and hike around. When driving up to it there was a sign that said closed. People were parked in the upper parking lot and walking down the road so we did the same. It was about a 40 minute walk down to the lower parking lot and the location. Turns out the location wasn't closed, only that paths around it were. There was an environmentalist who made sure we only walked on a bridge to take photos and walked back. You couldn't walk anywhere else. She said the paths were closed because too many people walk off them and have ruined the land. I'm sure the rain we had gotten that day didn't help either. Overall it was really pretty. Please stay on the paths though so they don't shut down this location due to people not following the rules.
We were unsure while planning our trip if we should stop here or not. In retrospect, we're thrilled we decided to stop. As for many places in Iceland, do not stop after the first 'picture perfect' landscape, but instead continue on the trails to experience more and more magic.