PLACE: Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon
NOTORIOUS: Mossy Canyon
NEAREST AIRPORT: KEF, Reykjavík-Keflavík Airport (3.5 hour drive)
COORDINATES: 63.771250°N 18.17194°W
CURRENCY: Icelandic Króna
I feel like this is where fairies are born. I don’t know why, it’s just a feeling. This canyon was carved out by the Fjaðrá River over millennia as the water from the glacier eroded the rock and palagonite. This canyon is located in the south east of Iceland and is only about 2 kilometres long.
This stretch is not far from the town of Kirkjubæjarklaustur, where Irish monks were thought to have first settled long before the Norse (weird I got the fairy vibe, eh?). This town has two hotels (Hótel Geirland and Icelandair Hotel Klaustur), a gas station, a bank, a post office and a supermarket – sounds like a romantic little getaway!
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