Jökulsárgljúfur National Park encompasses Iceland's most celebrated canyon of the same name, which channels Iceland's second-longest river, the Jökulsá á Fjöllum. The river's opaque, gray water carries sediments from Iceland's largest glacier, Vatnajökull. A comparison to America's Grand Canyon and the Colorado River is tempting, but Jökulsárgljúfur does not register on such an instantly overwhelming scale. Rather, its treasures -- including an extraordinary range of basalt formations, waterfalls, and plant life -- unfold at each turn. … Back to Article
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