Information about Jökulsárgljúfur

 

Jokulsargljufur is a preservation area and former National Park which became part of Vatnajokull National Park in 2008. It derives its name from the river canyon, 25 km long, 1/2 km wide and around or over 100 meters at its deepest.

Among natural attractions are waterfalls Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful one, Rettarfoss,  Selfoss and Hafragilsfoss, all belonging to glacier river Jokulsa a Fjollum, the Hljodaklettar echoing caves, Holmatungur, a richly vegetated area with beautiful rock formations, Gloppuhellir cave, the horse-shoe shaped Asbyrgi, Vesturdalur valley and the huge rock pillars Karl and Kerling.

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Attractions nearby Jökulsárgljúfur

Dettifoss

Dettifoss, in the glacier river Jökulsá á Fjöllum, flowing from the glacier Vatnajökull, is reputed to be the...

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Selfoss (waterfall)

Selfoss is a beautiful waterfall in the river Jokulsa a Fjollum in North Iceland. Selfoss belongs to the Jokulsargljufur preservation area, with its ...

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Hafragilsfoss

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

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Hljóðaklettar

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

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Gjástykki

  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...

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Krafla

Krafla is a caldera ca. 10-15 km north of Lake Myvatn in North Iceland. The diameter of the volcano is 10 km and it has a fissure zone of 90 km. Its ...

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Víti in Krafla

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...

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Leirhnjúkur

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

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Ásbyrgi

Ásbyrgi Canyon is a horseshoe-shaped depression in the northeast of Iceland, found only fifty miles east of Húsavík along the p...

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Hrossaborg

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

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Jökulsá á Fjöllum

Jokulsa a Fjollum is a glacier river at the east of the vast Odadahraun lava field in the north-east of Iceland. It is Iceland's second largest ri...

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Námaskarð

Námaskarð Pass is a geothermal area on the mountain Námafjall, in north Iceland, less than half an hour’s drive from Lake M&...

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Námafjall Geothermal Area

The Namafjall geothermal field is located in Northeast Iceland, on the east side of Lake Myvatn.  At this area, also known as Hverir, you may se...

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Mývatn Nature Baths

Photo from Goðafoss Waterfall and the Mývatn Nature Baths The Mývatn Nature Baths are a set of geothermally heated pools and steam ...

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Bjarnarflag

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons, Photo by LV Corporate Bjarnarflag is the oldest geothermal power station in Iceland, having been first open...

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Reykjahlíð

  Reykjahlid is a small village by the shores of Lake Myvatn, in North Iceland. Reykjahlid has about 300 inhabitants and is close to many natu...

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Grjótagjá

Grjótagjá is a small lava cave located near lake Mývatn. It features a geothermal hot spring inside. Grjótagjá...

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Mývatn

  Myvatn is a beautiful lake with many small islands in the north of Iceland, the fourth largest lake in the country. Along with its surrou...

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Stóragjá

Stóragjá is a little-known rift in north Iceland which holds cave filled with naturally-heated geothermal water. Found next to the vill...

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Hverfjall

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Tong Hverfjall is a tuff ring volcano with an incredibly impressive crater, approximately one kilo...

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Tours near Jökulsárgljúfur

Dettifoss Waterfall & Asbyrgi Canyon Tour from Akureyri

Join this tour to explore the beautiful Diamond Circle and see some of the most secluded......

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Dettifoss Waterfall | Winter Adventure from Akureyri

Embark on a thrilling sightseeing venture this winter to behold the might of Dettifoss, Europe’s......

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Diamond Circle Tour in North Iceland from Reykjavik with Flight

Join this amazing day tour to fly from Reykjavík to the town of Akureyri: there, you'll witness......

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Dettifoss Waterfall with Flight from Reykjavík

Come along on a journey across the country, to see one of the most spectacular natural features......

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Iceland Midnight Sun Photography Workshop

Bring your photography skills to higher levels by joining this 12-day summer workshop chasing......

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See The North! | Dettifoss, Lake Myvatn & Godafoss

Come and see for yourself the wealth of attractions that make North Iceland so famous with this......

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Waterfalls of Gods and Power | Dettifoss, Godafoss & Lake Myvatn

Come along on this unique sightseeing tour of the beautiful northern nature. See the most......

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8-Day Winter Package | South Coast, Eastfjords & Lake Myvatn

Witness the marvels of Iceland in winter without worrying about planning or driving yourself.......

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Diamond Circle Excursion from Akureyri | Myvatn, Dettifoss, Asbyrgi

Witness the stunning landscapes of North Iceland on this guided Diamond Circle tour from......

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Diamond Circle Flying Tour in North Iceland

Fly above north Iceland’s most incredible sites, with this flightseeing tour of the Diamond......

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Private Super Jeep Tour to Dettifoss in North Iceland

See first-hand the sheer force of the most powerful waterfall in Europe, with this super jeep......

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