Studlagil is a gorgeous canyon with basalt columns and blue-green water. For many years, the beauty of this canyon was hidden underwater. The columns revealed themselves when the water level decreased after Kárahnjúkar Hydropower Plant was opened in 2009.Once a hard-to-access hidden gem, today Studlagil is a popular destination.
Turn onto road 923 and follow it up the river. You can visit the canyon on both sides. On the west side, there is a campsite, but you can only see the canyon from the viewing platform above. If you want to get closer to the river we recommend visiting from the east side – turn left next to Klaustursel farm (±14 km from road 1). There is one parking lot before the bridge, and another one a bit further after you cross the bridge (although the road gets a lot more difficult if you choose to cross the bridge).
Walk along the canyon, take plenty of gorgeous pictures, or on a sunny day have a picnic.
The East side of the canyon offers a number of great photo opportunities on rock formations. Just be careful – rocks can be very dangerous when wet and slippery.