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Ásbyrgi Canyon

Ásbyrgi canyon late evening. Ásbyrgi was most likely formed by two catastrophic glacial flooding of the river Jökulsá á Fjöllum after the last Ice Age, first 8-10,000 years ago, and then again some 3,000 years ago. The canyon's steep sides are formed by cliffs up to 100 metres in height. Down in the canyon, visitors walk through a woodland of birch and willow. Between 1947 and 1977, a number of foreign tree species were introduced, including fir, larch and pine. The small lake Botnstjörn is home to a variety of waterfowl species. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ásbyrgi (Christopher Lund/©2011 Christopher Lund)

Ásbyrgi canyon at sunset. Ásbyrgi was most likely formed by two catastrophic glacial flooding of the river Jökulsá á Fjöllum after the last Ice Age, first 8-10,000 years ago, and then again some 3,000 years ago. The canyon’s steep sides are formed by cliffs up to 100 metres in height. Down in the canyon, visitors walk through a woodland of birch and willow. Between 1947 and 1977, a number of foreign tree species were introduced, including fir, larch and pine. The small lake Botnstjörn is home to a variety of waterfowl species. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ásbyrgi

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