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Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods)

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

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Reviewed 21 June 2017

Word has it that this is the capital of the Elves and one would not be surprised given the serene beauty of this place. We stopped while on a day trip of the 'Diamond Circle' and got here after an hour's drive on unpaved road...More

1  Thank KhimLee
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

If you want to get away from the world, come here. Beautiful huge canyon with walking/hiking trails varying in difficulty. We drove from lake Myvatn via Husavik. It takes about 2 hours. Very pretty ride and very isolated. There's a more direct route on rt...More

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Imagine a forest in Iceland! Some natural to the area like Birch ,Wllow and Ash. Pines were planted some years ago.This is a fascinating, unusual place. The pictures never do justice to the immense scale of the Horseshoe shaped rock face..3.5 km long and 1...More

Reviewed 16 December 2016

A pretty interesting visit, both for flora & fauna enthusiasts, and for casual visitors/photographers. Although it is helpful to have a guide bring you around the park and tell you more about the canyon, it isn't really necessary. At the entrance of the canyon park,...More

Thank Rachel L
Reviewed 19 September 2016

The gorge makes a difference from looking down into craters etc by placing you down in a gorge. It is very tranquil and green. There are not many places in Iceland that surround you in natural trees (and not forestry plantations) and greenery. There are...More

1  Thank Ali921
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Even if you don't believe in the norse Gods this place is full of mystique and beauty. We ended up camping in the campground here and has a blast too. I highly recommend making this a stop

Thank Shells444
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Asbyrgi lives up to its status of being a top popular camping/sightseeing places with the native Icelanders. Although off the beaten path, it’s well worth it. We arrived late to the campsite and found it relatively easy to find a campsite with some degree of...More

Thank Khash C
Reviewed 10 August 2016

The day we visited was foggy and rainy which increased the mystique of the place. Legend says Odin's horse was responsible for the hoof shape of the canyon. The vegetation is varied and it feels like you're in the middle of some Brothers Grimm story....More

Reviewed 9 August 2016

In the National park is good camping facility very close to the rockformations. goor for walking and riding.

Thank BasBrand2
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

A photographer's paradise. This is a must stop for photographer's. The cliffs and rocks make for great views and the pond in the back of the canyon is rich with color and wildlife (ducks). Silence is golden here and is only broken with the sound...More

1  Thank Dawn S
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