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Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods)

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Address: Cnr Dettifossvegur & Nordausturvegur, 640, Iceland
Phone Number: 470 7100
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Remarkable experience - reward from distancing yourself away from Reykjavik day trip tourist overdose

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Thank Dawn S
Linz, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank Franz P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank Rickcs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 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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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

This beautiful amphitheatre of rock encircles the viewer in some stunning scenery. It's breath taking...the small pond and bird life, plus small waterfall make for an inviting leisure stop. It's worth the trip to see it. Do be aware as we were caught out, the roads south from here are sometimes closed or accessible only to 4x4 so getting to... More 

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Kopasker, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

I got to visit this side of the park and also Detifoss (at least 25 km far from but it belongs to the same park). The views are so amazing, you feel like in a paradise with an wonderfull views. You can camp there. And if you get hungry there are an small market and restaurant. The food is really... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This formidable natural feature is a wonderful place, very quiet and tranquil, a great spot for a bit of contemplation - we even saw a delivery man stopping to eat his lunch in here. You can believe it to be the only imprint from Odin's 8 legged horse or the result of catastrophic glacial flooding, either way it is enormous... More 

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