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

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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Dettifoss

  Dettifoss, in the glacier river Jokulsa á Fjollum, flowing from the glacier Vatnajokull, is reputed to be the most powerful waterf...

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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 distintive cluster of columnar rock formations, located by Jokulsargljufur in Vatnajokull National Park....

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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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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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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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Hverfell

Hverfell is an explosion crater on the east side of Lake Mývatn in northern Iceland and is one of the largest explosion craters in the world. ...

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Lofthellir

Lofthellir is a lava cave in North Iceland, situated in the lava field of older Laxardalshraun. The Lofthellir lava cave is renowned for having some ...

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Nesgjá

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...

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Hvannfell

  Hvannfell is a mountain in Sudur-Thingeyjarsysla county in North Iceland. The mountain is located near the famous Lake Myvatn. The Burfellshr...

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Dimmuborgir

Dimmuborgir (e. ‘Black Forts') is a large area of chaotic lava, situated right east of Lake Myvatn, in North Iceland. With its dramatic view...

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Lúdentarborgir

Ludentarborgir is a crater row east of Lake Myvatn, about 15 meters long. These craters take their name from the explosion crater Ludent, to the...

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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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Skútustaðagígar

The Skutustadagigar are pseudocraters at the southern shore of Lake Myvatn. The craters were formed by steam explosions, when boiling lava flowed ove...

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Tours near Jökulsárgljúfur

Dettifoss Waterfall & Ásbyrgi Canyon Tour from Akureyri

Join this tour to explore the Diamond Circle to see some of the most precious locations in the......

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Dettifoss Waterfall Super Jeep Tour from Akureyri

Join this tour to experience the greatness of Dettifoss waterfall, Iceland's most powerful......

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Diamond Circle Tour in North Iceland from Reykjavik with Flight

Join this amazing day tour to fly from Reykjavik 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 nation in a single day, to take in the sight of one of the......

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Iceland Midnight Sun Photography Workshops

Join this 12 day photo workshop around Iceland where we will be photographing varied and amazing......

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Diamond Circle Flying Tour

This tour takes you over Godafoss (Waterfall of the Gods), Lake Myvatn and Dettifoss, Europe's......

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Private Dettifoss Tour

On this tour we drive into the large lava field of the 1875 eruption in Askja. We admire the......

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Dettifoss, Lake Mývatn & Goðafoss

See a collection of some of the most famous attractions in northern Iceland, all in one day. Go......

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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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4x4 Tour from Akureyri: Diamond circle, waterfalls and amazing landscapes

Visit Lake Mývatn, Waterfall Dettifoss, Ásbyrgi and Húsavík First stop is by Waterfall Goðafoss......

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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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