Those counting down the days until the return of Game of Thrones will have caught a glimpse of a snow blanketed gorge in the Season 8 trailer. This is the notoriously unpronounceable canyon, Fjaðrárgljúfur, located in the south of Iceland. Check out a beautiful photo gallery of the canyon below.
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Fjaðrárgljúfur is approximately 2 kilometres long and reaches a max depth of 100 metres, with a gentle stream trickling along its base. The gorge is instantly recognisable for its winding trail and moss-covered cliffsides, and is believed to have formed around 9000 years at the end of the last Ice Age.
The canyon is found only a short distance away from the minuscule village of Kirkjubæjarklaustur, a little off the Ring Road itself. Kirkjubæjarklaustur is the only settlement between Höfn and Vík, a staggering distance 300 km, and makes for a brilliant visit alongside Fjaðrárgljúfur.
Those with their fingers on the pulse of pop-culture might recognise the canyon from Justin Bieber’s music video, “I’ll Show You”. Over recent weeks, global media outlets have blamed the pint-sized falsetto’s influence for causing damage to the canyon’s fragile nature, some of which has even led to site closures.
Be you a belieber or a faceless man, be sure to respect the environment when visiting Fjaðrárgljúfur. Without doubt, it is one of Iceland’s most iconic canyons, as fitting for hardened travellers as it is casual sightseers hoping to witness the unique character of this land’s nature.
Are you interested in learning more about the Icelandic sites used as shooting locations in Game of Thrones? Make sure to read our feature article Game of Thrones | The Filming Locations.
Which of Iceland’s natural attractions is your favourite location from Game of Thrones? Make sure to check out our other GOT themed photo galleries, including Photo Gallery of Kirkjufell in Snæfellsnes: The Mountain Like An Arrowhead and Visiting Iceland’s Golden Circle in the Winter | Photo Gallery. Feel free to leave your thoughts and comments in the Facebook comments box below.