ข้อมูลเกี่ยวกับ ดิมมุกยูฟูร์

Dimmugljúfur has been accessible to visitors since 2006.Wikimedia. Creative Commons. Christian Bickel Fingalo. 

Dimmugljúfur is a deep and dramatic canyon in northeast Iceland, a favourite among hikers to the region.

Alongside its counterpart canyon Hafrahvamma, Dimmugljúfur sits below the controversial Kárahnjúkar dam and reservoir. The dam's construction opened the canyons to visitors from 2008.

Geology 

Many will accidentally assume that there is only one canyon; Hafrahvamma. However, Dimmugljúfur canyon is an entity unto itself, though it is the smaller of the two canyons with an elevation of 411 m (1348 ft). The walls of canyon reach up to 200 m (656 ft) with a varying width of 100 - 150 m. (328 - 492 ft) The canyon system stretches for approximately 8 km, from the northern side of Vatnajökull, Iceland's largest icecap, to Jökuldalur ("Glacier Valley"). 

These mighty canyons were formed over millions of years by what once was Iceland's strongest river, Jökulsá. Standing where this water once flowed, one cannot help but be staggered by the sheer natural forces that sculpted it into existence. With its cragged rock formations, Dimmugljúfur has the reputation for being one of the darker, more sinister canyons in Iceland.

Kárahnjúkar Hydropower Plant

Kárahnjúkar Hydropower Plant has sat above the canyon since its opening in 2008, harnessing the power of Jökulsá á Dal river and the Jökulsá í Fljótsdal with five dams and three reservoirs.

Its construction was controversial from the beginning, with many environmental agencies protesting the plant in the name of East Iceland's natural wilderness. The construction process led to parts of Dimmugljúfur becoming flooded, as well as cut off numerous waterways and habitats crucial to the local flora and fauna. The project has also been criticised for its use of foreign workers and for releasing toxins into the surrounding environment. 

บริการใกล้ ดิมมุกยูฟูร์

บริการทั้งหมด ใน 50km รัศมี

สถานที่ท่องเที่ยวใกล้ๆ ดิมมุกยูฟูร์

Selardalslaug

Selárdalslaug is a geothermally heated swimming pool located in the Eastfjords of Iceland. Unlike most pools in Iceland, it is free to enter....

ดู

ปูร์แฟลล์

Búrfell is a mountain in the south of Iceland, situated along the western boundary of Þjórsárdalur Valley. Geology and his...

ดู

Bakkafjordur

Bakkafjörður is a small village located in a fjord of the same name in north-east Iceland. Life in Bakkafjörður Like many settle...

ดู

ฮาฟรากิลส์ฟอสส์

  Downstream of Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall, is another major waterfall, the thunderous Hafragilsfoss. Like Dettifoss, Hafr...

ดู

แซลฟอสส์ (น้ำตก)

Selfoss is a beautiful waterfall in north Iceland, often visited on Diamond Circle tours. It is not to be confused with the town of the same name in ...

ดู

โจกุลส์เอากลูนฟูร์

Jökulsárgljúfur is a canyon in Iceland that was once its own national park; now, it is part of the greater Vatnajökull Natio...

ดู

น้ำตกเดตติฟอส

Dettifoss is a waterfall found in North Iceland, said to be the most powerful in Europe. It is regularly visited on Diamond Circle tours and should ...

ดู

วอปนาฟยอร์ดูร์

Vopnafjörður is a village and municipality situated on a wide fjord by the same name in the north-east of Iceland.  The Fjord separates...

ดู

เอาส์ปิร์กิร์

Ásbyrgi Canyon is a spectacular horseshoe-shaped depression in the northeast of Iceland, steeped in folklore. It is found only fifty miles e...

ดู

เฮลียวดาแคลททาร์

Hljodaklettar (‘Echo Rocks’) is a distinctive cluster of columnar rock formations, located by Jokulsargljufur in Vatnajokull National Pa...

ดู

เวสทูร์ตาลูร์

Vesturdalur is a green and lush mountainous valley in Skagafjordur, cutting deep into the mid highlands. The place is a popular campsite. The river H...

ดู

โจกุลส์เอา เอา ฟยอลลุม

The Jökulsá á Fjöllum is the second longest river in Iceland, best known for the waterfalls within it. Geography of the J&o...

ดู

ฮรอสสาบอร์ก

Photo from Wikimedia, Creative Commons, by genevieverossier  Hrossaborg, in northeast Iceland, is a tephra and scoria crater. Its name means &ls...

ดู

เออซาร์ฟยอร์ดูร์

Oxarfjordur (a.k.a. Axarfordur) is a fjord in North-East Iceland between the headlands Tjornes and Melrakkasletta. As the fjord is rather wide, it mi...

ดู

เกาย์สทิคคิ

  Gjastykki is a beautiful and rugged rift valley to the north of the caldera Krafla, in the north of Iceland. Gjastykki was literally blown ap...

ดู

คราฟลา

Wikimedia, Creative Commons, Photo Credit: Earthquakes Krafla Krafla is a caldera, part of a greater volcanic system of the same name, located north ...

ดู

วิที ใน คราฟลา

Viti (meaning 'Hell') in Krafla is an explosion crater. It is one of the two most famous Viti craters in Iceland, the other being Viti in Askj...

ดู

The Arctic Henge

The Arctic Henge is a monument to Asatru, the beliefs of the Old Norse. It is located in the northernmost settlement of mainland Iceland. Mythology...

ดู

แนสกเยา

Nesgja is a fresh water fissure in North Iceland, close to Husavik and Asbyrgi. It is one of Iceland‘s top dives.    As with the Silf...

ดู

เลร์ฮนูคูร์

  Leirhnjukur ('Mud Peak') is a 525 m high active volcano, located to the northeast of Lake Myvatn in North Iceland. Leirhnjukur is pa...

ดู