We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (249)
All photos (249)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Cnr Dettifossvegur & Nordausturvegur, Asbyrgi 640, Iceland
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods)
from $164.04
More Info
from $1,122.08
More Info
Reviews (158)
Filter reviews
93 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews small lake canyon walls visitor center high cliffs horseshoe shape spiritual place birch trees wonderful spot rock formations mid september viewing platform day trip hiking trails easy walk nice walk gravel road ring road
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 93 reviews
Reviewed February 26, 2019

I was amazed by this place!! It has fewer reviews than other places i guess but I really enjoyed spending time here!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Chrisbrkt
Reviewed January 27, 2019

As with many places not on the ring road, Asbyrgi is much quieter and less visited, but it is well worth the drive. You can go walking on various paths which are generally easy (one person in front of us was walking with a cane...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Simone R
Reviewed January 9, 2019

It was much less busy here than many places in Iceland. The visitor center was very educational, nicely kept, and quiet. The quiet continued even when driving to the end and hiking some trails. There were some people, but definitely not many at all. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dr_j_now
Reviewed November 26, 2018

since tour so that short time visit, actually that is great place for hiking but we just reach base side for viewing the small lake & part of cliffs. although that is beautiful but cant have the view of Ásbyrgi Canyon. sad.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank iamface
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Asbyrgi is a quiet and secluded horse shoe shaped lake off the beaten track. From the car park it is a good 10 -15 minute pleasant walk to the lake - calming - with plenty of wild life and birds to be seen - have...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank George B
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

After the deafening roar of Dettifoss it was lovely to walk into Asbyrgi canyon where it was very peaceful and quiet. It is an amazing horseshoe shaped canyon with 90m cliffs and a pool at the bottom. The pool is very still and with the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 775RobynJ
Reviewed September 22, 2018

We spent the day driving north of Husavik and decided to check out Asbyrgi Cliffs. It was a pleasant surprise. The park is free with a WC. At the end of the drive is a small lake surrounded by lava cliffs. The lake is fed...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David K
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Free parking at the end of the road with toilets is an advantage. There are many path routes and the whole area with the lake, trees and amazing canyon walls is quiet amazing. Still not crowded. I have enjoyed my time there. I would like...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Patrik Oskar G
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

This is an extraordinary place. There is a car park and path, but wear boots. The path Leeds to a delightful pond with towering 90 m high cliffs above. If geology interests you, this is for you. In any event, this is a lovely place...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank rlkempharper
Reviewed August 6, 2018

After spending some time at the Visitor's Centre, which is very informative, drove further down the road to a parking area of trails. The road has the canyon on either side. The trails travelled through a nice wooded area before opening out to a pond...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank JarMarJHM
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Fosshotel Husavik
271 reviews
.84 miles away
Kaldbaks-kot Cottages
247 reviews
2.38 miles away
Stadarholl Motel & Guesthouse
49 reviews
16.46 miles away
Hotel Laugar
30 reviews
23.18 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all nearby restaurants
508 reviews
.96 miles away
Fish and Chips
293 reviews
.85 miles away
Gamli baukur
583 reviews
.81 miles away
Restaurant Salka
582 reviews
.77 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 4 nearby attractions
The Husavik Whale Museum
625 reviews
.77 miles away
92 reviews
.84 miles away
The Exploration Museum
59 reviews
.71 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
January 11, 2018|
Response from BorisBru | Reviewed this property |
Not sure which of the points you mean, but all the trails to the view points start right at the entrance to the canyon, around the parking lot. The one to the top of the inner cliff would about 40 min hike one way and the... More