Ásbyrgi Canyon by Dag Endre Opedal (Iceland Photo Spot)

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Ásbyrgi Canyon by Dag Endre Opedal
Ásbyrgi Canyon is a breathtaking mix of glacial canyon and lush forest sitting in a spectacular horseshoe-shaped depression. The canyon’s 100 metre (328) feet high cliff faces, as well as the thick woodland of birch and willow below, create an area quite unlike that found anywhere else across Iceland. Geologists estimate that Ásbyrgi Canyon began to form roughly eight to ten million years ago, just after the last Ice Age, following a catastrophic glacial flooding. Later, only 3000 years ago, this process repeated itself, further sculpting the gorge into the photogenic gem it is today. (Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland)

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