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Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods)

Cnr Dettifossvegur & Nordausturvegur, 640, Iceland
+354 470 7100
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“small lake” (5 reviews)
“canyon walls” (4 reviews)
Cnr Dettifossvegur & Nordausturvegur, 640, Iceland
+354 470 7100

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Parked our camper van here for the night, the campsite facilities were large and clean. Do the Elyjan ("island") hike - not too difficult, and you can walk to the end of the peninsula and look out over the canyon. An especially great view from...More

Thank Holly M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have done any research, it should be known that legend has it, Asbyrgi Canyon was formed when Odin's horse Sleipnir touched a foot to the ground there. Consequently, it is horseshoe shaped. It is a beautiful spot, with 100 metre high cliffs, a...More

Thank Phillip L
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We drove to the the canyon from Husavik and left from the visitor's center towards the A7 trail. This trail is 9 kilometers and takes you to the top of the canyon and the horse shoe view. Pretty easy hike, except for a little climbing...More

Thank Skimchi
Reviewed 26 September 2017

i thought it would be something totally different then what it really is. we drove more than 2 hours to this canyon and I think it was nice but nothing special a small lake with some ducks, everything is green and beautiful but I think...More

Thank danarevach
Reviewed 19 September 2017

The cliffs were pretty but there was nowhere to go once you drove in there. The park ranger told us to drive down the road to see the rock formations and amphitheater-like caves. It was fabulous and the hiking trail snaked all around them with...More

Thank MainePeg
Reviewed 11 September 2017

The horseshoe shaped box canyon has the lushed vegetation that we saw during our entire 10 day Iceland vacation. We started by first visiting the Jokulsargljufur National Park visitor center which helped give us an overview of the canyon and what to expect. There are...More

Thank Raymond S
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

One of Iceland's top landmarks and a must visit when traveling in the north. Beautiful landscape and peaceful. I recommend walking to "Botn tjörn"

Thank Ingi H
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Legend says Asbyrgi Canyon was formed when Odin's horse Sleipnir touched a foot to the ground there. The remarkable horseshoe shape of the 100 meter high cliffs with lush forested areas and water full of bird life in the canyon itself make for a beautiful...More

1  Thank Trevor B
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

At the entrance of the canyon, you find a visitor center where you get a first view and impression of what the horseshoe-shaped canyon has to offer. Drive inside the canyon to the small car park from where several walks start. We only did a...More

Thank ChrisDessein
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We were a bit underwhelmed with this place. Perhaps it's because there are so many super impressive things in Iceland but this place did not do it for us. First, it's way too crowded. It seemed like everyone in the area was driving here when...More

1  Thank Michael H
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