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Walking paths at Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon closed to protect vegetation from damage

By Staff

  • The condition of the walking paths Due to rain and melting snow the paths have turned into difficult to navigate mud fields. Photo/Environment Agency

  • Fjaðrárgljúfur earlier this winter A Magical place Photo/Environment agency

  • Fjáðrárgljúfur in Summer A aerial photo of the canyon. Photo/Vilhelm

The Icelandic Environment Agency has closed the walking paths along Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon. Due to rainy weather and melting snow the paths have turned into difficult to navigate mudflats, forcing many visitors to walk on the grass and vegetation instead, causing large scale damage to the delicate vegetation.

The paths are closed both to ensure the safety of visitors and to protect the vegetation. The paths will be re-opened after necessary improvements have been made to ensure the paths are safe and accessible. Visitors are asked to respect the closing.

Fjaðrárgljúfur is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South Iceland, drawing hundreds of visitors daily. While visitors can not walk along the edge of the canyon, the opening of the canyon to the south is open, allowing visitors to enjoy its beauty.

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