Ásbyrgi

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Located in North East Iceland, Ásbyrgi is a hoseshoe-shaped canyon, part of the Vatnajökull National Park and the northern entrance to Jökulsárgljúfur National Park. It is 3.5 km long and over 1 km wide. At its highest it has steep cliffs of up to 100 metres. According to Norse mythology it is believed to be a hoof-print formed by Sleipnir, Odinn’s eight-legged flying horse. There is a camping site located inside the Ásbyrgi Canyon and at the mouth of the canyon is Gljúfrastofa- Ásbyrgi Visitors Centre. It is a tourist information , hosts an exhibit about the nearby Jökulsárgljúfur canyon area, as well as a small souvenir shop.

GPS: 66.001960, -16.512690

Camping site at Ásbyrgi GPS: 66.024843, -16.495530

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