17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon in Iceland

Iceland has a problem of plenty when it comes to scenic places. Some, therefore, end up falling under the radar. The picturesque Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon, which is a short deviation from the Ring Road, is an example. The canyon has been carved out by the river Fjaðrá, but the reason for its unearthly look is that the bedrock dates to the Ice Age. As we walked up the southern edge of the canyon, we reached a waterfall where the river dramatically falls off the edge of mountain Geirlandshraun.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Photo Location: Iceland
Camera: NIKON D610
Copyright: © G J