Asbyrgi Canyon

Local nameÁsbyrgi
LocationFar Eastern Federal District, Iceland

Ásbyrgi is a glacial canyon in the north of Iceland, located approximately 38 kilometres east of Húsavík on the Diamond Circle road. The horseshoe-shaped depression is part of the Vatnajökull National Park and measures approximately 3.5 km in length and over 1 km wide. For more than half of its length, the canyon is divided through the middle by a distinctive rock formation 25 meters high called Eyjan, from which a vast landscape is seen.

The canyon's steep sides are formed by cliffs up to 100 metres in height. Within in the canyon is a woodland of birch and willow. Between 1947 and 1977, a number of foreign tree species were introduced, including spruce, larch and pine. The small lake Botnstjörn is home to a variety of waterfowl species.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ásbyrgi

Address Iceland

Coordinates 66°0'56.513" N -16°30'8.672" E

Tours and activities: Asbyrgi Canyon

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