Jökulfall river upper canyon

The Jölulfall is a Glacial river originating at the western edge of the Hofsjökull Glacier. During its lifespan the river as formed canyon that at some locations is sharp, narrow and well-shaped, especially at the lower part. The upper part starts at the Skuggafoss waterfall and goes downstream for 3 Km. The hike to Skugafoss offers view to a interesting rock formation in the canyon, especially on the side of the waterfall itself, where there is also a side canyon with its own fall, and old and abandoned site of a waterfall. Besides visiting the canyon and the waterfall, this hike gives the hiker a characteristic feeling of hiking through the wilderness of the highlands of Icelands.

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