HOW TO GET HERE

 

If you are driving from Egilsstaðir:

Follow Route 1 until you pass the farm Skjöldólfsstaðir (you will see a guest house and a gas pump).

About 1.5 km (0.9 miles) after passing Skjöldólfsstaðir take a sharp left turn onto road 923.

If you are driving from Mývatn:

Follow Route 1. There is a long hill just before the farm Skjöldólfsstaðir.

At the end of the hill, take a sharp right turn onto road 923.

Once you are on road 923, there are two ways to visit the canyon, one from the north side of the river and one from the south side of the river.

To visit the canyon from the north side of the river, you drive about 18 km on road 923 to the farm Grund. From the parking lot there is about 250 m walk to a viewpoint.

To visit the canyon from the south side of the river, you drive about 14 km on road 923 to the farm Hákonarstaði and turn left at the sign “Klaustursel”. Drive down to the river and park on a parking lot by the bridge. From the parking lot, there is about a 10 km roundtrip walk.

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