Hljóðaklettar: the Echoing Rocks

Hljóðaklettar / Hljodaklettar (known also as The Echoing Rocks / The Sound Cliffs / The Cliffs of Sounds) is a group of crater plugs, with basaltic columns, wich fantastical shapes were formed by glacier flooding and river Jökulsá á Fjöllum. It is believed that the sound of running river could be heard here.

Hljóðaklettar is located on Diamond Circle route in Northeastern Region of Iceland. It lies in Jökulsárgljúfur protected area, which is a separated part of the Vatnajökull National Park.

Ξ Vatnajökull National Park website


September 19, 2018


See also:

Jökulsárgljúfur: Glacial River CanyonÁsbyrgi and Jökulsá á Fjöllum


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Jökulsárgljúfur: Glacial River Canyon

JökulsárgljúfurGlacial River Canyon – the canyon of Jökulsá á Fjöllum river, one of the most spectacular and deepest (up tp 120 m) canyons in Iceland. It is 25 km long, 500 m wide.
With waterfalls: Selfoss, Dettifoss, Hafragilsfoss and Réttarfoss. It is located on Diamond Circle route in Northeastern Region of Iceland.

The source of river Jökulsá á Fjöllum (Glacial River in the Mountains) is in Vatnajökull glacier, in the area of the subglacial volcano Bárdarbunga. This second longest (206 km) river in the country flows into the Greenland Sea (Öxarfjörður fjord).

Jökulsárgljúfur is a separated part of Vatnajökull National Park, with many popular destinations:

Ξ Vatnajökull National Park website


September 19, 2018


See also:

Ásbyrgi and Jökulsá á FjöllumHljóðaklettar: the Echoing RocksRéttarfossDettifoss


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