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Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods)

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Address: Cnr Dettifossvegur & Nordausturvegur, 640, Iceland
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+354 470 7100
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Refreshing visit after a long drive

A pretty interesting visit, both for flora & fauna enthusiasts, and for casual visitors/photographers. Although it is helpful to have a guide bring you around the park and tell... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
Rachel L
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A pretty interesting visit, both for flora & fauna enthusiasts, and for casual visitors/photographers. Although it is helpful to have a guide bring you around the park and tell you more about the canyon, it isn't really necessary. At the entrance of the canyon park, there are maps and explanations of the different walking routes in terms of distance, that... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The gorge makes a difference from looking down into craters etc by placing you down in a gorge. It is very tranquil and green. There are not many places in Iceland that surround you in natural trees (and not forestry plantations) and greenery. There are plenty of walks you can do but if you make your way right to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Even if you don't believe in the norse Gods this place is full of mystique and beauty. We ended up camping in the campground here and has a blast too. I highly recommend making this a stop

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Asbyrgi lives up to its status of being a top popular camping/sightseeing places with the native Icelanders. Although off the beaten path, it’s well worth it. We arrived late to the campsite and found it relatively easy to find a campsite with some degree of privacy. This is in contrast to places closer to Reykjavik, like Kirkjubaejarklaustur in the south... More 

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Coimbra, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

The day we visited was foggy and rainy which increased the mystique of the place. Legend says Odin's horse was responsible for the hoof shape of the canyon. The vegetation is varied and it feels like you're in the middle of some Brothers Grimm story. Wherever you go there's the sound of birds (and some noisy tourists too, unfortunately), see... More 

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Oude Wetering, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

In the National park is good camping facility very close to the rockformations. goor for walking and riding.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

A photographer's paradise. This is a must stop for photographer's. The cliffs and rocks make for great views and the pond in the back of the canyon is rich with color and wildlife (ducks). Silence is golden here and is only broken with the sound of clicking cameras and tripod screws. Lookout/vantage points offer many different views, campsites available! Be... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

You can either park your car at the beginning of the canyon and hike on top of it or drive all the way in and enjoy some great strolls through the vegetation.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

A very extensive fully serviced campsite set in the fantastic wooded Asbyrgi cliffs, a place, of legend and mystery. As ever, in Iceland, very expensive (£3 shower) but excellent facilities. The visitor centre is remarkable with must-see exhibits and of high quality. Another must-see location.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

The site is great, cannot be understood based on photos, have to see it for real. It was easy to reach Asbyrgi with a normal car and as we were a bit tired from the day's previous activities, we appreciated that you could see a lot without having to walk.

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