Stakkholtsgjá

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Stakkholtsgjá  is  located close to the entrance of Þórsmörk . It is about 100metres high and a 2 km long canyon with a waterfall at the end. The whole length of the canyon is surrounded by about 100 meter high cliffs with deep ravines and shelves of vegetation. At the bottom of the canyon is a small creek which is mostly  easy to cross. Some say that Þórsmörk and Stakkholtsgjá inspired J.R Tolkien when he wrote Lord of the Rings after he visited those places. To get to Stakkholtsgjá one has to take road 240 from the ringroad, passing the famous waterfall Seljalandsfoss. Most of road 249 is a challenging gravel road and a big 4×4 WD is necessary.

GPS  63.675298, -19.558379

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