Jökulsárgljúfur National Park

From the Lake Mývatn area we went north to stay two nights in Husavik, a fishing village on the north coast. From there we could return to the Lake Mývatn area (which we didn’t) or go whale watching (which we didn’t).

Instead we travelled east along the north coast to a couple of places in Jökulsárgljúfur National Park. It is part of the Vatnajökull National Park that contains the largest glacier in Iceland.

Inside the Jökulsárgljúfur National Park we visited the Ásbyrgi Canyon which was created within a few hours by a massive glacier flood millions of years ago. An aerial view of the canyon along with some information can be found here. Of course we only see the canyon from the ground.

We also went to visit some rock formations at nearby Hljóðaklettar (more basalt). The road was pretty rough and we almost missed the turn.


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