On the Western side of the canyon, hikers can find a waterfall that is visible from an observation platform on the Eastern edge, about half way down the entire canyon. It is also possible to explore the canyon by walking through the center of it, which requires wading across the river at points. The canyon, while an incredible sight, is a well-kept secret as it doesn’t appear as frequently as other equally stunning natural sites in Iceland. Whether you choose to walk in the grass of the walking trail above the canyon and take in the sweeping views below or hike along the floor, you are in for a fantastical journey as the crevices of the canyon walls undulate and fold into many faces, creating a dizzying effect, especially as the blue water of the river winds through the canyon, reflecting on the slick stone of the walls.
To arrive at the canyon, take the main Ring Road from Selfoss eastward towards Höfn. Just before arriving at the village of Kirkjubæjarklaustur, take the exit leading to road no. F206 towards Lakagígjar. After a few minutes’ drive, the road towards Laki will veer, however, continue for a few more minutes drive until you arrive at the small parking area and bathroom facilities with Fjaðrárgljúfur extending in the background.